Monday, December 5, 2011

Liz Tolsma's "Under His Wings in A Log Cabin Christmas"

Title: Under His Wings in A Log Cabin Christmas
Publisher: Barbour

Cover blurb: Adie O’Connell, orphaned and alone in a dangerous logging camp, seeks the stability she once knew when both her parents lived. Despite the compassion and friendship offered by Noah “Preacher Man” Mitchell, she refuses to consider marriage to a man always drifting from one job to another for God.

1) How did this story come to you?
I was visiting the Camp Five logging museum in Laona, Wisconsin and thought it would be a great place to set a story.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I wrote the first two chapters of the book several years ago, but wasn’t able to find a publisher for it. It sat lonely on my hard drive for that entire time. Then in August 2010, Barbour put out a call for a Christmas story with a log cabin in it. How perfect! I wrote the third chapter, polished everything, and submitted it.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
Wow, this is hard for me. I’m pretty much a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of person.
1. I’m disorganized. O.K., very disorganized. I like to pretend I have it all together, but I don’t.
2. I haven’t read the other stories in the collection. I’m afraid they’re way better than mine.
3. I don’t like talking on the telephone.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
My agent has submitted my WWII story to several publishers. Still waiting… I’m working on a prairie romance now and will soon embark on another series set in South Dakota.

5) Parting comments?
Thank you so much for hosting me. I appreciate it and I appreciate all the readers who have bought the book and sent me such kind comments.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
They can find me at,, on Facebook as Liz Tolsma and on Twitter @LizTolsma. I’m also a regular contributor to The Barn Door,


  1. Hi great to meet another new to me Author..I love to read Christian Fiction..this book sounds so great!! Hope to get a chance to find it or even winning it here would be awesome!! Thank you for offering it!!

  2. With a log cabin on the front, this should be a very interesting read. I've not read anything by this author and would love to.

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

  3. Hi Liz , we have a small cabin in the woods and how fun it would be to have Christmas there! Your book sounds great and I really hope I am the winner! My passion is reading and you are a new author to me!
    Thank you

  4. Sounds like a great book to read and after waiting so long I am so glad you did not give up.


  5. UNDER HIS WINGS IN A LOG CABIN CHRISTMAS - this is such a beautiful title. It almost sings.


  6. I love stories set in logging camps, there is something rugged and fresh about it! I'd love to be entered for A Log Cabin Christmas.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  7. I don't like talking on the telly either. :)

    Happy Holidays

  8. I would love to read this book.

  9. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  10. It was nice to get to know a little bit about Liz. She is a new author to me. We have something in common...I'm a little disorganized too! Under His Wings sounds like a great story. I would love to win a copy of, A Log Cabin Christmas. Thanks for this giveaway.

    Blessings and Merry Christmas!

  11. Your book does sound perfect! I also dislike talking on the phone. But Christmas is coming and will have to go down my calling list. :O) I would love to read your 'A Log Cabin Christmas'! Being in a rustic cabin with snow all around on Christmas day would also be perfect! Can't wait to read your book! Merry Christmas!

  12. @Linda Geertsma - Hi! Waving to a fellow Frisian :)
    @Linda - The publisher did do a beautiful job with the cover, didn't they?
    @Lourdes - Perseverance is the key to so much in life, I think.
    @Judi - We also have a cabin in the woods and I can't wait to go up there this year!!
    @Marybelle - Thanks for the compliment on the title. If you visit my blog, you'll see why I chose that title.
    @Merry - I walked into that logging museum and it was a treasure trove of stories!
    @gahome - I'm glad I'm not alone on that!
    @Nancye - Hope you enjoy it!
    @Judy - Disorganized people of the world, unite! Of course, we'd need someone to organize us LOL!
    @Dawn - Christmas is the one day I enjoy talking on the phone & catching up with family.

  13. would love to read this book...thanks for the chance :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  14. Sounds like a wonderful collection! Would love to win! :)


  15. it's the perfect time of the year for this book. i bet it would put me right in the christmas spirit!

    samantha petrie

  16. I Would love to win this book, Its on my wish list!!! THanks much ladies....

  17. What a fabulous setting for a Christmas read!
    Thanks for blessing us readers with your writing talent.
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

  18. What an interesting setting in a logging
    I would really enjoy reading your book!
    Thanks, Cindi

  19. Please enter me. This sounds like it will be very interesting reading especially this time of year.