I knew that C.S. Lewis and I had more in common than our Christianity when he said, "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." Welcome to a celebration of faith, tea, and the written word. I'm always engaged in a book, and whether it's one I'm reading or one of the inspirational historical romances I write, there's always a cup of tea close by. Join me in a cup as we chat about faith, our favorite books and the exciting places our reading and writing adventures take us.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Ten Things ... With Author Lisa Karon Richardson--and a Giveaway!

Welcome Lisa Karon Richardson, author of novella Impressed by Love from Colonial Courtships, to Tea and a Good Book!

Influenced by books like The Little Princess, and The Secret Garden, Lisa’s early books were heavy on governesses and creepy boarding schools. Though she’s mostly all grown-up now, she still loves a healthy dash of adventure in any story she creates, even her real-life story. She’s been a missionary to the Seychelles and Gabon and now that she and her husband are back in America, they are tackling new adventures—starting a daughter-work church and raising two precocious kids. Her other full-time job is managing medical malpractice litigation for a large health system in Ohio and Indiana.
Ten Random Facts about Lisa:

1. My husband is the first, and only, man I've kissed.
2. I think "Once upon a time..." is still a perfectly legitimate opening for a story.
3. I read more YA than adult fiction.
4. My ringtone is a Veggietales song.
5. We have two fish named Finn and Goldy.
6. I love Pinterest, but am ambivalent about Facebook.
7. History fascinates me. 
8. I have been to 10 countries and 4 continents. 
9. I'm more interested in a time machine than a transporter (like on Star Trek)
10. I can be easily distracted at times and this list took a lot longer to compile than it should have!
Lisa has graciously offered to give away a copy of the Colonial Courtships Collection to one lucky commenter. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment and include a way to contact you. US and Canada only. We'll draw a winner at random on Sunday, Oct. 14, and on Oct.15 I'll announce it here!

Don't forget to visit Lisa on her website
More on Impressed by Love:
Following her parents’ deaths, Phoebe Carlisle travels with her uncle, captain of the H.M.S. Aries, to live with cousins. An attack by a French ship-of-the-line forces them to seek refuge along the Connecticut River. Doctor Alden Ingersoll prefers to be in control of any situation, but his fate is ripped from his grasp when he’s pressed into the Royal Navy to tend an injured captain. In Phoebe’s company, Alden finds his desire to escape the ship fading. But pursuing her means abandoning hope of returning to his medical practice and his family.
Colonial Courtships is available from your favorite Christian retailer and on Amazon,CBD, and Barnes and Noble.


Susanne Dietze said...

Thanks for sharing with us today, Lisa!

I've got to ask, which Veggie Tales song is your ring tone?

If it were me, it would be a tough decision, but I'd ultimately go with "My Cheeseburger."

Dina Sleiman said...

Fun! I already have the book, so don't enter me.

Susanne Dietze said...

Hey Dina, thanks for coming by! The book is great, isn't it?

Debra E. Marvin said...

Lisa is everywhere!

just as it should be!

congratulations on the release. Finally!
Facebook is a nasty habit for me. Ugh.

Loved the list, Lisa and Susie. And thanks for the tea~

Susanne Dietze said...

Deb, your post on being impressed by the British Navy for the first day of "Lisa Week" on Inkwell Inspirations is great.

The tea is always waiting for you, Deb.

Jennifer AlLee said...

Loved the list! And speaking of Veggie Tales... I can't tell you how many times I'll hear a random phrase and it will transition right into a Veggie song. They really are versatile :)

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Hi Girls,

It sure feels like I'm everywhere. And I have you ladies to thank for that. Thanks for helping me make noise about this story. God helped me out big time with this story!

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Oh, and Susie, my ringtone is The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!

Amy Campbell said...

What a interesting and fun post (and comments, too). Really look forward to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.
Campbellamyd at Gmail dot com

Suzie Johnson said...

Congratulations, Lisa! I really loved learning these ten things about you, but of course they bring ten more questions to mind. If anyone hasn't seen Lisa's pinterest page - she has the best Edwardian fashions. I love her "pins".

Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Jen, I do the same thing, but not just with veggietales songs. A lot of things can make me burst into a chorus!

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Amy! You'll love the book--and I've entered you into the drawing. Best of luck!

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Jen! I sing a lot, too, and you know, Veggie Tales do work well with just about everything. Maybe because I listened to those tapes (yes tapes, pre CD tapes!) in the car and the Fisher Price tape player until they wore out.

Susanne Dietze said...

Lisa does have awesome pinterest boards, Suzie--you're right. I've been known to repin off of her pages!

Thanks for visiting.

Karen Lange said...

Susie, thanks so much for this intro to Lisa! Loved the interview format; it's fun to learn a little about her. The story sounds wonderful! I need to put this on my wish list. I'd love to be entered. Thanks so much!


Wendy Newcomb said...

I understand #10, I get easily distracted also, lol. Thank you for hosting this giveaway.


Lisa Karon Richardson said...

Thanks to everyone who commented! Susie does the BEST interviews!

Susanne Dietze said...

Karen, Colonial is right up your alley, isn't it? I have you entered into the drawing! Thanks for visiting.

Wendy, you're not the only one who gets distracted! My brain doesn't track the way it used to. I blame it on motherhood. :) I've got you entered into the drawing!

Susanne Dietze said...

I forgot Lisa Fact #11--she designed this blog! She's a woman of many talents.

Suzanne Wagner said...

Susie, Thanks for another fun interview and list. I always enjoy the books you recommend and would love to get to know this author better.

Lisa, Your bio and book make me want to TRAVEL!! The summary of your book and the awesome Veggietales ringtone on your phone suggest a nautical fascination. Can't wait to read your book.

suzanneliggettwagner at gmail dot com

karenk said...

congratulations lisa...

thanks for the chance to read these fabulous stories, suzie :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Suzanne! I'm so glad you came by! I think you'd really enjoy Lisa's writing. I've got you entered into the drawing!

KarenK, I've got you entered, too. The novella collection is great. Thanks for visiting!

squiresj said...

Enjoyed interview. Please enter me. I am married to the one and only guy I've ever kissed too. You ought to hear 5th and 6th graders when I tell them that. I hope I can influence one to hold off for right person.
jrs362 at hotmail dot com

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi squiresj! I'm delighted to enter your name into the drawing. Thanks for coming by!

Carla Olson Gade said...

How much fun to learn these new and fascinating facts about our Lisa! She did a superb job on Impressed by Love!

Susanne Dietze said...

Hi Carla! Yes, you all did a fabulous job on Colonial Courtships!

Thanks so much for stopping by.