C. Kevin Thompson
Greetings from Kevin Thompson in The Swamp, better known as Florida. Where the gators and the mosquitoes play… We’re sitting here on the front porch, waiting to see which way Hurricane Irma goes. Pray she turns north and plays harmlessly in the Atlantic! Today, I have the privilege of sharing an interview with my friend and fellow author Bonnie Leon.
Welcome, Bonnie, and congratulations on the release of your most recent book! Please tell us about it.
In the spring of 1885, Luba Engstrom meets Nicholas Matroona, a strong, brooding Native from the island of Unalaska. The two elope, believing love is enough to bridge the gap between the civilized world of Juneau and the primitive culture of Nicholas’s small village. Luba struggles to adapt and the conflict between her husband’s belief in ancient gods and her faith in Jesus Christ threatens to destroy Luba and Nicholas’s relationship. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing someone I consider a good friend—even though we haven’t met in person! Bonnie Leon and I have been critique partners for several years, and I’ve enjoyed learning from this extremely talented, experienced, and generous multi-published author.
Bonnie, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?
I’ve published twenty books—nineteen novels and one memoir.
My most recent title is Where Eagles Soar, it is a memoir I wrote for a woman who grew up in the Alaskan wilderness. The series, Alaskan Skies, released prior to the memoir. The titles in the series are Touching the Clouds, Wings of Promise, and Joy Takes Flight.
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When Touching the Clouds arrived in the mail I wasn't sure if the author could
pull off a book with such an independent heroine during the depression. Well,
Leon did it.
Kate Evans calls off her marriage and heads to Alaska in her small plane to be
a bush pilot. She leaves Washington State and its heartaches behind, hoping to
support herself in the rough Alaskan terrain.
She runs into major problems, from unpredictable weather to judgment from other
She's not the only one hiding in Alaska. So is Paul Anderson. He has his own
memories that he is trying to hide from. You'll wonder if he's running from the
law or himself.
While Touching the Clouds has some
romantic elements, I didn't feel as if the entire story was centered around
romance. Reading about Alaska during the depression, “flying” with Kate, and
enduring the challenges with her make this book special. Even better, this is Book One of the Alaskan series, so there is more fun to come for Leon's
Happy Monday from Bonnie Leon.
Authors lead busy lives.
Writing requires large chunks of time, plus there is the continual process of editing. We’re either working on a manuscript or in the middle of one that’s back from the publisher requiring changes. There’s also marketing do be done, which demands a good deal of our time. Plus we have church, communitiy functions and family fun and drama. Sometimes it feels like there is not one free moment. With those kinds of pressures how do we stay close to the Lord?
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Happy summer greetings from Bonnie Leon
I just finished a manuscript and turned it into my publisher. The usual rush toward a deadline plus unexpected adventures from life wiped me out. I’m still trying to recover. I have a new book, Touching the Clouds, releasing, so now comes the book launch and all that it entails. I’m feeling exhausted just thinking about it. There is so much to do.
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