Monday, September 13, 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. I was an Anthropology major at one point and fossil digs have always fascinated me...
    Sounds like a great book!
    Many thanks...

  2. Your book sounds intriguing.


    Jodie Wolfe

  3. Hey, I like the fact you have not read Amish novels!!! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

  4. Never read an Amish book...shocking! I think I'd rather go to Yellowstone myself. Thanks for doing the interview.


  5. I am glad God opened the doors for you! Sounds like an interesting topic, I can only imagine what could be found at a dig!
    I am a subscriber!

  6. Sounds like a great setting. I do love anthropology! Thank you for the chance. I do subscribe.


  7. I love the interview.
    Thankyou for the chance to win.
    I am a follower/subscriber.

  8. i wanna win this

  9. I would love to learn about fossil digging. Please enter me for your book.

    I'm already a subscriber.
    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  10. I love books about digs. I wanted to study fossil digs but decided to have children instead. But i watch and read everything I can get my hands on about them. Its just a great way to study our history..Thanks for the chance to win your book...

  11. The cover of the book has me fascinated and I want to read the book. Thank you for entering me.


  12. love heartsong books. thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  13. Sounds like an interesting story. I'll blog about it if I win.


  14. I've always wanted to participate in a dig, so your book really captured my attention. I like the cover of the book also, it is inviting to me. I love Disney World, but tried to talk my husband into taking our vacation in 2011 at Yellowstone instead as I've never been there. He has promised to take me there in 2012 because unknown to me, he had already planned a trip to Disney World for 2011 to be there over my 50th birthday! Thanks for a chance to win your book.

    Blessings to you,

  15. Beth, I admire your perseverance in writing and getting published. Your book about a fossil dig is very different from the norm. I'm sure I would enjoy it. I like watching shows regarding anthropology because they are very interesting and entertaining. Thank you for the giveaway and I appreciate the chance to win. I hope I do!

    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com