Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing novelist Kathleen Rouser. Kathleen says she’s a fan of the Three C’s—cats, coffee, and chocolate. I’ll join that fan club. And I think you’ll enjoy what Kathleen has to share with us!
Welcome, Kathleen! Please tell us about your novella, Flying into Love in the Love is in the Air anthology.
Unable to say no when others need her, Talia Sampson took on her deceased aunt’s advice column and the care of her special needs niece. Then new veteran, Ben Tanner, shows up unexpected on her doorstep. Hurt many times, he wonders where home is. Talia isn’t happy finding a hot-air balloon with him, but she treasures the old journal with it. Ben hopes restoring her family’s antique will please her, until he discovers a secret that shatters his trust. And Talia hates flying.
Will she trust God—and Ben—enough to go airborne? 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 →
The Dandelion Patch
MaryAnn Diorio has learned that her latest children’s picture book, The Dandelion Patch, has won the designation of “Best Book in the Category of Juvenile Fiction” in the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Contest. She gives God all the glory for this award saying, “It is He Who called me to write and He Who has sustained me throughout the years. Praise the Lord! The book deals with the topic of Eminent Domain and is available through Amazon.
Congratulations, MaryAnn! What a wonderful achievement!
Rumors and Promises by Kathleen Rouser
Kathleen Rouser has won the 2017 Bookvana Award in the religious fiction category for her debut novel, Rumors and Promises. The sequel,Secrets and Wishes will release on October 2nd.
We are super excited for you, Kathleen!
What an honor for your debut novel 🙂