Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing Sherry Kyle, a close friend of mine. Over a decade ago, Sherry and I met at Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, when we were both newbie writers longing for publication. It’s been a joy to see dreams come true for this talented writer who has such a heart for women and tween girls.
Sherry, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?
I have seven books published—three novels and four books for tween girls—as well as a couple of stories in compilations. My new titles for tween girls are The Girl’s Guide to Life (Feb. 2016, RoseKidz) and Love, Lexi: Letters to God (March 2016, Tyndale). Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the honor of interviewing Mary Hamilton, one of CAN’s newest members, an author who saw the desperate need for Christian fiction for tween boys—and filled it.
Mary, how did you get into writing? How many books do you have published?
I’ve enjoyed writing since I was very young, but it wasn’t until I became a stay-at-home mom that I pursued writing for publication. To start with, I wrote articles for some Christian magazines, and I wrote a Christmas play for the church I attended. When I turned to fiction and novels, I wrote what I knew, a Bible camp series for young teens. The Rustic Knoll Bible Camp series includes Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, and See No Evil. Read More →
Merry Christmas from Sarah Sundin in rainy (at last!) California! Today I have the joy of interviewing Carol McAdams Moore, the author of two new devotional books for tween boys and girls. Recently I introduced my fourth- and fifth-grade Sunday school class to the books, and they were a huge hit with kids and teachers alike!
Carol, how did you get into writing? How many books do you have published?
Carol McAdams Moore
I began as a teacher of the deaf. Many materials I used in the classroom needed to be rewritten, using specific word choice and sentence structure. I also had to keep the interests and age level of my readers/students in mind as I chose things to rewrite. Playing with words to engage with a specific reader became a passion. For a number of years I did work-for-hire assignments. Dare U 2 Open This Book and Just Sayin’ are my first two books with royalty contracts. Read More →
A warm greeting from sunny Florida, where fall means
cooler days, shorter nights, and (as my teenage daughters say), choosing the
flip-flops with the wider straps. Today, I have the privilege of sharing an
interview with fellow Florida author Crystal Bowman. I first met Crystal when
we taught together at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and I’m
delighted to share her words of wisdom today.
How did you get into writing, Crystal?
I started writing when I was 10
years old. I loved writing poems—some funny and some serious.
My first professional writing
opportunity (decades later) was an offer to write lyrics for children’s piano
music. That was in 1990. and I am still writing for the same composers.
How many books do you have published?
Around 75—mostly kids’ books,
but also three nonfiction books for women.
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