Welcome back, Paula. Why do you write the kind of books you do?
My mother worked at a Christian bookstore, so I grew up reading Christian fiction. I write what I have always loved to read. Also, I like including a Christian worldview into my books.
Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
Wow, there’s a tie between the day I married my high school sweetheart and the day my daughter was born.
How has being published changed your life?
Being published has allowed me to share my faith with people I never would have connected with otherwise. It’s a good feeling to encourage people in their faith or lead them to a relationship with Jesus.
What are you reading right now?
I’m finishing up A Simple Amish Christmas by Vannetta Chapman. Soon I will start Christy Barritt’s, On The Lookout.
What is your current work in progress?
With the demands of my full-time job right now, I haven’t worked on any writing projects, though I have three in various stages of creation.
What would be your dream vacation?
My dream vacation would include staying in a treehouse in a remote location with access to water (ocean or lake either one).
Sounds like fun. How do you choose your settings for each book?
The settings for my books are normally places I have lived or experienced. They say to write what you know, so I take that literally when it comes to my settings.
If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to spend an evening with a Deaf professor from
. I would pick her brain for
information on my next book which includes a Deaf character. Gallaudet University
My youngest granddaughter will graduate in May with an Associates Degree in Deaf Education and will be a certified Deaf Interpreter. We’re very familiar with all that. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
Being a pastor’s wife and a full-time educational interpreter, reading for fun is usually the only hobby I can fit in. I do teach a sign class and enjoy preparing and teaching it. It isn’t like work. It’s more like a fun hobby.
What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
My most difficult writing obstacle is finding time to write with my crazy busy life!
What advice would you give to a beginning author?
To aspiring authors I’ve always advised them to read, write, study writing, and repeat. As writers, we never “arrive.” There’s always more to learn.
Tell us about the featured book.
Face in the Mirror is a sequel to For Our Good, which was my first attempt at adding suspense to my romance writing. As I finished Charlie and
’s story in For Our Good, it didn’t really seem done. The spark came for
another story. Face in the Mirror gives more of Charlie and Colton ’s story as well as introducing another
couple. One of the characters is an interpreter for the Deaf which mirrors my
current job. Colton
Please give us the first page of the book.
Sydney Russell strolled out onto the tarmac of the private airplane terminal in
. Mitch zipped by on the
refueling truck and waved in her direction. She returned the greeting and
continued to make her way toward her mother. Raised voices stopped her. Her
mother wasn’t alone. The dark-haired and equally as dark-skinned man peeked
from the other side of her mother and glared at her. Despite the comfortable
sunny April day, she shivered. Knoxville,
Mom glimpsed over her shoulder and her eyes bulged at connecting with her gaze. She flipped back toward the man and shoved some kind of package back into his hands. Though the man called after her, she practically sprinted to
Not stopping, she grabbed her daughter’s arm and pulled her into the airport
terminal lobby. Sydney
She let out a deep breath and flashed a weak smile at
. “Hi, honey. Sorry
I wasn’t quite ready. Now we can go for that lunch.” Sydney
Her mother scanned the lobby. “Let’s go. I’ll tell you during lunch. Not here.”
followed her mom to the car and sat in silence during the short drive across
the street to the… Sydney
How can readers find you on the Internet?
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Thank you, Paula, for sharing this new book with us. I’m eager to read it.
Readers, here is a link to the book.Face in the Mirror
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