If you were planning a party with Christian authors of contemporary fiction, what six people would you invite and why? I’m working with several other Christian authors every day using the buddy system, and I have them to thank for helping me get back on my feet after too long a hiatus between books. Kristin Billerbeck practically dragged me back to work last year during the shutdown, and Jenny Jones worked with us every day except Sunday. Colleen Coble also brainstorms with us, as well as Denise Hunter. Robin Lee Hatcher is a fountain of wisdom and encouragement, and no party would work without her. Jim Bell is always good in a party, and these people are friends we enjoy spending time with. Oh! Can’t forget Deb Raney. We’ll slip her in because she’s a kind soul who puts up with all kinds of antics.
Those are some of my
favorite authors, too. Now let’s do that for a party for Christian authors of historical
fiction, what six people would you invite and why? I also work daily with
Jill Eileen Smith, who writes excellent Biblical fiction, and enjoy her company.
Angela Hunt helps us with our covers, and she is very creative with many
stories to tell about her chickens and other animals. Lena Nelson Dooley is one
of my favorite people who can keep a party perking. Stephanie Grace Whitson is
an amazing writer, and I’m reading her work right now. Tamera Alexander writes well-researched
historical fiction set in
Thank you for including me in the list. We would have a ball with all those people. Many times, people (and other authors) think you have it made with so many books published. What is your most difficult problem with writing at this time in your career? Focus is my problem, hence my dependence on the people I’ve mentioned above. They are friends, and as friends we keep one another motivated. When I first began writing so many decades ago, I could sit alone and write four books in a year with no encouragement. Now I need to meet online with friends every day to keep going. I still love writing, but I’m more easily distracted.
Three months after leaving, Dr. Ian Stone returns from his mission rescuing children in a war-torn country to find Laine seeing another man, hesitant to allow Ian back into her life. As nightmares haunt him, he faces her rejection, holding secrets he still cannot share. Suddenly, Laine has her own secrets.
How can Laine give her heart to a man who might disappear again at a moment’s notice? Will Laine’s mission end her career and the hope of a future?
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As a practical person with a scientific education, Laine Fulton was never given to superstition, to the willies, or to fear of the dark, but as evening descended over the wooded trail where she typically ran with others much earlier, an odd quivering began in her stomach. Goosebumps marched across the back of her neck.
she was trained in self-defense, she couldn’t dismiss the hard facts that women
had been raped and badly beaten along this very same trail. Granted, this route
was 240 miles long, and the attacks had happened closer to more populated areas
Tonight felt spooky. Perhaps that had something to do with the mission she was on.
A thump startled her and she stopped, turned, surveyed the path, heart racing faster. She could see nothing but a herd of white-tailed deer munching in the shaded fields of lush June grass that bordered the trail. No monsters lurked there. This late, not even another jogger shared this place with her, which would be nice if not for those poor women she couldn’t excise from her mind.
According to the reports, those women had also been out late on the trail…alone…
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