Monday, August 16, 2010

Elizabeth Goddard's "Exposing Amber"

We're happy to have Elizabeth Goddard with us today talking about her book, Exposing Amber. To learn more about Elizabeth and her book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
I’ve always wanted to do a story about a fossil dig and I found a museum that was connected to one and knew it would make the perfect setting for a book.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
For some, especially these days, it seems the journey to publication happens quickly. For me it’s been long and arduous. I started working toward publication in 2001, though at the time I hadn’t yet decided to focus on novel writing. But when I attended my first conference, ACW, and met DiAnn Mills I knew I wanted to write novels. I didn’t receive my first contract until 2007.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’d rather go to Yellowstone National Park than Disney World. I prefer action movies over chic flicks. I haven’t read any Amish novels. Not even one.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I recently turned in a romantic suspense proposal to a category romance publisher and I’m working on a big story for my agent right now. I’m very excited about both stories, but I don’t want to give away any company secrets.

5) Parting comments?
I’m so thankful the Lord opened these doors for me—I love to write!

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. First I love your cover. I also would rather go to Yellowstone or the Grand Teton!
    Please enter me!
    I am a follower and a subscriber!


  2. Hi Elizabeth,
    I am so glad the story centers around a fossil dig. I love geology and my favorite part was when we went to a limestorn quarry and used a pick to get fossils out of the ledge. I still have them and would love to go hunting again!

  3. Your book sounds wonderful. I would truly love to read it. I'm going to your website to read more about it. I love stories about fossil digs and museums. I'm turning my baby son also. He to has a love for museums. I can never get him out of them.

  4. I was once an anthropology major! I adore the writings of Elizabeth. Thanks for the opportunity
    to win her book...
    Thanks, Cindi

  5. Hello Elizabeth, It's so nice to meet authors I've not met before and find out about books I've not read yet. I've always been fascinated with archeology and historical finds. Great idea writing this book. K.Dawn, please enter my name in the giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to try for a win.

    Sharing Christ's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  6. Digs sound so interesting to me, I love the idea of discovering old things. Please add me for Exposing Amber. Thanks!

  7. Digs sound interesting! My husband and I have been watching some tv shows about such things!
    I'm already a subscriber!
    dancealert at aol dot com

  8. sign me up for contest karen

  9. This sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance. I'm an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. Hi Beth,
    I once wanted to be an archeologist. The reality is I don't like to dig in the dirt but it would be fun to read about.
    I'm glad to hear you prefer action to chick flick too.
    Thanks. Carol

  11. Elizabeth's book is an entirely different genre regarding the digs and fossils. It is fascinating. It has always interested me. I live in Texas, and there is a wonderful display and dig area in Glen Rose. That is also the camp for the United Methodist Church in this area, and a very educational and fun activity for the children and adults that attend the camps.
    Thanks for offering this book for a giveaway. I appreciate the chance to win.

    Sharing God's Love,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  12. What an intriguing concept.

    Put my name into the draw.

    A J Hawke
    ajhawkeauthor at aol dot com

  13. cool would love to win


  14. subscriber thanks
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Yes, I am a subscriber to this blog and enjoy it very much. This would be a great book to read and well as have in my library collection. It is undoubtedly educational as well. Quite anxious to read it. Thanks for the chance for the giveaway.

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  16. thanks for the opportunity to read this wonderful novel :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com