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Celebrate with debut author, Dineen Miller!

So I’m SUPER EXCITED to have amazing author Dineen Miller with us today! I’ve known Dineen awhile, through ACFW, and most recently through the fact that we share an agent, so I was delighted to hear about her first publishing contract, but I didn’t know her as an author until this year, when we decided to take a chance and exchange a few chapters to see if we’d mesh as crit partners. I can’t speak for Dineen, but I’m really excited to be working with her! I JUST started reading The Soul Saver this week, but take it from me, it’s awesome. And DIneen has graciously offered to do a GIVEAWAY of this fabulous novel, so be sure to leave a comment for her, with your email (NAmerica only, please…) to win!!

Without further adeui, here’s Dineen –

Who are you?

I’m a disciple of Christ, wife to a techy guy who’s a disc golf fanatic (he’s awesome!), and mom to two grown daughters (18 & 22) who I have the pleasure of watching grow up into young women of faith! My oldest is engaged to be married to a wonderful young man who’s a believer. Yeah, proud mama, that’s me.

I’m also part of the SpirituallyUnequalMarriage.com ministry, which Lynn Donovan started in 2006. She and I are the coauthors of Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage. I’m also the author of The Soul Saver, my debut novel that just released this week!

And I’m a speaker. I love sharing the truths in God’s Word and how they apply to our lives, giving us strength, wisdom and freedom.

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker…I’ll stop there. 😉

Where are you now?

Right smack dab in the middle of promoting and celebrating the release of The Soul Saver and having a ball with it! This is truly a story from my heart. I wrote it to partner with our Winning Him book.

The Soul Saver

When Trusting God Is the Only Way Out 

On an average day, God started her missions in her sculpting studio, revealing the face of the person she would meet at the grocery store, bank, or playground. The goal was always the same. Reach the lost, bring someone back to God, restore hope. But then came the tough missions—the ones that sent Lexie Baltimore into real battle. And she had a few battle scars to show for it.

Tormented that she can’t reach the one person she loves the most—staunch atheist and husband Hugh—Lexie finds her own hope waning when the battle comes to her doorstep in the shape of a pastor who represents everything she wants and everything her husband is not—a godly man.

Then false accusations and rumors spin her husband and family into a precarious position, and the only way out is to trust God. But how can she convince her husband when she’s struggling to trust God herself?

This time Lexie is the mission.

My biggest joy this week was telling our blog readers about this book because I wrote it for them. It’s dedicated to them because we are all “Lexies.”

Where are you going?

Wherever God leads me. Being a part of the S.U.M. ministry and writing has been the greatest adventure of my life so far and it’s all because of God. He led, I followed. He took a daydream and created a reality I never dared imagine. So, I’m thinking that’s the best direction to go.

About Dineen:

Dineen Miller readily admits that one of the greatest lessons she’s learning about life is that there’s purpose in our trials. It’s all about trusting God and putting our hope in Him. Her favorite stories are of the miracles God has wrought in the lives of her family.

Through this lens she also believes her years as a youth counselor, a Stephen Minister, a women’s ministry leader, and a small group leader fuel her desire to ignite the souls of others through words of truth.

In addition to writing for Spiritually Unequal Marriage, Dineen has won several prestigious awards for her fiction, and her devotional writing has been featured in Our Journey and Christian Women Online Magazine. She’s also a C.L.A.S.S. Communicator and has been featured on the Moody Radio Network, Family Life and Focus on the Family Radio.

Married for 24 years to a guy who keeps her young, she lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two adult daughters, who surprise her daily with their own creativity.

She is the co-author of Winning Him Without Words: 10 Keys to Thriving in Your Spiritually Mismatched Marriage and the author of The Soul Saver.

Links:

http://www.dineenmiller.com

http://spirituallyunequalmarriage.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dineen.miller

Facebook pages:

https://www.facebook.com/DineenMiller.AuthorSpeaker

https://www.facebook.com/SpirituallyUnequalMarriage

Blog: http://authordineenmiller.com/journal/

Twitter:  @dineenmiller

GoodReads author page:  http://www.goodreads.com/dineenmiller

Amazon link to Soul Saver:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1616265825/kittenscomefr-20

Amazon Link to Winning Him Without Words:

Booktrailer:

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13 Comments

  1. Beth K. Vogt on May 4, 2012 at 1:35 am

    Thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Dineen more. And I’m looking forward to reading her book!

  2. Carrie Romanazzi Chwierut on May 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    Hi Dineen! Thanks for sharing a little about yourself. Sounds like a great book 🙂

    • Dineen Miller on May 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      Thanks, Carrie! Appreciate you stopping by. Cathy’s such a sweetheart to have me here.

  3. bonnie leon on May 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Congratulations, Dineen, on your novel. It sounds great and I’m intrigued.

  4. pamelameyers on May 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Wooo Hooo! Dineen I’m so excited to see your debut fiction come out and it sounds wonderful! Throw my name in the hat. I’d love to win a copy.

  5. stephanie landsem on May 5, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The Soul Saver sounds fantastic – and love the cover. My debut is coming out in one year and I love to hear how other new authors are managing!

    • Dineen Miller on May 6, 2012 at 3:07 am

      Congrats, Stephanie! Your turn! 😉 I love the cover of SS too. Kirk DuPonce of DogEared Design is one of my favorite designers. I feel very blessed that my publisher used him for it.

  6. Sharon A Lavy on May 5, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Interesting book trailer. Would love to win the book.

  7. Carolyn Boyles on May 5, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Sounds like a great book. I’m trying to read everything I can to learn more about writing Christian fiction.

    Carolyn
    authorboyles at swbell.net

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