Thursday, September 20, 2018

Larry W. Timm, Suspense


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MURDER FOR EMILY’S SAKE
BY LARRY W. TIMM


Larry W. Timm
Larry W. Timm is a husband, father, preacher, and writer who loves creating stories with heart, soul, and high doses of adrenaline.


Welcome, Larry. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I hope that a reader will walk away with a renewed appreciation for the fact that life is not only one of God’s most sacred gifts, but also one of the most fragile.

How do people react when they find out you write?
There are a variety of reactions I get when people learn I’m a writer. The reactions range from, “What?” to “Why?” to “Oh, how interesting!” to “Well, aren’t we all?” to “I’ve got a book in me too. Can you help me get it out?” to “Hmm…so what does your wife do to support the family then?” to “Ah. So you’re one of those.”

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
I’ve always been enthralled with the power of story to illustrate important truths in an entertaining and engaging way. It seems that story has always been an effective way to introduce or nurture our understanding of basic truths. If we think about it, I think we can all look back and realize that stories (fictional or non-fictional) have long been one of the vehicles for imparting foundational lessons in every stage of our lives. Even our Lord Jesus used the power of story to grab listeners by both sides of their brains and shine light on truth.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? How about a mountain with a view of the beach? Okay, if I had to choose one, I’d have to say that I’m in the beach phase of my life now. 

Y’all or You Guys?  Seriously, I say both. I was born down south but raised in the Midwest. I probably say, “You Guys” more often.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? I love both! You’re killin’ me here! Okay…I’ll go with…Dinner roll.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Um…Yes? Uh, if I have to choose one, I’d choose Spring.

Laptop or Desktop?
Laptop

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Murder for Emily’s Sake.
On a moonlit night in Wichita, Kansas, a tormented father stands by the grave of his teenage daughter, Emily, and makes a chilling vow to avenge her death. Once he gets his hands on the three women he holds responsible for his daughter’s death, they will regret the day they met Emily outside the abortion clinic. He will expose a dark secret. He will bury them, as he buried Emily. Bury them alive. And after their caskets are in the ground, they will die…for Emily’s sake.

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Twitter
Facebook Author Page

Where can readers purchase Murder for Emily’s Sake?
Amazon
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
Audible

Any parting comment?
Thank you for the privilege of being on your blog and connecting with your readers. I hope they will follow me on Twitter, my Amazon Author Page, or check-in on my website so they can get the latest information on upcoming releases. (Hint: I hope to be announcing the release date for my second suspense novel soon!)

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
I have a question for anyone who has read Murder for Emily’s Sake, and a question for those who haven’t, but who like to read suspense.

For those who have read Murder for Emily’s Sake: Who was your favorite character, and why?

For suspense readers: Other than suspense, what is the most important part of a suspense novel to you?

Larry, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Larry is offering a print copy of Murder for Emily’s Sake to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 25, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of The Ember Series by Carrie Daws is Nancy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Carrie Daws, Inspirational Romantic Suspense


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THE EMBER SERIES
BY CARRIE DAWS


Carrie Daws
God rewrote Carrie Daws’s dreams to include being an author. With a background in weekly devotions, a mentor encouraged her to try fiction. The writing monster that she now barely keeps contained was born. To learn more, please visit her website


Welcome, Carrie. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
I’ve found that fear sneaks into all of our lives. It likes to hide behind the curtains and underneath the couch, revealing itself at the most inconvenient times. I would love for people to better recognize its presence and understand that while it talks a big talk, it’s never as in control as it would like us to believe. Everything we need to proceed forward with whatever God’s asked us to do—He’s already provided it.

What was the main inspiration for the new book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?
The main inspiration for The Embers Series was a friend, an inspector and fire marshal within the small town where I live. She bugged me and told me stories about her job until I couldn’t walk away. Writing those three books and shadowing her in her job was some of the most fun I’ve had in my life. 

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
Every time I write a new book, I realize afresh how difficult it is. And every single time, God renews in my heart the surety of this calling on my life. In order to be obedient to my Lord, I will keep writing for as long as He provides the stories.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Oh. Yes. Both. The ocean might have a slightly bigger attraction for me, but I will say that I prefer the Rockies to the Appalachians. 

Y’all or You Guys? I’m guilty of both, sometimes in the same conversation. Too many years moving around.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Hmm. I love breads. So I’ll take whichever is being offered, especially if they are fresh baked.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? These questions make me feel like I can’t make a choice! I love all the seasons, although spring might have a slightly bigger affection for me. I love to watch things come to life!

Laptop or Desktop? When I last updated my computer, I chose a desktop. However, that decision was easier because I can easily grab my husband’s laptop whenever I need the flexibility.

Mug or teacup? Finally! A question I have strong feelings about. Definitely a mug. I like my hot drinks hot, and a teacup just doesn’t provide the heat protection for my hands.

Please tell us a little about your novelettes in The Embers Series. 
Kindling Embers: She never thought she'd be raising her daughters alone. But when Deputy Fire Marshal Cassandra McCarthy's husband died unexpectedly, she was forced to find a career. Now working beside a retired Special Operations soldier and veteran fireman, she serves her small North Carolina town, protecting them from hazards they don't understand. But things must change. 

First, a paramedic starts to work at one of her firehouses, irritating her with the most ridiculous names. And then the evidence in a series of unexplained fires points in a direction she doesn't like. Can she continue to do her job with integrity and passion when she doesn't like where it leads her?

Igniting Embers: She thought life would settle down. Nature had a different plan. Cassandra breathed a sigh of relief once the teenagers who had been starting nuisance fires around her small town were caught. But life is rarely so simple. 

 A hurricane rages up the eastern coastline, damaging homes and feeding floods as it goes. And evidence is mounting that the teens weren't the only ones playing with fire. Can she prepare the town for the looming emergency and protect them from the danger living in their midst?

Extinguishing Embers: The danger grows. Will God protect her? Hurricane Matthew left millions of dollars of destruction, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency invaded to help the community clean up and move forward. Yet in the midst of recovery, the unexplained fires grow more menacing.

Cassandra works closely with FEMA to help the community and with the sheriff's office to follow the small pieces of evidence left at each fire scene. But what will it cost her to capture the arsonist? Is he closer than she wants him to be? And will she have to give up the one relationship she's wanted since the death of her husband?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Facebook
Pinterest

Where can readers purchase The Embers Series?
3-in-1 Paperback
Kindling Embers ebook (Book 1)

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
So, I’m curious. For you readers, is it y’all or you guys?

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 18, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Jerusalem Rising by Barbara Britton is Sonja. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


DIDN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Barbara M. Britton, Biblical Fiction


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JERUSALEM RISING
BY BARBARA M. BRITTON


Barbara M. Britton
Barbara M. Britton lives in Wisconsin and writes Christian Fiction for teens and adults. She has a nutrition degree from Baylor University but loves to dip healthy strawberries in chocolate. Barb brings little known Bible characters to light in her Tribes of Israel series.

Welcome, Barbara. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your books?
I enjoy bringing little-known Bible stories to light or revealing little-known Bible characters that took part in famous Biblical events. When a reader finishes my book, I hope they have learned something new about the Bible and grow closer to God. I have been a Christian since the third grade, and it amazes me how much I don’t know about the Bible, especially the Old Testament. I have a theme for all of my stories that reveals how God works in the story.

Providence: God is in control, even in the chaos of life.
Building Benjamin: Love grows where God grafts the tender shoot.
Jerusalem Rising: Be strong and courageous and do God’s work.

And, I’ll reveal my next theme here first…
Lioness: Go forth with God.

Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, how often do you get it? How do you fix it?
Writers are creative people that rely on their minds to bring forth stories, dialogue, plot points, and navigate the marketing side of writing. I think writer’s block happens when life gets overwhelming and our minds and bodies are tired. God knew what He was doing when He created a Sabbath. We need a rest whether it be on Sunday, or one other day during the week. For me, motivation to write withers when life gets crazy…and life gets crazy for all of us. In those chaotic times, I pray that God will keep my creativity alive and bolster my health, so I can continue to put words on the page. This past year has been hectic, but God has been faithful.

I am part of the “sandwich generation” (a term I got from my critique partner). I have aging parents that need help and children in their twenties that still need parenting from time-to-time. When those two sides of the sandwich hit at once, God has to keep my mind fresh.

I Thessalonians 5:17 is my cure for writer’s block, “pray continually.”

What was the main inspiration for the last book? Had the idea been on your mind for a while or just popped into it one day?
I had taught the story of Nehemiah rebuilding Jerusalem’s wall many times in VBS and Sunday school. I never noticed that the daughters of Shallum were listed among the builders. Women, most likely girls, helping to stack rock? I wrote “Jerusalem Rising” from a daughter of Shallum’s point of view. I also learned there was a false prophetess working against Nehemiah. She was new to me. I refer to her as nasty Noadiah.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beach

Y’all or You Guys? Both, depending if I’m north or south

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Neither, saving my carbs for dessert

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Fall

Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about Jerusalem Rising
When Adah bat Shallum finds the governor of Judah weeping over the crumbling wall of Jerusalem, she learns the reason for Nehemiah’s unexpected visit—God has called him to rebuild the wall around the City of David.

Nehemiah challenges the men of Jerusalem to labor on the wall and in return, the names of their fathers will be written in the annals for future generations to cherish. But Adah has one sister and no brothers. Should her father who rules a half-district of Jerusalem be forgotten forever?

Adah bravely vows to rebuild her city’s wall, though she soon discovers that Jerusalem not only has enemies outside of the city but also within. Can Adah, her sister, and the men they love, honor God’s call? Or will their mission be crushed by the same rocks they hope to raise.

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Jerusalem Rising?
CBD 

Any closing comment?
Thanks for having me on the blog again, Jo. My next book Lioness: Mahlah’s Journey brings to light the daughters of Zelophehad in the book of Numbers.

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
What other little-known Bible characters should I write about?

Barbara, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Barbara is offering winner’s choice of a print or an eBook copy of one of her current books to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 11, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Flawless by June Foster is Melanie. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

DIDN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.


Thursday, August 30, 2018

June Foster, Contemporary Romance


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FLAWLESS
BY JUNE FOSTER


June Foster
June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the USA with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her contemporary romances. June's characters find themselves in precarious circumstances where only God can offer redemption and ultimately freedom.


Welcome, June. Readers, please enjoy the following article by June Foster about her writing the Woodlyn series.

Thank you for featuring me and my three books, the Woodlyn series, on your blog today, Jo. I can't wait to tell you the story behind the first book because it launched me into my journey as a writer. 

After I retired from teaching, I took up scrapbooking, card making, and traveling in our RV. But God had something very different in mind. One day I noticed a story lurking in my mind. I could see the characters and even the setting. This was very strange as creativity has not been one of my strong points, and I had never wanted to write—much less fiction.

I visited with my daughter one day and happened to tell her the story. Her eyes brightened and she said she thought I should write the story. I threw my hands up in the air as I'd never written fiction. But, her comment was the spark the Lord used to set me on my way. A strong desire consumed me. I realized I couldn't not write it.

But where to start? I ordered all the "how to" books I could find on Amazon, joined ACFW, and dove in. The going wasn't easy, and I daresay, still isn't. But God has guided me every step. I even asked Him for confirmation that this was His will. I got at least ten assurances that God wanted me to write the stories He put in my heart. One conformation being my husband's change of heart. At first, he thought I'd lost my mind. Now I can't ask for a more supportive person. 

To date, I've got seventeen books and novellas published. I've worked with three different small publishing houses and my novella A Harvest of Blessing will be out soon. 


Book 2
But back to the Woodlyn series. Though Flawless, book one, wasn't my first book published, it was the story God put in my heart ten years ago when I began to write. After Flawless, two more books were born: Out of Control and All Things New. We continue to meet Jess Colton and Holly Harrison,
the hero and heroine of Flawless, in the next two
Book 3
books as well as some new characters. (other 2 covers here?)


The Lord has led me to write about struggles Christians deal with and how they find victory through God's power and His Word.

I hope you'll love the Woodlyn series as much as I.

Please tell us a little about Flawless, Book 1 in the Woodlyn series.
When man sees two broken lives, God sees them flawless. 

Though Jess Colton gave his life to the Lord, he held onto an old habit. Fueled by alcohol, he spent a night with a girl from his past, defying his Christian principles. When he quit drinking to honor God, he discovered another addiction. Now he can't manage his own life as his weight soars and diabetes threatens to claim him. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison declares her love.

Holly Harrison lived to please herself. But everything caught up with her in one moment of time when a destructive motorcycle accident altered her life forever. Nowhere else to turn, she looked to God for answers. Now, she's convinced no Christian man would be attracted to her. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with the handsome Jess Colton seeing past his bulk to the godly, tender man within. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses hope of a future together.

Can Holly overcome her handicap? Can Jess find control over his eating and his life? Only God has the answer.

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon
Twitter
Facebook  

Where can readers purchase Flawless
Amazon

June, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. June is offering a print copy of Flawless to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through September 4, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of A Home for Fritz by June Foster is Dianna. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

June Foster, Contemporary Romance


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WEEKLY BOOK GIVEAWAY

Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, August 28, 2018, to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see right sidebar to follow), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To help provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 


A HOME FOR FRITZ
BY JUNE FOSTER


June Foster
June Foster is an award-winning author who began her writing career in an RV roaming around the USA with her husband, Joe. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her contemporary romances. June's characters find themselves in precarious circumstances where only God can offer redemption and ultimately freedom.

Please enjoy the following excerpt from the beginning of A Home for Fritz by June Foster.

At the clearing near a forest of towering Douglas fir, Brooke Cantrell drew in a long breath of Wyoming air and slowly exhaled. Bushes with red spindly flowers grew in clumps, dotting the open space where she stood. On the northern horizon, the Big Horn Mountains ascended high into the sky, more imposing than any Dallas skyscraper.

A howl charged the air.

Dog? Or wolf? She held the next breath and stood as still as the Indian Paintbrush on the windless day, listening. Had she imagined it?

Rowff. Rowff. Yap. Oww.

A swell of pain pummeled her chest. Only a wounded animal could vocalize such a woeful pitch. What if it was dying? No. She gripped a strand of hair and yanked.

Driven by childhood memories of loss, she crept forward, ignoring all caution. Death had won too many rounds in her life.

Where had the sound come from? The left, the right, straight ahead? She stopped.

Yow, yap.

She darted toward the cops of evergreens. Over another rise in the landscape, a pungent odor, like turpentine assaulted Brooke's nose. She sidestepped the sagebrush growing close to the ground as she skulked toward the mournful cries. She skirted the pond, complete with beavers' dam, then scaled the rising countryside to the forest.

The wail grew more desperate.

What if a dangerous animal waited within the trees? Brooke's knees locked. She had no self-defense skills. Moose and savage wolves didn't exactly roam big-city neighborhoods. She should scramble to safety.

No, what if a wounded pup needed help? One of the working dogs at Sunlight Peaks Guest Ranch? Yet, no amount of help could've saved Rowdy all those years ago—her dog Daddy brought home when Mama died. His furry presence and warm cuddles had seen her through many a lonely day. Rubbing her eyes didn't erase the stinging.

Now at the tree line, she navigated around a couple of fir trees, guided by the sound's source then gasped.

A short distance into the forest, a golden doodle, its paw in an iron trap, writhed and wiggled, then whined and gawked with pitiful eyes.

"Oh, doggie. I'm so sorry." What should she do? She angled a desperate glance in the direction of the ranch, but no one strolled the path. She dared a few cautious steps nearer the dog. In an instinctive urge to comfort the creature, she reached to ruffle its fur then jerked her hand away. The dog might not understand and bite her.

Instead, she lifted her palm in a stop signal. She had to take action. "Just hang on, little guy. I'll find someone to help."

Brooke raced toward the clearing, heart pounding. Not because she dashed in and out of the dense trees but anguish gripped her insides. A suffering animal would continue in pain until she found aid. 

The pathetic creature barked as if to call, "Don't leave me."

She glanced over her shoulder and lowered her voice, hoping to soothe the animal. "It's okay. I'll be back."

Clomp, clomp.

Someone or something tramped toward her on the other side of a stand of elms. Never mind. She had to keep going.

Whack.

Brooke's body met a rock wall head-on. She blinked and gazed into eyes the color of spring leaves.   

"Oof." The guy in jeans and a Stetson reached to steady her. "Didn't expect anyone to be out here." He exhaled a breath through puckered lips.

Brooke huffed, the lack of breath impeding her words, and pointed into the woods. "A dog. In a trap. Over there. Golden doddle."

"Oh, no." He scrubbed his hand over his mouth and dashed along the path.

Welcome, June. Please tell us a little about your novel, A Home for Fritz.
All Brooke Cantrell wants is two weeks to live Brooke Radcliff's life. But the one person who knows the truth resides in the room next to hers at Sunlight Peaks Guest Ranch. When Brooke falls in love with the handsome wrangler who works on the ranch, will her employer's daughter tell him the truth Brooke hides?

Garrett Bowman has finally found peace under Wyoming skies at Sunrise Peaks Guest Ranch. Never again will he return to the demanding corporate life in Seattle, Washington. But will the guests recognize him from the incriminating newspaper and magazine articles eighteen months ago?

When Garrett's dog, Fritz, is in grave danger, an intriguing guest helps Garrett get his golden doodle to the vet. As Fritz heals, he whines and begs until he can lay his head in Brooke Radcliff's comfortable lap. Fritz has fallen in love, but so has Garrett.

If Garrett discovers Brook's secret, will he walk away from her?

If Brooke learns Garrett's true identify, will she turn from him like all the others?

Where can readers find you online?
Website  
Facebook  

Where can readers purchase A Home for Fritz?
Any parting comment?
Thank you for hosting me today on your blog, Jo. I love sharing about Fritz who, by the way, is a real dog. You can watch an "interview" I did with Fritz here. 
  
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
What is your favorite breed of dog? Why?


June, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. June is offering a print copy of A Home for Fritz to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through August 28, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Whispering Hope by Peggy Blann Phifer is Shelia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review


TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can 
read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Peggy Blann Phifer, Historical Romantic Suspense


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WHISPERING HOPE
BY PEGGY BLANN PHIFER


Peggy Blann Phifer
Peggy Blann Phifer was born in Upstate New York but never lived there. But she has lived in Connecticut, Florida, Arkansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and now back in Wisconsin.

Peg has three published books to her name: To See the Sun, romantic suspense; Somehow, Christmas Will Come, women’s fiction; and Whispering Hope, historical romantic suspense, and is currently working on a novella series titled Sweetwater River, also women’s fiction.

Peg has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers since 2001. When she’s not writing, Peg enjoys reading, blogging, playing challenging word games on her Kindle, and sharing her home with her daughter, son-in-law, and a spoiled Border Collie mix dog named Rocky.


Welcome, Peg. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or would you return to somewhere you’ve already been?
I’d love to take an unlimited tour of the Holy Land, visiting the places where Jesus walked.

Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I’m a fast typist, but too often the actual writing comes slowly.

Do you have a writing goal for each day? Week? Month?
As a member of ACFW I have taken part in the Novel Track Writing loop for many years. It offers me accountability by setting a monthly word count goal. I’d be lost without it.

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains

Y’all or You Guys? Neither … if I use anything it would usually be you all.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? I guess I’d have to say dinner roll.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Spring, when everything comes to life after a long winter slumber.

Laptop or Desktop? Both

Mug or teacup? Mug

Please tell us a little about your novel, Whispering Hope.
1930 Chicago is no place for a Wisconsin country girl. 

Virginia Hopewell visits her cousin in Chicago and gets caught up in a deadly gangster shooting at a speakeasy, barely escaping with her life. After learning of the tragic death of her father, brother, and sister-in-law, Ginny returns to Wisconsin and convinces her mother to reopen the resort her father had closed after losing everything in the stock market crash in 1929.

Ransom Blake, an agent with the Chicago Bureau of Prohibition, had been at the same speakeasy acting on a tip about the shooting. Rance is charged with finding the gangster responsible. He and his team are sent to Wisconsin where the man was reported being seen, and to investigate how illegal liquor from Canada is making its way to Chicago.

With the opening of Whispering Hope Resort, Rance registers as a guest and comes face to face with the lovely redhead he’d briefly encountered at the speakeasy during the shooting. 

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Whispering Hope?

Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
I find history fascinating. My focus during the writing of this book has been on American History. So, what is your favorite era in the past almost 250 years?

Peg, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Peg is offering winner's choice of a paperback (U.S. mailing address only) or an eBook copy of Whispering Hope to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through August 21, 2018, and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Camp Hope by Sara Foust is Perrianne. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.


Till next time … keep on smiling. 


CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review


TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can 
read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.