The first photo is my desk in my office, but I usually get too distracted here to really write—bills that need to be paid, papers that need to be filed, etc.—NOT an environment conducive to concentration and focus!
So I take my laptop and a cup of hot tea into my cozy little sitting room, where there are far fewer distractions—except my teenage son, Matthew, who comes into the neighboring kitchen to scarf food out of the refrigerator several times each day (but he’s a welcome distraction!). He knows that if he comes to get food while Mom is writing, she may just reel him into the other chair and “test” some material on him. He’s my best/worst critic, and I love that about him!
Shannon Ethridge* is a best-selling author, speaker, and certified life coach with a master’s degree in counseling/human relations from Liberty University. She has spoken to college students and adults since 1989 and is the author of 21 books, including the million-copy best-selling Every Woman’s Battle series. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs and mentors aspiring writers and speakers through her BLAST Program (Building Leaders, Authors, Speakers & Teachers.) Find out more about her at her website or on Facebook and Twitter.
About To Know You
Julia and Matt Whittaker’s son has beaten the odds for thirteen years only to have the odds—and his liver—crash precipitously. The only hope for his survival is a “living liver” transplant, but the transplant list is long and Dillon’s time is short. His two older half-sisters, born eighteen months apart to two different fathers, offer his only hope for survival.
But can Julia ask a young woman—someone she surrendered to strangers long ago and has never spoken with—to make such a sacrifice to save a brother she’s never known? Can she muster the courage to journey back into a shame-filled season of her life, face her choices and their consequences, and find any hope of healing?
And what if she discovers in her own daughters’ lives that a history of foolish choices threatens to repeat itself? Julia knows she’s probably embarking on a fool’s errand—searching for the daughters she abandoned only now that she needs something from them. But love compels Julia to take this journey. Can grace and forgiveness compel her daughters to join her?
Shannon is giving away a copy of To Know You! Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win. Come back to this page a week from today to see the winner revealed. And want more chances to win her book and to win a $100 Lisa Leonard Designs gift card? Head to this page for more details and RSVP to her November 19 Facebook party!
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