Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Author Spotlight + GIVEAWAY: Meg Moseley


A Stillness of Chimes
By Meg Moseley


It is an honor to welcome Meg Moseley back to The Power of Words! Meg lives in my home state of Georgia and writes southern fiction of the highest quality, but the appeal of her writing transcends that specific genre. Meg is a wordsmith - and her latest book, A Stillness of Chimes, has a hauntingly beautiful quality.

When I compiled my 2014 Best of the Best list, I had no hesitation in placing A Stillness of Chimes on it (click on title for my review). You can also click here to see my interview with Meg last year. One of you will receive a copy of this book from Meg, details at the end of this post.

Now enjoy as Meg shares about A Stillness of Chimes and what it means to her . . .


Meg:  A Stillness of Chimes tells the story of a young woman who’s shocked to learn that the beloved father she’d thought dead might have faked his death and slipped away to the Blue Ridge Mountains near her childhood home. Her quest to learn her father’s fate reveals almost more truth than she can handle.

I think the heart of this story is that even imperfect and damaged people can demonstrate the kind of love that asks us to lay down our lives for our friends. That “greater love” won’t necessarily look heroic, but real heroes don’t worry about appearances.

In writing A Stillness of Chimes, I discovered my voice as a writer, as well as some themes that will always be important to me. I’m not one of those writers who can churn out a book a year, so my current focus is to find a new story that will be worth pouring my heart and soul into, for as long as it takes.

Carole:  Meg, I'm glad that you don't try to turn out a book each year, for surely that pressure affects an author's quality of writing. I consider you to be a gem in the Christian fiction market and am eager to see the next story that God places on your heart. Thank you so much for being here, Meg.

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GIVEAWAY

To enter the drawing for A Stillness of Chimes, please leave a comment or question for Meg. If you've read any of Meg's books, please share your thoughts.

BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS in a safe format - [at] and [dot] - for the drawing. If you're willing, it's also helpful to share about this giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter.

"Likes" on my Facebook page, ThePowerofWordsBookReviews, are greatly appreciated, as are followers on Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, and this blog.

Contest ends at midnight PST on Wednesday, March 4. Winner will be chosen by Random.org and contacted by e-mail. Respond within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be chosen.

Eligibility: US & Canada

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Meg Moseley. I am always on the lookout for excellent fiction. I have not read any of her novels, but have heard so many great things. I will have to put this on the TBR list. Also, thanks for a chance to win a copy!

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    1. Beckie, all of Meg's books stand alone and I'm pretty sure you will enjoy them. Be sure to read her first book also, When Sparrows Fall.

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  2. Oops! Forgot my email -- msudawgtooATcomsouthDOTnet.

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  3. Oh, I love Meg's writing, too! She crafts stories the way a chef creates a wonderful dessert--you don't see the hard work, you just enjoy the results! :-)

    And I somehow missed getting a STILLNESS OF CHIMES when it released. So pick me, please! (Contact me at cathychall at gmail dot com when I win. ;-)

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    1. I'll be sure to do that, Cathy! Love your sense of humor - and agree with your comment about Meg's writing. Thanks for visiting, Cathy.

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  4. I would love to read this book! Don't worry, if I don't win, I will put it on my tbr list! Thank you for doing this and sharing more about her as I just met her!

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    1. You met Meg in person? You should share more about that! And I'm glad to have met you online today, Terri.

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  5. I have not read any of Meg's books but I would love to. I sure love the title and cover of this one.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I thought both were hauntingly beautiful, Melanie. And the title's meaning comes out in the book. Thanks for visiting today.

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  6. I have yet to read any of Meg's books, but they are on my list! I can't wait to start, knowing how much you invest in each story.

    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Meg's books are special to me, Kate, and I hope you get to read one soon. Lots of depth and beautiful prose. It's always good to see you here, Kate.

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  7. Unfortunately I haven't read any of your books, although being from the South, I must surely remedy that. The blurb regarding A Stillness Of Chimes makes me think about not just my own problems with secrets within my family, but with others as well. We have all been affected, not just by our own family, but others as well. lwhumbertatgmaildotcom

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    1. I especially enjoy southern fiction, Linda, and like the mountain settings of this book and Meg's first one, When Sparrows Fall. I hope you'll enjoy Meg's writing as much as I do. Thanks for dropping by, Linda.

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  8. It's funny that you mentioned not being able to put out a book a year. Some friends and I were just discussing this subject. We agreed that when an author is churning out books rapidly, they tend to show in their writing.
    I'm happy to know that you take your writing seriously and follow God's prompting.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Stillness of Chimes,
    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Exactly, Cindi! I can think of one very popular author that I won't name, whose earlier books I greatly enjoyed, but don't even read her stories now. The bottom line is obviously sales, but it definitely affects an author's writing quality. Always good to see you here, Cindi.

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  9. Meg, I would like to know if you had an input in the cover ~ interesting for the stain from crushed berries; wondering how it weaves into the story. Glad we are redeemed!
    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. There's a lot of meaning and hidden depth in this novel, Kathleen. Hope you get to read it soon and enjoy it as much as I did. And yes, what a joy it is to be redeemed! I love seeing you here, Kathleen.

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  10. I haven't read any of Meg's books, but I always look forward to your recommendations, Carole, so I love having a chance to win A Stillness of Chimes.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Kay, thank you so much for your sweet comments! Reading is so subjective that I often hate to make recommendations. All I can do is tell about books that touch me in some way. If you get a chance, do try to read Meg's first book also, When Sparrows Fall. I used to take CBD's fiction catalog and check out the books on their "new & recommended" page, which is how I first discovered Meg.

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    2. I like to browse through the CBD fiction catalog, also, but haven't done that for a while. I will check out When Sparrows Fall. Thanks!

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  11. What a lovely cover. Did you design it? The sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading :)
    dkstevensneAToutlookD OtC Om

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    1. Doesn't the cover just grab you and pull you in?! So different from the typical female heroine on the cover. Good to see you here, Deanna.

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  12. I have read Meg's books and love them. Can't wait to read this one.

    jawdance@yahoo.com

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    1. Do you have a favorite, Judy? I just enjoy Meg's writing and don't think I could choose one over the other, although the mountain settings really speak to me. Thanks for visiting, Judy.

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  13. "A Stillness of Chimes" would be an interesting read.....why would a father fake his death & start over somewhere new? Makes for a bit of mystery & I like that in a story :-) I'd be constantly looking for clues in the between-the-lines kind of way! Thank you for a chance to win a copy & for telling us a bit about the book!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. There's definitely a lot of depth and hidden meaning in this story, Trixi. Hope you get to read it soon. Good to see you here again.

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  14. I've read Meg's previous books and really enjoyed them. Though I'm not southern, I do like reading southern fiction. I'm impressed that Meg takes the time to produce a quality book, no matter how long that may take. There seems to be a lot of pressure on many authors to crank out as many books as possible, as quickly as possible. I suspect some of that pressure is economic, but I wonder if possibly we readers are part of the problem, wanting as many books as possible by favorite authors.
    Thanks for the chance to win A Stillness of Chimes.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. You make some good points, Pam. We probably contribute to the pressure with our wants, then complain when the writing quality slips. Just can't have it both ways, can we? As for southern fiction, I can't explain why, but there's just something special about it to me. So glad you enjoy Meg's books, Pam!

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  15. I have not read Meg's book and would love to read it soon
    Thanks
    mcnuttjem0 (at) gmail (dot)com

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    1. Hope you get to, Jackie. Thanks for dropping by.

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  16. Now that cover really draws me in. It's not the typical cover for this type of book. Not that I am complaining as there are many beautiful covers on Christian books. I enjoy very much reading Southern fiction and since she is a new to me author I'd love to give her books a try. This story sounds very intriguing Carol Jarvis. Great to visit with you again today !

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  17. "A Stillness of Chimes" impressed me as being an intriguing book when you interviewed Meg, Carole - and it still does!! I haven't read any of Meg's books and would love to read this one!! The cover is compelling, also!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Thank you for sharing. Meg is a new to me writer. Looking forward to reading this one :)
    Lori P
    jlipayer (at) charter (dot) net

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  19. THanks for hosting Meg, Carole, and introducing another intriguing story !
    I luved this - "real heroes don’t worry about appearances." so good <3
    Anticipaaaation....

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  20. Thank you for featuring Meg. She is a new to me author, and I look forward to reading this book.

    Stephanie
    grumpysmurf817(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. This novel sounds like my type of read!

    estock(at)fairpoint(dot)net

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  22. I read 'Gone South' by Meg a year or two ago and loved it. Passed it on to my Mom and she felt the same way!
    I too am glad that Meg doesn't try to churn out a book or two a year, so many authors I started out loving seem to have gone that route and their work isn't quite the same.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. I haven't read any of Meg's books, but this one sounds wonderful! Adding it to my to-read list. My question for Meg would be: "What gave you the idea for this book?"
    myfacebookemail23 at yahoo dot com

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  24. I have read When Sparrows Fall and Gone South. Both are so well written! I'm really looking forward to reading Stillness of Chimes. Her books are well worth the wait! Judy Smith

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  25. Love Meg's books!!
    jawdance@yahoo.com

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  26. This sounds like a book i would love to read.thosewhotravel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Never read any of Meg's books, but I would love to! meaganlwilliford at gmail dot com.

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  28. Meg's books are wonderful. Nice to read the spotlight! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  29. Carol your words, "I consider you to be a gem in the Christian fiction market and am eager to see the next story that God places on your heart." make me WANT THIS BOOK! :)

    Meg, it looks like A Stillness of Chimes is going on my TBR even if I don't win. Carol found me over at Transformational Fiction Fans on Facebook and I would agree with her, this does fit that mission; to point to Christ through difficult topics!

    jessie at jessiegunderson dot com

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  30. There must have been a really good reason her father faked his death. That is drastic! I'd love to win the book to find out what happened!
    salllyd45(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. This sounds like a very interesting book!

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  32. Would love to win a copy of Stillness of Chimes. Love the cover and it sounds very interesting. Thank you for this awesome chance to win.

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  33. This sounds like a story that a lot of people will relate to.

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