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Gold attracted the attention of many — and still does! I am happy to have the privilege of introducing you to a new author and new story today. Lisa Flickinger is visiting today to share about her new novel, All That Glitters. Before we meet Lisa, here’s a quick look at the story.
The world has gone plum crazy over gold. Men and women alike would do almost anything to make their fortune. Leaving behind her family and a dying father, Ginny Connor follows the cunning Logan Harris up North to strike it rich. Twenty-year old Vivian Connor embarks on a cross-country chase to rescue her sister Ginny and they are both led into the chaos of the Klondike Gold Rush.
Meanwhile, Ben McCormack leaves his farm to retrieve his intended bride from a rowdy, tent town on the Alaskan coastline. Ben’s path inadvertently entwines with Vivian’s and he finds his heart tugging him in a different direction.
Danger and disappointment plague all their journeys to the far North. Will Vivian find her sister in time to return home to see their father? Can Ginny forgive herself for the decisions she’s made? Will Ben find the lifelong love he searches for? When the world listens only to the call of gold, redemption and love become scarce treasures.
Welcome, Lisa! If you could live during the time period of your novel, would you? Why or why not?
I would love to live at the turn of the nineteenth century. Opportunities existed for men and women to become pioneers and challenge themselves to meet difficult goals. Life would have been more physically challenging yet simpler and family members depended on one another.
Life would certainly look different than what we are used to today! Which authors have had the most impact on your writing?
Allison Pittman definitely impacted my writing the most. I love her style and historical integrity. She edited All That Glitters and provided great encouragement to me, an insecure writer afraid of putting herself out there.
How awesome that she was such a great encourager! Can you give any hints about what you’re working on now?
Right now I’m at the halfway point of a modern day manuscript. It’s about a professional student who ends up leading a group of college kids on a missions trip and their adventures with homeless kids.
What a ministry that would be! What is your favorite part of the writing/editing/publishing process?
I’m realizing I love the editing part of writing where you can deepen the point of view or add in sensory images. For me, it’s where the manuscript takes on meaning and depth and you grow attached to the characters.
It sounds like that’s where your story really came to life. 🙂 What do you hope your readers take away from it?
I want my readers to believe in God’s redemption when they read All That Glitters. Maybe they have situations in their lives which seem hopeless or unredeemable. The Lord gives us so much in our time of need if we are not too proud to ask Him.
That’s a great message to share, Lisa! Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and share your story with us today!
Encouragement is so important! Has someone in your life been a great encourager to you? Leave a comment to “brag” on them!
Lisa Flickinger lives in the shadow of the Canadian Rockies with her husband Matthew and their dog Zeke. When not writing or reading, you will find her combing antique shops, walking in the woods, or sipping a latte with friends. All That Glitters fulfills the lifelong dream of sharing the characters in her head with you, dear reader. Enjoy!
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