Closer Than Your Skin by Susan D Hill – Giveaway

Originally Posted at Bibliophile’s Retreat by Melissa Meeks

About the Author:
Susan Hill was born in Texas, but she didn’t live there long enough to get a southern accent. Her family soon moved to Boston, but she didn’t get an eastern accent either. Fortuneately, she didn’t end up with a combination of the two.

Most of her childhood, she grew up in Ohio near the shores of Lake Erie. Here, she found a love of sailing, but also learned to play piano, twirl a baton, and ice skate among other things.

Amazingly, she survived teenhood during the tail-end of the sixties and became a follower of Jesus when she was fourteen. After high school, she attended Ohio Wesleyan University, graduating in 1977 and worked in human resource management for U.S. Bank for seven years before becoming a full-time mom. She’s also served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and Young Life, and currently leads an interdenominational women’s group that started ten years ago.

Susan also works as a volunteer administrator for Uganda Orphans Fund, a non-profit, NGO relief organization founded by her husband, Duncan Hill. Since 2002, UOF has built 26 different projects including orphan homes, schools and medical clinics for AIDS and war orphans in Uganda. She also serves on the Board.

Susan started writing for publication about five years ago, cutting her teeth on magazine articles. Two years ago, she took a half-written manuscript and a book proposal to a writer’s conference. A few months later WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, offered her a contract.

Susan has been married to Duncan for nearly 30 years. Together they have three grown children and live in Montana. She still plays the piano, ice skates and sails whenever possible, but she no longer twirls a baton. Instead, she likes to write.

Giveaway Info:
I have two copies of this book to giveaway and I will be drawing names from the comments on this post left between today and 11:59PM Sunday March 1st. Please share about a time when you tangibly experienced God’s care and presence in your life. Feel free to chime in even if you aren’t entering the drawing. The more the merrier. The winners will be drawn on the 2nd and I will post an announcement when they are confirmed.

To be eligible entrants must have a US mailing address. Please leave an email I can use to contact you if your name is drawn. To avoid spambots trolling for addresses you can use a format such as forest_rose[at]yahoo[dot]com to include your email address in your comment.

Click the book cover graphic to read more about the book on the Amazon page, check out an excerpt and other resources on the author’s website by clicking on her picture. Read my review.

Finally you can also check out other bloggers posting about the book this week using the following list:
Angie, Ashley, Becky, Beth, Bonnie, Caleb, CeeCee, Chad, Christy, David, Dawn, Deborah, Deena, Gina at Portrait of a Writer or Writer Interrupted, Gretchen, Heidi, Jamie, Janis, Jennifer, Jill at Christian Work at Home Moms or Radiant Lit or Blog Critics, Karen, Karla, Kathy, Kim, LaShaunda, Laura, Lisa, Lisa, Lundie, Mike, Mitchell, Monica, Rachelle, Reba, Robin, Robin, Sarah, Sean, Shannon, Susan, Takiela, Tami, Terri, Ty.


  1. I felt an overwhelming care and covering from the Lord when my daughter was going through cranial surgery. I knew He was the only one I could depend on!

    Thanks for a chance to win!


  2. I have heard so many good things about this book… I would love to win it!!

    A time when I tangibly felt God’s care has been just this week! On Sunday my pastor and his wife were both such an encouragement to me, and on Monday morning I was praying for them and telling the Lord how blessed I was to know them, and He whispered to me that they were just showing me *His* love and approval. Oh, how special! And what a reminder that we truly can be physical representations of our Lord as we love and reprove and exhort our fellow believers!!

    God bless!

  3. The Lord has always been so dear to me. One night I was in a partial sleep/wakefulness when I heard a male voice singing. It was beautiful. He was singing to one of my closest friends. I soon realized that it was the Lord.”Oh how wonderful that He is singing to Rhonda!” I thought. Then the singing became louder and closer. I realized that He was singing to me! I sang back with all my heart and soul. I felt my voice coming from my toes through my body with every fiber I could muster. “Open the eyes of my heart Lord, Open the eyes of my heart. I want to see You. I want to see You…” I awoke suddenly and fully. My heart was pounding and I felt overwhelming joy. Isn’t He wonderful to do something that personal and sweet?

  4. I’d love to win a copy of this book, so please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

    Jennifer 🙂

  5. Hello, I have been reading many good things about this book! Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks,Cindi

  6. Was very pleased to win! Sent my address to you the other night–just checking to see if you got it. LMK. Thanks!

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