Bio: Elizabeth Goddard is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than thirty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, THE CAMERA NEVER LIES—a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full time.
. Tell us a
little about yourself and your background. Elizabeth
I have a computer science degree and worked in high-level software sales, traveling the country, but eventually I resigned to stay home and home school my four children. After so many years working in the professional world it was hard to let go of “work” so I turned to an old dream—writing.
How did you become interested in writing?
I think I answered part of this question already, but writing professionally had always been a dream. I was always a writer “on the inside,” but it wasn’t until I quit my corporate
America job that I had the
opportunity to pursue publication.
What compelled you to write a book on this subject?
Ha! Funny question—my editor compelled me. I was invited to participate in the Texas Rangers Holidays continuity series. I’m a seventh generation Texan, and this is my first book set in my home state.
I know what that feels like. For years, I wrote what my publisher wanted. That first
book was special. What
is the main theme or point that you want readers to understand from reading
your book? Are there any other themes present in the book? Texas
Theme in my books are usually spiritual, even though the books are romantic suspense. The themes revolve around trusting God and forgiveness.
Are there some specific lessons you hope readers will learn and apply to their lives after reading your book?
My books are generally meant to be an escape from reality, but I do include small nuggets of encouragement or spiritual wisdom and readers will take away from that what they need. I often receive reader email or letters regarding some hidden message or spiritual theme that was just what they needed to hear.
What makes your book different from any other books similar to yours that are in circulation today?
Me. What else? The only difference in books is the writer’s voice.
Tell us about the book.
Targeted at Christmas
After earning the wrath of her brother, a notorious drug kingpin, Adriana Garcia has been in deep hiding on a remote
How does the book intertwine with God’s call on your life and how you are currently serving Him?
I’m writing because I answered God’s call to write 17 years ago. I’m serving Him by fulfilling His purpose for me, His calling, in writing.
Do you have a favorite Scripture verse?
That can change every day. But I love Isaiah 49:16. I’ll paragraph it here. I’ve written your name on the palms of my hands—your walls are continually before me. God deeply loves us! When you are not writing, what do you like to do? Do you have any hobbies?
When am I not writing? Ha! I don’t spend a lot of time on hobbies, but I do enjoy knitting, going to malls, reading—I definitely read for enjoyment every day. I love watching movies, baking bread, and nature hikes.
As we close, is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you for having me!
My pleasure, Beth. Where can my readers find you on the Internet?
Amazon Author Page (https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Goddard/e/B001R1VRI0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1507554651&sr=8-2-ent
Twitter handle: @bethgoddard
Thank you, Beth, for letting me share this book with my blog readers. You know I love every book you write. And I miss seeing you.
Readers, here are links to the book.Texas Christmas Defender - Christianbook.com
Texas Christmas Defender (Texas Ranger Holidays) - Amazon paperback
Texas Christmas Defender (Texas Ranger Holidays) - Kindle
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