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Monday, November 3, 2008

Michelle Sutton explains her vision


I wanted to write a story that would grip young people's hearts and make them think about their lives. So I took a beautiful girl with a bright future and had everything she thought she wanted in life ripped from her hands. Then I watched what God did in her life through someone who loved her enough to help her heal and to show her what real faith was. It's a romance story with a love triangle, but it's more than that. There are serious conflicts throughout the novel and boy did my characters take me on a wild ride with this novel. I hope you enjoy the story but I don't want to share any spoilers, so you will have to read it to find out what the conflicts entail. Here is a brief synopsis.

About the book: Annie has it all. She's attractive, graduated with honors, was accepted at the college of her choice, has supportive parents, good friends, and a steady boyfriend who loves her. One night when an unexpected visitor appears, Annie's safe world is destroyed. As she tries to recover the pieces of her broken life, a war ensues between two brothers who both claim to have her best interests at heart. But who will Annie choose? Or will she decide to turn her life in a different direction?

About the author: Michelle is a member of ACFW, Volunteer Officer on the ACFW Operating Board, Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Sheaf House Marketing Director, edgy fiction writer, book reviewer, avid blogger/alliance member, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teenagers, wife, pet owner, social worker by trade, and follower of Jesus Christ.

Michelle Sutton (pen name)
The Edgy Inspirational Author
ACFW Volunteer Officer

It's Not About Me - 4 stars from Romantic Times!

To win a copy of It's Not about Me, tell Michelle how you would use the book to influence others to purchase it. On November 14, Michelle will read all the entries and choose a winner!

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Blogger Cleda said...

I'd have to think on this one awhile... How to persuade others to buy the book, by using the book as as incentive?... I guess I could share the book just enough to get them hooked, but then refused to let it out of my sight.... appreciate Michelle providing the link to this page... it is bookmarked in my authors folder and now I am a member of the Chapter a Week Group.... will never get off the computer now...
Thanks for the opportunity....

November 3, 2008 11:50 PM  
Blogger David said...

I've known Michelle for some time now and she is just a fantastic person. As a critiquer she helped me with one of my works. She's honest ,open and compassionate. All of that is just a short background on my impression of her.

They say the best thing you can do to create sales is create a buzz. Working in our public library I will work to get this book on the shelf for patrons to see the brilliant work that she has done. Then I will refer patrons to this book. You may think it sounds like I'm just giving it away, but believe me, when a patron becomes enamored with a writer, they just have to buy their books. I would also inform the women who run the Children's Library about this book since the focus group is the YA audience.

Apart from that, and whether or not I win a copy of the book, I ask you to send a copy to CFRB ( Check the "Author Agreement" page and send the copy to Laura Davis so she can put it before the Preview Team. If it passes there, we can tour We are currently looking for good Christian fiction for next year.


November 4, 2008 5:16 AM  
Blogger Cecelia Dowdy said...

I would read it and feature a review on my blog.

November 4, 2008 5:48 AM  
Blogger Pamela J said...

Hi Louise and Michelle! I don't need a copy of the book but I wanted you to know I am active in talking about your books and others practically every day. I do share the books I own around. Michelle's in particular I am hoping to share with some older teens we deal with in our area. I know the parents will read the book too and I agree with David's statement above, "when a patron becomes enamored with a writer, they just have to buy their books." That is my hope and my approach to more sales is to help them realize the great books you authors write. Another way I try to help sales is to go on blogs where books I've read are being interviewed or reviewed and try to encourage the readers to buy if they don't win one, it is well worth it!
Louise, Michelle has the link to your blog on hers, I thought that was a fantastic idea!
Pam Williams
cepjwms at yahoo dot com

November 4, 2008 2:10 PM  
OpenID rebornbutterfly said...

I always share the books i've won/bought with a couple of friends!
I know several who would love to read this and love it enough to probably buy it on their own!
Or i could just hold it under their noses and threaten not to reveal anything about the book!
Under they order it of course *grin*
Please contact me at my wordpress account :)

November 5, 2008 4:40 PM  
Blogger Pammer said...

I would love to have a copy of this book for the several teens in my life. I have two sons (and their two girlfriends) that I'd love to read it because the issues Michelle covers in it are timely and important. After catching my 14 year old niece reading a not so healthy book I want to start a library in our Sunday School classroom so the girls can select books that are clean and will help them grow as Christians. Word of mouth sells. We would tell everyone and I would feature it on my blog.

November 10, 2008 5:56 PM  
Blogger Michelle Sutton said...

Well I had a tough time deciding so I put the best answers in the randomizer and shuffled three times and the person who had their name pop up twice is who I chose as the winner (I asked God to have them get picked twice if they were supposed to win the book) so drum roll please....

It's PAMMER!!!

November 14, 2008 10:10 PM  
Blogger Pammer said...

Oh wow! I hardly ever win anything. How exciting. Thank you both!


November 14, 2008 10:34 PM  
Blogger David said...

I would like to be entered in you giveaway. I hope you next book is as good as your first book; hopefully, I can read it soon. Take care see you online.

September 3, 2009 9:09 AM  
Blogger David said...

Misty wants to be entered in the contest to, but she doesn't have a google account. She is on shoutlife and facebook

September 3, 2009 9:10 AM  

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