Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winner from the last Author Spotlight giveaway is DONNA G.! Please email info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com with your mailing address to claim your prize.

Welcome Laura Hilton, author of A White Christmas in Webster County, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

35839_1469192045700_1110551537_1419357_4095333_nWhat is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

The best advice I ever got was, “Put your butt on the seat and write.” Or to be more polite, “Sit and stay.”

What was your biggest break?

My biggest break was when my agent submitted an Amish proposal around and big publishers sat up and took notice. Previously I was writing contemporary romance which is not a hot genre.

I’m inspired by…

Reading a really good book.

If I could go anywhere, it would be…

On a long vacation to Amish communities from Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan ending at a cabin on Lake Superior.

Describe yourself in one word:


What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?WhiteChristmas-2

When I was a finalist for the Christian Retail Awards last year.

Best Surprise:

Winning the Laurel Awards for best Amish book and best book over all (two categories) in 2012.

Best Saturday Afternoon Read:

This one is hard to answer. So many good books….

Best Way to Break a Sweat:


Best Advice:

I have learned that whatsoever state I’m in to therein be content.

Where can readers connect with you?

My blogs:

lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/  & lauravhilton.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Laura-V-Hilton/161478847242512

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Award winning author, Laura Hilton, her husband, Steve, and their five children make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.

Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards), Surrendered Love and Awakened Love. A nonAmish book Swept Away will release November 2014 from Abingdon Press. She is contracted for another three book Amish series with Whitaker House, The Amish of Jamesport series, begins in November 2014 with The Snow Globe, The Postcard in June 2015, and The Bird House in September 2015, and A White Christmas in Webster County (Amish) releasing in September 2014. Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.

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