This Just In: Author Beth Kephart and a Giveaway

10:00 AM The1stdaughter 15 Comments

In addition to our fabulous on-site vlogs thanks to Emily we have another "on-site reporter" thanks to Armchair BEA Co-Founder Florinda from The 3 R's Blog who is also attending BEA this year. In her first ever vlogging experience she's providing Armchair BEA participants with not only a wonderful interview, but a marvelous giveaway offer you'll have to look for at the bottom of the post.

Quite a few of the Armchair BEA Organizers are huge fans of author Beth Kephart and when she contacted us to offer an interview opportunity we couldn't say yes quick enough! Turning the tables on Florinda, Beth interviewed her in what turns out to be a fabulous author-blogger interview. Take a look...


  In addition to this wonderful shout-out to Armchair BEA & book bloggers everywhere, Beth has provided us with a Signed Galley of her upcoming release, You Are My Only AND an autographed poster to giveaway to Armchair BEA participants! Thank you so much Beth!

Also, please make sure to stop by Beth's blog for more great videos from BEA as well as info on her upcoming releases!



A missing child. A devastated young mom. Two girls—one traumatic event.

Emmy Rane is married at nineteen , a mother by twenty. Trapped in a life with a husband she no longer loves, Baby is her only joy. Then one sunny day in September, Emmy takes a few fateful steps away from her baby and returns to find her missing. All that is left behind is a yellow sock. Fourteen years later, Sophie, a homeschooled, reclusive teenage girl is forced to move frequently and abruptly from place to place, perpetually running from what her mother calls the "No Good." One afternoon, Sophie breaks the rules, ventures out, and meets Joey and his two aunts. It is this loving family that opens Sophie's eyes, giving her the courage to look into her past. What she discovers changes her world forever...

The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.

Please fill out the form below to enter. Must be an Armchair BEA participant. Giveaway is open to US residents only. The giveaway will run from May 26, 2011 until May 28, 2011 midnight EST.

15 comments:

  1. I am so honored by this! Thank you. I just cross posted it on my own blog.

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  2. WOW!!!!

    This looks like such a powerful story! Even if I don't win, I'd like to go run out and buy it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  3. Aww that was so sweet! Love Florinda, and Beth, too =)
    And, yep, my feet feel awesome sitting in this chair. ;D

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  4. Wow, thanks so much for the giveaway! Love the video, too. So glad my feet don't hurt! :)

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  5. What an awesome giveaway! I'm headed over to the author's blog to check it out. The cover is absolutely beautiful and she was so generous to donate this amazing sounding book!

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  6. How great to see this!! Love Florinda talking about her sore feet!

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  7. Greetings to Florinda from Florida!
    Totally cool video, book, giveaway.
    Cheers, Nancy Pate

    "On a Clear Day I Can Read Forever''

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  8. What fun! I signed up and thisis the first time I've been by :( I've got a lot of catching up to do!

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  9. As someone who follows Florinda's blog, it's nice to see her interviewed. She is smart, funny, and, quite frankly, adorable!

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  10. So glad everyone enjoyed the video - Beth made it feel so easy and I had such a wonderful time with her! (And please note that Tall Paul - who happens to be my husband - was not compensated for his comment :-D.)

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  11. Florinda and Beth - Thank you for a fabulous interview! The author/blogger love made me smile!

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  12. what a book...I so wanted to be a part of this giveaway but unfortunately, it is not open to Indian residents...I am not sure if I can get it here in India...any chance you can include international readers in this particular giveaway? I would really love to read it. Wishes from India...Debolina

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  13. Oh my gosh, I loved this. Beth and Florinda you ROCKED that interview! Thank you for sharing it :))

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