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LOVE COMES CALLING
by Deborah M. Piccurelli
After years of reading books and watching movies with an element of romance, Deborah M. Piccurelli’s desire to write romance novels came naturally. She belongs to several writers groups, and is a Christian who is active in her church. Deborah lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two sons.
Welcome, Deborah. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be?
I would like very much to have dinner with Kenneth Copeland. To me, he is one man of God that can find hidden treasures in Scripture. I learn so much from listening to him.
Please tell us a little about your novella, Love Comes Calling.
Here’s a short blurb:
The day new Christian, Derek Spencer, shows up on Charlie Parkes’s doorstep to make up for what he’d done, is the very day he falls in love with her. But Charlie’s sister mistakes him for a home improvement contractor, and he decides to play along until he finds a way to reveal who he really is: The man responsible for the scars she bears from an auto accident two years before.
Charlie is attracted to Derek, but knows the attention he pays her is only flattery. How could such a great-looking guy fall for someone with a face like hers? Nevertheless, the two form a relationship that brings a joy to Charlie that’s way beyond her wildest dreams.
But what will happen when Derek’s true identity is revealed?
I actually wrote this book many years ago. There was a publisher who did anthologies in addition to their regular books. They called for submissions with a theme for each anthology. I chose one called, “A Well-kept Secret,” wrote the book, and sent it on the first day they began accepting manuscripts. The next day, they emailed me back, saying they were no longer publishing that particular collection.
Shortly afterward, they stopped publishing any anthologies, at all. Then, last year, I heard Prism was running a contest, so I decided on a whim to enter Love Comes Calling. I was so glad to be able to revive it after it sat around all those years, because I truly enjoyed writing it. I was one of three winners in the contest who received the opportunity to submit the full manuscript to Prism, and here I am, now, with a new book release!
What takeaway value do you want your readers to have?
There are a lot of elements about forgiveness and redemption in this story. The book also touches on salvation and becoming a new believer.
Where can readers find you online?
Twitter or @DebPiccurelli
Where can readers purchase Love Comes Calling?
Any parting comment?
I just want to say how grateful I am to our Lord for the opportunity of having this novella published. I never imagined a book I wrote when I knew very little about writing could make the cut. Until I entered the contest. I prayed about it, and then I knew. I just knew.
I also want to thank my editor, Paula Mowery, and Joan Alley, Business Manager and Head Editor of Prism Book Group for believing in me and my work.
Thank you, Deborah, for visiting with my readers. One of the commenters will win an eBook copy of Love Comes Calling, which you have offered.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Weep in the Night by Valerie Massey Goree is Pamela L. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.