Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stalking Rachel Hauck and Giveaway!

Are you ever so excited about an interview that you poke your sleeping husband and ask, "Do you know who just agreed to visit my blog?!?" Well, that was me last month when my favorite contemporary Christian romance author agreed to let me stalk her (and after I pulled a couple of her books off my shelf, DH was equally impressed).

Get your binoculars ready friends, this is Rachel Hauck...

The last thing you threw away: Papers. I'm always tracking and throwing away papers. I hate when people hand me papers - notes, information, whatever! I never know what to do with them.

A brand of breakfast cereal in your pantry: Cheerios!

Three things in your purse: Lip gloss, wallet and iPhone.

Something that will fall out of your medicine cabinet when I open it:

LOL. Nothing. I have so few things in my medicine cabinet. A sample of Mary Kay Night Cream. How's that?

A sentence from your rough draft that didn't make the novel:

From Love Lifted Me the third Songbird Novel with Sara Evans:

“All else is an illusion. Only Jesus never fails. It’s just the truth. We can trust Jesus in others, but at the end of it all. He alone is true and faithful.”

Jade digested the confession, feeding her heart, wanting to sustain herself on a reality she barely grasped.

The name of every book you've ever published (so we can track 'em all down):

Lambert's Pride, Lambert's Code, Lambert's Peace, Hurricane Allie in Windswept Weddings, Georgia On Her Mind, Lost in NashVegas, Diva NashVegas, Sweet Caroline, Love Starts With Elle, The Sweet By and By, Dining with Joy, and one e-book, This Time available on Amazon!

Your favorite not-quite-a-curse word: Heck.

What sounds might feline stalker hear if he was hanging around outside your kitchen window? Mostly silence. LOL. I'm not in the kitchen much.

One lousy job from your past:

Oh man, the salad girl at Quincy's Steakhouse. I usually embrace a job, no matter how much I don't like it, but I hated that job.

What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Since I don't believe we're going anywhere but rather Jesus is coming here, (re: second coming) I'd like to hear Him ask me to ride with Him into Jerusalem. Isaiah 63. I'd like to see love in His eyes when He sees me because we've known each other for decades. I'd like to know what He'll want me to do for Him during his reign on the earth. So exciting!

Rachel is a best selling award winning author. She lives in central Florida with her husband and ornery pets. She loves to teach and mentor new writers. Rachel is a worship and prayer leader in her community, and serves on the Advisory Board for American Christian Fiction Writers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University and huge Buckeyes football fan!

It's giveaway time!

I haven't gotten my sticky little fingers on Dining with Joy yet, but I do have a copy of The Sweet By and By which Rachel wrote with Sara Evans (in case you haven't heard, it's November's Christian Fiction Book Club pick!). To enter, leave a comment for Rachel between now and next Wednesday and be sure to include your email address if it's not in your profile.

(Want a chance to win Dining with Joy and a sparkly new table top mixer? Visit Rachel's blog for a special contest that starts today!)

For more with Rachel Hauck, check out this interview for Dining with Joy!


  1. Great giveaway! Thanks for the fun interview as well!
    The Benterud Booksheld

  2. What a fun interview, Joy! And, Rachel, I'm so enjoying The Sweet By and By! Can't wait to discuss it on book club day . . . Have you and Rachel ever met in "real life," Joy? Maybe you all should consider the title of her latest book as a hint . . . LOL!

  3. I would love to take credit for the character Joy (I can't cook either!), but I haven't met Rachel in real life so I don't think anyone would believe that story. LOL.

    Thanks for stopping by Pris and Renee Ann. :)

  4. Nice interview! Rachel, your video about Dining with Joy is making me want to pick up the book on my TBR pile and read it. :) I got an ARC a month or so ago, so I am going to squeeze it in to my lineup. :) Thanks, Joay Tasmin David for drawing my attention to this cool author (waving at Rachel!) I almost forgot I had the book on my shelf.

  5. Awesome interview! Thanks, Joy. I always love to learn about the the people behind the stories.

  6. Great intereview. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read the book. Tore923@aol.com

  7. I love author interviews! Dining with Joy sounds like a good book. I've read Sweet Caroline and I just starting Love Starts with Elle. Rachel writes such sweet romances!

  8. I have said it before and I will say it again. I LOVE THESE INTERVIEWS!!!!! And being a brand new fan of Rachel's this was even more fun. :) No need to enter me, I already own a signed copy. :) Rachel, I watched the video the other day and love the peek. :) I can't wait to get my hands on your other books.

  9. That was awesome. I love the picture you included :)

  10. @Michelle- That was a great promo video wasn't it?

    @Gina-Thanks for commenting, friend. :)

    @Tore-Great, you are entered!

    @Sara- My favorite was Love Starts with Elle but I've enjoyed them all.

    @Casey- I'm gonna enter you for the Sweet By and By giveaway b/c I don't think you have that one right?

    @Juju- I know, right?! Cool picture!

  11. OK, I'm confused. Is this the next book after "Sweet by and by"? or a different book altogether?
    I read "sweet by and by" and I thought there was going to be others in a series written with Sara Evans????

  12. Hi Wall to Wall! Have you read The Sweet By and By? Pleeeeeaaassse join the linky on November 29 to share your thoughts! We'd love to have more participants in our book club. :)

    Dining with Joy is not a sequel to that one. Dining with Joy is in the same series as Sweet Caroline and Love Starts with Elle. If you haven't read that series, you should definitely pick it up! They're such awesome books.

  13. Rachel,

    The books sounds absolutely fantastic. I would love to read it!!


  14. Hi Stephanie, I'm giving away The Sweet By and By here, thanks for entering! If you want a chance to win Dining with Joy head over to Rachel's blog too!

  15. The Sweet By and By sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  16. Awesome giveaway! Looks like a great read! Please enter me to win! I'm a follower

  17. Great interview! Thanks for a chance to win this giveaway. It looks like an entertaining read!

  18. Loved the interview!

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

  19. Please include me in this great giveaway.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

  20. Count me in, please.

    Carman sent me.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  21. Thanks for stopping by everyone! You're all entered. :)

  22. I would love to read The Sweet By and By, especially since I recently enjoyed Dining with Joy :).

  23. I love Rachel's books! She really makes the characters jump out at me. LOVE IT! Thank you for posting the interview!
    apeygirl at gmail dot com

  24. Loved the interview...my pantry contains Cheerios too...the breakfast of champions (I think that's the motto for Wheaties though). I'd love to be entered to win a copy of The Sweet By and By. Have wanted it since the first review I read. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Cindy W.


  25. Please enter me! (:


  26. Carman sent me over to this book giveaway, and I am so GLAD:)
    Please enter my name!
    Lots and lots of Blessings,
    chakasa58 at gmail dot com

  27. This sounds like a great book! I would love to be the winner!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

    ***Carman sent me!! :)

  28. whata cool post ive been wanting to rea dthis book for a while so has my mom be ana wesome story to deff share with her

  29. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  30. Please enter my name in your book give away. Thanks

    Carmen sent me

    true_sheila at yahoo dot com

  31. Thanks for entering everyone! The winner to this giveaway (according to Random.org) is Patsy! I'm emailing you now!


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