|Janette Oke invites readers to join her in live Facebook event|
|Written by Jeremy Burns|
|Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:18 PM EST|
Janette Oke is hosting her first-ever Facebook party alongside her daughter and writing partner, Laurel Oke Logan, the evening of March 4. During the hour-long live online event, Oke and Logan will be introducing readers to their latest release, Where Courage Calls (Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group), 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 Jan. 11. 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 Phil. 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," said 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,” said Logan.
During the 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 questions about the authors and their books. Prizes given out during the party will include copies of When Calls the Heart as well as DVDs of the TV movie.
At the end of the webcast, the winner of a Kindle Fire HDX will be announced. The Kindle giveaway is being held in conjunction with the blog tour for When Calls the Heart, coordinated by Litfuse Publicity Group from Feb. 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,” said 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 Facebook Page. Starting Feb. 17, readers will be able to RSVP to join the event and enter the Kindle contest.