Welcome back, Shelley. Why did you become an author?
I started writing because I wanted to make up books that I liked to read. Writing, for me, is an extension of my favorite activity, which is reading. I feel blessed to be able to share that writing is still one of my very favorite things to do.
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
I love to travel, so my dream job would have something to do with cruises. Maybe be a travel writer or reviewer? Being a chef would also be a dream job for me.
If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I would probably enjoy living in
Texas in the late 1800’s, because that is
one of my favorite times to write about. That said, I probably would find
myself missing all sorts of modern conveniences —including air conditioning!
What place in the
have you not visited that you would like to? United States
I’ve traveled most of the country, but I’ve never been to see
Mount Rushmore. I would love to drive up
there, go through the Bad Lands, and see the beautiful Dakotas.
How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I’ve been wanting to visit
Buenos Aires for quite a while. One day, I’m
going to take a year of Spanish lessons and book a trip to Argentina! My
husband and I want to sit in a little café in Buenos Aires and sip coffee and watch the
world go by.
What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
I’ve recently been working on a committee at church that has really challenged me! The Lord has taught me to be more assertive and positive. Serving on this committee has been such a positive experience. I’m so glad He encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone!
Tell us about the featured book.
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn is the third book in this year’s Amish Brides of Pinecraft Series. It features two single parents who fall in love again. It’s kind of like The Brady Bunch. The novel has lots of characters, two romances, and one mischievous beagle named Frankie. I loved writing this book.
I loved reading this book Please give us the first page for my readers.
Frankie was on the loose. Again.
“Mandy, dear, are you sure you didn’t see where he went off to?” Emma Keim asked her six-year-old daughter.
Mandy shook her head, the long white ties of her kapp swinging with the movement. “I was talking to Frankie about my daisies, but I guess he weren’t too interested in them.”
“I fear his actions have less to do with your daisies and more to do with the scent of pizza,” Emma said around a frown. “He’s never smelled a pizza he didn’t want.”
“I’m sorry, Mommy. I thought the gate was closed.”
Walking to the freshly painted white fence that surrounded their house like pretty icing on a cake, Emma examined the gate. The latch was in place. Then she noticed the beagle-sized hole underneath it.
“Looks like Frankie dug his way out this morning.”
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I’m online a lot! Readers can follow me on Twitter at @ShelleySGray,
Look for me on Pinterest at Shelley Shepard Gray,
on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/shelleyshepardgrayOr visit my website, at www.shelleyshepardgray.com
Thank you, Shelley, for sharing this book with us. I love books set in Pinecraft, Florida.
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A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn - Christianbook.com
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn: Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Three (The Pinecraft Brides) - Amazon
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn: Amish Brides of Pinecraft, Book Three (The Pinecraft Brides 3) - Kindle
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