God has really been moving in your writing life. What do you see on the horizon?
I’m hoping to write many books for Harlequin’s Love Inspired lines, both suspense and maybe one day, historical.
Tell us a little about your family.
As I’m answering this interview we are packing up the boxes to move to
Louisiana from Texas where my husband will pastor. I have
four children, three of whom I home school. My oldest is in college.
Has your writing changed your reading habits? If so, how?
Definitely changed my habits. Before I was published and had deadlines, I read a lot more and freely, I might add. Now I don’t have time to read as much as I would like, or the freedom to choose what to read. A lot of times I read books for review or endorsement.
What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the second book in a high-stakes repo man series. The first book in that series, TREACHEROUS SKIES, is releasing this December.
What outside interests do you have?
I love to bake artisan breads, to jog and hike and camp, and . . .read. J
How do you choose your settings for each book?
The setting chooses me. No really—I’m not usually looking for the setting but when one grabs me, that’s when I know I need to write a story set there. That’s what happened with
If you could spend an evening with one historical person, who would it be and why?
Amy Carmichael. While doing research for a historical novel I wanted to write set in
India I was
drawn into her amazing story of faith and obedience to God.
What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?
That I would have to put as much effort into marketing my books as I do writing them.
What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?
I think I’m about to enter a new season in my life where I’m going to have to step out a little more and connect with more people.
What are the three best things you can tell other authors to do to be successful?
Don’t be afraid to accept constructive criticism about your work—it goes a long way to help you improve your writing and bump to the next level. Train yourself to generate a lot of great ideas. Trust God to lead you.
Tell us about the featured book?
I’m excited about Oregon Outback because I love the region and I enjoyed writing about the four brothers—they were fun characters.
Here’s the blurb: Four rough and tumble brothers find themselves in the midst of big trouble in life and love. FBI agent Jonas Love struggles to keep a promise to protect his old flame, Darcy Nichols. Rancher Carver Love finds it hard to focus on rustlers with female sheriff Sheridan Hall so near. The fearless Lucas Love suddenly finds courage waning when it comes to beautiful bookkeeper Avery Summers. Justin Love tracks down a fugitive a little too close to home—and lodge-keeper Darrow Kincaid. Will these brothers find a way to keep their loves safe?
Please give us the first page of the book.
The first page of the book is the first novella, A Love Remembered.
She took five running steps and leapt from Tague’s
The force that countered gravity? Lift.
Wind rushed under the nylon fabric of the hang-glider and carried Darcy Nichols forward. She was an eagle, soaring through the sky thousands of feet above the ground. Riding the wind, she savored the freedom of flight.
No matter how many times she’d launched from the six thousand foot knob across from Albert’s Rim—the largest fault lift in the
view always left her breathless.
Leaning her hips to the right, she turned the hang-glider toward the northeast into the straight line for her flight, maintaining a constant speed.
As she pushed her arms straight, forcing the control bar forward, the wing above her stalled. Then she caught the lift band, the thermal that would carry her higher.
Rising high into the wide open air space she craved, Darcy could see miles of the
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