ARC Giveaway of When Silence Sings


I’m super excited to be appearing at the 2019 SIBA Discovery Show in Spartanburg, SC, this September. (That’s the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance.) The event is primarily for independent booksellers from throughout the south who come to learn best practices and to hear what’s new in Southern fiction. And since I have a story releasing in November–that would be something new!

I’m speaking on a fiction panel titled “Too Good to be True,” along with three other authors. As part of that, attendees will get ARCs (Advance Reading Copies) of When Silence Sings. Which means I currently have five of those ARCs in my possession and would love to give one of them away to one of YOU!

All you need to do is tell me who your favorite Southern author is–other than me of course 😉 It’s hard for me to pick just one favorite, but Lee Smith is definitely up there. Now your turn–I’ll close entries at NOON eastern time on Wednesday and announce the winner in Thursday’s blog post.

Good luck!

Published by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Author, wife, child of God.

67 thoughts on “ARC Giveaway of When Silence Sings

  1. Besides you of course 😊, I am reading all of Dorothea Benton Frank’s books now. I love them because they are based around Charleston and everything she talks about is so familiar to me.

  2. I’ve never considered authors by location and I honestly had to google “ southern authors”. But I saw some names whose work I love. I’ve read everything Nicholas Sparks has written and friend introduced me a new -to me- favorite Charles Martin. I’m sure there are others. On the plus side , the google search has me checking into a few books for my book-reading stay-ca-tion . #4novels#sofar#moretocome.

  3. My favorite southern author to teach was William Faulkner. It was so much fun to share his genius with students who may not have read his works otherwise. For pure enjoyment, I love to read Sarah Addison Allen, Mary Alice Monroe, and Rick Bragg. There are just too many to be named. There are just so many wonderful southern authors.

  4. Okay… I’ll enter … but this may be a little before your time… Reynolds Price…. and more currently Sharon McCrumb…
    Wow…. this is hard…..

  5. Besides you, I love John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, Cynthia Rylant, Terri Blackstock, Karen Kingsbury, Joyce and Jim Laverne and so many others! Too many to name— problems of a retired school librarian!

  6. After reading others’ comments, I agree that it is too hard to pick a favorite, so I will just name the author that I read most recently – Lauren Denton (Glory Road). I’ve missed at least one of her titles so I look forward to reading that one, and of course, your new book. Hope to win an ARC!

  7. Enjoy your time at SIBA! There are sooooo many excellent Southern writers … the first to come to mind is Joshilyn Jackson.

  8. She is deceased, but my all time favorite would have to be Eugenia Price. She was without a doubt one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

  9. I can’t pick just one. Besides you, I enjoy reading books by Ann H. Gabhart, Tamera Alexander, and Pam Hillman. I’m sure there are others I just can’t think of at the moment.

  10. I love Jamie Langston Turner although she has not published in a long while. I also like Elizabeth Musser although I believe she lives in France. The south part maybe. I guess my latest favorite has to be Julie Cantrell. Wonderful characters!

  11. Margaret Maron — I love her Judge Deborah Knott mysteries. I like her characters evolve as the series progresses.

  12. There are so many wonderful writers, it’s hard to choose. I think Ann Gabhart is my favorite, at least she is today. Usually, my favorite Christian author is the one I’m reading. As Liz Johnson is not a southern author, (I’m currently reading A Glitter of Gold) I’ll say Ann H. Gabhart.

  13. That is a very thought provoking question, as there are many. Just off the top of my head, since I have recently read one of her Carnton books, I might say Tamera Alexander.

  14. Hi, Sarah. Just saw this. Wish I was visiting my daughter in Spartanburg this weekend so that I could come see you. Looks like you’re doing that southern tour we talked about once. Hope you have fun and find lots of new readers for your beautiful books.

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