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Best-selling Author Janette Oke Invites Fans to Facebook Party
CBN.com - SEATTLE, February 26, 2014 -- Long-time fans of Janette Oke will be delighted to learn the author is hosting her first-ever Facebook party alongside her daughter and writing partner, Laurel Oke Logan, on March 4, 2014, at 8:00 PM EST. During the hour-long live online event, Oke and Logan will be introducing readers to their latest release, Where Courage Calls, a special companion story to the Hallmark Channel's new When Calls the Heart TV series.
Last fall, the movie When Calls the Heart, produced and directed by Michael Landon, Jr., debuted on the Hallmark Channel. The movie was inspired by Oke's previously published book by the same name and launched the weekly TV series that premiered on January 11, 2014, and can be seen on Saturday evenings. The storyline and characters in Where Courage Calls are based on the TV series set in the Canadian west.
The authors describe their novel as a "coming-of-age" story with a main theme centered on Philippians 4:13.
"Our faith needs to transition from finding our security and safety in our families first, to putting our trust in God Himself who is able to meet all our needs and give us strength," explains Oke.
"This will be our first Facebook party. How nice that we're sharing it with one another --- and with reader 'friends' --- both the newest ones who've seen Michael's movies and those who've shared the stories for many years," says Logan. "We are so glad for a chance to converse with you all!"
During the live online event, the authors will host a book-club discussion and answer reader questions. Readers will also have an opportunity to chat with other fans and answer trivia about the authors and their books. Prizes given out during the party will include copies of the paperback version of When Courage Calls as well as DVDs of the TV movie. At the end of the evening, the winner of an iPad mini will be announced. The iPad giveaway is being held in conjunction with the blog tour for When Courage Calls, coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group from February 17 through March 4.
"Janette is back writing prairie romance, and we are so excited, with the wonderful help of Litfuse, to bring her into contact with her many fans and give them a chance to ask all their long-held questions," states Noelle Buss, marketing manager at Bethany House. "We also love that the tradition of writing is carrying on with Laurel Oke Logan, Janette's daughter and co-author of the book."
The Facebook party will be hosted on the Bethany House Publishers Facebook Page. Starting February 17, readers will be able to RSVP to join the event and enter the contest for the iPad mini.
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