April McGowan
Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer

Happy spring! Davalynn Spencer here, welcoming author April McGowan – and in April, no less, one of my favorite months.

April, give us a can’t-wait teaser for your new book, Shine the Light.

Shannon, photographer of the downtrodden, is out to save the world. But when a man from her past appears, her world crumbles into PTSD episodes that threaten her hope for a future. Will she overcome these debilitating memories, or will her past win and leave her broken forever?

April McGowan

April McGowan

Okay, April, you win. Now I can’t wait to find out if Shannon succeeds. Did anything in particular inspire you to write this book?

I got to know Shannon and her dedicated friendship for Amber in Hold the Light (the first book in the series) and I just admired her so much, I needed to find out what made her tick, what hardships she’d faced, what she had to overcome. It also gave me the opportunity to delve deep into the causes and triggers of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Read More →

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Jane Daly
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin! I have the joy of interviewing my friend, fellow author, and fellow Northern Californian, Jane Daly. Jane and I serve on the board for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference, where she brings her expertise as a bank vice president to keep the conference’s finances in order. If that weren’t enough, Jane has written two nonfiction books, is writing several fiction and nonfiction works, and has recently started a podcast with her longtime writing buddy, Robynne Miller.

Jane, please tell us about your podcast, “The Art of Semi-Fiction.”

Jane Daly

Jane Daly

Robynne Miller and I started “The Art of Semi-Fiction” podcast as a way of sharing our passion for helping writers. The podcast is for writers of any age, genre, and anywhere on the journey of writing. We explore every corner of the written word, and we hope that writers will be encouraged and entertained as we talk about all things writing. Read More →

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Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Warm April greetings from Marti Pieper in lovely Mount Dora, Florida, where we anticipate sunny celebrations of our Savior’s birth. I have a special guest for you to meet today. Dianne Barker and I became virtual friends through our love of writing and our mutual membership in CAN. I have long appreciated her gracious spirit and talent for putting just the right words together.

Welcome, Dianne! Please tell us about your book.

Dianne Barker

Dianne Barker

I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! throws a rope to the desperate drowning in disorganization. It offers practical strategies to organize space, time, and family chaos; wrestle thieves (slothfulness and procrastination); de-clutter; manage finances; begin personal renovation—purging interior garbage (inferiority, low esteem); submitting fully to Christ, gateway to balance and abundant living. Read More →

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Jeanette Hanscome
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California, where the rain is falling lightly and wildflowers are blooming brightly! Only a short drive away from me lives today’s guest—and one of my closest friends—multi-published author Jeanette Hanscome. Jeanette and I met at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, and now we both have the honor of serving on faculty at that conference as well as serving on the board for the West Coast Christian Writers Conference. Jeanette has an incredible heart for new writers or for anyone who feels uncomfortable or out of place—and isn’t that all of us at one time? Her heart for others shines in her writing, as does her amazing sense of humor.

Jeanette Hanscome

Jeanette Hanscome

Jeanette, please tell us about your book, Suddenly Single Mom: 52 Messages of Hope, Grace, and Promise.

Suddenly Single Mom is a devotional that reads like a memoir of persevering through what feels impossible. It uses my story of rebuilding my life as a single mom, who had the added challenge of being visually impaired and unable to drive, to equip women for their own difficult situations.   Read More →

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Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Greetings from Marti Pieper in already-summery Mount Dora, Florida. This year, we actually had winter in Florida, but here in March, it seems we’ve skipped right on to summer. It’s not quite that warm where Susan Mathis lives in Colorado, which is also the state where she and I met a few years ago at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. Along with her career as an author and editor, Susan serves as the CAN vice president and co-editor for the CAN newsletter. I’m delighted to introduce her and her work today.

Welcome, Susan! Please tell us about your book.

Susan Mathis

Susan Mathis

The Gilded Age comes to life in this first installment of the Thousand Islands Series with Katelyn’s Choice.

Katelyn Kavanagh’s mother dreamed her daughter would one day escape the oppressive environment of their Upstate New York farm for service in the enchanting Thousand Islands, home to Gilded Age millionaires. But when her wish comes true, Katelyn finds herself in the service of none other than the famous George Pullman, and the transition proves anything but easy.

Thomas O’Neill, brother of her best friend, is all grown up and also working on Pullman Island. Despite Thomas’ efforts to help the irresistible Katelyn adjust to the intricacies of her new world, she just can’t seem to tame her gossiping tongue—even when the information she’s privy to could endanger her job, the 1872 re-election of Pullman guest President Ulysses S. Grant, and the love of the man of her dreams. Read More →

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