Amber Schamel

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Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest". A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and has been awarded the Christian Indie Award in Historical Fiction twice. Between enjoying life as a newlywed, and spinning stories out of soap bubbles, Amber loves to connect with readers and hang out on Goodreads with other bookish peoples. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites. Amber is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writer ...more

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Amber Schamel For me, the best thing about being a writer is the incomparable experience of working so closely with the Lord during the writing process. Writing is …moreFor me, the best thing about being a writer is the incomparable experience of working so closely with the Lord during the writing process. Writing is a ministry, and I spend a lot of time in prayer, begging God to anoint my mind and fingers as the words flow onto the page. Without that anointing, my words are less than useless.

I can't tell you how many times I will be struggling with something in a story, then the Lord will drop an idea in there that makes perfect sense and flows with the story better than I ever could have imagined. It's one of those times when you just say, "thank you, Lord" and keep doing what you know He's asked you to do. There is nothing like this experience, and to me, that's one of the greatest things about being a Christian writer. (less)
Amber Schamel Hello Leona!
Great question. Each book is a little bit different, but I do not consider myself a romance author. That being said, romance is usually a …more
Hello Leona!
Great question. Each book is a little bit different, but I do not consider myself a romance author. That being said, romance is usually a part of life, so there are small threads of it in my books. The Days of Messiah series focuses on a couple that is already married, however their marriage is in tatters. By the end of the series, the relationship is renewed. Book 3 of that series focuses on the journey of their son, and there is just a hint of romance in that one.
My latest release, Solve by Christmas, has the strongest romance thread out of all the books I've written thus far, but it is still pretty minor in comparison to the rest of the story.

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The History of the Emerald: May's Birthstone

On the Heroes, Heroines and History blog, we're talking about the history of the Emerald, May's birthstone. Here's a preview of the article.

May is my favorite month. The sights, sounds and smell of Spring as it finally arrives, the baby animals that can be seen all around, the fresh smell of rain on newly growing plant sprouts. It's just a lovely time of year! And it's my birthday month. But t Read more of this blog post »
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Amber Schamel Susan wrote: "Man! I am overwhelmed by the fact that I won your book! I just looked up your website when I got a thank you from here for adding you as a friend. I am so sorry that I did not get back to you on th..."

Hi Susan! I understand what you mean! My TBR pile is huge too, though I think you may have me beat! LOL.
I'll be getting your autographed copy in the mail to you ASAP. :) Congrats again!


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Susan Manchester Man! I am overwhelmed by the fact that I won your book! I just looked up your website when I got a thank you from here for adding you as a friend. I am so sorry that I did not get back to you on that, but things are very overwhelming here right now. I too am grateful to meet another homeschooler. And again, thank you for choosing me as a book winner! I not like, LOVE to read Christian books! I will really try to write a review! I was telling another author this morning that I have 4,000 books in my to-be-read pile, and it is impossible for me to even sort them out anymore. In fact, some of them are still in the boxes and packages they were shipped in!


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Amber Schamel Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Thanks, Christine! It's nice to meet you! I look forward to seeing your reads and reviews. :)


Amber Schamel
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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Amber Schamel Beth wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Amber! :)"

Thanks, Beth. I'm looking forward to hanging out in Christian Fiction Devourers. :D

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Beth Thanks for adding me, Amber! :)


message 6: by Maria (last edited Jul 19, 2014 08:40AM)

Maria Hey, Amber! Thanks for adding me! Looking forward to our discussions about books ;)


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Liz Thank you for the friend request! Happy reading and writing! :)


Angela Blount Hello new friend! :)


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Amber Schamel Kris wrote: "Thanks for sending a friend request this mystery & paranormal author. Always great to connect with other authors.

Kris

Kris Neri
Revenge on Route 66"


Nice to meet you Kris! I'm looking forward to getting to know you!
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Kris Neri Thanks for sending a friend request this mystery & paranormal author. Always great to connect with other authors.

Kris

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Karen Malena Hello Amber! Great to meet you in here!


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