Takeover Tuesday

When Inspiration Strikes by Teresa Tysinger

Happy Monday, Friends!

Today my author friend, Teresa Tysinger, has come to talk about her upcoming release Someone Found. It releases tomorrow so make sure you preorder!

Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with her!


When Inspiration Strikes

I have a lot of author friends and follow tons more on social media. Experience tells me that every author draws inspiration for their stories from as many difference places as there are stars in the sky. Today, I thought I’d share with you a little about what inspired Someone Found, the next novel in my Laurel Cove Romance series that releases TOMORROW, June 8! If you’d like, you can pre-order the eBook today here, but both the eBook and paperback will be available tomorrow.

First, Some Background

It may help for context if you first know what Someone Found is about. Here’s the description:

Life’s detours can be the most important steps we’re meant to make.

Injured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

The Inspiration

The theme of being lost and found is central to this book. Ever since hearing the parable of the lost sheep in Sunday school for the first time as a child, the fact that God would come searching for me has been really made an impact on my heart. As an adult, the same notion makes me grateful to the point of tears that God loves me that much. So, for a long time I’ve wanted to write a story about a character who discovers the lengths God will go to find her. Add in a sweet, patient hero and the friendly neighbors of Laurel Cove, NC—the fictional town in the Blue Ridge Mountains that serves as the setting—and I think we’ve got a heartwarming and encouraging story of being found in more ways than one.

I Need Visuals!

If you’re like me, visuals really help an idea some together. When I’m brainstorming a new book, I always begin by creating a Pinterest board. Here’s a sample of some images on my Someone Found board. You can browse the entire board here.

I hope when you read Someone Found, its pages hold the same “vibe” that these pieces of inspiration sparked in me. The peacefulness the mountains offer. The ease and slow pace of summer. The friendliness of Laurel Cove. And the things that Quinn and Eli, the main characters, are searching, hoping, and longing for.

Don’t forget you can pre-order the eBook today or grab your copy (eBook or paperback) tomorrow HERE.

I’d love to hear what inspires you. Leave a comment telling me!

Someone Found Blog Tour Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Someone Found, I’m giving away a blog tour prize pack to one winner! It includes a $10 Amazon gift card, Wooden Bead Keychain reads “Have Faith,” and a fabric floral book sleeve. Enter HERE through June 14. One winner will be contacted by email. Open to US residents only; sorry international readers. Happy Reading!


About the Author

Teresa Tysinger writes charming southern romance inspired by grace. She is a proud member of American Christian Fiction Writers, the Association for Women in Communications, and Religion Communicators Council. A communications professional, wife, and mother transplanted from North Carolina to North Texas, Teresa loves coffee and anything to do with autumn!

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About the Book

njured and stranded, hiker Quinn McAlister is stuck recovering in Laurel Cove, North Carolina. The quiet mountain town and its polite residents are a far cry from the stifling home and painful disappointments back in Maine. When her handsome rescuer offers her a place to stay, she’s faced with coming to terms with her past and putting faith, for once, in a hopeful future.

Camp director Eli Moreland has devoted his adult life to serving others. The summer takes an unexpected turn when the beautiful hiker staying in one of the cabins sparks a deep desire for more. Giving her advice about faith comes easy. What’s hard is deciding if he’s ready to reopen his heart to love.

Being lost is worth the pain when being found is so sweet.

2 thoughts on “When Inspiration Strikes by Teresa Tysinger”

  1. “Happy Release Day!” Congratulations, your book sounds like a great read and your book cover is Beautiful!

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