Bonjour, Friends ~ Welcome back to the Video Café! (This will be the first of three coffee break guests in this month of November.) This week, I am so excited to have a coffee break with friend (and super-cool-amazing author) — NYT Bestselling author, Julie Cantrell! (And don’t forget to stay around to the end of the coffee break for a fantastic, sneak peek #Giveaway EXCLUSIVE to our post readers today…)
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 grab our cuppa and settle in…
BONJOUR — Welcome to the Café, Julie! We’re so delighted to have you as our guest. So tell us – where’s your cafe today, and what are you drinking?
Okay… I’m totally jell over here — jealous of your actual CAFE TABLE! 🙂 (Didn’t I already say Julie was the coolest? This confirms it.) And tea is just dandy with us. We have some tea vs. coffee drinkers who stop by the cafe, so it’s a party no matter what your preference.
We’re big book lovers here in the Video Cafe. Can you tell us about your next release?
“…the importance of being born, and put in this life by God so we can be free to live for God.”
My heart is bursting over here! Did anyone else have to watch that two times? We’re so excited to explore this deep South, LA world you’ve created in The Feathered Bone. Can you tell us more about how your Scripture reading set the tone for this story?
Okay… You are so charming, Julie! Even your tea kettle got a sweet cameo in that clip. 🙂
Now that you’ve got your new cup of tea, we’re going to put you in the hot seat and ask a tough question. What’s something we readers don’t know about you yet? (Sneaky sneaky, we know!)
Oh my! Crying buckets over here. (Don’t we want to live like that verse of prose??)
We’re already loving you, Julie, and can’t wait to read your next book. Can you give us some details about this super-awesome giveaway we have? (P.S. I’m totally putting it out there that I’m bummed I can’t win. Ha ha! Boo!) 🙂
Julie – You are a delight! A ray of deep South sunshine and literary awesomeness. Best wishes with the release of your book, and please do come back to visit soon? I have this suspicion I might be able to sway you over to the coffee lovers’ side of the fence with my coconut mocha latte addiction. Just sayin’…
Bless you, sister. [[Virtual hugging]] And please — keep writing those amazing books! 🙂
Julie Cantrell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free, which won Christy Awards for Best Debut Novel and for Book of the Year 2013. Cantrell has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. She and her family live in Mississippi, where they operate Valley House Farm. Her new novel, The Feathered Bone, will hit shelves January 26, 2016.
Julie is pleased to offer this amazing giveaway to one reader in our Café. This EXCLUSIVE Giveaway is for US residents only, and runs from 11/6/15 – 11/12/15. Enter by completing the following:
- PRE-ORDER The Feathered Bone (hardcover, paperback, -or- eBook) from the online retailer of your choice
- VISIT http://bit.ly/FeatheredBone
- ENTER your receipt code here to receive an exclusive PDF excerpt of this book
- START reading a sneak-peek now before your purchased copy arrives in January!
In addition, (1) lucky reader will be randomly selected to receive:
- A Peter’s pottery mug,
- A tin of Julie’s favorite tea, and
- Signed copies of Into the Free and When Mountains Move
- (Plus– an Advanced Review Copy of The Feathered Bone.) WOW! 🙂
We’ll announce the winner on this post by 11/13/2015. And stick around, because we’ll have more authors visiting the Café through the end of the year. 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,