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WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
2/23/2019 11:45:00 AM by: Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  You’re Amazing

AUTHOR:  Hannah Arduini and Julie Arduini

PUBLISHER:  Surrendered Scribe Media

GENRE:  Middle grade and Women’s Fiction

SERIES OR STAND ALONE:  Second book in Surrendering Stinink’ Thinkin’ Series

(can be read as stand-alone)

TARGET AGE:  10-100

 

 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI TO PATTI’S PORCH. JULIE SHARES HOW SHE AND HER TEEN DAUGHTER DREW ON REAL LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES TO CREATE A CAPTIVATING SERIES THAT ENCOURAGES AND INSPIRES WOMEN OF ALL AGES.

 

 

 

JULIE IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR WINNER’S CHOICE OF A PRINT OR EBOOK COPY OFYOU’RE AMAZING.

 

 

 

REAL LIFE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOU’RE AMAZING

 

 

by

 

 

Julie Arduini

 

 

 

 

The Surrendering Stinkin’ Thinkin’ series I’m co-authoring with my teen daughter, Hannah, isn’t anything I planned on writing. My main genre is contemporary romance, so this opportunity was definitely a God thing.

 

 

 

The series was birthed out of Hannah’s desire to encourage girls younger than her before words wound them. She had encountered an extra hard season in middle school where she felt torn down instead of built up, and as she shared, I noticed she was telling a story.

 

 

 

A good one.

 

 

 

I promised her if she saw the story through, I would write and publish it. She ended up plotting a three book series. You’re Beautiful released last year, You’re Amazing is out now, and You’re Brilliant will release in Winter 2020.

 

 

 

Although fiction, the series definitely draws on real life. Each book revolves around a mentoring ministry in Youngstown, Ohio where two characters are always featured. The first is a middle school student, and the second is an adult mentor. Both characters have their own story, but are believing the same lie about themselves. We live in the Youngstown area and have participated in a mentoring ministry. Hannah and I have seen young women and women of all ages struggle with the truth about themselves, so we felt it was important to highlight the two age groups. We’ve found that the older readers are just as interested in the younger character’s story as the adult story. It’s the same for younger readers. They are surprised to learn adults don’t feel pretty or worthy or smart.

 

 

 

In You’re Amazing, Jazmin is a natural at dance until there are a series of changes and challenges that force her to question if she should even continue. Jazmin is inspired by a real-life friend who dances. Hannah wanted to honor church friends who have been part of her life for a long time, so she wrote parts of herself and her two friends into Hayley, Jazmin, and Bethany into the books.

 

 

 

Lena Calloway is a mom to young sons who often feels overwhelmed and always questions her worth. When she runs into an acquaintance who chastises her for not having a “real” career, Lena struggles with her identity. Lena is a composite of the women I’ve met and mentored over the years, especially when I was involved with the MOPS ministry, Mothers of Preschoolers. Those first years are hard and there is nothing like a teething, pooping little person to make even the most academic and skilled professional fall apart. I also remembered being at the Y changing when I overheard a group of moms. One was so anxious about her mom visiting she hired a maid service. Those are real struggles that we wanted to address in You’re Amazing.

 

 

 

We also wanted to make sure readers understood that wounded people wound people and often there is no malice when someone hurts us. With Lena’s mom, she reaches a place where she realizes what challenges her mom had and how they affect those relationships around her. For Jazmin, we created Ms. Esmeralda as a professional with high expectations. She has no idea how her criticism has emotionally paralyzed others. Those are experiences we’ve seen and lived.

 

 

 

I’m so proud of You’re Amazing. It’s a quick read with a long-lasting impact. Our hope is this book gets into a lot of hands and that every reader embraces the truth---that they are amazing!

 

 

 

I’d love to help get a copy of You’re Amazing into one of YOUR hands! Leave a comment and I’ll choose one random winner.  US winner has a choice of either eBook or print copy. International winner automatically receives You’re Amazing eBook.

 

 

 

You’re Amazing Blurb by Julie Arduini and Hannah Arduini

Jazmin’s a natural at dance until a series of changes make her wonder if she should even keep up with her favorite hobby.

Lena’s a mom with young children overwhelmed with her schedule when a woman remarks that what Lena does isn’t even important.

Both Jazmin and Lena belong to Linked, a mentoring ministry where all ages encourage each other and build friendships.

Can these two surrender the lies they are believing and realize they are amazing?

A novella for tweens, teens, and women of all ages by mother and daughter team Julie Arduini and Hannah Arduini.

 

 

Purchase Link

 

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN CHOICE OF A PRINT OR EBOOK COPY OF YOU’RE AMAZING BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, MARACH 5TH AT MIDNIGHT MST. (US residents only eligible for print copy).

BY LEAVING A COMMENT, YOU GRANT PERMISSION FOR YOUR EMAIL TO BE REVEALED TO THE AUTHOR IF YOU ARE THE WINNER TO FACILITATE RECEIPT OF YOUR BOOK.

 

 

Julie Arduini loves to encourage readers to find freedom in Christ by surrendering the good, the bad, and ---maybe one day---the chocolate. She’s the author of the contemporary romance series SURRENDERING TIME, (Entrusted, Entangled, Engaged.) She also shares her story in the infertility devotional, A WALK IN THE VALLEY. Her latest release, YOU’RE AMAZING, is a book for girls ages 10-100, written with her teenaged daughter, Hannah, and is book 2 in their SURRENDERING STINKIN’ THINKIN’ series. She blogs every other Wednesday for Christians Read, as well as monthly with Inspy Romance. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two children. Learn more by visiting her at her website, where she invites readers to subscribe to her monthly newsletter full of resources and giveaway opportunities.

Connect with Julie:

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Hannah Arduini is in the ninth grade and lives outside of Youngstown, Ohio. She loves fashion, Starbucks, and serving at church. She has a brother who lives at home, and siblings that live in Wisconsin. She also has two nephews. You’re Amazing is her second published book.

 

 

 

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Comments

Julie Arduini From OH At 3/5/2019 9:14:02 AM

B.J., Thank you so much for all your help making the series possible with your critiques, and for encouraging us during the process. It has meant everything!

Julie Arduini From OH At 3/5/2019 9:10:10 AM

Maryann, Thank you for stopping by and reading. We really believe this series is God-sent for females of all ages.

Julie Arduini From OH At 3/5/2019 9:05:45 AM

Gail, thank you! I believe not only would the girls you know be encouraged, but women, too. I appreciate you leaving a comment!

Gail Kittleson From Iowa At 3/4/2019 10:03:56 PM

Hi Julie, So glad you and Hannah wrote these books. They sound so authentic. I hope to share them w/some girls I know. And their school. And... (:

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Gail. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your interest in this wonderful series.

Maryann From New York At 3/2/2019 3:05:20 PM

I think this sounds like a wonderful book and a wonderful series that has important lessons and truths that girls need to take to heart.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi Mary Ann. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment for Julie and Hannah.

B. J. Bassett From Oregon At 2/25/2019 1:03:07 AM

I loved both books in the series. Many preteen girls suffer from low self-esteem, and reading this series may help them feel like they aren't alone. They'll be able to relate to the struggles of the characters. I'm grateful to Julie and Hannah for writing these books.

Reply by: Patti Shene

Hi B.J. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your endorsement of Julie and Hannah's work.

Julie Arduini From OH At 2/23/2019 11:54:13 AM

Thank you, Patti, for letting Hannah and I share today!

Reply by: Patti Shene

I love the way the two of you have collaborated on this series! What a blessing to your readers. Thank you for spending time with us here on the porch.

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WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
5/9/2015 7:57:00 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
4/10/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
3/27/2015 11:19:26 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
3/14/2015 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
2/27/2015 11:00:12 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
2/14/2015 8:01:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
1/24/2015 1:41:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
1/16/2015 10:59:08 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
1/10/2015 7:44:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
12/27/2014 11:17:48 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
12/20/2014 11:08:16 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
12/18/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
12/14/2014 3:45:38 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
12/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
12/6/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
11/29/2014 12:36:32 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
11/22/2014 6:55:52 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
11/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
11/8/2014 2:41:19 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
11/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
10/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
10/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
10/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
10/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
9/27/2014 9:25:12 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
9/19/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BY THE NUMBERS
9/15/2014 2:24:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
9/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
8/30/2014 10:56:45 PM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
8/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
8/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SITTING IDLE
8/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
8/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
7/26/2014 11:01:15 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
7/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
7/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
7/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
6/27/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
6/20/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
6/16/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
6/7/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
5/30/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
5/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
4/23/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
4/19/2014 5:33:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

PLAY BALL!
4/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
4/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
4/4/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
3/29/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
3/26/2014 9:45:22 PM  by: Patti Shene

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
3/22/2014 2:39:47 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
3/19/2014 12:56:57 PM  by: Patti Shene

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
3/15/2014 4:19:04 PM  by: Patti Shene

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
3/13/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
3/8/2014 11:44:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
3/1/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
2/22/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
2/15/2014 1:02:11 PM  by: Patti Shene

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
2/12/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
2/8/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
2/5/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

A Matter of Perspective
2/1/2014 12:52:05 AM  by: Patti Shene

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
1/25/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Monopoly!
1/21/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
1/17/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

What Did You Mean By That?
1/14/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Wildlife Video
1/10/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

My Best Reads of 2013
1/8/2014 1:28:40 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Dumbest Kid in School
1/3/2014 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Good-bye to 2013
1/1/2014 1:35:09 AM  by: Patti Shene

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
12/22/2013 7:00:40 PM  by: Patti Shene

One Spectacular Christmas Display
12/19/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
11/29/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Shared Experience
11/24/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Facing the Monster
10/25/2013 12:46:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
9/27/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I'll Be Happy When...
5/14/2013 11:49:55 PM  by: Patti Shene

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
5/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I Can't Do This!
5/2/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

BREAKING THE RULES
4/28/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
4/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vulnerability to Fear
4/17/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Faith and Fear
4/15/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Those Temporary Interruptions
2/21/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
2/7/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
2/3/2013 2:04:28 AM  by: Patti Shene

Taking Stock
1/30/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
1/26/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Winter - Bah Humbug!
1/22/2013 10:18:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
1/19/2013 10:35:41 AM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
1/16/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
1/12/2013 4:00:39 PM  by: Patti Shene

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
1/9/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The last Day of the Christmas Season
1/5/2013 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Accountability in the Extreme
1/2/2013 12:38:47 AM  by: Patti Shene

The day after Christmas
12/26/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
12/22/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
12/19/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
12/15/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
12/12/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
12/8/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

News From Nashville & Beyond
12/4/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
11/13/2012 2:10:37 PM  by: Patti Shene

Welcome Home!
11/13/2012 2:00:24 PM  by: Patti Shene

Confessions of a first book editor
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Going Home
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

GPCWC in Restospect
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
11/13/2012 12:00:01 AM  by: Patti Shene