Hello readers. Davalynn Spencer here, chatting with author Andrea Boeshaar about her book Love’s Guiding Light.
Welcome, Andrea. Please give us a quick overview of your book.
Amanda Lewis may lose the only home she’s known—the cottage at North Point Light. Captain Ezra Danfield intends to give up his ship to provide his daughter some stability. When a violent storm threatens their lives, Amanda’s efforts in the lighthouse guide them safely into harbor. Ezra thanks her and cannot refuse when she asks for his help, though he must face the darkest recesses of his heart.
Was there anything in particular that inspired you to write this book?
I grew up a couple of miles away from the North Point Light in Milwaukee, so it’s always been one of my favorites—and, yes, I’m a lighthouse lover. But in 1999, when I first began researching it for a Barbour novella collection, the lighthouse and cottage were in such disrepair that the Coast Guard, who possessed control of it, refused to allow me entrance for my own protection. Fast forward twenty years, and not only am I a very different writer now but the North Point Light has been taken over by a private organization which has renovated the lighthouse and cottage and, after touring it, I was inspired to rewrite and revise this story which I’ve always had a soft spot for in my heart. Read More →
Greetings from Marti Pieper in a Florida fall, which, to non-Florida residents, looks a lot like summertime. Like many parts of the country, we’re having an unseasonably warm fall. Enterprising entrepreneurs may find a market for pumpkin spice suntan lotion (just kidding, but it wouldn’t surprise me to find this product on the shelf).
Our interviewee’s most recent book will at least have us thinking toward cooler weather because it’s a holiday story. A hearty CAN welcome to author PeggySue Wells!
PeggySue, please tell us about your book.
It’s Christmas, and Jack Baker’s finances, friends and future are as gone as last year’s holiday. Jack Baker had it all—family, career and a generous bonus to spend on the annual Baker Christmas extravaganza. Now, the Bakers are homeless. One family loses it all and finds they have everything. Read More →
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.
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 →
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
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 →
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).
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 →