Welcome back, Carole. Why did you become an author?
I'm not sure I ever felt a sudden realization. I just always felt it inside me, although I might not always have realized what the feeling was. From childhood up, I was an expressive child with an imagination. My classmates clapped when I presented my speech in elementary grades. Study Halls (way back when) were spent writing dramatic and heart-wrenching poems with a best friend. Life happened, marriage, two children, played around with writing more poems, articles, short stories—and suddenly I realized if I was going to write seriously, I needed to get at it.
I'd always been great at English, but I found out quickly enough, I needed to re-learn a lot of things when developing a story. I studied, joined a critique group, went to conferences and learned, learned, learned. With time, I created one novel, then two and many more. Writing is my life, being an author is a dream come true, and I couldn't ask for a better career. I love being an author!
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Photography. I love taking pictures and preserving memories with my camera.
If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
Probably the WWII era. I know it was a horrible war, but the romance, the bravery and courage, the clothes and styles, men's hats, the slang. It all impresses me as a wonderful period—in spite of a terrible war.
What place in the
have you not visited that you would like to? United States
How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I’ve always been interested in
Australia and . And
my husband’s family came from Scotland .
I’ve actually had both Irish and Scottish characters in several of my novels. What
lesson has the Lord taught you recently? Ireland
To trust him fully. Sometimes you go through a lot of things that hurt badly. I can't solve most problems, but I know he is a powerful God. He can get me through the worst! If I trust and believe.
So true. Tell us about the featured book.
Mr. Michael, Destiny Rose McCulloch, and Hunter have a mysterious history. Why were three fathers, all business partners, murdered under suspicious circumstances while on their quest to find gold?
Hunter is determined to protect his boss and the precocious young lady who he suspects holds a key answer to his questions.
Mr. Michael wants only to be left alone to attend to his property, but what can he do when Destiny refuses to leave and captures the heart of every one of his employees?
Destiny almost forgets her quest when she falls in love with Mr. Michael's ranch and all the people there. And then Mr. Michael is much too alluring to ignore. The preacher man back east where she took her schooling tried to claim her heart, but the longer she stays the less she can remember him. She only came west to find a little boy she knew years ago. A little boy all grown up by now...unless, of course, he's dead.
Three children, connected through tragedy and separated by time, are fated to reunite and re-right some powerful wrongs.
Wow, interesting. Please give us the first page of the book.
Every bone in her body was broken.
Or at least, she was pretty sure they were, because that’s the way her body felt.
Destiny Rose McCulloch clenched her fingers together, swayed with the motion of the stagecoach, and ignored the leering stare of the man seated across from her.
She would have liked to give the man a piece of her mind, but that action would defy every etiquette lesson instilled within her at Miss Harriet’s School for the Genteel Lady. Besides, Reverend Richard Burke back in
not approve, and she wanted his approval very much. To be honest, she was
trying her best to behave in a Christ-like manner. In spite of her tendency to
speak her thoughts. In spite of the hot temper that refused to be dampened. Boston
Destiny sighed. In spite of the twinge of temptation to stick out her tongue, she’d restrain herself and keep ignoring the rude gentleman—er—creature.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
Personal blog: http://sunnebnkwrtr.blogspot.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Carole-Brown/e/B00EZV4RFY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1427898838&sr=8-1
Thank you, Carole, for sharing this book with my blog readers and me. I’m eager to read it.
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