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Lisa Wingate is a former journalist, an inspirational speaker, and the bestselling author of more than thirty books. Her blockbuster "Before We Were Yours" was on the NYT best seller list for over one year. Her work has won or been nominated for many awards, including the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize, the Oklahoma Book Award, the Utah Library Award, the Carol Award, the Christy Award, and the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award. Lisa believes stories can change the world. ...more

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Lisa Wingate Hi Susan, There has been some interest in a movie and/or in a TV special series, but no deal finalized. Wouldn't it be great to see the Foss family on…moreHi Susan, There has been some interest in a movie and/or in a TV special series, but no deal finalized. Wouldn't it be great to see the Foss family on their shantyboat? I'm hoping.(less)
Lisa Wingate Hello Tonni! Before We Were Yours was inspired by the history of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children's Home Society. I wasn't familiar with the sc…moreHello Tonni! Before We Were Yours was inspired by the history of Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children's Home Society. I wasn't familiar with the scandal surrounding the TCHS orphan houses of the 30's and 40's, but after stumbling across the story, I was shocked and horrified that such a thing was possible in this country and not that long ago. I wanted to tell the stories that hadn't been told - those of the thousands of children who became caught in Georgia Tann's web. I did travel for research. Visits to Memphis were invaluable, as was spending time at Mud Island and along the river, learning about the life Rill and her siblings would have lived on the family's shantyboat before they're taken to the TCHS orphan house.(less)
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Book Tours, Hurricanes, and Dragonflies

After a summer at home working on the next book, it’s time for a short fall book tour. If you’re in NC, SC, or GA, I’d love to meet you and share the real-life history behind Before We Were Yours. For event details, Click Here.



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One last thought before I go pack my bags. As I leave

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“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you've done will have mattered as much.”
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“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.”
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“But the love of sisters needs no words. It does not depend on memories, or mementos, or proof. It runs as deep as a heartbeat. It is as ever present as a pulse.”
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This is the poll for September's Book of the Month - the book with the most votes will be the Group Read, and the book with the second most votes will be the Group Buddy Read.

Engaged in Trouble by Jenny B. Jones Engaged in Trouble (Enchanted Events #1) by Jenny B. Jones
 
  7 votes 30.4%

The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor, #1) by Roseanna M. White
 
  6 votes 26.1%

Blue Moon Bay by Lisa Wingate Blue Moon Bay (Moses Lake, #2) by Lisa Wingate
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish Stones for Bread by Christa Parrish
 
  3 votes 13.0%

Ready or Not by Chautona Havig Ready or Not (Aggie's Inheritance, #1) by Chautona Havig
 
  2 votes 8.7%

The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim The Midwife by Jolina Petersheim
 
  1 vote 4.3%

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
 
  1 vote 4.3%

Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus Sweet Tea and Southern Grace by Glenda C. Manus
 
  0 votes 0.0%

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message 2: by Donna

Donna Lisa,
I love your books. I have read some of them before I joined Good Reads and just love them. Hope to be a winner of one of your books from the giveaways on Good Reads.
Thanks for being a friend and a great author.
Donna


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Lisa Wingate Please see my website at lisawingate.com for my speaking and book events.


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