A fun, fun giveaway!

Contest CollageHere’s a fun giveaway opportunity for Eden Hill! You get to take us on a trip down Memory Lane, and be entered to win some great prizes to celebrate my debut novel,‪#‎EdenHill‬. Dig down deep, and take us all back to 1962 (or whenever!)

To enter the giveaway, simply comment on the Crazy4Fiction blog post with your favorite childhood memory and use the gleam app (at the bottom of their blog) to register. Sign in with Facebook or your email and click the check box to visit Bill Higgs on Facebook. From there, you’re entered. Congrats! To gain two additional entries, feel free to use the app to tweet about the contest or visit Crazy4Fiction on Facebook to keep up to date on more giveaways. Once you’ve entered, you’ll receive an email confirmation repeating the other options for additional entries. Good luck!

Note: your wonderful recollections must be posted on their blog, not mine, to count. Scroll down to the widget that says “powered by Gleam.”

Thanks for all the encouragement, and good luck! I look forward to hearing some of your magnificent memories!


“It’s alive, it’s ALIVE…”

Or to use a better Kentucky metaphor, we’re “off and running.” It’s launch day, and Eden Hill is shipping by UPS, postal mail, drone, slow boat, oxcart, carrier pigeon and whatever else Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Christian Book Distributors can come up with. Or, if you’d prefer, you can buy it in your local bookstore. Woo-hoo!

For the many who’ve traveled with me on my 25-year journey to Eden Hill, thank you for the encouragement and support; and for those of you who are just joining our pilgrimage to another time and place, welcome! Back to 1962 we go; and to Virgil T Osgood, Cornelius Alexander III, and poor frazzled Reverend Caudill, here we come.

Special thanks to Tyndale House Publishers, my agent Jessica Kirkland of The Blythe Daniel Agency, and most of all to my wife Liz, who’s been riding merrily in the passenger seat for this trip, and has always been my biggest encouragement. Deep appreciation from the bottom of my grateful heart.

Soli Deo gloria!

Hours to go, and another BIG endorsement

One more endorsement, but it’s a biggie…

“I thoroughly enjoyed Eden Hill. Lots of belly laughs. I loved the interaction of clueless Virgil and Mavine’s wifely struggles. And I chuckled over poor Pastor Caudill dealing with Madeline Crutcher (what a perfect name). Cornelius and JoAnn were like so many newlyweds with big dreams and expectations of their partners, and then learning team work and forgiveness. It was a delight.”

– Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Bridge to Haven


Many thanks, and so glad you found it a joy to read!

Soli Deo gloria.

One day to go, and two updates

homecoming magazineOne day to go until the Big Launch, and kind comments and reviews about Eden Hill just keep coming in! We’ve just learned that Eden Hill will be one of the titles in the Bookshelf feature in Homecoming magazine, alongside new offerings by Natalie Grant and Lysa TerKeurst! Woo-hoo!

And then, our dear friend, co-laborer, and blogger Elizabeth Hoagland posted an extremely kind review! She brought out many points I hadn’t thought about, and hadn’t even realized I’d worked into the story. Can a book take on a life of its own? And can the power of the Gospel move beyond our mere mortal efforts (answer: a resounding “YES”). Check it out, along with some other delightful reading, HERE.

Bless you Elizabeth, and bless you, Homecoming!

 Soli Deo gloria.

Another Strong Review!

RTReviews has given Eden Hill four stars (**** — count ’em), meaning “Compelling — page turner.”

In their reviewer’s words, “Higgs’ debut novel captivates with his smooth narrative, vivid characters and subtle wit. The sense of nostalgia wraps the entire story in a delightfully warm embrace, and the community of Eden Hill settles firmly in the reader’s heart. Dry humor provides a few laugh-out-loud moments if the reader is paying attention, while the wisdom behind the theme gently nudges and inspires.”