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 →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California, where I’m still processing all the wonderful lessons from my time at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. One of the joys of the conference was getting to chat with CAN member Miralee Ferrell. Miralee is a talented author of contemporary and historical novels, and horse books for children—plus, she and her husband raised two cougars! And she’s a delightful lady as well. I’m sure you’ll enjoy getting to know her.
Miralee, please tell us about your latest book, Runaway Romance.
Reality TV star Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show and a sparkling future. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed.
Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets, or will Ann run again? Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! What a joy to interview Darlene Franklin, who has written over fifty books despite life circumstances that would lead most writers to give up. But not Darlene! Her story, her faith, and her cheerful attitude will inspire and challenge you.
Darlene, please tell us about your book All Roads Lead Home.
All Roads Lead Home is an historical romance novella set in 1928 Waynoka, OK. The heroine is waitress for the local Harvey House and catches for a ladies’ softball team. The hero is an engineer for the railroad. When Charles Lindbergh arrives in town with plans to build a hub for a transcontinental airline in their town, the couple struggles to find their footing in light of the changes. Read More →
A chat with author Dr. Ted Baehr
C. Kevin Thompson
Kevin Thompson here. We sit on the Florida front porch, rocking away “in all kinds of weather,” as the song We are the Boys of Old Florida states. And it’s true. We are the “pollen state” right now. Mow your yard, and you look like a bad impression of Pig Pen from Peanuts. Everything is yellow, and we haven’t had any significant rain in over a month. Without further delay, I want to introduce a gentleman who has been working to transform the minds and hearts of moviegoers with the message of God’s truth for years now. His work has opened doors for screenwriters and many others in the movie industry.
Dr. Ted Baehr
Welcome, Dr. Ted Baehr, to the Florida front porch! Dr. Baehr, grab a chair, a glass of tea (do they drink sweet tea in California?), and tell us about your book like we’re a reader in a bookstore who has just picked it up, and we know nothing about it.
Ted Baehr’s Reel to Real provides 45 inspirational devotions that exemplify principles from God’s Word, using powerful moments from over 150 great movies. Each devotion is insightful and uplifting, illustrating a meaningful theme. Read More →