Thursday, September 8, 2016

June Foster, Christmas novella


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CHRISTMAS IN RACCOON CREEK
by June Foster


Our guest blogger is award-winning author,
June Foster
June 
Foster. June is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God's power and the Word. She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she's seen ten contemporary romances published. 

Enjoy June's article below about writing her novel, Christmas in Raccoon Creek.



Christmas in Raccoon Creek

Christmas in Raccoon Creek represents a new venture for me. Here's why. When I felt the Lord leading me to write Christian fiction in 2010, the stories in my head all fell into the category of contemporary romance. I love creating novel-length stories about Christian characters who experience the struggles we all face yet find freedom in their lives through God's power and His word.

So when I answered the call to write Christmas in Raccoon Creek for Lovely Christian Romance, the project challenged my skills as an author since the genre is historical, set in the 1950s. In addition, it's a novella and the story must be told in fewer words.

All my novels contain a spiritual theme. Christmas in Raccoon Creek is fun and upbeat. So what spiritual theme would this story possibly communicate, I asked? After only the third chapter, I knew. God's truth transcends the decades and the years. Hebrews 13:8 says "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."

Please allow me to share my back cover blurb, and I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I
enjoyed writing it. Thanks to Teresa Lilly who created the idea for the collection. 

Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents' opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the rural village of Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke's Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother's era.

Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke's Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn't allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention. The next time she comes in the store, he's determined to ask her out. Maybe take her to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white '53 Pontiac Pathfinder.

Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?  


June, where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon Author Page
Twitter
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Christmas in Raccoon Creek
Amazon

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my adventure in writing Christmas in Raccoon Creek, Jo. 

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters aren’t required to answer question in order to be entered in the book drawing.)
Do you have a snow globe amid your Christmas decorations? Is it different or similar to Emily's in Christmas in Raccoon Creek

June, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. One commenter to this blog post will be selected to receive an eBook copy of Christmas in Raccoon Creek that June has offered. Commenters, to enter the book drawing, please leave a comment through Tuesday, September 13, 2016 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 Entangled by Julie Arduini is Marie. 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 recently released novella, Donna’s Detour, is included in a boxed set of 10 romantic novellas, and all take place on the historic U.S. Route 66, a two-lane highway that ran from Chicago to California's west coast. Available in eBook at Amazon.

38 comments:

  1. No, I don't have a snow globe as part of my Christmas decorations, but I used to buy them all the time when I was a little girl.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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  2. I love snow globes and have a few with my Christmas decorations. They often take me back to remembering days gone by.
    I am a follower.
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  3. Thanks for allowing me to share today on your blog, Jo. I love snow globes but never owned one. Now I live in an RV and don't have room for one. Wait, they're not that big. (smile)

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  4. Sounds like a fun read, June ☺

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  5. Sounds like a fun read, June ☺

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  6. I have a snow globe with Charlie Brown in it. There is something about snow globes that fascinates me. The book sounds wonderful. I love the era and think going back to her grandmother's days will be eye opening for her. Thank you for the chsnce.
    Deana
    Jhdwayne@peoplepc.com

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  7. I don't have ba snow globe. The book sounds like a good one.

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  8. I have several snow globes, I love them. Thanks for the post Jo, (please dont enter me in the contest, since I am June's VA) I just love to read her interviews.

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  9. Yes, I have several. One is of a Christmas Village.It actually looks a lot like the picture on the book cover!

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  10. Hi June, Christmas in Raccoon Creek sounds like a fun read. And I do have a snow globe in my Christmas decorations, but it doesn't look like the one on your cover. Enjoyed the blog. Blessings for the future.

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  11. June is a fantastic author and fabulous critique partner. I'm sorry I didn't get a peek at this novella yet. It will be on my list.
    I do have two snow globes--a couple of nativity scenes (what else would you have at Christmas?) Now that I live in Tennessee, I love them more because they bring the snow of northern NY, but I don't have to shovel it.

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  12. I have a snow globe with a Nativity scene. It has Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus. Thanks for this giveaway.
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I have a few snow globes, but none that are time transporters.
    This book sounds pretty fascinating.
    scruggs2@comcast.net

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  14. Nope snow globes. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com.

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  15. No I don't have a snow globe. The book sounds very interesting. I love time travel romance stories. njc41@tampabay.rr.com

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  16. I appreciate all the comments about snow globes. Thanks, everyone. Hope you enjoy the story.

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  17. I would love to read your lovely little book. I' in fact, have a snow globe that sits on my piano year round. It makes me smile to glance at it from time to time and see Santa all year long.

    I am a follower and always enjoy visiting Miss Jo. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  18. I remember a snow globe my Grandmother had. I loved to shake it to watch the snow come swirling down.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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