Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sara Foust, Inspirational Romantic Suspense


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CAMP HOPE
BY SARA FOUST

Sara Foust
Sara Foust is a multi-published, award-winning author who writes Inspirational Romantic Suspense from a mini-farm in East Tennessee, where she lives with her husband and their five homeschooled children. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Her first novel, Callum's Compass, won second place in Deep River Books' 2017 Writer's Contest.  Sara also has a story, “Leap of Faith,” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone. Gain access to a FREE digital scrapbook by signing up for her newsletter.


Welcome, Sara. How do people react when they find out you write?
Most people ask me how old I am, shocked to think, first, that I’m 35, and second, that I’ve already written two novels. When they find out God allowed me time to write with 5 homeschooled children, they are even more shocked. It’s really fun to watch people’s reactions.

What’s one genre you have never written, and probably never will?
I don’t think I would ever to be able to write a horror novel. It’s not “up my alley.” Since I became a mother twelve years ago, I find that it is harder and harder for me to stomach the grotesque, macabre nature of horror writing (or reading).

Why do you feel compelled to write—in your genre or at all?
Let me tackle the genre part first. I have been writing since I was a young child. As a teenager, I began to write for a secular audience and continued into my early 20s. Somewhere along the line, my pastor preached a message that grabbed me by the coattails and got me thinking. Was what I was writing something I would be proud to share with my pastor? Or would I be embarrassed if he read my work? The answer was the latter. Over the next weeks and months, God impressed me to change my writing content, genre, and audience to a Christian focus. I deleted the manuscript I had been working on for ten years, and had just completed, and shifted to something I would be proud to have my pastor, and God, read. 

As for the Romantic Suspense genre, I kind of naturally fell into this one. I am a romantic at heart. And I love adventure books. The more intriguing the puzzle the better. The more difficult to solve a mystery the better. 
 
I feel compelled to write because it is part of me, one of my God-given abilities. I want to honor Him by using the gift He’s given. Besides, writing is so much fun!

Lightning Round:
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Both depending on the mood. I love the beach for short periods of time, but I’m always happy to come home to our beautiful mountains

Y’all or You Guys? You guys. I rarely say y’all.

Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Biscuits at Cracker Barrel. Yeast rolls at Austin’s. Yummm.

Spring, summer, winter, or fall? There are parts of each season I love, but fall is my favorite.

Laptop or Desktop? Both. I work on my laptop on the go and my desktop at home.
Mug or teacup? Mug. Teacups do not hold enough coffee!

Please tell us a little about your novel, Camp Hope.
Amy Dawson directs a summer camp for foster children near Briceville, Tennessee. A foster mom for the first time, her responsibilities as a mother to a traumatized child bring a whole new set of challenges and joys.

But when Amy's four-year-old foster daughter is dragged into the mountains of Royal Blue by a former employee, parenting challenges are overshadowed by a new nightmare. The Sheriff's department fails to procure viable leads, and Amy can't sit idle. Her childhood friend and first love, Jack Evans, returns to lend his skills as tracker. Problem is, he also stirs up romantic memories Amy would rather leave buried. 

Jack struggles to let go of his past failures and prove his reliability by bringing Mattie home, but fears when he left camp nineteen years ago and failed to keep a promise to Amy he permanently lost her confidence.

As Amy plunges into the wilderness on horseback to search for Mattie, she must decide who she trusts, let go of her childhood traumas, and learn to rely on hope in God. Facing dehydration, starvation, and a convoluted kidnapper, will she succeed in recovering her precious foster daughter or get lost in the vast wilderness forever?

Where can readers find you online?
Website
Amazon

Where can readers purchase Camp Hope?
Amazon
Barnes and Noble

Any parting comment?
Thank you so much for hosting me again, Jo. I always enjoy being your guest. Readers who would like to follow my blog tour can find details about a special giveaway at my website!

Sara, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Sara is offering winner’s choice of a paperback or an eBook copy of Camp Hope to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through August 14, 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 Under Fire by Linda Matchett is Shelia64. 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.

25 comments:

  1. I love how Sara changed her whole writing style to give honor and glory to God. It doesn’t hurt to admit she is now not embarrased if her pastor were ro read her work. Admitting we need change can sometimes be tough! I’m a follower. Thanks for sharing with us.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (At) me (DOT) com
    Perrianne Askew

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    1. I agree that change is tough! But I fully believe if I hadn't, my manuscripts would be piling up instead of being printed. I am so thankful I can work for God doing somethong I love so much. Thanks for stopping by, Perrianne.

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  2. Thank you Sara for being such a great Author I am a follower of yours from all the different places Fb etc. Thank you for such great books. SARAHTAYLOR601973(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Sarah, for being such a great supporter! It means a lot to me!

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  3. The book sound so wonderful. Would love the chsnce to read it. I am also a follower.
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    1. Thank you, Deana! If you do get to read it, I hope you love it!

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  4. Sara is new to me. Thank you for sharing. I would love to read her book. mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  5. Thanks for the review. I have wanted to read this book and the previous one Callum’s Compass. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  6. This book sounds so good! Love to wwin it! I'm a follower as well! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. I'm so glad you are now writing inspirational novels. Keep it up.
    I am a follower
    nlgriggs902atgmaildotcom

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  8. Sara, you’re a new author to me. Thanks for the giveaway of a great looking book!
    And I’m a subscriber.
    mindyhoung AT msn DOT com

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    1. Mindy, glad you found a new-to-you author here. Thanks for following my blog and commenting.

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  9. I know about change, I have lost 2 Husbands in my life, my first husband who I was married to for 21 years passed away from complication of Type 1 Diabetes. My 2nd Husband I was married to for 20 years passed away from Kidney Cancer. The book sounds amazing. Thanks for your generosity. lindamay4852@yahoo.com

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  10. Hello Jo and Sara! I enjoyed learning more about Sara and her new release.

    I'm a follower psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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  11. Hi Sara, your book sounds both intriguing and terrifying. Every parent and grandparent has worried about their child at one time or other. I am a fan of romantic suspense and I appreciate your giveaway.
    Jo, I am a follower.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950{at)gmail(dot)com

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