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A Chat with Author Kathi Macias

Sarah Sundin
Sarah Sundin

Christmas Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the pleasure of interviewing author Kathi Macias. Kathi’s many fiction and nonfiction books explore weighty topics and have won numerous awards. Even better, Kathi is known for her encouraging and generous spirit.

Kathi, please tell us about your book, To the Moon and Back.

Kathi Macias
Kathi Macias

Alzheimer’s had invaded their home and their lives, though no one seemed ready to admit this diagnosis. Can this fractured family find its way to a place of healing, or will the darkness prevail, destroying them all? Unconditional love is their only hope…but how are they to get there?

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Tips From the Pros: Kathi Macias

Davalynn Spencer
Davalynn Spencer

Davalynn Spencer here, so happy to welcome our Pro for the week, Kathi Macias, who first introduced me to the Christian Authors Network. I’m honored to host this author of forty-seven books on her return visit.

Kathi, tell us a few of your latest titles.

A Christmas Gift; The 12 Days of Christmas; The Singing Quilt; The 40-Day Devotional Challenge

You were last featured on the CAN blog in 2009. What are the chief lessons you’ve learned about the writing life since then?

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A Christmas Gift by Kathi Macias

A Christmas Gift by Kathi Macias
A Christmas Gift by Kathi Macias

A Christmas Gift, Julia knew firsthand that Chiapas was not a safe place. Could a simple man’s faith and love be enough to make her stay?

About the author:

Kathi Macias is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother—and the award-winning author of nearly 50 books. She and her husband call SoCal home.

 

NEW RELEASES are posted by Christine Lindsay the author of the Multi-Award-Winning historical novels Shadowed in Silk, Captured by Moonlight and newly released Veiled at Midnight.

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NEW RELEASE March 3, 2013—The Singing Quilt by Kathi Macias

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Jolissa Montoya believes God is calling her to work with the disadvantaged children in her inner-city neighborhood. There’s only one problem: The children wouldn’t be able to understand her. Jolissa suffers from a speech impediment and has a thick accent because Spanish is her first language….

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Last Chance Justice by Kathi Macias–A new release May 1

"LastChanceJustice"Welcome to Bloomfield, where life is simple, love is real, and stories are shared.

Lynn Myers is still reeling from losing her husband of thirty-five years when word comes that her only sibling, an older brother, has also died. With no one else to settle the estate, she must return to her small hometown of Bloomfield, however briefly, to settle his affairs.

Lynn’s daughter, Rachel, has just graduated from Bible college and with no other commitments comes along to sort through her uncle’s huge old home, right next to the local cemetery.

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The Deliverer by Kathi Macias – A New Release

The delivererThe Deliverer picks up just months after Special Delivery leaves off, continuing with the stories of Mara, freed from slavery but still struggling with scars and memories from the past; Jonathan, attending Bible college but strongly drawn to Mara, despite her past; and Lawan, having escaped the brothel in Thailand and miraculously reunited with her younger sister in the US and adopted by the same family. Will Mara be able to move past the pain and hatred that bind her, even if it means traveling back to the place where her parents betrayed her and sold her into sexual slavery? Will she allow The Deliverer to set her free—once and for all?

 

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was the 2011 Author of the Year from BooksandAuthors.net. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband. 

Visit Kathi's website.

Purchase The Deliverer from Amazon or Christianbook.com

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Special Delivery by Kathi Macias – A New Release

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Special Delivery

 

In book two of the “Freedom” series, readers find Mara fighting against her attraction to Bible college student Jonathan Flannery even while wrestling with risking her own precarious safety to become involved in the rescue of another girl who is pregnant and desperately wants to escape her captors and save her own life, as well as her child’s. Halfway around the world in a brothel in Thailand, a young girl is rescued with the promise of being reunited with her younger sister who was adopted by an interracial couple in the States, friends of Jonathan’s family. Meanwhile, Jefe—Mara’s uncle, who held her as a sex slave in his brothel in San Diego for years—seeks revenge for Mara’s testimony that put him behind bars for life. Will his underworld connections be successful in kidnapping and killing the girl who believes she has finally won her freedom?

 

 Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored nearly 40 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences. She won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) as well as 2011 Author of the Year by BooksandAuthors.net. Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al.

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CAN Book Feature: People of the Book by Kathi Macias

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People of the Book

Author and website link: Kathi Macias

ISBN: 978-1-59669-282-4 

Eighteen-year-old Farah, who lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her family, wants nothing more than to develop a deeper, more meaningful devotion to her Muslim faith. She sees the month of Ramadan as her chance to draw nearer to Allah, and she pursues that goal throughout the holiday. All goes well until the prophet Isa—Jesus—appears to her in a dream and calls her to Himself. At the same time, her only brother, Kareem, who has never liked Farah, actively seeks an opportunity to expose her for the sham he believes she is.

Meanwhile, Farah’s seventeen-year-old cousin, Nura, has begun to frequent an online chat room where former Muslims gather to discuss their new faith, based on their belief that Isa is much more than a Muslim prophet—He is actually the Son of God. While there, Nura becomes acquainted with an American girl of Muslim ancestry—now a devout Christian named Sara—and a friendship quickly develops. However, Sara has problems of her own due to her fifteen-year-old brother Emir’s involvement with a gang.

The lives of Farah, Nura, and Sara ultimately dovetail until each finds herself at a place where her faith is put to the test. Will they remain faithful to the end? Will God protect and keep them safe in the midst of persecution and treachery? Or will they be required to pay the ultimate price for their faith?

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CAN Book Feature: More Than Conquerors by Kathi Macias

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Book two of the four-book Extreme Devotion series from New Hope Publishers

ISBN-10: 1596692839 

ISBN-13: 978-1596692831 

Release Date: April 5, 2010

 

With violent crime on the rise and the political climate changing throughout certain parts of Mexico, the opportunity for open Christian witness, particularly in some areas of Chiapas State, is rapidly decreasing. Hector Rodriguez pastors a small church in the tourist-popular border town of Tijuana. He also routinely carries Bibles deeper into the hostile areas of Mexico, where he ministers despite increasing difficulty and persecution. Hector’s mother accompanied him on one of those trips and felt God called her to stay in the little village of San Juan Chamula, where she uses the Scriptures to teach reading to the families who are open to it. When Hector’s mother disappears, Hector must decide if he will continue his work despite his worries about protecting his wife and children.



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CAN Book Feature: No Greater Love by Kathi Macias

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No Greater Love 

Book one of the four-book Extreme Devotion series from New Hope Publishers

ISBN-10: 1596692774 

ISBN-13: 978-1596692770 

Release date: April 5, 2010

 

Orphaned four years earlier when their parents, active in the African National Congress (ANC) movement against Apartheid, were murdered, 16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother, Masozi, now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm. When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owner’s son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join an ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and race. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge or forgiveness and selfless love. Loosely based on historical events and set near PretoriaSouth Africa, in the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and his ascendance to the presidency of South Africa, this story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely.