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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Dawn V. Cahill contemporary novel


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by Dawn V. Cahill

 “The characters in my stories face situations that would have been unthinkable 20 years ago,” says author Dawn V. Cahill. “We live in a vastly different world than our parents did -- a world of terror and violence, of upside-down morality, of hostility to Judeo-Christian values.” Her stories feature ordinary Christians following hard after Christ in this not-so-brave new world.

Ms. Cahill also blogs about puppies, substance abuse, and single parenting…sometimes all in the same day. She has written several newspaper articles, two novels, and more limericks than she can count. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

Welcome, Dawn. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Ogden Nash. I want to pick his brain on how he came up with all those clever rhymes.

Please describe yourself with three words.
Energetic, motivated, creative.

What do you enjoy doing for relaxation?
Hiking, long walks, crossword puzzles, coffee with friends.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Post reviews on Amazon and Goodreads; tell all your friends and social network connections about the book; encourage them to sign up on my blog, where I keep my readers updated on my writing journey.

Please tell us a little about your novel, Sapphire Secrets.
Sapphire Secrets – Seattle Trilogy, Book I: What if you suspected you’d been lied to all your life? How far would you go to uncover the truth?

Twins Livy and DeeDee McCreary open a dance studio in honor of their late mother, whom they lost when they were six. Problem is, Livy remembers nothing of the day her mother died. The more she questions her family about that awful day, the more she suspects she’s been lied to all her life. While she’s seeking answers to what really happened, she keeps crossing paths with handsome engineer Scott Lorenzo, who compels her to question the New Age philosophy she was raised on. What if there is a personal God out there who cares about her?

Before Livy can discover answers, a brutal accident interrupts her search. Her life flips upside down as she faces a future she is not prepared for. Yet the unanswered questions continue to haunt her. Can she find the strength to keep on with her quest, even if it means losing the two people most dear to her—her twin, and the man she loves?

2015 Finalist, ACFW First Impressions Contest

Where can readers find you online?

Where can readers purchase Sapphire Secrets?

Any parting comment?
Remember that imaginary friend you talked to as a kid? Well, writing novels is just a grown-up’s way of doing the same thing. :)

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
If you could have coffee with any Christian fiction author, who would it be, and why?

Dawn, thanks for visiting with us. One commenter to this blog post will receive an eBook copy of Sapphire Secrets that Dawn is offering.

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post drawing for an eBook copy of their choice of one of my books is Stella. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it this spring.


  1. Goodness. I'd like to have coffee with Kristin Heitzman because her books have helped me to improve my writing and I'd like to thank her. I'm a follower.

    1. Patricia, thanks for leaving your comment and for following my blog!

  2. Oh yay!! I won last Thursday's drawing.

  3. I would love to have coffee with Angela Hunt. I just read her book "The Debt." It reached to my very soul in a way a lot of stories don't. Needless to say, I kept a box of tissue close by. Way beyond five star for me. Thank you for this giveaway and bless you all.

    1. Angela Hunt is one of my all-time favorites, too, and an inspiration!

    2. Sandra, thanks for coming by and leaving your comment.

  4. I would love to have coffee with Jean Fleming...she speaks truth directly into my heart whenever I read her books, listen to her speak or read her weekly blog posts. Thank you for this giveaway :)

  5. Just found your blog from goodreads. Trying to narrow down my favorite author is incredibly difficult! I would love to meet with Julie Klassen and Mary Lu Tyndall. Thank you for this giveaway. This book sounds fascinating.