Faith Blum Interview

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Who doesn’t like a birthday party? Faith certainly does. November 19th was the third birthday of her debut novel, A Mighty Fortress. To celebrate, she has all sorts of fun going on. First, she’s released a newly revised version of A Mighty Fortress. Second, she has most of her published books on sale. Third, she’s releasing the box set of all five of her novels for a special discounted price. And fourth, but not least, she now has the audiobook of her AMF available! Read on for more party fun.

About the Book

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“Stay back!” Joshua ordered.  He kept his eyes on the scene below while waving his arm in Ruth’s direction.  “Get deeper into the woods and stay down low to the ground.”

Joshua hazarded a glance behind him.  He could no longer see Ruth and breathed a sigh of relief.  In one swift move, he grabbed his rifle and lay flat to the ground.  Extending the rifle, he aimed at the shorter man whose gun was pointed at Bradshaw.  

Joshua and Ruth Brookings are traveling by stagecoach to finally join their parents in Montana. Attacked by murderous outlaws, the teens barely escape with their lives and must survive in the barren Wyoming and Montana territories and escape the man who’s hunting them.

Seven years ago, Jed Stuart ran away from home and joined Tom’s gang. Jed is tired of the lawlessness and wants out. The only problem? He is the boss’s right-hand man and will never be able to leave. And what’s one more stagecoach robbery, anyway?

Can Joshua lean on God’s strength to keep himself and his sister alive until they find a town?   Will Jed be able to face his anger or will it consume him completely? All three are running–the hunter and hunted. What will happen when they meet?

About the Author

image04Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. (The picture doesn’t show it well, but there are scribblings on the page of Green Eggs and Ham). Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.

When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana, someday to see the ghost town she chose for her characters to live in. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.

There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs.

Giveaway

Faith is offering three prizes!

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Grand Prize:

  • Audiobook of A Mighty Fortress (MP3 download)—Could be a short delay
  • The Solid Rock Notebook

1st Prize:

  • Feather Quill Necklace

2nd Prize:

  • eBook set of Hymns of the West: The Complete Series

Find the giveaway here!

Hymns of the West, the Complete Series

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Faith also just released her first box set, the complete Hymns of the West series. It’s available for a special discounted pre-order price until November 26th and will stay at that price until November 30th.

Mega-Sale

Every eBook in the Hymns of the West series is on sale. A Mighty Fortress is permafree, and the other eBooks in the series are $0.99. In addition, the spin-off novella series has a book on sale as well.

Find them here:

A Mighty Fortress

Be Thou My Vision

Amazing Grace

Lily of the Valley

The Solid Rock

Hymns of the West: The Complete Series

Life and Salvation: Hymns of the West Novellas 1-3

Faith also has the paperbacks on sale if you buy them from Createspace with the discount codes.

A Mighty Fortress $2.00 off (8.99) with code: MBJB3XSY

Be Thou My Vision $2.00 off (6.99) with code: GQ3KTJYY

Amazing Grace $1.50 off (9.49) with code:93LQLRJ8

Lily of the Valley $2.00 off (11.99) with code: TJXAYXD2

The Solid Rock $1.50 off (10.49) with code: 7626YZAK

Life and Salvation $2.00 (6.99) with code: V4Y5K46D

Author Interview

Join me in welcoming author Faith Blum to Once Upon an Ordinary! *cheers*
Hello, everybody! Thanks for having me.

Faith, tell us a bit about yourself.
I am a 20-something author who has published 5 novels, 6 novellas, 2 short story collections, 1 short story, 2 box sets, and now 1 audiobook.  I live at home with my family on a small family farm in Wisconsin. I also like to do crafts, read, and watch movies.

What first made you decide you wanted to be an author?
I’ve always liked writing and when I had a couple of online friends self-publish. I started asking some questions and gathering information. But what really got me started was a contest a non-writer friend of mine told me about. The grand prize was being published by West Bow press. I didn’t win, but that extra editing gave me the push to really become an author.

May we have an introduction to the Hymns of the West series?
Sure! That’s easy since I just finished writing up a description for the box set of the complete series.

Two Families…
The Brookings family move from Illinois to Montana to start a horse ranch. Their journey to Montana has hazards of its own, as does their life in Castle City, affecting each of them in various ways.
The Stuarts have been living a secluded life in Tennessee since the matriarch of the family died. When Jed runs away, they seclude themselves even more until a letter arrives that changes their lives—one at a time—forever.

Two Worldviews…
One family has believes in God with their whole hearts, living out their lives to the glory of God. The other family believes in God in a general sense, but they have no commitment toward Him or His ways.

One Providential God.
A stagecoach robbery instigates their meeting. Two years later, they meet again. Another year, and their lives cross paths again. What happens when God’s providence brings two families with two different worldviews together in ways only He could have planned?

What is your favorite part about the ordinary life God has blessed you with?
My little brother, Seth. I have two younger sisters living and 3 siblings waiting for me in heaven, but six years ago we were blessed with Seth. He is 20 years younger than me and 13 years younger than my youngest sister. God truly did a miracle when He gave Seth to us.

Any plans for further projects?
Most definitely! I am currently working on a contemporary suspense novella as well as 4 novels in my Orphans of the West series. Lord willing, the first novel in that series, Savior, Like a Shepherd, will be published in February. I’m not sure when I’ll be publishing the novella, but hopefully early in 2017.

Thank you so much for coming!

Thank you for having me. It’s been fun!

Find the tour schedule here for more party fun and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

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