This is the office where I write. In the interests of keeping it real, I only cleaned up the slew of coffee and tea mugs before I took the photo. After the kids head off to school, I open all the window blinds so I can look out on the snow (or tulips and green grass during the three months that aren’t winter). It is very sunny, so it’s the place my three cats tend to visit. By late morning, they are all lying in the sun, snoring while I write. There is also a lovely couch where I do some of my best “thinking.”
Stephanie Landsem loves adventure in far-off times and places. In real life, she’s explored ancient ruins, medieval castles, and majestic cathedrals around the world. Stephanie is equally happy at home in Minnesota with her husband, four children, and three fat cats. When she’s not writing, she’s feeding the ravenous horde, avoiding housework, and dreaming about her next adventure—whether it be in person or on the page. Find out more about Stephanie at her website.
About The Thief and a Giveaway
Longinus is a Roman centurion haunted by death and failure. Desperate to escape the accursed Judean province, he accepts a wager. If he can catch the thieves harassing the marketplace before Passover, he’ll earn a transfer away from the troublemaking Jews.
Nissa is a Jewish woman with a sharp tongue and no hope of marriage. Only with the help of Mouse, the best thief in Jerusalem, can she keep her blind brother, Cedron, fed and a roof over their heads.
When a controversial teacher miraculously heals Cedron, Longinus longs to learn more about the mysterious healer. Instead, his journey leads him to Nissa, whose secret will determine the course of both their futures.
Unexpectedly caught up in the arrest, trial, and crucifixion of Jesus, they wonder who this teacher is who heals others but does nothing to save himself. Is the mercy he offers in his teachings real, or just another false promise? Can Nissa and Longinus overcome their pasts to find a future free of their shackles?
The Thief is an evocative story of two people trapped in their circumstances and the life-changing power of forgiveness and love. Find out more and purchase a copy here.
To celebrate the release of The Thief, Stephanie is holding a giveaway where you can enter to win a Kindle Fire and copies of The Thief! Details and entry forms are here. Stephanie is also giving away a copy of her book The Well and a copy of The Thief to one lucky U.S. entrant on my blog! Enter using the widget below. Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win.