Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Becca By The Book by Laura Jensen Walker

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Becca By The Book

Zondervan (January 1, 2010)


Laura Jensen Walker


Laura Jensen Walker is an award-winning writer, popular speaker, and breast-cancer survivor who loves to touch readers and audiences with the healing power of laughter.

Born in Racine, Wisconsin (home of Western Printing and Johnson’s Wax—maker of your favorite floor care products) Laura moved to Phoenix, Arizona when she was in high school. But not being a fan of blazing heat and knowing that Uncle Sam was looking for a few good women, she enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly after graduation and spent the next five years flying a typewriter through Europe.

Her lifelong dream of writing fiction came true in Spring 2005 with the release of her first chick lit novel, Dreaming in Black & White which won the Contemporary Fiction Book of the Year from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her sophomore novel, Dreaming in Technicolor was published in Fall 2005.

Laura’s third novel, Reconstructing Natalie, chosen as the Women of Faith Novel of the Year for 2006, is the funny and poignant story of a young, single woman who gets breast cancer and how her life is reconstructed as a result. This book was born out of Laura’s cancer speaking engagements where she started meeting younger and younger women stricken with this disease—some whose husbands had left them, and others who wondered what breast cancer would do to their dating life. She wanted to write a novel that would give voice to those women. Something real. And honest. And funny.

Because although cancer isn’t funny, humor is healing.

To learn more about Laura’s latest novels, please check out her Books page.

A popular speaker and teacher at writing conferences, Laura has also been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows around the country including the ABC Weekend News, The 700 Club, and The Jay Thomas Morning Show.

She lives in Northern California with her Renaissance-man husband Michael, and Gracie, their piano playing dog.


Sales clerk, barista, telemarketer, sign waver...

At twenty-five, free-spirited Becca Daniels is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. What Becca doesn’t want to be is bored. She craves the rush of a new experience, whether it’s an extreme sport, a shocking hair color, or a new guy. That’s why she quit her bookstore job, used her last bit of credit to go skydiving, and broke her leg.

And that’s why, grounded and grumpy, Becca bristles when teased by friends for being commitment-phobic. In response, Becca issues an outrageous wager—that she can sustain a three-month or twenty-five date relationship with the next guy who asks her out. When the guy turns out to be “churchy” Ben—definitely not Becca’s type—she gamely embarks on a hilarious series of dates that plunge her purple-haired, free-speaking, commitment-phobic self into the alien world of church potlucks and prayer meetings.

This irrepressible Getaway Girl will have you cheering her on as she “suffers” through her dates, gains perspective on her life’s purpose, and ultimately begins her greatest adventure of all.

If you'd like to read the first chapter of Becca By The Book, go HERE

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Laura can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

Come and visit with those posting for this tour:

Abi at lighter side
Amy at My Life
Andie at Radiant Light
Angela at God Uses Broken Vessels
April at Projecting A
Becky at Joyful Mother
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Brittanie at A Book Lover
Camy at Camy's Loft
Cara at the law, books, and life
CeeCee at Book Splurge
Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
Christy at Christy's Book Blog
Dave at The Plot Thickens
Dave at Novel Spotlight
Deanna at Deannna's Corner
Deborah at books, movies and chinese food
Debra at Soul Reflections
Georgiana at Georgiana D
Gina at Upon Reflection
Jane at Winning Readings
Janis at The Nearsighted Bookworm
Janna at Cornhusker Academy
Jendi at Jendi's Journal
Jenn at One House Schoolroom Reviews
Jennifer at So Many Books…So Little Time
Jennifer at My Buckling Bookshelf
Jill at Christian Work At Home Moms
Jill at Artistic Blogger
Kate at A Simple Walk
Kim at Window To My World
Krista at Welcome To Married Life
Kristi at Stamped With Grace
Kristy at I Need To Read
Allie at A Little Bit Of Sunlight
Linda at Mocha With Linda
Lori at Book Story
Lori at Noggin Bits
Lynetta at Open Book
Marjorie at The Writer's Tool
Michelle at Edgy Inspirational Author
Michelle at Raising Little Women
Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
Pam at Daysong Reflections
Pattie at FreshBrewedWriter
Pepper at Faith and Fiction On Fire
Rachel at Rachel Hauck
Rulan at Fiction Showcase
Ruth at Booktalk & more...
Ryan at loves to read
Sean at Bookmark Cafe
Sheila at Book Journey
Takiela at Beauty 4 Ashes
Tara at Tara's View Of The World
Tracy at Pix-N-Pens
Nessie at Illuminating Fiction
Victoria at Overlooked Orchid


Deanna said...

Posted with review.

Georgiana said...

I am scheduled for Thursday. Fun read :D

Cara Putman said...

scheduled for Thursday.

Rulan said...

Mine are posted

Christa said...

I posted my review, cute story!


Angela Breidenbach said...

I'll be up for Wednesday.

stampedwithgrace said...

posted :)

southeastcountrywife said...

i'm up

L. Diane Wolfe said...


Pattie said...

Posted and reviewed :)

Kim said...

I'm up with a review. Didn't care so much for this one, but liked the other one I read. I'll try again...

Lynetta said...

Mine's posted with a short review.

Tarasview said...

posted on Tara's View on Books

April Erwin said...

Mine posts on Friday.

Jim Thompson said...


Illuminating Fiction said...


Mocha with Linda said...

Posting overnight tonight. I was disappointed - this book had a lot of potential but fell short.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Michelle Sutton said...

My post will go up Friday morning. I hope to have a review to go with it, but if not I'll post my thoughts either way.

loves to read said...

posted with short review

Christy Lockstein said...

up with review

Ruth said...


Pepper Basham said...

posted with brief review.

Janna said...

Posted with a review.

Deborah said...

i'm up with my review

Margie Vawter said...

Posted with a short review.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I have posted as well :)

Brittanie said...

Posting with short review.

MoziEsmé said...

Posted: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/01/reviewgiveaway-becca-by-book.html

Cheryl Klarich said...


Sean said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

Cheryl again.. I posted some comments at the end.