Welcome back, K Dawn. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about?
My next release is called Amazing Love. It's the contemporary story of Hosea and Gomer from the Bible. I enjoyed writing about how much God loves us no matter what we do. Some people believe that God could never love them because they've done such terrible things. This is not true. God loves us all with an amazing unconditional love.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
Amazing Love- November 1, 2012
The Hot Line Girl (YA romance)- June 2013
Luck of the Draw (YA romance)- December 2013
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Lisa Gardner. I love reading her suspense novels and would like to spend some time with her talking about her process and soaking up any recommendations she may have for authors who write suspense.
What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Gomer from the Bible. I'd like to interview her about the consequences of her sin and how it felt when God forgave her and accepted her back into His loving arms.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
My advice would be to keep writing no matter what. Write something every day. When you finally get published, you'll have several novels finished. Your publisher may want more than one!
And if they are already written, the time to publication could be shortened. Tell us about the featured book?
Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bless when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in
and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.
Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until,
Dee betrays him.
Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.
Please give us the first page of the book.
For the longest time, I blamed myself. There must be something terribly wrong with me, something so bad that even a mother couldn't love me. After years of therapy, I've learned that it's not me, it's you, Maggie. You're not capable of loving anyone. That's a terrible thing to say about a mother, but it's true.
Even here at Carpe Diem, I've continued therapy via technology. Today was a hard day because it's my birthday. As was expected, I never heard from you. Like my therapist said, it's not my fault you didn't call. It's a choice you made, Maggie, like so many other bad choices.
I used to dwell often on the things you allowed to happen to me. You had to have known that John was visiting my room almost nightly. You chose to ignore it even though he was your husband. And then, he sold me to his wealthy friends and you stood back and allowed it to happen. Whoever had the most money. That wasn't the life I would have chosen if given a choice. Even now, I long for a life of normalcy. A husband, a couple of children, and a picket fence is just a dream.
There are times I hate you, but I realize you have demons of your own. Something has happened to you to cause you to be so selfish and full of anger. That's why I try to overlook your hostility and lack of love toward me. You need a good therapist.
My therapist recommends that I write letters to you when I'm angry. It helps. This is letter 642. I've kept them all. You'll probably never read them, but they're not really for you. They're for me.
Your daughter, Dee
Powerful! How can readers find you on the Internet?My blog is www.kdawnbyrd.blogspot.com. I host the Christian Fiction Gathering site on facebook. I'm also on twitter and pinterist with the user name kdawnbyrd. I'm in the process of changing website providers and when finished, my website will be www.kdawnbyrd.com
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