So good to have you back, Janelle. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
I’ve written about trust, hope, God’s grace, and the way we judge others. I guess I write about the spiritual issues I’ve struggled with in the past…and I guess at times can still wrestle with.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
The final book of this Colorado Runaway series, When Two Hearts Meet, has also released this month. Then after my last mystery, Inn Plain Sight, releases in December, I have no other books coming out, but I do have several proposals out that are being considered.
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
I think it would be fun to spend some time with the oldest man or woman alive so I could ask questions about their life, get their story and thoughts about what history was really like.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
I guess the first person on my list would be Corrie ten Boom. I’ve admired her since I was a young girl. She went through so many struggles and still maintained her faith.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
Don’t look at rejections as failures but a chance to learn more. You want your readers to enjoy your stories and if the publishers see a need for more work and growth, take the time to find your weakness and make it stronger. Never give up. Even the multi-published authors can learn and must continually work on improvement.
Tell us about the featured book.
When Love Gets in the Way was such a fun book to write. Grace was such an accident-prone character, but she wasn’t the only one affected by her clumsiness. Poor Cade spent most of his time ducking and wanting to run, but he couldn’t seem to pull himself away from spending time with the awkward heroine. But I think my favorite part of the story is when she finally learns the true meaning of grace and sacrifices her freedom for the sake of those she loves.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Her mama once said that men thought with their hands long before the reaction reached their brain. Now, with this scowling fellow pointing a gun at her, Grace Bradley had to agree with the voice of wisdom.
He cocked his pistol. “Show yourself. And no sudden moves. I ain’t afraid to shoot.”
How on earth was she going to talk her way out of this one? Maybe hiding under the tarp tied of Cade Ramsey’s wagon wasn’t one of the brightest things she’d ever done, but desperation forced extreme measures.
Truth be told, it was his own fault she’d been discovered. He was the one who’d managed to hit every stinkin’ hole in the road. Each bump jarred her bones into an unmerciful meeting with the lumber stacked in his wagon bed. The last jolt forced a loud gasp from her, and her final shred of hope for freedom had vanished with the click of the gun hammer.
“I said show yourself or I’ll shoot.”
“Hold your horses. I’m coming out.” Hair draped over her face, and she puffed it away from her mouth. “Put that gun away before you hurt someone.”
How can readers find you on the Internet?They can learn more on my website at www.janellemowery.com and also on Facebook.
Thank you, Janelle, for visiting with us today.
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When Love Gets in the Way (Colorado Runaway Series)
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