On the Eve of a Book Release…

10176214_470993456364763_7701579136628628681_nIt’s funny.

You work and work and work on a story. Brainstorming. Plotting. Drafting. Revising. Editing. Then you do the editing all over again with your publisher. You see the cover for the first time. It starts to creep its way into the world. Marketing and publicity happen.

Then release day comes.

And the story is no longer mine, if ever it was.


You will get to sit with Ivy and Davis and Marilyn. You will get to visit Greenbrier, South Carolina. You will join them on their journeys. And you will get to make your own opinions and have your own experiences.

No two will be the same, because no two readers are the same.

Whatever your experience may be, I pray that the story blesses, encourages, and entertains you. I pray that it would minister to the broken pieces inside and I pray that it would draw your heart closer to Him. 

One thing is for sure–anything good, anything praiseworthy, anything worth remembering in this novel is straight from the Lord. I’m simply the middle man. 😉

Before we get to this final giveaway, I’d like to draw your attention to a few items…

Don’t forget to check out the A Broken Kind of Beautiful page on my website! It  has a lot of fun (at least I hope you think so) bonus features.

You can read the first chapter for free.


I’m inviting you to the A Broken Kind of Beautiful Webcast Party. Click on the link to see pictures of ALL the prizes we will be giving away during the party. They will be bundled into SIX prize packages and the only way to win is by joining the fun! So mark your calendars for Monday, April 21st at 6 pm, CST. I think it will be a super fun-filled evening. Please RSVP and share with friends!

Thank you for being a faithful reader. Sharing my work is one of the things that makes this journey so fulfilling. 


Giveaway Time!

To celebrate the release, I’m giving away an autographed copy of A Broken Kind of Beautiful. Congratulations to last week’s winner, Cassandra from Ohio! This week’s giveaway will end at midnight on Friday and the winner will be emailed on Saturday, so please keep an eye on your inbox. Be sure to click Already Follow or Already Like to maximize your entries . This giveaway is open to everyone, international friends included!

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A Broken Kind of Beautiful
Sometimes everything you ever learned about yourself is wrong.

Fashion is a fickle industry, a frightening fact for twenty-four year old model Ivy Clark. Ten years in and she’s learned a sacred truth—appearance is everything. Nobody cares about her broken past as long as she looks beautiful for the camera. This is the only life Ivy knows—so when it starts to unravel, she’ll do anything to hold on. Even if that means moving to the quaint island town of Greenbrier, South Carolina, to be the new face of her stepmother’s bridal wear line—an irony too rich for words, since Ivy is far from the pure bride in white. 
If only her tenuous future didn’t rest in the hands of Davis Knight, her mysterious new photographer. Not only did he walk away from the kind of success Ivy longs for to work maintenance at a local church, he treats her differently than any man ever has. Somehow, Davis sees through the façade she works so hard to maintain. He, along with a cast of other characters, challenges everything Ivy has come to believe about beauty and worth. Is it possible that God sees her—a woman stained and broken by the world—yet wants her still?

To order A Broken Kind of Beautiful, scroll down to the buy links at the bottom of this page.

26 thoughts on “On the Eve of a Book Release…

  1. I’m super excited to read A Broken Kind of Beautiful! I’ve only heard good things. Shared on Twitter. 🙂

  2. Bree
  3. Bonnie Roof

    Congrats, Katie!! Would love to read “A Broken Kind of Beautiful”!! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity – I shared on my Facebook page!!

  4. Shelley

    I would love to read this book. God Bless

  5. Mary Ellen

    Congratulations on your new book! I can’t wait to read it! Blessings!

  6. Katie, Happy Release Day! I’m so happy for you, and I can hardly wait to read this book! 😉 It sounds like it will speak to the deep places in women’s hearts.

  7. Danie

    The cover of your book is absolutely beautiful! Would love to read it.

  8. Renee Taylor

    Congratulations Katie! God has blessed you in so many ways. Thank you for blessing us with your gift of writing. I can’t wait to read this and add to my Katie collection of “best novels!” Blessings to you on this new release. 😉

  9. Jackie Mcnutt

    Congratulations ! Your book cover is great!
    Looking forward to reading it soon, loved the info on in

  10. Wendie Elledge

    Preordered from Amazon and can’t wait to receive your new book. Love, love, love your writing! Congrats!

  11. Melony Teague

    Congratulations and I am so happy for you! Celebration time!

  12. Vickie

    Looks like a very interesting book. Will have to check it out. Or maybe I will be fortunate enough to win a copy. Thanks for the chance!

  13. Janka H.

    Katie, congratulations!!!

    And thanks for the lovely giveaway!

    1. Janka H.

      I shared the link on Facebook 🙂

  14. Shared on Google+. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  15. Congratulations, Katie! I have been a great fan of your wonderful writing since the very beginning. How delightful to look forward to reading your third book! Best wishes for much happiness and continued success : )

  16. katy

    Awesome! Can’t wait to read it… Congrats!
    I pinned it http://www.pinterest.com/pin/74872412529732494/

  17. Connie Saunders

    Congrats Katie! Can’t wait to read and would love my own copy!!!

  18. Ganise

    Whoo-hoo, Katie! Congrats!

  19. I can’t wait to read this book! I have heard so many good things about it. I’m so excited that it is releasing tomorrow! I hope that one of our small bookstores has it!

  20. I love all your books, Katie, and am hoping to have my review of A Broken Kind of Beautiful up on my blog this week (likely Wednesday), with a giveaway of your past two novels, Wildflowers from Winter and Wishing on Willows. Blessings on your big release day!

  21. I finished reading Wildflowers from Winter and am now reading Wishing On Willows. I would love to win A Broken Kind of Beautiful!

  22. Shared on facebook! Thanks so much for the giveaway, you are one of my favorite authors and I would love any chance I can get to read one of your books. God Bless you and your family!! And congrats on the release of another amazing book. 🙂

  23. I’ve read such wonderful reviews and recommendations of your book! Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway too!

  24. Love your book SO much! I have no doubt it’s going to hugely bless people. Congrats on the release!

  25. I hope everyone who reads your blog gets this book. The story is captivating and the message is so important to young women today. I praise God for the message He gave you, Katie.


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