WhiteFire Scavenger Hunt Stop #3

By on June 22, 2017

Three Prize Packages!!!

Welcome to the WhiteFire Publishing Scavenger Hunt!

If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to go back to stop #1 and collect all the clues in order (scroll down for a full list). Once you have them all, you’ll have uncovered a secret message. Turn that in at the final stop for a chance to win one of THREE amazing prize packages!

  • The Hunt begins at Roseanna White’s site
  • Take your time! You have all weekend to complete the Hunt—entries will be counted until Monday June 26—so have fun reading all the posts along the way and getting to know each author.
  • There are LOTS of extra prizes! Many of the authors are featuring unique giveaways as well, for even more chances to win!
  • Submit your entry for the grand prizes back at Roseanna White’s blog.

 

Writing About Art

After Soul Painter released, one of the most common questions I was asked was if I, too, was a painter.

You see, the main character, Miriam, is, and I suppose the descriptions of swirling blues and greens, silky brushes, and the dance of light off a stained glass windows made it seem like I had been the one to be there, to feel the magic that must run down the artist’s hand and out the tip of their brush.

Alas, I lack that particular skill. Not that I don’t play every now and then, but the simple truth is that words are my medium.

But something took place while I wrote about Miriam and her friends. By the end of the novel, I did feel like I had created a picture that was uniquely mine. And as I sketched out the final chapters, I realized that painting and writing and any of the other seemingly non-essential pieces of life all have that potential for magic. They all create a portrait of where we are and what is important at that point in time. Like Miriam with her paints, when you bake a pie with a crust that your family comes home for, when you crochet that blanket to celebrate a new life, when you take the time to dig in and ask questions of your depressed friend until he or she knows you care, you are engaging in the art of life. You are making an uncommon effort simply because it expresses everything that you are and what you find important.

While Miriam thought that her painting was the most valuable thing in her life, what she grew to learn is that her painting was just the medium for how she discovered what was truly important.

So, while you might not paint, today I encourage you to do whatever it is that declares what is truly important in your life.

But if you would like a go at painting, keep reading for my giveaway;)

 

Here’s the Stop #3 Scoop:

You can order my book here.

The Clue to Write Down: of our

Link to Stop #4 is here, the next stop on the loop: http://www.christinelindsay.org/

Need the full list of stops?

Roseanna M. White

April McGowan

Cara Luecht

Christine Lindsay

Debra Marvin

Dina Sleiman

Gail Kittleson

Joy Palmer

June Foster

Melody Carlson (hosted)

Nelson Hannah

Rachelle Rea Cobb

Sara Goff

Susie Finkbeiner

Susanne Dietze

Suzie Johnson

And now…My Giveaway!

Win a signed copy of Soul Painter and an acrylic paint set.

How to enter:

2)  Subscribe to this blog (on the right side of this page).

Bonus Entry…Share this blog on facebook and tag me:)

 

  1. Rachelle Cobb
    June 22, 2017

    What a thoughtful prize you’re offering, Cara! I bet many of your readers will be interested in painting and appreciate it. 🙂 Good for you describing painting so well that many wonder if you’re a painter yourself. I think that definitely speaks of your wordsmithing talent. 🙂

  2. June Foster
    June 22, 2017

    Cara, painting is talent I admire as well. Soul Painter is filled with word pictures, I’m sure.

    I enjoyed meeting your at last year’s ACFW conference when we sat side by side at dinner the last night. Hope to see you again.

  3. Kelly
    June 22, 2017

    Entered the giveaway 🙂 I love that idea that what we *think* is the most important thing can be just the medium for us to discover was truly is the most important thing! <3

  4. Christine Lindsay
    June 22, 2017

    I too love to paint, Cara. In fact before I started writing at the age of 41, I thought that was my life’s strongest talent. I love putting that visual sense into all I write though. Love your books.

  5. Beverly Duell-Moore
    June 22, 2017

    This book sounds really good!

  6. Deana Dick
    June 22, 2017

    I shared your blog but not sure it tagged you. Liked your Facebook page and signed up for blog. Thank you for the chance.

  7. Polaris Northstar
    June 22, 2017

    I don’t have Facebook, but I did subscribe to your lovely blog!

  8. Suzie Johnson
    June 22, 2017

    Hi Cara,
    What a lovely giveaway. I lived Soul Painter. I’m really looking forward to read the next two books.

  9. Arletta
    June 22, 2017

    Entered! and yay for ART!

  10. Tammy Hansford
    June 23, 2017

    Love your books!