Davalynn Spencer, here, welcoming you to someplace cool and relaxing and out of summer’s heat while we visit with veteran author, Martha Rogers.
Martha, it’s so good to talk to you today. Please tell us a about your featured book, Biscuits and Bones. I’m intrigued by the title.
This book is about a young woman who loves animals and came up with the idea for a pet bakery and store specializing in organic, wholesome, homemade treats for pets. She is also the owner of a Black Lab named Max. The hero is an uptight, proper lawyer who is suddenly in charge of a seven-pound Yorkie when his mother is hospitalized. Sparks fly when they meet and clash over their pets. With their mothers in matchmaking mode, they don’t stand a chance, but they learn lessons in love along the way.
What fun contrasts and unexpected obstacles. How did you come up with such a unique idea for this story?
I was inspired to write this book because all three of our sons and all of our grandchildren have dogs and cats for pets. They are true members of the family and well-loved. I found recipes for homemade pet treats on the internet and decided that would be a fun theme for a book. Read More →
Greetings, everyone, from Kevin Thompson! We’re in full summer mode in Florida. Wake up. Already hot. Muggy all day. Afternoon thunderstorms. Go to bed. Wake up. Rinse and Repeat. So, I’m inside where the A/C is cool, the air is dry, and the Lay-Z-boy is comfy. It’s here that we welcome children’s book author, Diane Stortz!
Welcome, Diane! Tell us about your book, I AM: The Names of God for Toddlers.
Bible stories, verses, and prayers help toddlers and preschoolers get to know God by discovering the meaning of twelve different names for God, such as Creator, Savior, Healer, Teacher, and Friend. It’s an 8×8-inch board book with a padded cover.
That’s cool. Why did you write this book?
It was a natural follow-up to I AM: 40 Reasons to Trust God, and I AM Devotional, just for a younger age group. Each of the three books is based on names in the Bible for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and uses Bible stories and devotional thoughts to illustrate the meaning of each name. God tells us a lot through His names about who He is and what He does. As children learn about His names, they discover His character and His love for them and grow to know, love, and trust the great I AM more and more. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the honor of interviewing Elaine Helms, who has turned her passion for prayer and her amazing experience in national prayer organizations into books to benefit all of us. Welcome, Elaine!
Tell us about your book, Prayer without Limits: Expanding Your Relationship with God.
It is a nonfiction book about the greatness of God’s ability, yet we may be quenching the power of the Holy Spirit in the obstacles we bring to prayer. Once the obstacles are addressed and removed, we can work with God through prayer the way He intended. It won the AWSA Golden Scroll Non-Fiction Merit Award. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California, where spring—and pollen!—is in the air. Today I have the honor of interviewing Mary Hamilton, who is venturing from kids’ adventure books to writing mystery-suspense, where her heart is.
Mary, please tell us about your book, Pendant.
Haunted by her student’s disappearance from a field trip, Elaine stumbles onto a vital clue and discovers someone is desperate to keep the truth buried. When a friend persuades her to hide amongst the quirky residents of a nursing home, she wonders if he’s keeping her from danger, or the truth?
Why did you write this book?
I love taking real-life dilemmas or situations and writing stories about their impact on the people involved. The story for Pendant had been tumbling around in my head ever since I saw a newspaper article about an elderly woman who showed up one day at a care facility with a jacket, purse, and cane. She was alert and pleasant, but refused to give any background information. The story caught my imagination and I kept asking myself, “What or whom is she hiding from? Is she completely alone? Isn’t anyone looking for her?” Eventually, I came up with my own answers, though I never learned the true ending of that woman’s story. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the privilege of chatting with prolific nonfiction writer Linda Gilden. Linda has written six books, 26 collaborative books, and hundreds of articles, as well as being a speaker and a personality trainer! Today she’s sharing with us from her wealth of experience.
Linda, tell us about your most recent book, Articles, Articles, Articles!
Why write articles? Articles can change lives, instruct, inform, and inspire. For writers, articles can be an exercise to hone your craft, help build your platform, and reach more people than books. Articles, Articles, Articles! will show you how to do all these things and more while supplementing your income as you sell and resell your articles to many markets. Read More →