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A VERY PRESENT HELP
by Sharon K. Connell
|Sharon K. Connell|
Through college, she lived mainly in Illinois, graduated from the Pensacola Bible Institute, and took online classes in fiction writing. She now spends one to six hours daily in the craft.
Sharon has published four novels: A Very Present Help (now rewritten into a more engaging style), Paths of Righteousness (currently being rewritten into the same style), There Abideth Hope (soon to be rewritten), and His Perfect Love (published December 2016). She plans to have published a fifth novel and a collection of mixed-genre short stories by 2019.
Welcome, Sharon. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading your book?
The most important value I hope a reader would take away from my book is this: God sometimes allows things to happen in order to strengthen our faith in Him. He loves us and will always be there when we call upon Him. God has a plan for our lives, although sometimes all we see is the backside of it, like the tangled mess on the reverse side of a tapestry, full of intertwined strings and knots. Eventually, we’ll see the finished side—the beautiful picture.
What’s your favorite place you have visited?
Grand Junction, Colorado. Don’t get me wrong, I love Texas. But Grand Junction was such a beautiful place to be. Everywhere you look, there’s a gorgeous landscape from the Bookcliff Mountains to the Grande Mesa. Being an artist as well as a writer, I loved exploring the surrounding area. Haven’t written anything about it in one of my stories yet, but it will come.
Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
Writing to me is a pleasure. My goal is to have the best story I can give a reader and to do it in a way that not only pleases my God, but leads the reader into a better understanding of Him. That is what compels me to write.
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Mountains
Y’all or You Guys? HA! I’ve gone from You Guys to Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? Oooo…I love all except summer – too hot.
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
Mug or teacup? Both, mug for coffee and teacup for tea.
Please tell us a little about your novel, A Very Present Help.
Shannon Collins has her life all figured out—great friends, family, adoring boyfriend, and a job she loves. But after the attack of September 11, her world is turned upside down. Her boyfriend enlists in the Marines and then proposes right before heading to Afghanistan. As Shannon waits and prays for him to return, she meets another Marine. Both know the other is off limits, and he departs with a simple kiss on Shannon’s hand. But she can’t forget him.
Then Shannon’s heart is broken when her fiancé falls in love with someone else. Life takes an even stranger turn when a rich and unscrupulous businessman sets his sights on Shannon. Will she ever find a man to truly love her?
Fear and betrayal will cause Shannon to cling to God’s very present help in time of trouble.
Where can readers find you online?
Author’s book page on Facebook
Group Forum on Facebook
Amazon Author Page
Where can readers purchase A Very Present Help?
Any parting comment?
I’d like to share one of the reviews from the back cover of A Very Present Help:
"A Very Present Help has so many wonderful things going for it, including romance and the bravery and honor of marines. You'll love this romantic story with heartbreak and true love intertwined with suspense." ~Jackie Zack, Contemporary Romance Author
Writing has been and probably will always be one of the most enjoyable things I’ve done in life. To create a story that others can enjoy, and do it in a manner that brings out Spiritual truths of the Bible, is a privilege. I’m very grateful for all the readers that take time to enjoy my stories. You are why I do this.
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
Has there ever been a time in your life when you thought God had abandoned you? You prayed and prayed, begged and pleaded…but it seemed as though God was not listening. You thought He didn’t care?
Sharon, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Sharon is offering winner’s choice of a paperback (US mailing address only) or Kindle eBook copy of A Very Present Help to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through February 27, 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 Beneath the Summer Sun by Kelly Irvin is Perrianne. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book is out – Friendly Persuasion, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.