Interview and Book Giveaway! // With Lauren K. Lotter

Hey Everybody! We've got some exciting stuff going on here today!! My friend and fellow author, Lauren, is here with us, and she's going to share a little about herself and her writing, as well give all of you the chance to win a free paperback copy of her book! And, if you head on over to her blog at Heritage Literature, you will find that I'm there today with a giveaway of my book as well! :) So I hope that you will all participate! Information on how you can enter the drawing for Lauren's book, Rustlers and the Texas Trail, can be found at the bottom of this post. :)

Welcome to my blog, Lauren! Tell us a little about yourself. 

Thank you, Keri! I am a 19 year old farmgirl from Michigan. I live with my parents, two brothers and a sister. Fall is my favorite time of year and I'm a coffee girl!
In addition to writing, I work for my dad at our family auction company, do some work with horses and I am a photographer.
Besides writing, I enjoy reading, crafts, cooking, farming and pretty much any activity that gets me out-of-doors!

What inspired Rustlers and the Texas Trail?
I have always had a fascination for the old west and anything to do with horses and ranching. Though I am still an avid reader, I pretty much devoured books in my early teen years and I was desperate for western stories. But the only ones I could find were not suitable for a teen girl to be reading(or any age, really). So I wrote my own western story! I had no intentions of publishing it, but as time went on, my family began to encourage me to do something with what I had written.
So here I am! I have had many people tell me how blessed they were by the story and I'm thankful the Lord gave me the ability to write.

Would you give us a synopsis?
Fifteen-year-old Amy S. Kentworthy is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she and her friends find a herd of stolen cattle on a mountain near her family's ranch in Durango, Wyoming-and narrowly escape an encounter with the cattle thieves themselves! In an effort to return the swindled cattle to their rightful owner, Rocking H Ranch, Amy and her father Clint Kentworthy embark on a dusty cattle drive to Texas. Little does she know the many dangers they will face along the way. Dust storms, wolves, and bank robbers each threaten to halt the journey, and the return of the perilous cattle thieves changes everything. Can they bring help in time to stop the rustlers and save the cattle? Will Amy's faith provide her with the courage she needs to face the very same thieves who dared to steal hundreds of cattle? Join Amy in this exciting western adventure as she learns valuable lessons on life, family, and the faith it takes to make it in a ranchin' world.

Who will enjoy Rustlers and the Texas Trail?
It was originally written for teen girls, but it is appropriate for all ages. I have had adults to five year olds reading and enjoying it.

Do you plan to write more books?
Yes, I do. I am planning on having the second book in The Christian Cowgirl Adventure Series, Hidden Treasure and Wedding Bells, published in a few months and I am working on the rough draft to a third book, The Stranger and the Lost Mine.
I will also be publishing a novella within the next month or so titled, Whisper and I am working on a sequel, titled Thunder.
I intend to write many more books/stories in the future!

Where can people connect with you online (social media, websites, blog)?
You can order a copy of my book on Amazon.
Follow my blog for writing updates and posts about everyday life.
Add me to your circles on Google+:  google.com/+LaurenKLotter

 A huge thank you, Lauren, for allowing me to interview you, and for interviewing me as well! 

Please leave a comment below in order to be entered in the drawing for a free copy of Lauren's book! 

The giveaway will last for one week. The winner will be announced Thursday, January 29th, and will be contacted by me and/or Lauren. 

Other things you can do in order to have your name entered more than once:

-Share the link to this giveaway on Google+ (go to Lauren's Google+ profile and re-share the link to the giveaway that she has posted so that she can track the shares)
-Follow Lauren's blog by signing up for email updates.
-Follow Lauren on Google+
(Note in your comment which of these you have done, so that I will be sure to put your name in the appropriate number of times.)

Hope you all have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for having me today, Keri!!

  2. This book is very well written!!

  3. Hi, Keri! :-) I shared the link on Google+, followed Lauren on Google+, and followed her blog b e-mail. Please enter me in the giveaway - This sounds like a wonderful book! M e-mail is: aliciagraceroque (at) gmail (dot) com. Thanks!

    1. Awesome! Thanks!! I will be sure to put your name it! :)

  4. Thanks Keri! does it count if I already follow Lauren's blog?
    Looks like a great book Lauren. I keep meaning to get it and read it but I haven't gotten around to it yet :) I am really looking forwards to reading it in the near future.

  5. Sounds like a really good novel even though it's geared more towards teen girls! Definitely a new author to me! Thanks for sharing a new author and giveaway! :)

  6. Also I follow Lauren's blog by email as well as on Google + as Laura Pol!

  7. Since I won your book, Keri, I suppose I might as well throw my hat in the ring for this one too. :-) I already follow Lauren's blog via RSS; not sure if that counts.

  8. I would love to read this book! It sounds so exciting! I commented and followed Lauren's blog.
    Love Ashley S.

  9. I would love to win this book!!! Sounds interesting! I just commented!
    ~Sarah S.

  10. My 3 girls would love to read Lauren's book. They love all things having to do with horses. Thank you for writing this!

    1. Oh, yes! I know your girls would love Lauren's book!!

  11. Looks like a neat book, and I know I have sisters who would enjoy it too!

  12. Sounds as exciting as your book. Since I grew up in the west it would be really fun to read!!! I love to read good western stories,
    Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors.

  13. Did you put my name in Keri for the giveaway?



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