Dear Readers, I love featuring Christmas stories this time of year. Today, we have an author we haven’t had visit this blog before.
Welcome, Marlene. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
That depends on the character. The heroine in Angel in Shining Armor has a few traits I possess, like ambition and the self-esteem issue. However, most of her character is drawn from inspiration from God and my vivid imagination.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I danced on a glass chess table on New Years Eve at a party in Bel Air,
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
My earliest memories are in grade five when I wrote a play and also directed, produced, and starred in it. The teacher allowed me to present it at lunch hour. Also in about grade six, our teacher asked us to write a story about an imaginary trip. She told me it was excellent but did not believe I wrote it. (She said she thought my parents wrote it) She told me to write another story right away, and then she would decide whether or not I wrote the first one. She apologized.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I love suspense and mystery. I gobble up non-fiction and a wide variety of fiction.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
By reading the Bible first thing in the morning and meditating on the Word. This gives me strength for the day.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
They just come to me mostly. Certain names I’ve always loved. Though with Ayita High-Eagle, I spent considerable time researching Indian names and it “felt” right.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
I’m not really “proud” of any accomplishment per se. But through the inspiration and grace of God, Love Found in Manhattan has been released and this gives me great joy.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
It would be a tossup between a Persian cat and a maybe an Arabian steed horse.
What is your favorite food?
Lobster and dark chocolate.
Two of my favorites as well. What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
Though I’m side-stepping the question a bit; for me, the problem was the hassle of selling the book and the challenge of successfully marketing it.
Tell us about the featured book.
When Tiffany Vandermeer’s step-folks Cessna 52 crashes on Christmas Eve morning, she is devastated. Shocked, she wanders around the Big Apple and discovers a discarded infant. This find leads her into the arms of handsome obstetrician, Jason Prescott. The chemistry between them is palpable. She doesn’t want to deceive him, but she’s bonded with the helpless baby and can’t bear to see him placed in an orphanage the way she’d been. Will her deceit destroy their budding romance?
Read this story of deceit, forgiveness, and triumphant love, as Jason, a man of unusual faith shows her how. He can use the baby discovery and her loss to catapult her into a new level of faith and a glorious future with him. Will God and his miraculous timing allow her to retrieve the baby if she relinquishes him to authorities?
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Thank you, Marlene, for sharing this holiday book with us. I'm eager to read it, and I know my readers are as well.
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Love Found in Manhattan (A Christmas Romance)
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