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From the WRITING DESK: Join Kristy’s Launch Team


We have several WRITING DESK updates coming for 2017 — and it’s only January! 

Friends, I need to thank each of you first.

For coming back, for reading, commenting, sharing and for being such a blessed part of this community. You’ve inspired me to chase Jesus more. To walk with conviction. To be brave, and bold, and courageous! To love and be loved like never before…

The updates we’ll have in the weeks ahead are pretty exciting. (I can’t wait to share everything!) And we don’t take it lightly that you all have had a part in the book & Jesus-loving ministry moments these last years.

So THANK YOU, dear hearts. I am so moved you’ve been here and are coming back to fellowship in 2017. I can’t wait to watch this community walk together in the months and years ahead!

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Is it cold outside your window? (Me too. It’s a glacier right now.)

Escape the snow, Baby! Think cozy. Drink coffee. Stay warm & #read a $1.99 book from some of your favorite HarperCollins Christian Publishing authors: Author Sarah Ladd,Dorothy Love Author Page, Julie Cantrell, Irma Joubert, Tamera Alexander & me — TODAY thru 1/23!

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As you may know, THE ILLUSIONIST’S APPRENTICE release date is fast approaching — March 7th. In the meantime, my publisher is offering the eBook at a pre-order sale price of $4.99…

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It’s the update we’ve been waiting to share for a while now… It’s time to add to our Launch Team for the release of THE ILLUSIONIST’S APPRENTICE — and we want to invite you to join!

If you’re an avid reader/reviewer of Christian fiction and you’d like to help spread the word about my books, we want to talk to you. HarperCollins Christian Publishing has partnered with us to provide their tech-savvy solutions to the sign-up process. (Merci, lovely publishing family!) If you’d like to apply to join, CLICK the link:

Those members selected to partner with us on the Launch Team will receive a WELCOME message from me in the weeks ahead — and we’ll begin planning for this launch very soon. You’ll also receive:

  • Advance Reader’s Copies (ARC) of my upcoming books
  • Advance book news/updates, before they’re released to the public
  • Advance notice of upcoming speaking/signing events
  • Priority time with me if we’re at the same book conferences, such as at the annual American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) gathering etc.. I’ll sign your books, and look forward to meeting up for a Launch Team coffee date!

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I have a signed copy of THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE on my desk that is just asking for a home. 🙂

Comment on this post with: your email address, and tell us what you’re reading (and loving!) right now — and you’re entered to win. (Plus, I’m sharing an extra super-secret surprise with the winner. You WON’T want to miss this!)

This giveaway is not administered by, endorsed, affiliated with or sponsored by any third party. Void where prohibited. Continental US only. (Sorry!) Entries accepted through 1/18/17 at 11:59 EST. Winning name will be drawn and winner notified via email on 1/19/17. 

So that’s it for today — sales, books, and new teams. (I like it already!) I’m so excited that you’re here and look forward to all that’s ahead. Let’s do this 2017 thing — to Jesus be the glory!

With JOY in the journey,


48 thoughts on “From the WRITING DESK: Join Kristy’s Launch Team

  1. I am currently reading Journey’s End by Renee Ryan. It’s Christian historical fiction and it’s awesome!!!

    Thanks for the opportunity of this giveaway, Kristy!


  2. I am reading Dream of Freedom, the first book in the American Dreams series by Michael Phillips. So glad to be retired and have more time to read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I just bought the Ringmaster’s Wife as a Christmas gift for my quilting mentor, but haven’t read it myself yet. grams1819 at hotmail dot com.

  3. Wow, exciting bunch of news! I’m just into Laura Frantz’s A MOONBOW NIGHT. You and Laura share a lovely way with words. Thanks for the giveaway. And blessings as you write!
    mary [at] marykaymoody [dot] com

  4. I’m reading “The Wonder of You” by Susan May Warren. It’s such an amazing book and series (Christiansen family) last night I was up until 3am reading, crying in this one chapter! I couldn’t help it! lol.
    Thanks for writing such amazing books! And for a chance to read even more in this giveaway!

    misstadoodles [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. I just finished Set Your Fields on Fire by William Thorton (I’ll post a review on Wednesday!). An amazing and interesting story about mystery worshippers (like mystery shoppers only for churches).
    I am signing up for your street team! Yay, thanks for the opportunity!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win, also and good luck to everyone!
    God’s Blessings!

  6. Kristy, The Butterfly and the Violin is still one of my most favorite books in recent years. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story with the world!

    I’m currently reading an ARC of _The Second Mrs. Hockaday_ by Susan Rivers, a heartbreaking historical novel about the Civil War. I’d love to win your next book!

    egarg0201 (at) gmail dot com

    Thank you!

  7. I am actually in mid read on two novels, and the novella One Enchanted Christmas. It might sound silly but I keep getting stuck reading, no fault of the books I am really like them. I started with one book and got stuck, tried a different book same result, so tried something shorter and it seems that, that might have got me past the hurdle! Thanks for the giveaway! pooh_1334(at)yahoo(dot)com

  8. I love all the exciting updates you shared in this post and look forward to more! I’m currently reading and loving A MOONBOW NIGHT by Laura Frantz. Thanks so much for the chance to win a signed copy of THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE. It’s one of my favorites!

    Britney ~ texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  9. Hi Kristy! Just signed up for your street team 🙂 I am currently working my way through Games Creatures Play, a short story anthology of sports-themed spooky stories, great fun! I am also finding a lot of inspiration in Mark Chimsky-Lustic’s series of books that compile commencement addresses given by famous people from various walks of life. I finished Creating A Life You’ll Love, now onto Creating a Marriage / Creating A Meal / Creating a Business. Very much looking forward to trying out your new book very soon, I really loved The Ringmaster’s Wife!

  10. I posted my review of In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse this morning. Next up will be Dani Pettrey’s Still Life, but while I wait I’m reading Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship (it’s kicking my butt!).

    What’s the last great non-fiction book you’ve read?

    Hoping to make the team!
    geaneymail at gmail [dot] com

  11. I recently finished SARAH’S ORPHANS by Vannetta Chapman! Oh my goodness…I loved it! Sarah’s such a sweetheart, I wanted her to adopt me!! I highly recommend it!! Thanks for a chance to win a copy of THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE! rw620 AT aol DOT com

  12. I am currently reading The Bounty Hunter’s Baby by Erica Vetsch and I’m loving it!! Her style of writing is full of her own humor & wit 🙂

    I’ve just filled out the application for the launch team! I’ve not YET read any of your books and I hope that doesn’t lessen my chances because I’ve read a lot of great reviews & positive talk about your books. I have requested both my library and my sister-in-laws library to purchase several of your novels, both physical & digital copies. I’m happy to report that my library has purchased The Ringmaster’s Wife and my sister-in-laws all of your ebook version for books (including The Illusionist’s Apprentice!!). Since I have access to her Overdrive system for digital books, I’ll be able to read them in the near future! I’ve also let you know the good news via Facebook recently 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of The Ringmasters Wife, I’ve heard wonderfully positive things about it!
    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I just finished Candace Calvert’s Maybe it’s You and Ronie Kendig’s Conspiracy of Silence. They were both so good! I’m getting ready to read Kristi Ann Hunter’s An Uncommon Courtship. I’d love to win a copy of The Ringmaster’s Wife.
    whthomas13 at yahoo dot com

  14. Hey, Kristy! I’m going to apply to join your launch team and hope I learn a few things since mine is fast approaching 🙂 I just finished Havah by Tosca Lee, and wow. It’s a great read that will make you re-examine Genesis.

  15. I have this on my TBR list and am looking forward to it one of these days. I am in the middle of Anna Karenina so it is still a while a way!! beingwoven.7 at outlook dot com

  16. This post is full of so much goodness! Can’t wait. I’m currently reading through a book that I can’t talk much about for an super talented author friend. Ah, I love this community! Best of luck with all of your endeavors, sweet Kristy.

  17. I just finished listening to Irma Joubert’s Child of the River on MP3 CD. It was excellent! Her writing has a noble element–doing what is right regardless of the sacrifice. The main character Persomi becomes involved in the race relations element of South Africa’s early 20th century history and makes difficult decisions about her own love life at great personal sacrifice. I love the underlying Christian principles in her books.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win your book!

  18. Hi Kristy… I’m finishing up Julie Klassen’s The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill. Thanks so much for the chance to win!! It was fun to visit your site today after seeing a post on FB. monica-hodges at hotmail dot com.

  19. I just finished The Viscount’s Proposal by Melanie Dickerson. I’ve heard so much good about The Ringmaster’s Wife…someone mentioned how interesting after Ringling Brothers is now going to close up shop:( On my TBR pile!!

  20. Hi Kristy, I’m currently reading Karen Pashley’s Precious in His Sight. Love her heart for women and families. Next up is a fun one from friend, Krista Phillips–A Sorta Southern Serenade. Really looking forward to it. 🙂 My email address is thebishopfamily6 at gmail dot com.

  21. Sorry we missed a cup of coffee/tea last year in Nashville, Kristy. Right now I just finished reading The Wedding Shop by Rachel Hauck so have now started The Wedding Dress also by her. I love connected books like them and your The Butterfly and the Violin and A Sparrow in Terezin, two of my faves I read last year! Happy new Year! rosemccauleywritesATgmailDOTcom

  22. I’m almost done with A Lady Unrivaled by Roseanna M. White. I love historical fiction and look forward to reading your books. Please enter me in the drawing for your book. I just discovered that since I am not on any social media that I had to ” reply”to the post the old fashioned way! Is there a way to add an email envelope icon to the ways you can answer a blog? Paula: Thanks and blessings.

    Sent from my iPad


  23. Signed up! Thank you for the opportunity! I am so looking forward to this book! As for what I am reading….ALMOST done with An Uncommon COurtship by Kristi Ann Hunter and LOVING it! dance.yourself.silly18ATgmailDOTcom Blessings Kristy!

  24. I’m reading a lot of kids books with my girls lately. I am also reading a book about Laura Ingalls Wilder & her daughter called Libertarians on the Prairie. Fascinating! theatticgirl76 at gmail dot com

  25. I’m reading Jocelyn Green’s fabulous new book, THE MARK OF THE KING. I’m a bit behind on reading your books so am glad to have the opportunity to possibly win THE RINGMASTER’S WIFE. THE ILLUSIONIST’S APPRENTICE looks fabulous too!


  26. Hi Kristy!!! I just finished reading An Uncommon Courtship by Kristi Ann Hunter and loved it! The story was lots of fun as well as a wonderful reminder to have faith regardless of circumstances and focus on God’s plan rather than our own plans. I’m hoping over to finish up my blog post now (I get distracted!)
    I’d love to be in the drawing for your signed book! Thanks so much for opening up your influencer team and for the giveaway opportunity! betherin02 AT gmail DOT com

  27. It’s always great to hear what you’re up to with your writing! I love your beautiful covers. Thanks for the news and giveaway!

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