Marti Pieper here! Welcome to up-and-down Mount Dora, Florida (where the temperatures bounce almost every day), and an author interview with the lovely Becky Harling. I first met Becky at a conference three years ago in nearby Orlando, although we’ve been cyber-friends much longer than that. At the time, Becky had broken her ankle and was having lots of adventures driving a motorized cart for the first time. I had an adventure of my own when I returned the cart to the rental counter for her (no lives were lost).
Let’s hear from Becky about her books and her life—both of which are filled with exciting adventures.
Welcome, Becky! We’re so excited to have you here on the CAN blog. Please tell us about your book.
The secret to great relationships is learning to listen attentively to others. Most of us know how to talk but few of us really know how to listen well. How To Listen So People Will Talk gives readers practical tips to help them become listeners who make others feel valued and loved. When you learn to listen well, your marriage will grow stronger, your parenting will flourish, your friendships will thrive and your influence at work will increase. It’s a win-win for everyone! Read More →
Davalynn Spencer, here, from colorful Colorado, welcoming author Julie B. Cosgrove to the CAN blog.
Julie, tell us about your latest release, Book 3 in the Bunco Biddies Mysteries, Threes, Sixes & Thieves.
Janie Manson, the widow of a police detective, lives in a retirement community called Sunset Acres. When residences with only three and six in the house number are robbed, she rallies her Bunco-playing friends to find out why.
What inspired you to write this book?
I am a mystery buff—always have been. My older sister challenged me to switch genres and write one. Well, seven contracts and one award for Best Cozy 2017-set-in-Texas later, I guess she had a good idea. Anyway, I am loving the journey. Read More →
Greetings from Kevin Thompson on the peninsula more and more people are finding as home. The roads are getting more and more swamped (pun intended). We’re sitting here on the front porch, sipping lemonade with mango, and munching on Late July brand Organic Sea Salt & Lime tortilla chips. Today, I have the privilege of sharing an interview with fellow author Kimberly Rose Johnson.
Kimberly Rose Johnson
Welcome, Kimberly! And congratulations on your most recent book! Tell us about your book.
A Waltz for Amber is a Christmas novella and the third book in my Melodies of Love series.
A dance teacher is desperate to make a success of her studio. The Christmas recital should help except for one problem—the high school music teacher scheduled the holiday program on the same night, causing a conflict for her students. Will she be able to sustain her business or will she lose everything in the pursuit of her dream? Read More →
Greetings from Colorado. Davalynn Spencer, here, with author Kathleen Rouser.
So happy to visit with you today, Kathleen. Tell us about your latest book, Secrets and Wishes.
When their sons collide in a fist fight, Maggie Galloway and Thomas Harper also collide with words. Both widowed and rearing rambunctious children, they have more in common than they like to admit. From Maggie nursing Thomas back to health to confronting a dangerous charlatan together, their children see they’re a match. Uncertain of their future, Maggie plans on returning to her hometown. Thomas can’t fight his feelings for her any longer. Is it too late to declare his love for Maggie?
Why did you write this book?
When I wrote my novel, Rumors and Promises, Maggie Galloway was a secondary character as the older sister of the hero, Reverend Ian McCormick. Maggie is feisty but kind, and I enjoyed writing her conversations with Ian, who liked to tease her. Besides, she was kind and accepting to Sophie when she needed a friend. I grew to really like Maggie and thought she needed her own story. That was probably the biggest reason I wrote Secrets and Wishes. Read More →
October greetings from Marti Pieper in lovely Mount Dora, Florida, where fall is in the air—not because our temperatures have dropped significantly but because of the growing number of pumpkin spice products available at local stores and coffee shops. I’m not quite sure what season it is where today’s interview guest, Peggy Cunningham, lives, and you’ll see why in just a few moments. I first met Peggy at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and am delighted to have her join us on the CAN blog today.
Welcome, Peggy. Please tell us about your new book, Dancing Like Bees: 31 Steps to De-Stress, Delight and Dance Like Bees.
The book idea began with bees buzzing near me. I’d been walking our mission property early mornings––frustrated and exhausted. My husband suffered from a bout of shingles that left him in constant pain with no relief from the nerve damage it caused. At the onset, not even morphine helped. And it was almost two years since it all began. Where was God? Didn’t He see us here in the middle of a foreign country with no help?
As I sat by a flowerbed filled with daisies, the buzz of bees drew my attention. They flew peacefully from flower to flower doing the job God created them to do, even as a storm approached. If bees could be joyful and peaceful in all circumstances, surely I could find a way to do the same.
Through 31 devotions, my book examines what I learned about God’s creation of the honeybee and how it speaks direction into our need for living a peaceful, productive life while overcoming stress and achieving joy. Read More →