Monday, February 25, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Jill Eileen Smith



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Jill Eileen Smith is the author of the bestselling MichalAbigail, and Bathsheba, all part of the Wives of King David series, and of Sarai and Rebekah books 1 and 2 in the Wives of the Patriarchs series. Her writing has garnered acclaim in several contests. 

Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times.

The following is a February 2013 interview with Jill Eileen.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Dani Pettrey


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Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of one’s faith and plenty of romance. 

She’s a huge fan of dark chocolate, is always in search of the best iced mocha and her dream is to one day own a little cottage on a remote stretch of beach.

The following is a February 2013 interview with Dani.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Olivia Newport


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Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet.

Her husband and two twenty-something children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.


The following is a February 2013 interview with Olivia.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Tracie Peterson


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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. 

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers. Her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests, including USA "Best Books 2011" Awards, best Religious Fiction for Embers of Love.

The following is a February 2013 interview with Tracie.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Melanie Dickerson


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Melanie Dickerson

Melanie Dickerson is a two-time Christy Award finalist and her book, The Healer's Apprentice, won the National Readers Choice Award for Best First Book.

She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA).

Melanie's books include The Healer's Apprentice, The Merchant's Daughter, and The Fairest Beauty, all fairy tale re-tellings set in Medieval Europe, popular with adult and young adult readers alike.


The following is a February 2013 interview with Melanie.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Irene Hannon


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Irene Hannon
Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 40 novels. A former corporate communications executive with a Fortune 500 company, Irene now writes full time. 

In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and singing. A trained vocalist, she has sung the leading role in numerous musicals, including “South Pacific,” “Brigadoon,” “Oklahoma” “The King and I” and “Anything Goes.” She is also a soloist at her church.

When not otherwise occupied, Irene and her husband enjoy traveling, Saturday mornings at their favorite coffee shop and spending time with family. They make their home in Missouri.


The following is a February 2013 interview with Irene.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Kathleen Y'Barbo


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Kathleen Y'Barbo
Kathleen Y’Barbo is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than forty novels, novellas, and young adult books. 

In all, more than one million copies of her books are currently in print in the US and abroad, and her books have been translated into Dutch, German, and Spanish, to name a few.  A former literary publicist, she was recently nominated for a Career Achievement Award by Romantic Times magazine.

A tenth-generation Texan, Kathleen Y’Barbo has four children of her own as well as seven bonus kids she gladly inherited when she married her own hero in combat boots.


The following is a February 2013 interview with Kathleen. 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Rita Gerlach


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Rita Gerlach

Rita Gerlach lives with her husband and two sons in a historical town nestled along the Catoctin Mountains, amid Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War outposts in central Maryland. 
She was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in a large family in the Maryland suburbs. Her family claims that storytelling is their blood, handed down from centuries of Irish storytellers. Rita believes there just may be something to that theory.

In many of her stories, she writes about the struggles endured by early colonists, with a sprinkling of both American and English history. Currently she is writing a new historical series set in the Gilded Age.  


The following is a February 2013 interview with Rita.

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