Book Blogger Hop

10 Jun

Jennifer over at Crazy for Books is the host of this weekly meme.  But this week  has been a doozie, so she has asked Lori at Lori’s Reading Corner to host this week.    So hop on over and check out what the book blogosphere is talking about this weekend.

This week’s question:


Ooh,  a really great question!  I have already met the one author I was dying to meet.  In fact I have met her twice.  But  . . .   I am so excited . . . I get to interview her next month at the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta.  Liz Curtis Higgs is one of my all time favorite authors.  I have stalked spoken to her before, but to sit down and actually drill ask her questions is my dream come true.  

In her best-selling series of Bad Girls of the Bible books, workbooks, and videos, Liz Curtis Higgs breathes new life into ancient tales about the most infamous—and intriguing—women in scriptural history, from Jezebel to Mary Magdalene. Biblically sound and cutting-edge fresh, these popular titles have helped more than one million women around the world experience God’s grace anew. Her best-selling historical novels, which transport the stories of Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Naomi, and Ruth to eighteenth-century Scotland, have also helped her readers view these familiar characters in a new light. And her nonfiction book, Embrace Grace, winner of a 2007 Retailers Choice Award, presents her message of hope in an engaging and personal way, speaking directly to the hearts of her readers.

Liz is the author of 28 books, with more than three million copies in print. 

Her nonfiction books for women include…

• Bad Girls of the Bible
• Really Bad Girls of the Bible
• Unveiling Mary Magdalene
• Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible
• Rise and Shine
• Embrace Grace
• My Heart’s in the Lowlands

Her fiction includes two contemporary novels, one novella, and six historical novels…

• Mixed Signals
• Bookends
• Fine Print
• Thorn in My Heart
• Fair Is the Rose
• Whence Came a Prince
• Grace in Thine Eyes
• Here Burns My Candle
• Mine Is the Night

And she has written five books for young children . . .

• The Pumpkin Patch Parable
• The Parable of the Lily
• The Sunflower Parable
• The Pine Tree Parable
• Go Away, Dark Night

Her children’s Parable Series received a 1998 ECPA Gold Medallion for Excellence, her Scottish historical novel, Whence Came a Prince,won the 2006 Christy Award for Best Historical Fiction, and Slightly Bad Girls of the Bible received a 2008 Retailers Choice Award. Here Burns My Candle was named 2010 Best Inspirational Romance byRomantic Times Book Reviews, and her 2011 novel, Mine Is the Nightwas a New York Times bestseller.

On the personal side, Liz earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bellarmine College and is married to Bill Higgs, Ph.D., who serves as Director of Operations for her speaking and writing office. Liz and Bill enjoy their old Kentucky home—a nineteenth-century farmhouse in Louisville—and are the proud (and relieved!) parents of two college grads, Matthew and Lillian.

Who would you love to meet?

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3 Responses to “Book Blogger Hop”

  1. cecilia @ rather barefoot than bookless June 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm #

    I´ve not heard of her before. But I will check out her books! here is my hop

  2. Lucybird June 12, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Hia. Just visiting from the hop. Wanted to say I love your header. I’ve never heard of Liz Curtis Higgs before

    • rbclibrary June 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

      Thanks. My name is hidden in the titles/authors of the books.

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