Pieper1A warm greeting from sunny Florida, where fall means
cooler days, shorter nights, and (as my teenage daughters say), choosing the
flip-flops with the wider straps. Today, I have the privilege of sharing an
interview with fellow Florida author Crystal Bowman. I first met Crystal when
we taught together at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and I’m
delighted to share her words of wisdom today.

How did you get into writing, Crystal?                                
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I started writing when I was 10
years old. I loved writing poems—some funny and some serious.

My first professional writing
opportunity (decades later) was an offer to write lyrics for children’s piano
music. That was in 1990. and I am still writing for the same composers.

How many books do you have published?

Around 75—mostly kids’ books,
but also three nonfiction books for women.

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Pieper1Greetings from historic Philadelphia, where I’m teaching “WannaBe
Published,” a continuing session, at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers
Conference
. I always enjoy spending time with other writers, and this
conference is dear to my heart.

Every month, Davalynn Spencer, Sarah Sundin, and I alternate in posting interviews with our fellow CAN authors for this “Tips from the
Pros” feature. So I take special delight in sharing the following interview
with Davalynn. She has some creative answers and insights to share that I know
you’ll enjoy.

Welcome to the other
side of the interview desk, Davalynn. How did you get into writing?                                                                              
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Words captured me years ago, in the sixth grade, to be
exact. Since then I’ve scrounged and scratched for just the right words to use
in devotions, inspirational columns, biographical sketches, crime-beat reports,
feature stories—and more recently—novels.

I love the variety
there! How many books do you have published?

Cover again_2My first fiction piece was an e-book novella from White Rose
Publishing, As You Are at Christmas.
Heartsong Presents picked up my contemporary romance which releases August 6, The Rancher’s Second Chance, and signed
me for a three-book historical series set in Colorado. The first book in the
series is set to release in February 2014. I also have a short romance
published in OakTara’s I Choose You.


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Pieper1I don't see a sign of April showers here in Florida, but Angela Breidenbach, today's featured author, may be watching out for snow showers in her Montana home. She and I became acquainted a few years ago when we both taught at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, and our paths have crossed in several professional ways since. I'm thrilled to introduce Angie and her newest book, which released April 1, to our CAN audience! 

How did you get into
writing, Angie?                               IMG_6565pt2small_Breidenbach 

 I started my writing career with articles for Group Magazine and my local newspaper.
But I started my journey into writing through a personal journal. 

 How many books do you
have published?

Two traditional books, one each nonfiction and fiction. But
I also have two self-published cookbooks and a long list of compilations,
devotions, and articles.

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Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin! This interview is especially fun for me, because Karen Whiting got me started doing these interviews on the CAN blog and coached me through many posts. Finally it’s her turn to be interviewed! Not only is Karen a multi-published author of various nonfiction books, including devotionals and children’s books, but she’s a valuable CAN board member, currently serving as our treasurer. I’ve benefitted from her wisdom and humor and heart in our e-friendship, and I know you’ll enjoy what she has to share with us today.

CAN Karen WhitingKaren, how did you get into writing?

For many years people suggested that I write about all the activities I dreamed up for my children, and I ignored them all. However, God started nudging me to write when I went to a retreat to pray. There God gave me a vision and I received a painting of the vision the next morning (it was the flip side of my breakfast placemat – everyone received a unique painting). So I started writing.

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Mildred  Hello, I’m Mildred Colvin. I’ve come to interview Sarah Sundin, who has written a series of historical novels set in the 1940s. Sarah received a degree in chemistry from UCLA and a doctorate in pharmacy from UC San Francisco. She lives in northern California with her husband, three children, an antisocial cat, and a very social Labrador. She works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, teaches Sunday school to fourth and fifth graders, and teaches women's Bible studies. She is a member of Diablo Valley Christian Writers' Group and American Christian Fiction Writers. Her first novel, A DISTANT MELODY, will be released by Revell in March 2010, the first book in the Wings of Glory series. 

 Now I’d like to welcome Sarah so that we can learn more about her and her efforts to market her books                                                           .  Sarah Sundin Publicity Photos 2008 014

 

 



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