Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Schnedler & Bentonsport – A New Chapter

Posted October 4, 2023 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, historical, Lisa Schnedler, romance, time travel / 13 Comments

Bentonsport A New Chapter JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Bentonsport – A New Chapter by Lisa Schnedler, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to chat with Lisa today about her new book!

Bentonsport A New Chapter

SERIES: Bentonsport #2
GENRE: Time-Travel Romance (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Scrivenings Press
RELEASE DATE: September 19, 2023
PAGES: 293

What if you followed your heart—not across distance but across time?

Sarah Peterson never knew how far she would go for love until Thomas Barton walked into her life, they fell in love, and he asked her to join him in his world—a hundred and fifty years back in time. More afraid of losing him than of leaving everything behind, she put her future in God’s hands and awakened in the past. Now, she’s facing a world she’d only dreamed of, and reality is nothing like her dreams.

Thomas Barton never imagined he’d meet a woman like his beloved Sara. Leaving her behind was the hardest thing he ever did. When he discovers she’s followed him across time, he’s ready to spend his life making her decision worthwhile. His friends come up with a plan to convince Bentonsport she’s part of their era, but it’s going to take another miracle to pull this off.

Love was enough to carry them through a hundred and fifty years. Will it be enough to get them through the next weeks and months?

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Lisa Schnedler interview

Hi Lisa! Welcome to the blog!

Lisa: Definitely summer. I live in snowy Wisconsin—so summers are especially precious and short. I savor each day of summer and spend time on my porch—regardless of rain or scorching heat!

Carrie: I miss Wisconsin/northern Illinois winters … but I haven’t had one in 32 years so I would probably change my mind very quickly after living through another one lol

Lisa: Coffee! I cannot imagine starting my morning without the ritual of making a pot of fresh coffee. I order my beans from Door County Wisconsin. Each morning, I grind my beans and savor the scents of the season—orange, maple, spice—I love all flavors. I use a pour over coffee—two splashes of milk and two spoons of sugar…and I am on my way!

Carrie: very handy for those Wisconsin winters too 🙂

Lisa: Coke – out of deference to my husband. I rarely drink soda, but he has a strong preference—so when I want a sweet hit of caffeine with a bit of a burn—I take a sip of his Coke.

Carrie: I’m with your husband – Coke and Pepsi taste entirely different and Coke wins!

Lisa: I’ll cheat a bit and say “gulf.” I love the Gulf of Mexico with the calmer waves, abundant shells, and creatures such as starfish, sand dollars, and sea urchins. My happy place!

Carrie: That’s one coast I haven’t visited yet – I hope to one day, though, and maybe now that I live in Georgia that will be soon.

Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Lisa: My superpower is planning/goal setting/ and getting things done. I am a Certified Christian Life Coach—and I have developed a life planning tool, Branch Living that I developed to keep my life moving forward.

Check it out—Happy to teach to your church group!

Carrie: how cool!

Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood? 

Lisa: I LOVED Paddington Bear! Who doesn’t love a sweet bear, with a tough start, who lands well and brings everyone joy?

Carrie: aww yes – he’s so endearing!

Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?

Lisa: Even though I have an office at home, I only write at my dining room table. I love the open space, large table to spread out all I need, and all the light that pours in the windows.

Carrie: it sounds like a cheery space to write in!

Q: Were there any songs that inspired you as you wrote Bentonsport: A New Chapter?

Lisa: In writing the second book, I found the song Dark Road by Sarah Jarosz. Listen to it as Sara returns to Bentonsport in Book 2. It will move you right into the book.

Carrie: that sounds like a very haunting song!

Q: Some authors like to hide little things in their stories. Is there anything you have hidden in Bentonsport: A New Chapter

Lisa: Yes – but I would never reveal it. 😊

Carrie: hahaha – fair enough 😉

Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Bentonsport: A New Chapter?

Lisa: I want them to know that times change—but people essentially don’t. All people—from all periods of time—want love, purpose, family, friends, and the assurance that they are fulfilling their God-given purpose they have in building the Kingdom.

Carrie: that’s one of the reasons I love reading historical fiction – it reminds me of that very truth and in so doing helps me understand the present better ♥

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.

Lisa: I’m writing book three in the series—scheduled to be released September 2024.

Lisa Schnedler

Lisa Schnedler writes cozy fiction, set in small towns you’ll want to visit, with characters who soon will become your friends!

She has been married to her best friend for 39 years. Together, they have three grown children, who are married to her “additional three kids,” and she has six grandchildren.

She has served as a hospital president for 30 years and is a Certified Christian Life Coach. Lisa likes to cook, travel, and meet new friends.

Connect with Lisa by visiting to follow her on social media and sign up for email updates.

Bentonsport A New Chapter JustRead Tours giveaway


(3) winners will win a $15 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight October 3, 2023 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 10, 2023. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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13 responses to “Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Lisa Schnedler & Bentonsport – A New Chapter

  1. Kay Garrett

    Enjoyed reading the interview with Lisa. Nice way to be introduced to a new to me author. Really enjoyed her statement of what she wanted the reader to take away from the book. Can’t wait for the opportunity to read and review “Bentonsport – A New Chapter” which sounds absolutely amazing.

  2. Tracie M Cooper

    If you could choose any time and place in history to live for a day, where and when would it be, and why?

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