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Author event and giveaway: Beth Hoffman

July 2, 2013

Beth Hoffman

Several years ago, Beth Hoffman started following me on Twitter, so I followed her back.  I found her to be warm and gracious and thoroughly enjoyed chatting with her.  One day, she tweeted a link to her upcoming tour schedule and I discovered Fiction Addiction‘s fabulous Book Your Lunch events.  Since then, I’ve become a regular at the lunches so I was thrilled to learn that Beth was coming back!   I bought my ticket as soon as they went on sale and was excited to learn that Anita was driving up to attend the event.

Even though she’s an artist, an award winning interior designer, and a New York Times bestselling author, Beth says she’s just “a simple farm girl.”  When it was mentioned that her first book, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, was a great hit, she told everyone that she was blessed.  She said people have been very kind to her and she was worried about letting them down.  The reviews for her second book, Looking For Me, (my review) have been great, so I’d say she worried for nothing.  Beth said, “CeeCee is my heart, Looking For Me is my soul.”

For her second book, Beth wanted to write about things she loves, like friendships, kindness, forgiveness, nature, and antiques.  She discovered a photo of her grandparents’ farm from 1883 – a place where she grew up – and as she reminisced about it, she noticed a red-tailed hawk outside her window and a story came to mind.  She said her first book was a learning process, so Looking For Me was easier to write.  She enjoyed writing from an adult’s point of view for this book.

Life has been hectic since the publication of her first book, so Beth says she’s going to take a little break before she writes the next one.  I, for one, hope that break’s not too long!

Looking For MeI got Beth to autograph a print copy and she provided an audio copy of Looking For Me for one lucky reader.  The audio copy is brand new but was opened so that she could autograph it.  To enter to win an autographed copy of LOOKING FOR ME, by Beth Hoffman, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use random.org to determine the winner. Contest ends at midnight EDT Thursday, July 18, 2013.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

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  1. July 2, 2013 4:05 am

    I do wanna win :D

  2. July 2, 2013 6:17 am

    I’m actually reading this book now, and love it so much!

  3. July 2, 2013 7:01 am

    First time this book has come as a giveaway opened to all! Please pick me.

  4. July 2, 2013 8:58 am

    She sounds so sweet and awesome!

  5. July 2, 2013 9:04 am

    I have found everything you said about Beth to be true. Since I met her in Oakland, CA less than a month ago, she has been active in my blog. She makes comments on subjects that are not just about her. I have a relationship with several authors in my area, but I am blown away by Beth. She not only talks the talk, but she also walks the walk. She says she appreciates what bloggers do for her career, and then she goes out and proves it. I have to thank you and a few other bloggers for your reviews of Looking for Me, which was my impetus to go see Beth. Although I haven’t read Looking for Me yet, I did read CeeCee and absolutely loved it. Looking for Me is on the way from Amazon and will be moved to the top of my TBR queue.

  6. July 2, 2013 9:24 am

    I didn’t realize Cee Cee was her first book, anxious to see how Beth’s writing has changed.

  7. July 2, 2013 9:47 am

    Lucky you getting to see Beth! And those Book Your Lunch events sounds wonderful.

  8. July 2, 2013 10:13 am

    Meeting Beth and you at lunch was one of the best afternoon!!

  9. Beth F permalink
    July 2, 2013 10:35 am

    Oh I can so understand that Beth needs a break, but I too hope it’s not too long.

  10. Beth Hoffman permalink
    July 2, 2013 10:38 am

    Thanks so much for offering the giveaway of my novel, Kathy … and most of all, thank so much for coming to the luncheon and for all your support. We sure have fun, don’t we?

  11. July 2, 2013 12:08 pm

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway, Kathy. I will post it in my blog’s sidebar. :)

  12. July 2, 2013 1:19 pm

    Sounds so good. Great post!

  13. Literary Feline permalink
    July 2, 2013 3:12 pm

    I didn’t enter the giveaway, but I did want to at least say how much I agree with your about Beth Hoffman. She is such a wonderful person!

  14. Marjorie permalink
    July 2, 2013 3:32 pm

    It would be fantastic to win this book, thanks for the chance to win.

  15. bookingmama permalink
    July 2, 2013 4:28 pm

    I’m selfish but I hope she doesn’t take too long of a break either.

  16. July 2, 2013 5:33 pm

    Hi Kathy,
    Enjoyed your post and entered the giveaway…she sounds like a very special lady. That’s one of the reasons I so love the internet…we connect with amazing people we otherwise would never have met.
    If you have the time, please hop over to my blog…children’s author Susanna Hill is having another one of her famous holiday writing contests…GREAT PRIZES! And there is still time to enter.:)

  17. July 2, 2013 5:59 pm

    No need to enter me, but I am so jealous you live near those lunches with authors…it must be so fantastic to meet all of them, and meeting Beth in person is on my bucket list.

  18. July 2, 2013 6:35 pm

    Beth is on my really want to meet one day author list! I have yet to read this book and have decided to wait until after all the wedding hoopla is over so I can savor it slowly! Thanks for the giveaway. I love your Book Your Lunch recaps!

  19. July 2, 2013 6:44 pm

    I know how wonderful it is to be at a book signing with Beth…a luncheon event must have been wonderful!! Beth deserves a break although I too hope it is not long!

  20. July 2, 2013 7:00 pm

    I already have (and LOVED) Looking for Me…but I just wanted to comment about how much I enjoyed getting to know Beth through her books and her lovely responses on blogs, etc. I wish I could meet her in person someday. Perhaps….

  21. July 2, 2013 7:41 pm

    Beth is AWESOME. So sweet!! Her comments are always a wonderful surprise when I see them on my posts.

    How awesome to meet her in person not one time but many times.

    Hi Beth.

    Elizabeth

  22. July 2, 2013 8:38 pm

    How awesome that you were able to meet Beth! I loved both of her books, and she’s such a nice person.

  23. July 2, 2013 10:36 pm

    Beth sounds like a lovely person and I adored CeeCee!

  24. July 3, 2013 1:41 pm

    I have a copy of the Looking for Me audio and look forward to listening! Sounds like a fun event.

  25. July 3, 2013 3:46 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I would love to read Beth’s books.

  26. July 3, 2013 5:33 pm

    How cool it must have been to meet her! Thanks to you both for the giveaway.

  27. July 3, 2013 9:35 pm

    How fantastic that you got to meet Beth! I loved CeeCee Hoffman, but I don’t think her new book is out in Australia yet. Crossing my fingers – thanks for offering an awesome giveaway.

  28. July 4, 2013 4:59 pm

    Based on her books and her blog comments, I find Beth to be both charming and gracious. I’ll bet she’s all that and more in person. I also hope her break isn’t too long. I can’t wait to “meet” whomever she creates next.

  29. July 4, 2013 7:09 pm

    Hi Kathy, I’m so happy to see this giveaway because I’ve read so much good stuff about it. I’m crossing my fingers and toes!

  30. July 10, 2013 7:14 am

    What a nice giveaway! I entered my name in the drawing. I looked up the narrator of the audio, Jenna Lamia, and I don’t think I’ve heard her read anything before, but I see she has won an Audie, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I win the audiobook!

  31. July 14, 2013 11:24 pm

    I heart Beth!!!

  32. July 16, 2013 10:12 pm

    I hate that I missed seeing Beth when she was in Atlanta.

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