Today I am pleased to welcome author, Mary Alford to Interviews & Reviews. Mary is a USA Today bestselling author who loves giving her readers the unexpected, combining unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots that result in stories the reader can't put down. Her titles have been finalists for several awards, including the Daphne Du Maurier, the Beverly, the Maggie, and the Selah. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog. You can discover more about her at www.maryalford.net.
Today, Mary is talking to us about her upcoming release Among the Innocent and she is giving away one print copy in the U.S. and one eBook for those outside the U.S.
Mary, welcome to I & R!
Today, I am pleased to welcome our Book of Year winner, author Valerie Fraser Luesse. Valerie is the bestselling author of Missing Isaac, Almost Home, and The Key to Everything, as well as an award-winning magazine writer best known for her feature stories and essays in Southern Living, where she is currently senior travel editor. Specializing in stories about unique pockets of Southern culture, Luesse received the 2009 Writer of the Year award from the Southeast Tourism Society for her editorial section on Hurricane Katrina recovery in Mississippi and Louisiana. A graduate of Auburn University and Baylor University, she lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband, Dave.
Today, we are going to discuss her book Under the Bayou Moon (our Book of the Year Winner). And as a special treat, I & R is giving away two print copies of this incredible book. One in the States and one in Canada!
Valerie, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, please welcome author C. S. Wachter to I & R. Chris lives in rural Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, with her husband Joe, one German Shepherd, and three cats. She and Joe have been married for more than forty years and have three sons, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Ms. Wachter earned her degree in Performing Arts and English Education from Rowan University in 1975. She compares developing a character’s perspective to preparing for an acting role. As a life-long lover of books, she has read and enjoyed a variety of genres. However, after reading J. R. R. Tolkien in middle school her favorite has been, and remains to this day, Fantasy with a Christian perspective. Today, she is going to talk to us about her latest book, The Sorcerer's Bane and she is giving away one print copy to someone in the States and an ebook to one lucky winner outside the States.
Chris, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, please welcome author Beth Pugh. Born and raised in the rolling hills of eastern Kentucky, Beth Pugh is a wife and mother searching for contentment among the chaos. She writes stories with heart like baby bear soup, hoping to inspire others. When she isn't writing, you can find her jamming out in the parent pickup line, reading on the couch, or cheering for the Chicago Cubs. Today is she going to talk to us about her latest Contemporary Romance, The Valentine Proposal. She is also giving away one print copy (USA ONLY) and one eBook everywhere else.
Beth, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Please join me in welcoming author Julia David to Interviews & Reviews. Julia is an avid journal writer, published romance author, serial DIY'er, and certified life coach.
Addicted to Hallmark movies and baking, she believes it's crucial to have some predictable things in life. Her tag line 'escape to an era where true love prevails' was from her own reason for reading stacks of books.
Married and mother to five, she also ministers to pregnant and parenting teens.
Today, Julia is going to talk to us about her book Western Historical Romance, The Messenger's Mischief. And she is giving away one print copy to one lucky winner in the U.S. and one ebook for one lucky person outside the U.S.!
Julia, welcome to I & R!
I am so pleased to welcome back author Rachel Fordham to I & R. Rachel is the author of The Hope of Azure Springs, Yours Truly, Thomas, and A Life Once Dreamed. Fans expect stories with heart, and she delivers, diving deep into the human experience and tugging at reader emotions. She loves connecting with people, traveling to new places, and daydreaming about future projects that will have sigh-worthy endings and memorable characters. She is a busy mom, raising both biological and foster children (a cause she feels passionate about). She lives with her husband and children on an island in the state of Washington.
Rachel is also our June Book of the Month winner for A Lady in Attendance and today, she is going to talk to us about that and Revell is giving away three print copies to three lucky winners in the U.S!
Rachel, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, I am pleased to welcome author Christine Soule to I & R. Christine lives with the love of her life, Mitch Soule, in Seattle. They have five kids and two wonderful grandchildren (and counting). She is the founder and CEO of Providence Heights (www.providenceheights.org), a non-profit created to house women and children in need and to provide counseling, education, and jobs. Christine is going to talk about her book Broken and Beautiful in which she shares a message of hope as she tells how God took the pieces of her own broken life—childhood abuse, poverty, human trafficking, and more—and turned them all into breathtaking joy and purpose. And she is giving away one print copy away to someone in the U.S. and an eBook to someone outside the U.S.
Today, please join me in welcoming Author and Pastor Dale Harris to I & R. Dale is an author, pastor, poet, and songwriter. He writes regularly about faith and spirituality on his blog, Terra Incognita, and explores the deep truths of Christian theology on his YouTube channel, Three Minute Theology.
He taught English literature in St. Paul, Alberta and studied theology in Caronport, Saskatchewan before going into full-time ministry as a pastor in the city of Oshawa, Ontario. His short story "The New Parson of Petit-Wasmes" was recently longlisted for the 2021 CBC Short Story Awards. His first novel, Though I Walk (Word Alive Press) won the Braun Book Award for Fiction in 2020. And today, Dale is going to talk to us about this book!
Today, I am pleased to welcome Sara Beth Williams to I & R. Sara Beth is a wife, mother of two daughters, and temporary caretaker of a lovable old lady pit, and a spunky Pomeranian-Shih Tzu mix. She lives in Northern California. When she's not held hostage by the keyboard, she enjoys music, teaching, reading and spending time with her family. She is all about connecting with readers! You can find her on Twitter and through her website.
Today, Sara Beth is going to talk to us about her latest Contemporary Romance, Anchor My Heart. Welcome Sara Beth!
Today, please welcome Regency Romance author Anneka Walker to I & R. Anneka is an award-winning author who writes all things romance. She graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho with a Bachelor's degree in English and History. She is a wife, mother of five, and believer in happy endings.
Today she is talking about her latest book Refining the Debutante and she is giving away a print copy to one lucky winner!
Anneka, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!