I like family oriented books about characters dealing with real problems with faith and courage.
Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
I have been blessed with many happy days that involved being outside in God’s nature with people I love.
How has being published changed your life?
I do a lot of typing!
What are you reading right now?
The best book I’ve read lately is The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones.
What is your current work in progress?
A sequel to Hiding entitled Suspicion.
What would be your dream vacation?
I’d like to take a Viking River Cruise.
How do you choose your settings for each book?
I use places I have visited.
If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Although I’m not Catholic, I’d like to meet Pope Francis.
What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Painting, singing, bridge, and ballroom dancing
What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Finding time. I get up early!
What advice would you give to a beginning author?
Don’t give up!
The heroine is blind and becomes a teacher at a school for the blind. The hero is an Irish immigrant escaping the Potato Famine. I’ve been to
and seen the terrible conditions that they lived in. I found the Irish to be
friendly, and they love a good story.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Abigail ran her sensitive fingers over the driftwood figures from the sill of the bay window with sensuous delight. She caressed the leaping dolphin with its smooth side, angled dorsal fin and sloping tail. Her forefinger traced the harlequin-like smile beneath its bottlenose and a smile widened her own lips. She stroked the frolicking sea otter which lay positioned on its back holding a starfish playfully with its front paws. The driftwood gull soared in flight with outstretched wings.
What must the man be like who can carve such beautiful things? Through his work, she’d seen the world as never before. Who is he and why does he so rarely leave the island? Why the self-imposed exile?
She listened to the low hiss of the leaping flames and cheerful crackle of the burning logs from her seat in the gooseneck rocker near the fire.
The yeasty aroma of baking bread drew Abigail back to present. Dropping her wooden treasures into the roomy pockets of her apron, she moved to the cast iron stove where she adeptly withdrew the bread pan with a frayed pot holder. She transported it to the table to cool. Then opening the glass front of the pendulum clock, she felt the position of the brass hands. The smaller hand rested on the raised Roman numeral V. The larger pointed to X. Her father would soon be back from his mail delivery and his monthly trip to
. Lighthouse Island
Acutely sensitive to sounds, she heard the clam chowder bubbling on the stove and stirred it. Its salty, fishy aroma was like the sea itself. The topaz-eyed cat brushed gently but insistently against her skirt.
“You’re hungry aren’t you, Charlie?” Abigail took scraps of cod from the pot in the sink and fed the indolent, striped tom.
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Thank you, Katherine, for sharing this book with us. It sounds intriguing.
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