Behind the Story: Bree
Are you ready to start meeting the characters for my next novel?
Roadtrip for Two releases in just over two weeks and that means it's time to give you more information.
In the first book in this series, Destination: Romance, Bree was more of a side character. She's Katie's best friend and was one of their roadtrip trio all through college. Now, however, she gets her own trip. Or does she?
At the end of the first book, Bree and Nathan have broken up, called off the wedding, and she's heartbroken. Her friends decide to convince her to take the non-refundable honeymoon cruise to start moving past her heartbreak.
She never expects to see Nathan at the airport, with the same plans ...
First Time at the Christy's
Do you ever feel in awe of your surroundings? Or at least the people who surround you?
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Art of Writing Conference and Christy Award Gala in Nashville. If you read much in the Christian fiction industry, you know the Christy's are basically one of the highest awards you can get. I've never even entered the contest. Don't feel I have the right.
Needless to say, I went knowing I was going to be around a lot of AH-mazing authors. And I was.
Several were authors whose books I snatch up as soon as I can after they release. Seriously. I don't even read the back cover--just go in knowing I'm going to enjoy it. So I definitely embarrassed my friends by fan-girling a bit, but that's okay too.
Author Interview: Micki Clark
Have you guys ever had someone you loved and admired even though you'd never met her? Well, today I'm sharing one of those people with you. Micki Clark and I have never met in person, but we've been at the same publisher for several years now, and I've followed her through publishing and cancer and life--she's awesome. So, I wanted you to meet her, too. Read on.
Micki, I'm so glad to have you on here. I very much enjoyed your book Don't Ask Me to Leave You. What gave you the idea to loosely base your story on the book of Ruth?
My husband and I used the book of Ruth for our wedding vows, so those words are constantly in my head. One day, I started wondering what would happen to Ruth and Naomi in a modern world, and the story was born!
I know you incorporated quite a few places from your home area into the book. What are your favorites and why did you pick them?
I did—almost all of the locations in the book are real! I did change a few details here and there to make it fit the storyline, but you can go and tour all of the places mentioned yourself! I also have a YouTube video with photographs of some of the locations. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooghJjgGnpQ. My absolute favorite, of course, is the Ruth Hunt Candy Company, because I have a killer sweet tooth and their cream candy is amazing. My children love to stop by there when we visit my family and get Ale-8 suckers (Ale-8 is a local beverage also featured in the book). The kids love Berryman’s Tasty Treat, which is a diner not too far down the street from the church where my husband and I were married.
This is a place for me to tell you about what I'm writing, talk about the process or where some of my ideas came from, or even have other authors come in and talk about their books.
Authors I Love to Read (in no particular order)