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Video Café – coffee break & #GIVEAWAY with Colleen Coble

InnI’ve had the pleasure of sitting down to enjoy a coffee break with good friend and USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble  in person before, but this is my first opportunity to welcome her here in the Video Café! She’s stopped by to chat with us and share more about her new book, The Inn at Ocean’s Edge (A Sunset Cove Novel).

If you’re new to the Video Café, Click HERE to see what it’s all about. But if you’ve been here before, you know how it works. Let’s chat with fellow Hoosier, Colleen Coble!


Hello, my friend! We’re so glad to welcome you to spend your coffee break with us today… So, what are you drinking and just where is your cafe spot today? 

Of course it’s COFFEE!  I think I knew that one. 🙂

But let’s get a little tough with the questions here… We’re going to make you pick — What’s your favorite book? (Some of us may have a guess at this, but I wonder if we’ll be surprised by your choice?) 

We’re so excited about The Inn at Ocean’s Edge — can you tell us more about this new novel?

What was the inspiration behind this story?

Last thing – What’s up next for you, and how can we stay connected to you and your books ?

CBest-selling author Colleen Coble‘s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.

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Colleen is pleased to offer a  copy of The Inn at Ocean’s Edge to one reader in our café! This giveaway is for US residents only, and runs from 5/8 – 5/14/15. Enter by commenting on this post and answer this coffee chat question:

  • If you were going to write a novel inspired by an important person in your life, who would it be?

We’ll draw one lucky commenter’s name to win Colleen’s book and announce the winner by 5/17/15. And stick around, because we’ll have more authors visiting the café very soon. And in the meantime, stop by the Freebies & Fun page on my website — I’ll keep you up-to-date on the active #Giveaways we have running at any time!

With JOY & coffee talk,


39 thoughts on “Video Café – coffee break & #GIVEAWAY with Colleen Coble

  1. If I were to write a book based on a person who inspired me, it would be the lady I worked with and was also a ‘grandmother’ to my children while they were growing up. She passed away a few years ago and I still miss her very much. — Cindy Castillo Hipolito

  2. If I was going to write a story about someone in my life,it would be about my Paw Paw Larry ! Him and Meemaw lived just down the hill from us and before he died he got really weak and needed a lot of help cutting wood and doing yard work and stuff .we always begged to go help him every time we knew he was working. I don’t know how he did it ,but he always made work a pleasure.

  3. When I write I always include an older, wiser character–inspired by my grandmother. Mamaw played such an integral part in who I’ve become that it’s difficult not to use her as an inspiring character for each of my heroines. 🙂

  4. It would be my Dad. He was born in Norway, immigrated to Canada, then to the U.S. He has the most inspirational story of most of my family or friends and the best story to tell!

  5. It’s hard to choose one inspirational person in my life that I’d write about…those who have probably instilled in me and inspired me the most are my parents. Our family life would probably make a very interesting story. 🙂

  6. I would write about my grandmother, who lived to 94 years of age. She was a sweet, charming, godly, little lady (only 4’11”) but had a huge, servant’s heart. She lost the love of her life, my grandfather, in the heart of the Depression with five young children to raise. She eventually remarried a man who promised to care for her & her children, but after they married, he turned out to be a Jekyll & Hyde. He scorned my father & his siblings, the treasures of my grandparents love, often treating them like they were invisible or breaking the few toys they had. This man wanted a new family of his own. So heartbreaking….my grandmother ended up having 4 more children. Through it all, she stayed true to her Lord & lovingly nurtured all 9 of her children. God honored her faithfulness and bonded this family together in a beautiful, amazing way, in-spite of my step-grandfather’s heartlessness. Several of the children went on to be missionaries. They all dearly loved their mother & have continued her legacy of service & compassion to others. Such a touching story…..

  7. The one person I’d write about…that’s a hard one! But I think I’d have to answer my grandpa. I never got to know him as he passed away when I was just a year old. But he was in WW2 over in Germany fighting Hitler’s troops. He earned several medals including the purple heart (not sure of his injury though). My grandma had pictures of his time over there. Some of them, I’ve been told, are pictures of Hitler’s bombed out barracks! I know that was a hard time in our history, but I bet he could tell some stories 🙂
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of “To Win Her Favor” and for the video chat today!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. If I was to write a novel about someone important to me, it would be about my almost 94 year old aunt. She has told me some amazing stories about her life.

  9. It would have to be my husband, a retired Marine. He is definitely the hero in my story!

  10. Ooh, Colleen, your new book sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to read it.

    If I was to write a book about someone… I’d probably just give my fictional characters some characteristics from my friends and family instead of writing about only one person.


  11. If I was to write a book about someone important in my life it would be my daughter. She has had to overcome some serious personal issues in her life and is struggling with them. Thank you

  12. I would write a novel about my grandmother (my daughter’s namesake) who was born in 1906 and passed away at 92. She lived through some of my favorite times in history. She also raised 15 kids and saw her share of excitement, grief and ultimately joy.

  13. If I were to write a novel on someone it would be hard to choose. I’d like to talk about my grandmother who was widowed with 6 children in the depression and WWII era. I’d also like to research my step grandfather who was a decorated WWII Army Sgt. I don’t know much about him then and I would like to know.

      1. She was and I couldn’t get her to tell me about some things. She raised 3 boys and 3 girls in that era. She died the day I graduated from high school. It took me a long time to remember what day I graduated on. She was 68. She had remarried shortly after my mom got married to my dad to a good man who loved her.

  14. I think like others have mentioned, it would be my grandfather. He grew up during the Great Depression, worked his way through college and became a designer for the Department of Defense! Later in life he self published a book about Revelations/the End TImes!


  15. This is a hard question, but I love hearing stories about my ancestors. So I would probably pick one of them. Maybe do some research one one that came from Switerland to America.

  16. I would write about my maternal grandfather even though I did not know him well he did alot for the native american community. He worked on reservations in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

  17. If I were going to write a novel about an important person in my life, I would write about my husband. He has done a lot of great things over the years.

  18. My mom would be the one. Her experiences in WWII in Germany and in the prison camps were very remarkable, poignant and life altering. She is my hero!

  19. I think I would write about my dad. He was a milkman during the days that milk was delivered door-to-door. Doesn’t seem very glamorous but he touched so many lives and was known for giving chocolate milk to the children along his routes. He served all of Fleming County, KY and at his funeral visitation, most of the remarks were about his good nature and his generosity. A young man from Louisville drove three hours on a cold February night to tell us about sitting on a fence so that he could see Daddy drive through. This just shows that a person can touch lives through many walks of life!

  20. I think I would use my mom’s dad. He always could find ways to find fun things in whatever you were doing. One could pull great material from stories that revealed his mischievous side and also his creative side that he provided him a happy and full life!

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