Video Café – Coffee Break & #Giveaway with Hope Dougherty


NOTE from the WRITING DESK: This post was SCHEDULED for Friday… but I got punchy and it went live today, friends. So enjoy your coffee break as if it’s already TGIF. 😉

It’s Friday – and that means it’s time for a coffee break in the Video Café! I’m pleased to welcome author Hope Dougherty for her first visit in the cafe.  (Don’t forget to stick around to the end of the coffee break for our usual #Giveaway…)

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. Grab your cuppa — let’s get to know Hope!


BONJOUR — Welcome to the Café, Hope! We’re having beautiful spring weather here in Indiana. Hoping it’s the same outside your window, where’s your cafe today and what are you drinking?

What a lovely cafe! The blue walls, stacks of books, and early morning coffee all make it such an inspiring place to be. Since we’re settled with our coffee (and since this is an early-morning post), would you mind to share a morning devotion with us?

It’s humbling to remember how big God is in relation to how big we are not. 😉 You selected a good verse for it. My husband and I recently had a humbling parenting moment (in public – Oy!), and we walked away from reminded that no matter what, God’s in control. What a wonderful thought, that when things may seem like they’re falling apart, He’s always working in ways we might never have imagined.

Since we’re talking about life lessons, can you tell us about your latest book? (And it’s not fantasy of sci-fi, right?) 

Can I just say that doing a little research on Mars, Pennsylvania allowed me to find the coolest thing: Notable Martians. (Are you kidding me? How cool is that?!) Speaking of interesting settings and memorable characters, we’d love to hear what YOU love… What’s your favorite book? 

(P.S. We share the same favorite book! I gasped when I watched the video.)

We’ve so enjoyed this coffee break with you, Hope. Before we dive into our busy Friday, can you share one last thing — how about something we readers might not know about you? (This is always fun!) 

We have loved hanging out with you on this sunny spring Friday, Hope. Thank you for sharing your heart, your stories, and for encouraging us to trust in God no matter the journey! Please do come again — we’d love to spend more time in your lovely blue reading room. 🙂 

1Hope Toler Dougherty holds a Master’s degree in English and taught at East Carolina University as well as York Technical College. A member of ACFW, RWA and SinC, she writes for Almost an Author. Before writing novels, she published non-fiction articles on topics ranging from gardening with children to writing apprehension. She cheers for the Pittsburgh Steelers, ACC basketball, and Army West Point Football. Hope and her husband, Kevin, live in North Carolina and chat with their two daughters and twin sons through ooVoo.

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Hope is pleased to offer a copy of Mars… with Venus Rising to one reader in the cafe. This Giveaway is for continental US residents only (void where prohibited), and runs from 4/25/16 – 5/5/16.

  • Click HERE to enter on the Rafflecopter giveaway page

We’ll draw one name and announce the winner on this post 5/6/16. And stick around, because we’ll more giveaways  in the Café this spring — including some for The Ringmaster’s Wife!

With JOY & coffee talk,


3 thoughts on “Video Café – Coffee Break & #Giveaway with Hope Dougherty

  1. CONGRATS to Mia Flower – You’re the winner of this week’s Video Cafe book! Please check your email in-box for instructions to claim your prize. Blessings all – and thanks for stopping by the cafe! 😉

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