Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the great joy of chatting with CAN’s illustrious leader—our president, Angela Breidenbach! Not only is Angela an accomplished multi-published author, but she has a social media following centered around her cat Muse, she volunteers in her community—and she devotes countless hours to the Christian Authors Network. Let’s give Angela a warm welcome.
Angela, please tell us about your novel, The Debutante Queen, which is also available as an audio book!
1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But hiding an indentured orphan could unravel Calista’s reputation, and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, if her secret is revealed. Will love or law prevail?
Great concept! What inspired you to write this book?
I love real history and adore Montana. When I learned about how Montana became a state, the drama, the street children, and the drive to be considered legitimately modern, the whole idea caught my fascination. Read More →
Davalynn Spencer, here, from snow-covered Colorado. That’s me waving in my black earmuffs and black gloves. Everything else is White! I’m excited about visiting today with Carol Award-winning author Kate Breslin about her just-released Far Side of the Sea.
Welcome, Kate. Give us the back-cover copy for Far Side of the Sea.
A shell-shocked WWI British soldier returns to war-torn France after an urgent summons from the sweetheart he’d thought dead. He finds her sister waiting instead, and as the unlikely pair embark on a dangerous quest to find the woman he intended to save, he wonders if he can save himself.
Wow, I’m already intrigued. What inspired you to write this book?
I was researching espionage details from the war for my second novel, Not By Sight, when I came across some fascinating facts about the world of secret communications—and using carrier pigeons for espionage during WWI. With the idea that I would write a sequel to the Mabry family saga in my newest release, Far Side of the Sea, incorporating the pigeons was the spark that helped me to create Colin Mabry’s story. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in blessedly rainy California! Today I have the joy of chatting with renowned Bible study teacher and multi-published author Kathy Howard.
Kathy, please tell us about your book, 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents.
No one prepared us for this? Yet, here we are, struggling to navigate the parent/child role reversal. 30 Days of Hope When Caring for Aging Parents combines Scripture, biblical insight, personal experience, reflection questions, and prayer prompts to provide spiritual and practical encouragement to those caring for aging or ill parents.
What inspired you to write this book?
This book flowed right from my own life experiences. My father-in-law lived with my husband and me for five years before he passed away. We juggled a host of serious health issues that required an ongoing combination of surgeries, hospital care, inpatient rehab, and at-home physical and occupational therapy. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! I’ve just returned from an amazing weekend at West Coast Christian Writers Conference in Livermore, CA, and I’m feeling inspired! Today I have the joy of interviewing multi-published author Marsha Hubler, who has made a wonderful career combining her love of children and horses with her talent for writing.
Marsha, tell us about your latest book, Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: A 60-Day Devotional for Kids.
With two Bible verses and a challenge included, the young reader will learn about 60 different breeds of horses and at the same time learn how a Christian young person can live to please God as he/she reads a devotional every day for 60 days.
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Happy New Year from Sarah Sundin in California! Today we usher in 2019 by chatting with relationship and personality expert Linda Goldfarb. As a novelist who loves using exploring personality types to craft my characters, I’m fascinated by what Linda has to share with us today! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too.
Linda, tell us about your latest book.
LINKED for Educators helps busy teachers understand how to accept and celebrate different personalities in the classroom instead of being overwhelmed by them.
This super succinct guide equips educators with practical and readily applicable communication and interaction strategies to recognize, respond, and capitalize on the strength of each student. Personality assessment included in each guide. Read More →