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My Hope Is Found and Interview with Joanne Bischof

I am SO excited about today’s post! (Can you hear my gleeful squeal?) I have been looking forward to this for WEEKS!!! Joanne has become such a dear friend, and I am THRILLED to be able to do with post with her today.

By now you are likely familiar with the sleep-stealing, heart-tugging, life-giving series by Christy nominated author Joanne Bischof.

If you still have not read them–or at least haven’t yet read book three, I will refrain from giving too much information away and simply say– “Go read it!!” *hehehe* You might lose an entire night’s sleep, but you’ll thank me later. Believe me.

My review of MY HOPE IS FOUND can be read here. (Quick recap: the book is amazing, not unlike the first two. I hear you humming in agreement. *big grin*) I really can’t say enough about how marvelous this entire series is and about Joanne’s talents as an author. She truly uses God’s gift to share His light and love–

I’m THRILLED to have Joanne on today! She was kind enough to answer some of my questions in a video!! YAY! How fabulous, right?

She’s also offered to do a giveaway, so after you’ve watched the video, post a comment and tell me what you thought was most interesting! Remember, to be entered you must follow my blog and/or FB page and leave your email address. As always, I will do the drawing a week from today. (Nov. 4)

Thank you again SO much, Joanne! It is a pleasure to have you here and I wish you all the best with your marvelous books.

Happy Reading!!!


  1. Candy Caviness on October 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I loved this interview! The part about her not having two men trying to win her heart was my favorite. That would be rather awkward! 🙂

    • Joanne Bischof on October 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Candy, your comment made me smile. It would be a bit awkward! 🙂

  2. Carrie Turansky on October 28, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I love seeing Joanne answer these questions. She is such a beautiful person inside and out, and she totally fits with her series. I enjoyed these books very much! I can’t wait to read Joanne’s next books. Thanks for this creative interview. : )

    • Joanne Bischof on October 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks so much, Carrie. You are so encouraging. It’s been so special to be able to share this release season with you!

  3. Lane Hill House on October 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    Joanne Bischof, You Make Me Smile!!
    Today is my spiritual birthday ~ 40 years
    I would love to win a final copy of My Hope Is Found

    Most Interesting? I love to watch Joanne’s expressions as she tells her story ~ so delightful inflections!

    Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    • Joanne Bischof on October 28, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      Kathleen- Happy spiritual birthday. That truly is something to celebrate!

      LOL– glad you enjoy those inflections. 😉

  4. Joanne Bischof on October 28, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Amber, thanks so much for having me! You’re such a bright spot in the Christian fiction community. 🙂

  5. Susan P on October 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Oh I just love watching videos of you, Joanne! 🙂 You always seem so at ease and fun. I don’t think anything surprised me really, but I loved that your hubby was the only one you dated. How nice that is – not having previous boyfriend baggage to carry with you. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

    • Joanne Bischof on October 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      Thanks Susan! That’s so sweet. 🙂 I’m usually pretty at ease if I don’t have an audience on the other side of the camera. I’ve done those types–and oh, I get so nervous! This one it was just me and the kids, so it was relaxing and knowing that Amber and you all are on the other end, really made it more fun. 🙂

  6. karenk on October 28, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I LOVED your video interview…very, very much 🙂
    You are such a real person…and I love watching your share Lonnie & Gideon & Toby’s story.
    I cannot wait to read the conclusion of this fabulous, heart warming series.

    Amber…thanks for sharing Joanne on your fabulous blog 🙂

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

    • Joanne Bischof on October 29, 2013 at 2:49 am


      It’s so great to see you here and I’m glad you enjoyed not only the video, but this series so far. I’ll look forward to hearing your thoughts on My Hope is Found!

  7. Dona Watson on October 29, 2013 at 12:08 am

    I will withhold my name from the contest because I already have the books, but I just want to chime in and say how much I love this interview. Very nicely done, ladies. And…I love, love, love the Cadence of Grace series. Such beautiful writing and heartfelt emotion. But bring your Kleenex. 🙂

    • Joanne Bischof on October 29, 2013 at 2:50 am

      Hi Dona!

      What a smile you just gave me. You are such a dear friend and an encouragement to me. I am excited for you and proud of you on your own publishing adventure. Hugs!

  8. onorman on October 29, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I found it interesting that she makes her own soap! Can’t wait to read this book.

    • Joanne Bischof on October 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      I’m so glad to hear it! I do hope you enjoy it. 🙂

  9. Pam K. on October 29, 2013 at 2:17 am

    I liked the whole interview but found the similarities and differences with Lonnie the most interesting. I have the first book in this series and am very much wanting to get the other two so I can read the whole story. I think I’ll have to ask for them as Christmas gifts!


    • Joanne Bischof on October 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

      Pam – Thanks for visiting for the interview and I’m so glad you’re looking forward to reading the others. I do hope they’re under the tree this Christmas!! Hugs!

  10. Britney Adams on October 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    I loved watching this video interview! Joanne is an absolute delight and it is a joy to watch and listen as she answers questions about herself and her amazing book series!! I found her similarities to Lonnie most interesting. I can’t wait to read what she writes next! Thank you so much for sharing this interview.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

    • Joanne Bischof on October 29, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Britney – It’s lovely to see you here! And thank you for your sweet words! I’m so glad that the interview was interesting for you and those similarities. Funny how we can write that way 🙂

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