Monday, April 19, 2010

Amber Miller Stockton's "Liberty's Promise"

Amber Miller Stockton's "Liberty's Promise"

We're happy to have Amber Miller Stockton with us today talking about her new book, Liberty's Promise. To learn more about Amber and Liberty's Promise read on!

Your title: Liberty’s Promise
1) How did this story come to you?
Well, this book is actually a compilation of my first 3 books, and the inspiration came from driving by a home that was built in 1740. What those walls could tell of all they’d seen if they could only speak. That started the “what if” questions rambling about in my mind.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
The first book came after pitching the idea to an editor who loved the premise and the unique setting as well as the time period of Colonial America. It took 2 years after pitching before the book sold and another 14 months after it sold before it released, but the journey was more than worth the reward of seeing my first book in print.
3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Before I married, I was the only living female Miller in my family for 3 generations. My mother married into the name. Second, I work for actress Jane Seymour, managing her fan site and handling her fan mail. Third, I sold my first piece of writing when I was 16 and joined the ranks of some of the youngest published writers.
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Right now, I don’t have a contract, but I am working on 2 western series. One is set in Wyoming and one in Colorado. I also have a series set on Chincoteague Island that’s in the works. Praying one of them sells soon, so I can devote my full attention to them.
5) Parting comments?
I am loving this journey as an author. When I first began pursuing a professional career, I never imagined it would happen in such an abundant way. God has truly blessed me, and hearing from readers who write to say one of my stories has touched their lives means more than words can say. That’s the reason I write, and it’s an honor to share stories with you.
6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
You can always find me at my web site (http://www.amberstockton.com/ ),

25 comments:

  1. The title & cover of the book piques my interest and makes me want to run out and buy it right away! I love reading about Colonial times and would love to win your book! Your three things are very interesting & unique! Your upcoming series set on Chincoteague Island sounds fascinating to me and can't wait for it to be finished & release. I wish you the best of luck with everything you have coming up!

    Beverly

    bgrider2@cox.net

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  2. This is very interesting book to read and love this book cover.

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  3. I would love to read Amber's books. Please enter me. Thanks.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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  4. I like the writing of Amber! The time period of Liberty's Promise is a favorite of mine. I would love to be entered in your book drawing!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  5. First, Dawn, thank you so much for hosting me here. It's always a pleasure to find new blogs and new audiences.

    And since you asked in email about meeting Jane Seymour, it's a long story, but basically a friend of mine was a film major in college and worked on the set of Dr. Quinn. She invited me on vacation one summer and introduced me to the cast and crew. Let's just say I made an impact on Jane and became memorable, and two years later, when she needed someone to run her web site and help with the fans, I was it. There is a lot more to the story, but that's the Reader's Digest version. :)

    Beverly, you can buy my book at Wal-Mart and just about every major bookstore for under $10, some places as low as $6. And I'm really praying for this Chincoteague series too, since I have family connections to the island that would make it a lot of fun to write.

    And to you and Terrie both, the cover of Liberty's Promise is my favorite of all my books so far too. The cover designer told me it's his favorite so far!

    Good luck to you both!

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  6. I would love to win a copy of your book! It sounds interesting and I love reading historical fiction. The books you are working on right now sound interesting also.

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  7. Nice interview please enter me to win her book


    mamat2730(at)cahrter(dot)net

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  8. I love reading historical fiction and this book has me intrigued. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  9. I love the early American era and would love to read this collection. I keep checking, but it's still not available for Kindle readers. I wish Barbour would release their anthologies in that format.

    All of your proposals sound interesting, and I wish you much success in your writing, Tiff. I enjoyed learning more about you through this interview and appreciate the chance to win a copy.

    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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  10. This book looks great. I have great things about Tiffany's writing and would love to try it out here. :) Thanks for the chance!

    caseymh18(at)gmail(dot)com

    I get your e-newsletter updates.

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  11. I would love to win a copy of this book. thank you.
    carlyberd[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  12. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genre. Please enter me in the drawing! It looks to be a good one to read.

    walkinfaith4him(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I would like to win this book, please enter me


    mamat2730(at)charter(dot)net

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  14. I love this time period. Sounds like a good book.

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  15. would love to win!

    aimymichelle[at]gmail[dot]com

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  16. One of my seventh-grade grandsons made an intensive study of the Colonial Period this year. We attended the event at his school and saw a few costumes similar to that of the lady on the cover of Liberty's Promise. I would love to win your book.
    Kaye Whitney
    kayewhitney@bellsouth.net

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  17. The cover art is lovely! Sounds like a great read. Thanks, Diane

    www.dianeestrella.com

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

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  18. greetings,
    sounds like a sweet book to read. please enter me in the giveaway. wonderful interview.
    blessings,
    trinity rose

    wandaelaine at gmail dot com

    http://thelifeandtimesofwanda.blogspot.com/

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  19. would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  20. *Not an entry* I love this book (books rather). I have enjoyed everything that I have read from Tiff so far. *grin*


    My blog home has moved!! Please update your link to me if you have one, if not come see me!!

    www.creativemadnessmama.com

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  21. I am attempting for the second time to enter to win this book. I love this author and her books and would love to win this.
    jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love reading historical fiction. How was it working for Jane?
    Thank you!
    Maureen
    alekee02@yahoo.com

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  23. I enjoy historical fiction and would love to be entered in your giveaway for Amber's book. I haven't read her books yet, but hope too.
    Thank you!

    Blessings,
    Sandee61

    Muzzley56@aol.com

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  24. Please enter me, I registered. sooze1008@yahoo.com

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  25. I can't wait to read it. I love to read books that are set in Colonial times. I know I will enjoy reading it.

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