Today I have the pleasure of introducing Historical Fiction author Jenna Brandt. Jenna's books span from the Victorian to Western eras with elements of romance, suspense and faith.
Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Bethany College and was the Editor-in-Chief of her college newspaper. She is an on-going contributor for The Mighty Website and her first blog was published on Yahoo Parenting and The Grief Toolbox, as well as featured on the ABC News and Good Morning America websites.
Jenna is also our Featured Author this month and is making the first chapter of her latest book The English Proposal, available to read. Plus, she is giving away a signed copy to one lucky winner! So make sure you get your entry in on our Giveaways page. Now let's get to know Jenna!
Today please welcome author Michael Fortner to Interviews & Reviews. Michael has a B.A. in journalism and history, with, as he puts it "a God-given ability to figure things out and to think outside the box."
At age 20 God he states that God sent him into the wilderness for 40 years, where he endured very intense fire (trials and tribulations), molding and shaping, and training. He is also a CompTIA A+ certified in computer repair.
Today I am pleased to have author Liz Johnson visiting with us today. Liz fell in love with Prince Edward Island the first time she set foot on it. When she's not plotting her next trip to the island, she works as director of marketing for a Christian radio network. She is the author of several novels including The Red Door Inn and Where Two Hearts Meet, a New York Times bestselling novella, and a handful of short stories.
Her latest novel On Love's Gentle Shore, releases this July and I know this Canadian gal is looking forward to it. Especially because it is set on beautiful Prince Edward Island.
I am so excited to have author Johnnie Alexander visiting with us today at Interviews & Reviews. Johnnie is the award-winning author of Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs. She is an accomplished essayist and poet whose work has appeared in the Guideposts anthology A Cup of Christmas Cheer. In addition to writing, Johnnie enjoys reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking road trips. She lives near Memphis, Tennessee.
Jan Drexler’s Journey to Pleasant Prairie series has brought readers all of the endearing, intriguing, and heart-yearning moments of Amish life. An absorbing third installment, Naomi’s Hope, follows Naomi Schrock into her new life and the surprising challenges it brings.
Naomi is settling into her 1846 Indiana Amish community well despite normal growing pains. With the comfort of her parents’ home and her adopted son, Davey, by her side, Naomi’s path seems clear. She tries not to think about the fact that she isn’t at the top of any man’s list of potential wives.
However, when Cap Stoltzfus moves to town and befriends Davey, Naomi finds herself caught between the plans she has made for her future and the tantalizing thought that Cap might be a part of a life she never dared hope for.
When a couple shows up claiming to be Davey’s true family, Naomi and Cap must make a decision that will determine both the boy’s future and their own. But can she bring herself to release Davey to unknown relatives? Will this leave yet another gap in Naomi’s heart when she so desires wholeness?
The incredible insight that Jan Drexler has gained from her ancestry is evident in well-researched storylines and masterfully crafted characters. The Journey to Pleasant Prairie series will stay with Amish fiction readers long after this final installment.
I am please as punch to have author Maggie Brendan here with us today. Maggie is the CBA bestselling author of the Heart of the West series and the Blue Willow Brides series, as well as The Trouble with Patience and A Sweet Misfortune. Her books have received the Book Buyers Best Award from the Orange County Chapter of Romance Writers of America and the Laurel Wreath Award. Maggie is also a member of the American Fiction Writers Association, Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers, and Author’s Guild. Maggie hails from Georgia and is here today to talk about her soon-to-be-released book Trusting Grace.
Michelle Dennis Evans writes picture books, chapter books, young adult contemporary novels and enjoys dabbling in free verse poetry. Her published books have been found on the Amazon Best Seller list several times.
Michelle is passionate about seeing people move forward and overcome their struggles to live a healthy fulfilling life. She believes you can find healing and hope through reading stories, fiction or truth.
After growing up on a dairy farm near a small country town, Michelle met the man of her dreams in the hinterland of the holiday destination of the Gold Coast that would become their home. She fell in love with the Gold Coast (and her future husband) and all the magnificent views it has to offer.
Michelle spends most of her days educating, socialising, sporting her four children and her nights writing and studying while encouraging her awesome husband who works tirelessly in the family business.
Michelle’s life is full and at times overflowing but she wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, please welcome author Jim Baton to Interviews & Reviews. Jim Baton (his pen name) has spent the last 20 years living in the Muslim world, where he’s been involved in a variety of peace and reconciliation activities including interfaith dialogue, training elementary through university students in peace principles, and bringing Christians and Muslims together to pray. His real name and photo can’t be displayed to protect his identity from the extremist groups where he lives out his faith.
It's Christmas Eve and our guest author today is Marcia Lee Laycock, whose latest book "Christmas" is appropriate for the season.
Marcia writes from central Alberta Canada where she is a pastor's wife and mother of three adult daughters. She was the winner of The Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel, One Smooth Stone. The sequel, A Tumbled Stone was also short listed for a Word Award. Marcia has four devotional books in print and has contributed to several anthologies. Her work has been endorsed by Sigmund Brouwer, Janette Oke, Phil Callaway and Mark Buchanan. Marcia is also a sought after speaker for women's retreats and one day events.