Welcome back, Colleen. Why did you become an author?
I’ve wanted to write since I was in first grade. J I don’t really know why. I’m driven to write. I won’t ever quit writing. It’s how I make sense out of the world.
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I’d be a naturopath. I love natural medicine, and I drive everyone crazy by giving them health advice like don’t eat gluten. And yes, that means you too. LOL
If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I love the early 1900s. All those gorgeous dresses make me salivate. Plus it was a very exciting time full of new inventions and new ways of looking at the world. My next book out, The Butterfly Palace, is set in 1904 so I’m steeped in my favorite time period right now.
What place in the
have you not visited that you would like to? United States
Make that zero. J We just visited the last of the 50 states when we went on an Alaskan cruise in early June.
How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I will visit
and New Zealand
one day! I’ve loved reading about Australia since I was a little
I share that love of Australia and have read hundreds of books, both fiction and nonfiction, about the continent down under. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
To take one day at a time. I’ve had such an incredibly busy year that I’ve felt overwhelmed quite often. So I’m trying to look only at what I have to do today.
Tell us about the featured book.
I adored writing Rosemary Cottage! There’s quite a bit of me in the book. I love my brother Randy and know first hand how that kind of grief feels. Amy thinks her brother died in a surfing accident, but she receives an email indicating his death might not have been an accident. She goes to Hope Beach to retrace Ben’s final weeks and see if she can discover what really happened. She’s a midwife too, so I get to sprinkle in my favorite health advice. J Her search uncovers many secrets about her brother and puts her in harm’s way as well. Of course there is a
Guard officer who
steps in to help her. He has a few secrets of his own. hunky
Please give us the first page of the book.
The warm Atlantic water rushed past her limbs in a silken caress. Gina Ireland loved summer, loved the water, the busy fisherman boating to and fro, and the blue bowl of sky overhead. In the winter she missed splashing in waves and was the first to hit the water every spring in her new bikini.
She waved to her brother on the beach where he sat on the blanket with her tiny daughter. He was as crazy about their Outer Banks island as she was, and when he wasn’t working on the water, he was plopped on the sand. Seven-month-old Raine squawked, objecting to being corralled off the sand. She already had her Uncle Curtis wrapped around her finger. Gina too, for that matter. The baby had changed everything.
Curtis waved his hand, then squatted on the blanket with the baby. Other beach goers splashed in the waves, and the distant roar of jet skis disrupted the serenity of her beloved
Gina flipped to her back and closed her eyes as the waves carried her on the whitecaps. She was different now, new and clean. The future looked bright. The water held no fear for her. Once she’d entertained dreams of winning an Olympic gold medal until life intervened, but contentment curled along her spine. No need for a medal when she had everything right here.
The island had receded in the distance when she opened her eyes and turned to her stomach again. She started back toward the beach with long, sure strokes. When the shore was no nearer five minutes later, she paused and trod water in the riptide that had seized her. She experienced only a momentary stab of disquiet. The boating lane was near, and she could hail a passing fishing boat if the current didn’t release her. She swam parallel to the shore, then tried again, only to be thrust back by the strong tide.
How can readers find you on the Internet?I love hearing from readers! My website is www.colleencoble.com, and we can connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/colleencoblebooks?ref=hl
Thank you, Colleen for sharing this new book with us.
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