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Welcome to the Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt! If you’ve just discovered the hunt, be sure to start at Stop #1, and collect the clues through all the stops, in order, so you can enter to win one of our top 5 grand prizes!
- The hunt BEGINS on 10/21 at noon MST with Stop #1 at LisaTawnBergren.com.
- Hunt through our loop using Chrome or Firefox as your browser (not Explorer).
- There is NO RUSH to complete the hunt—you have all weekend (until Sunday, 10/24 at midnight MDT)! So take your time, reading the unique posts along the way; our hope is that you discover new authors/new books and learn new things about them.
- Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the CLUE on each author’s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop, back on Lisa’s site. Many authors are offering additional prizes along the way!
Hi, I’m Robin Lee Hatcher, and I’m the author of 84 (and counting) novels and novellas, historical and contemporary. In fact, I love writing both historical and contemporary stories so much that I’ve combined that love into numerous dual-time stories. You can learn more about me and about my books here on my website or find me on social media:
Speaking of dual-time novels, my latest book, Make You Feel My Love, gives readers two love stories, one set in the present and the other beginning in the late 1800s. Here’s a little about it:
Speaking of Chickadee Creek, the town mentioned above . . .
Bringing a Fictional Town to Life
Anyone who reads my books knows that I set most of them in Idaho. I love my state, from its wilderness areas (the most in the lower 48) to its lakes to its high deserts to its deep river canyons (including the deepest river gorge in North America) to its waterfalls and more. And I especially love to create fictional towns and plop them down in the middle of the real world.
When I create a fictional location, I need to know it as well as I know the place where I grew up (Boise, Idaho). So I draw a map. There is probably some wonderful app available (go ahead and tell me if you know of one) for creating maps of towns, but I am content with just drawing my town on a piece of printer paper. I don’t worry about scale. When I finish a book, I scan the map and include it with the rest of that book’s files. Below is my map of Chickadee Creek, the location of my latest novel, Make You Feel My Love. It’s clean and uncomplicated, only highlighting the most important (to me) locations.
But here’s the fun part. As I got ready to begin writing a new novel that will release in late 2022 or early 2023, I thought about some of my other fictional towns. Wouldn’t it be fun to revisit one of them? And so I pulled up my map of Bethlehem Springs, the location of a series of historical romances set during the first World War. I printed my scan from the 1918 map of Bethlehem Springs, and I began to update it to the present. After three earlier books, it was already somewhat of a mess, and now my updates for the contemporary story have made it even less attractive. But I see the town so clearly in my head that the scribbles don’t seem to matter.
I hope when you read my books that my towns come alive to you as well.
Here’s the Stop #2 Basics:
If you’re interested, you can buy Make You Feel My Love (available in print, ebook, and audio) at your local bookstore or order online from these retailers:
Clue to write down: cozy
Link to Stop #3, the Next Stop on the Loop: Michelle Griep’s site!
But wait! Before you go!
I’m offering a bonus prize to two lucky winners. (USA mailing addresses only.) Use the Rafflepress form below to earn your chance(s) to win.