3 Questions Wednesday with Dawn M. Owens

Good morning! Today, Dawn Owens is answering our three questions. Dawn is the author of Like Me Or Not: Overcoming Approval Addiction.  And don’t we all struggle a little with that? 🙂

Good morning, Dawn. Can you describe yourself in three words?

Dawn: Passionate. Compassionate. Vulnerable.

Great words. That vulnerable thing can be tough … Next question:

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

Dawn: London. I love it and I know I would be inspired to write as the city always makes me want to come back again for more.

Oh, I would love to go to England but I want to explore the countryside. It would be inspirational. Final question . . .

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Dawn: The first song that came to mind was Mandisa’s “Overcomer”. I have been through A LOT in my life. It can almost feel like I get hit with something new to learn how to deal with at least once a year.  But God says I am an overcomer and so I keep going. Regardless of my circumstances believing I am living to give glory to Him.

“Overcomer” is a wonderful song.  Readers, click on the link to listen.

Dawn, thank you for sharing your time and yourself with us today on Inspired Prompt. It was a pleasure talking with you.

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Readers: Dawn is giving away an audio book. Leave a comment for a chance to win Like Me Or Not.


Like Me Or Not: Overcoming Approval Addiction 

Everyone craves approval, but when that desire becomes an addiction where nothing is ever good enough, it is time to step off the hamster wheel of people pleasing and seek the only approval you really need — God’s.

There is a difference between being someone other people like and being defined by what others think. Some people are so addicted to approval that their lives spiral out of control creating discontent, depression, and alienation. Recovering approval addict Dawn Owens identifies all the ways craving approval can negatively impact our lives, and offers sound, biblical strategies to overcome them. Using her own and other’s stories as relatable examples, Owens shares the journey to an identity found only in Christ.



Dawn is an authorspeakerradio show host and the Founder/Executive Director of The Link of Cullman County. When she’s not pursuing one of these roles she is totally content as serving her family which includes her husband Chris and wanna-be scientist son, Sawyer.

3 Questions Wednesday with June Foster

This morning we welcome my friend, author June Foster.  Readers, be sure to leave June a comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of her new book, A Home for Fritz. Good morning, June!

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

June: Redeemed, renewed, restored.

Wow. Those are powerful words.

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

June: No doubt, to Israel. I would like to see where Jesus walked and lived while on earth and be inspired to write a Biblical fiction story.

I agree. That would be a fantastic trip.

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song? 

June: Resurrection Power by Chris Tomlin

There’s no better subject for a theme song. Thank you for joining us on Inspired Prompt and allowing us to know you better.

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A Home for Fritz

All Brooke Cantrell wants is two weeks to live a Cinderella life at Sunlight Peaks Guest Ranch. When she falls in love with a handsome wrangler, will he discover the truth?

Garrett Bowman has finally found peace under Wyoming skies. Never again will he return to corporate life in Seattle. But will the guests recognize him from the incriminating newspaper and magazine articles eighteen months ago?

When Garrett’s dog, Fritz, is in grave danger, an intriguing guest helps him rescue his pup. As Fritz heals, he whines until he can lay his head in Brooke’s comfortable lap. Fritz has fallen in love, but so has Garrett.

If Garrett discovers Brook’s secret, will he walk away from her?

If Brooke learns Garrett’s true identify, will she turn from him like all the others?


AUTHOR BIO: 

An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God’s power and the Word.

She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she’s seen sixteen contemporary romances and several short stories published. Find June online at junefoster.com.

3 Questions Wednesday ~ Davalynn Spencer

Good morning, dear reader. Welcome to another 3QW. Today, we have Davalynn Spencer with us. She is an ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction. I love a good western. How ’bout you?

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Welcome, Davalynn! Can you describe yourself in three words?

Compulsively writing worshipper

I like that. I believe writing is a form of worship to our Master Storyteller. Great answer. Now . . .

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

I would follow the Rocky Mountain’s spine into Montana where my husband and I rodeoed for several years. The only problem with researching in Montana is that I might not return.

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Montana is a beautiful place. Quiet and open. Perfect for writing. 🙂 Last question . . .

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

This song suits me right down to the ground – “Someday Soon” sung by Judy Collins. After I met my cowboy, I started singing it too.

I remember that one! Judy Collins sings about a cowboy and the rodeo.

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Readers, leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of An Unexpected Redemption.


An Unexpected Redemption

He doesn’t need her sass. She doesn’t need his approval. But they both need a second chance.

An Unexpected Redemption logo.smallAbandoned by her faithless husband for the Dakota gold fields, rancher’s daughter Elizabeth Beaumont returns to her hometown determined to prove she’s not the impetuous girl she once was. Armed with a new skill and old determination, she’s intent on making it on her own. Discovering that the new sheriff lives downstairs in the same boarding house wouldn’t be nearly so frustrating if he’d stay out of her affairs, quit calling her Betsy, and stop making her wonder if she could love again.

Garrett Wilson exchanged his deputy’s badge for a drover’s bedroll after his first attempt at law enforcement cost an innocent bystander his life. Now Wilson’s back wearing a star in a Front Range cow town, hunting an arsonist and falling for a woman who wants to know the secret behind his deepest scar. He can run again from his painful past, or he can stay and fight for the town that needs him and the woman who’s worked under his skin and into his heart.


davalynn-spencer-media-4 smallWife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters, Davalynn Spencer writes heart-tugging, cowboy romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. She is an ECPA and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author and winner of the Will Rogers Gold Medallion for Inspirational Western Fiction. An award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter, Davalynn makes her home in Colorado where she caters to Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. Connect with her at http://davalynnspencer.com/

 

More Winners at the Inspired Prompt Blog

It’s May 1st and a beautiful day in the neighborhood. 🙂 Here, at the Inspired Prompt Blog, we have more winners…

Eva Marie Everson offered a print copy of The Final Race to one commenter. Its been won by Caryl Kane. Congrats!

Karen Sargent has been picked to win a copy of Cynthia Roemer’s latest novel, Under Prairie Skies.  Congratulations!

Readers, Sarah Van Diest is giving a print copy of God In The Dark to Cynthia Lovely . Yay!

Janie is giving away an e-book, A Wife’s Devotion, to Anne Clare. Woo hoo!

THANK YOU to all our faithful readers for taking the time to stop by and comment. We couldn’t do this without YOU! (Or the chicken) 🙂

And continue to leave comments while you wait to see if you might be our next winner!

3 Questions Wednesday with Janie Winsell

HeadshotGood morning! Today, Janie Winsell is answering our three questions. Janie is the author of A Wife’s Devotion. I can’t wait for you to see the cover.

Good morning, Janie. Can you describe yourself in three words?

That’s hard. Boiling myself down to three words for a writer is like asking us not to use any adjectives in our writing. Okay, maybe not that dramatic, but you get the picture. Okay, here goes . . . Determined, passionate, and caring.

I like your humor, Janie. I also like your three-word description. Great job. Next question . . .

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

To quote Dr. Seuss, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”  I have a fascination with Greece. The gorgeous waters and beautiful architecture have captivated my heart and soul. I’ve always wanted to visit Europe to see the different cultures there. I’ve heard that life isn’t quite so rushed across the waters as it is here. I also think that I could get a lot of writing done from my balcony as I watch the serenity of the ocean. I want to write a Romance book set in Greece, but there’s only so much you can do with your computer and imagination. If I could walk the streets and talk to the people, I could really get a feel for this amazing country and do them justice in a story.

I agree. There is nothing like walking the streets and talking to the people to get a feel for the land. Final quesiton . . .

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Seeing that I majored in music for my undergraduate degree, I can think of a hundred different songs from different genres that might capture my past or present, or perhaps my future, but I think there’s only one that really tells my story. “Redeemed” by Big Daddy Weave.

I adore “Redeemed.” Reader’s click on the link to listen.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I’ve had a great time.

Janie, thank you for sharing your time and yourself with us today on Inspired Prompt. It was a pleasure talking with you.

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Readers: Janie is giving away an e-book. Leave a comment for a chance to win A Wife’s Devotion.


A Wife’s Devotion

AWDSergeant Alex Davis wakes up from a coma with another man’s name on his medical chart.

Six years ago, an IED explosion took the lives of his platoon, his leg, and left him a vegetable­­–– or so the doctors thought.  Now fighting to regain his health and what’s left of his life, all Alex can focus on is returning to the wife and daughter he left behind. There’s only one problem.

Real Estate agent Izzy Williams has a new life. She remarried and moved her and her daughter Elizabeth across town.  But just as things are settling down, two officers show up at her door uttering one sentence that turns her world upside down.

“Sergeant Alex Davis is alive.”

Will Alex be able to win his family back?

With her whole world on the line, Izzy must decide if her devotion lies with her new husband or her first love.


HeadshotJanie Winsell is a Christian author who lives in Alabama. She writes Contemporary Women’s fiction, Romance, and Romantic Suspense. She received her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing at Full Sail University. She is a member of ACFW and active in the critique main loop. She writes about real Christians who, like the world, are not perfect, but through God’s love and discipline, they learn the lessons needed to grow in their relationship with their Heavenly Father as well as with each other.

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