Monday, January 19, 2015

Giveaway! Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris!

Welcome to Writing for Christ Lisa Harris, it is great to have you here! So you’re a writer? What made you decide to start creating characters and story world?

Thank you so much for having me!! For years I honestly thought that everyone had characters running around in their heads, and I was simply someone who decided to write them down. My mother-in-law assured me one day that wasn’t true. I now look at it as a gift that I want to use for God. That’s partly what got me started and definitely what keeps me writing.

What is the one title that has significantly impacted your life?

I would have to say the very first book I wrote. I can’t even remember the title, but it was about a couple’s journey through infertility, something I was going through myself. It was never published, but it taught me so much about life, and loss, and God, and was instrumental in my own healing.

If you could get a do-over when it came to learning this whole thing called writing, what would you go back and tell yourself?

The whole process has been a journey of learning for me, and I’m not sure I’d changed anything to be honest. There have been tons of lows—wondering why I was doing this, thinking it’s too hard, convinced no one would read my books—along with a few highs. I’ve learned that awards might be given one day, but someone else gets them the next, so you can’t relay on the ups to keep you going, nor can you rely on the lows—often lies and discouragements about who you are—to stop you. I’ve tried to enjoy the journey and learning process, but probably would simply tell myself to work hard and enjoy the ride!

5 preference questions:

Homemade or take-out? Homemade—which is good because where we live we made everything from scratch!
Email or snailmail? Email—living overseas it’s such a blessing!
Online shopping or Black Friday deals? And I’ve also come to love online shopping since we have no malls where we are.
Books or movies? Books, of course!
Note-taker or memorization? Note-taker—I have to write everything down.

Yes, I’m asking you to play favorites…which of your books is your favorite, published or unpublished? And if this is your debut novel, has your favorite been published yet?

That is so hard! I’m going to say, Blood Ransom, because it was the first time I was able to write the book I wanted to write. You know, that book from the heart. It was a romantic suspense, set in Africa. . .I loved writing that book!

Places for readers to learn more about you?

Would love to hear from you! I have a website at

Thank you for being with us today!

Thank you so much for having me!

Readers, enter to win Lisa's book here! 

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Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on January 30th
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  1. Thank you for a great interview! I loved hearing about Lisa's characters running around in her head. So glad she put them on paper! I would love to read Hidden Agenda!

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    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  2. Casey -Thanks for telling us a little bit about this author. I have never read any of her books before, and I am always looking for new Christian authors, so I would love to win this one ! ! !

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    littlebird at hur dot midco dot net

  3. I am a follower and subscriber. Great interview. I would really love this! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  4. Hello Casey, thank you for the wonderful interview with Lisa. I would love to read HIDDEN AGENDA.

    I am a follower and subscriber.

  5. Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book. It looks like a great read.
    I am a follower and subscriber.
    susanmsj at msn dot com

  6. Great interview! I'd like to read this whole series - looks and sounds good. Thanks for the chance to win the newest book!

    I'm a follower and subscriber.

  7. Great interview! I've heard a lot of praise about Lisa's books from my friends. I'm a big suspense fan so I would love to read Hidden Agenda.
    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

  8. Would love to win this book. Please throw my name in the "hat".

  9. Thanks for the interview! I checked out her website and it was fascinating also. Mystery and suspense are some of my favorite genres to read.

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  10. Hi all! Loved reading thought your comments. And a huge thanks to Casey for letting me stop by and chat! Happy reading! Lisa

  11. I would love to read Hidden Agenda by Lisa Harris. Love christian fiction especially with Romance and Suspense. I am a follower. I am a subscriber.

  12. Entry for Cheri:
    I couldn't leave a comment. I would love to read Hidden Agenda. I am a subscriber and a follower.

  13. Entry for Pam:
    Hi Casey!
    I've tried 3 times to enter the Hidden Agenda contest on your blog but it won't accept my Google account and I don't have one of the others. Please enter for me! I have read the first two books in this series and look forward to reading #3!

  14. Interesting interview. I was touched by how Lisa's first book impacted her. God is amazing Ü

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    ~Cindi Altman

  15. What do you do across seas? I just read Undercover Cowboy and I really liked how well the story went and how my heart was pounding. So I know Hidden Agenda will be really good!
    jennydtipton at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks so much to those of you who have stopped by! Jennifer, my husband and I work as missionaries in Mozambique. We are involved in church planting and some humanitarian work. So glad you enjoyed Undercover Cowboy. That was one of my first books I had published, but I've always loved that story! :-)

  17. I am a follower and a Subscriber! Lisa, I love your books!! I own two of them, and loved them :D


  18. Love to hear that, Sierra! :-) Thanks!

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