Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Author Blog Tour

The title of "AUTHOR" is still so new for me that sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe it. It's strange to see my name in print and even stranger to Google it and actually get hits. And oh so exciting! Every step of the process has been a learning experience, that's why I am so grateful for blogs like Of Thoughts and Words  and Oh! For the LOVE of BOOKS! for co-sponsoring this cool New Author Blog Hop
By way of introduction, my name is Stephanie Connelley Worlton. I am a lover of sunshine, warm weather, and sandy beaches, which is why I live in the mouth of a canyon that hosts an extra long Utah winter, mild summer temperatures, and soil that's as hard as a rock. Without my husband's many frequent flier miles and the companionship of good books, I just might find myself even crazier than I already am. 

My debut novel, Hope's Journey, is a YA fiction that has been labeled as an easy read about a difficult subject. In an over-simplified nut shell, it is a story about a high school couple with everything going for them until they find themselves pregnant. Their worlds get turned upside down and their relationship torn apart as they try to piece together their new reality. Not your typical romance, Hope's Journey is a story of love, faith, forgiveness... and most importantly hope. 

Cover blurb: 
A couple since their sophomore year, Sydney and Alex are looking forward to graduation and a bright future together. Sydney is  straight-A student trying to decide between college scholarships and Alex is a quiet jock preparing to serve a mission. Both active members of the LDS Church, their hopes and dreams painfully fade when they learn that Sydney is pregnant. The very foundations of their faith are shaken, as is their relationship. Separately, they venture through confusion, self-doubt, and failure as they learn the value of forgiveness and try to piece their broken lives back together. 

Giveaway:  As part of the New Author Blog Tour, I will be giving away a free e-copy of Hope's Journey. Entering is as easy as becoming a follower of this blog (in the column to your right) then leaving a comment with your email at the bottom of this post. Good luck! 

For purchase links and reviews check the left column.
Check out my Hope's Journey blog page to learn more and to watch the trailer.


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! I am a GFC follower.

  2. Thanks for the giveaway ! I really want to read this.

  3. Dear Stephanie, I am so glad that I chose to walk into Walmart this day. I just finished Hope's Journey and I loved it! The transition between Alex and Sydney was so captivating I couldn't put it down. As much as I loved every word of it, I cannot help but give my two cents. Damon was my favorite, and I was a little discouraged he didn't end up with Sydney in the end, however, I'm glad that Alex became the man that would be able to give her a good future. Anyway, keep writing! You definitely have a gift. Love, Amber M

    1. Thank you Amber. I'm glad you enjoyed Hope's Journey. I think I should start a Damon fan club as all the girls seem to fall for him (and it's no wonder why!) Hopefully we get to share the sequel so Alex can sweep everyone off their feet.

      If you haven't already, can I invite you to share a review on Amazon? Thanks for your support. - Stephanie :)


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