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Video Café – coffee break & #Giveaway with Karen Barnett

BIt’s my pleasure to welcome award-winning author Karen Barnett for her very first time visiting with us in the Video Café!

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. So let’s jump right in for a coffee break with Karen…


Good day to ya, Karen! We’re so glad to welcome you for your first ever coffee break in the Video Café… So, what are you drinking and just where is your cafe spot today? 

Like many of us here in the Video Cafe, we drink coffee. Lots of it. ALL THE TIME. 🙂 So you fit right in with us! And since we have so much of it and we’re settling in with a steamy mug, would you share a short devotion with us? What scripture is ministering to you right now, and why?

Oh Karen – that’s incredible! I was just verse mapping in Acts the other day, and I found that exact verse as a cross-reference for what I’d been looking at. I even noted one of the names for God I wasn’t familiar with: The Repairer of Broken Walls. 

We hear that you have a new book just releasing this month – Beyond the Ashes. Can you tell us more about it? 

It’s a tough question, but we ask it of everyone. Here goes: What’s your favorite book of all-time? (P.S. I have a very good author friend – Jessica Keller – who also shares this as HER favorite book. You made me think of her!) 

What is something your readers might not know about you?

It’s been such a blessing to have you as a guest today, Karen. (And I know I’m not eligible to win the #Giveaway, so I’m off to go pre-order a copy of Beyond the Ashes. I just can’t help myself!)

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you visit again with your next book release. 

KarenKaren Barnett, author of Mistaken and Out of the Ruins, lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and a mischievous dachshund. When she’s not writing, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, public speaking, decorating crazy birthday cakes, and dragging her family through dusty history museums. Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) honored her with the Writer of Promise Award in 2013. Karen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) and has been published in Guideposts and other national magazines.


Karen is pleased to offer a  copy of Beyond the Ashes to one reader in our café. (And I’m tossing in a $5 Starbucks card, just because we all love coffee so much!) This giveaway is for US residents only, and runs from 6/5 – 6/11/15. Enter by accessing a GIVEAWAY link below:

We’ll draw one lucky reader’s name to win the books and announce the winner by 6/12/2015. 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 all the time!

With JOY & coffee talk,