Maureen Pratt
C. Kevin Thompson

C. Kevin Thompson

Hello, everyone! Kevin Thompson here. As we prepare this blog post, we want to remember our brothers and sisters in the Carolinas as well as the other areas struck by Hurricane Florence. As one of many who experienced the eye wall of Hurricane Irma last year and the devastation it can bring, I understand firsthand what they are dealing with right now. But know this: God is there before, during, and after the storms of life, both figurative and literal. We “celebrated” the first year anniversary of Irma on Sept. 10-11th (it occurred during the middle of the night), and one year later, life is back to normal…almost (a few blue tarped homes still remain). Hope is truly eternal and not fixed in the things of this life that moth and rust (and hurricanes) can destroy.

With that, we want to welcome a fellow CAN Author who deals with some of the storms of this life with her writing. Please welcome Maureen Pratt!

Maureen, tell us about your latest book, Salt and Light: Church, Disability, and the Blessing of Welcome for All.

Maureen Pratt

Maureen Pratt

This book is a resource for clergy, lay ministers, churchgoers, and persons with disabilities to better understand and affect full welcome within our church communities. Geared toward Catholic churches, but relevant for all Christians, the book is based on the scriptural and historical contexts of Christ’s love and welcome extended to all, including persons with physical, emotional, and psychological disabilities. Read More →

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Cindy K. Sproles
Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Greetings from Marti Pieper in still-steamy Florida, where we hurricane veterans have been praying for those affected by the recent Hurricane Florence. Today, I’m delighted to introduce to you an author whose vacation was interrupted by that hurricane but found joy in the time God gave her family anyway.

Cindy K. Sproles is a godly woman, an encourager, an editor, and an award-winning novelist who I’m blessed to call my friend.

Welcome to the CAN blog, Cindy. Please tell us about your book.

Cindy K. Sproles

Cindy K. Sproles

Liar’s Winter is an Appalachian historical novel about a woman born with a port-wine birthmark that covers her face and neck. Since the mark is known in the mountains as the mark of the devil, Lochiel Ogle has to overcome and find forgiveness and redemption. Read More →

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Jeanette Levellie
Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer

Good morning! Davalynn Spencer here, laughing out loud in Colorado at Jeanette Levellie’s gift of giggles. Honestly, it’s more like guffaws, and I’m left with the deep sense that this author has taken to heart the old proverb: A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.

Welcome, Jeanette. Please tell us about your latest book that clearly has you in stitches. I mean print. Better yet, give us the back-cover copy to The Heart of Humor: Sixty Helpings of Hilarity to Nourish Your Soul (Elk Lake Publishing).

Jeanette Levellie

Jeanette Levellie

Clean laugh-out-loud stories accompanied by comical drawings by a professional animator, humor quotes, and fun articles to help you lighten up your life and find hilarity in unlikely places. Each of the sixty chapters ends with an inspirational Christian thought from the author. Read More →

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Craig von Buseck
Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Greetings from Marti Pieper in sunny, rainy (almost every afternoon right now) Florida. I first met the subject of today’s interview when I picked him and some other authors up at the Orlando airport to head to the 2010 Florida Christian Writers Conference. We’ve crossed paths several times through the years, and I have always appreciated his deep devotion to God and concern for people. I look forward to introducing my friend Craig von Buseck to you today.

Welcome, Craig! Could you please tell us about your most recent book?

Craig von Buseck

Craig von Buseck

How can you know you are making the right choices in life? This question is examined and answered in Seven Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. No, it’s not crazy to hear the voice of God— it’s a promise from the Bible that we can claim as our birthright of faith. Read More →

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C. Kevin Thompson

C. Kevin Thompson

Greetings from Kevin Thompson! School is back in session here in Florida. That means there are thousands of mothers out there either breathing into paper bags (because they are first time school parents) or breathing a sigh of relief, looking forward to hours of quiet time with a book, a cup of coffee, and a house filled with silence (because they’ve been there, done that with the whole school thing). So, for those ready to read, I introduce to you novelist MaryAnn Diorio! Welcome, MaryAnn.

Let’s get this interview jumpstarted by having you tell us about your latest book, Return to Bella Terra.

MaryAnn Diorio

MaryAnn Diorio

Maria Tonetta returns to Sicily to face not only her mother’s death but also the bankruptcy of the family farm. Caught between two worlds, Maria must choose one. But when her son’s biological father appears at Mama’s funeral, Maria must face an even greater enemy within her own soul. Read More →

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