Bio: June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the
with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes
the setting in her next contemporary romance or romantic suspense. June's characters
find themselves in precarious circumstances where only God can offer redemption
and ultimately freedom. To date June has seen publication of 17 novels and 1
Welcome back, June. As an author, I know it takes a lot of people to birth each book. Who were the people involved in the birthing of this book, and what were their contributions?
Wonderful question. I haven't seen one like this. First, my dear sister-in-law, Helen Lynch, was a great resource for information about the Catholic Church. Since I'm not a Catholic, I don't have as much knowledge as she. She read my first draft to make sure all the plot elements were correct concerning the church, and she patiently answered my many questions. My husband, who grew up Catholic, helped as much as he could. He's been out of the church for quite a few years, and we now attend a protestant church. Another person who was a great help was the principal at
School, housed in the church by the
same name in , our hometown. She gave us a tour of
the school and answered tons of questions. I also looked around the church and
took many pictures which were great references when I wrote my scenes set in
the fictional Cullman, Alabama church of St. Aloysius of . Since
the book is inspired by my great grandfather and great grandmother, I needed to
discover more about the history of these two people. My daughter went on
Ancestry.com and did additional research for me. San
If you teach or speak. What’s coming up on your calendar?
So far I have not had to opportunity to teach or speak about writing other than in casual situations. I'm hoping for the chance one day soon.
If you had to completely start over in another place, where would you move, and why?
Interesting question as my husband and I are preparing for an extended road trip in our RV. We're hoping to head to the northeast to tour the
New England states. As far as starting
over, I expect my next and permanent location is going to be in eternity.
If you could only tell aspiring novelists one thing, what would it be?
Pray, pray, pray. Seek the Lord about what He'd like you to write and write it! If you're writing for fun or for your own enjoyment, it won't be nearly as exciting as the stories God puts on your heart.
You’ve been asked to be in charge of a celebrity cruise. Who would you ask to take part, and why? (AS in what program, singers, etc. [it doesn’t have to be writing related])
I'd check with Randy Alcorn, Jerry B. Jenkins, and Franklin Graham to offer inspirational classes. Then I'd ask Wayne Watson, J. Michael Finley, and Mercy Me to perform the entertainment. Then Emeril Lagasse and Glada De Laurentiis would be in charge of cuisine.
Sounds wonderful. I’d go. Tell us about the featured book.
Frances Matthew Hall is obedient to family tradition: all firstborn sons will serve as a priest. Now Matt officiates at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in
. But when on Easter Sunday,
he notices a beautiful young woman who takes his breath away. He must fight
against his attraction to her or leave the priesthood and alienate his entire
family. San Antonio,
Mary Louise Graham is a middle school teacher and devout catholic. Yet no amount of service to the community can ease the heavy load of guilt she carries. God can never forgive her unspeakable mistake. But when Father Matt tells her about a forgiving God through His son Jesus Christ, she's free. Only thing, the Godly priest now means more to her than he should.
Can two people find their way to each other amidst insurmountable obstacles? Dreams Deferred is inspired by the author's great grandfather and great grandmother's story.
Please give us the first page of the book.
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will." Father Matthew Hall lifted his eyes to the crucifix above the altar. Jesus hanging on the cross—the symbol of his faith. "We praise You, we bless You, we adore You, we glorify You."
The words of adoration for the crucified Savior of the world slipped from his lips so naturally, he barely looked at the lectionary. He lifted his baritone voice, offering the mass in song, something he didn't usually do, but since today was Easter Sunday, he would. Easter,—the most significant date on the Christian calendar, was the perfect day to exalt God with the talent He'd given Matt.
He took a breath and opened his mouth again. "We give You thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King." If Matt sang a billion words at each mass, it wouldn't be sufficient to praise his Lord Jesus Christ, the mighty God Who'd created Heaven and Earth.
At the end of the gospel readings, Matt stepped to the podium and looked out at the parishioners. The homily he'd worked on last night would surely convey the joy of Christ's resurrection.
He scanned the congregation again. Some sat, eyes wide, as if soaking up every word of his twenty minute homily. In the back of the sanctuary, two women whispered to each other and another filed her nails.
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