Today I am pleased to welcome Joiya Morrison-Efemini to I & R. Joiya is a wife, former attorney and current stay-at-home mom of four fantastic kiddos. Joiya began writing off and on in 2012 after she realized that returning to a law career wasn't conducive to happily raising four kids. In 2017 her first publication, a collection of short stories, The Notes They Played, was released. And, in 2019, her first novel, The Impossible, was published. Today, she is going to talk to us about her latest book Petrified Flowers.
Today, please join me in welcoming Cleopatra Margot to Interviews & Reviews. Cleopatra resides with her family and their golden retriever in small town, rural Nebraska. Inspiration for her novels comes from both real life and fictional characters and storylines in her brain. The town of Believe is based on her own hometown, but with embellishments.
She and her two younger siblings are homeschooled, and enjoy traveling with their parents and the dog. When she’s not writing, Cleopatra enjoys Bible journaling, time with family and friends, playing cards, being outside (when it’s not subfreezing temps), laughing, singing, and enjoying life.
Today, Cleo is going to talk to us about her latest book Healing Their Hearts. And she is giving away one print copy to someone in the U.S. and one ebook to those outside the U.S.
Cleo, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, I am so very excited to welcome author Michelle Griep whose book, The House at the End of the Moor, won our April Book of the Month. A Christy award winner, Michelle has been writing since she first discovered blank wall space and Crayolas. She is the author of historical romances: The House at the End of the Moor, Once Upon a Dickens Christmas, The Noble Guardian, The Captured Bride, The Innkeeper’s Daughter, The Captive Heart, Brentwood’s Ward, A Heart Deceived, and Gallimore, but also leaped the historical fence into the realm of contemporary with the zany romantic mystery Out of the Frying Pan. If you’d like to keep up with her escapades, find her at www.michellegriep.com or stalk her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Pinterest.
For this interview I opened up the floor to the I & R Review Team, so these questions all come from them. In addition, Michelle is giving away one print copy of The House at the End of Moor to one lucky winner in the U.S.!
Today, I am pleased to welcome Amanda Barratt to Interviews & Reviews. Amanda is the ECPA best-selling author of over a dozen novels and novellas, including My Dearest Dietrich: A Novel of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Lost Love. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a two-time FHL Reader’s Choice Award finalist. She and her family live in northern Michigan. Visit her at www.amandabarratt.net.
Today, Amanda is going to talk about her latest book The White Rose Resists inspired by a true story set in WWII. Amanda welcome to I & R!
Today I am very pleased to welcome author Sarah Sundin to I & R. Sarah was our February Book of the Month winner for The Land Beneath Us. She is a bestselling author of historical novels, including The Land Beneath Us, The Sky Above Us, and The Sea Before Us. Her novel The Sea Before Us won the 2019 Reader’s Choice Award from Faith, Hope, and Love, When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and Through Waters Deep was a finalist for the 2016 Carol Award and won the INSPY Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California and teaches Sunday school and Bible study. She also enjoys speaking for church, community, and writers’ groups. http://www.sarahsundin.com.
Sarah, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today I am pleased as punch to welcome Susan May Warren to Interviews & Reviews. With over 1.5 million books sold, critically acclaimed USA Today best selling novelist Susan May Warren is the Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over seventy-five novels with Revell, Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill and Summerside Press. Known for her compelling plots and unforgettable characters, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic-suspense, thrillers, rom-com and Christmas novellas. And her book Ruby Jane was our Book of the Year winner for 2019.
You can find her online at www.susanmaywarren.com, on Facebook at Susan May Warren Fiction, and on Twitter @susanmaywarren.
Welcome, Susan, to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, please join me in welcoming author C. Kevin Thompson to Interviews & Reviews. Kevin is a husband, a father, a grandfather, and a kid at heart. Often referred to as “crazy” by his grandchildren, it’s only because he is. He’s a writer. Need he say more? He is an award-winning author, having his debut novel, THE SERPENT'S GRASP, win the prestigious Selah Award in 2013. His second novel, 30 DAYS HATH REVENGE, earned a Silver Medal in the Reader's Favorite Awards in 2013, too.
Kevin is a huge fan of the TV series 24, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. He's also a fan of the British shows Broadchurch, Shetland, Hinterland, and Wallander. He loves anything to do with Star Trek, and is a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, too. With him, the game is always afoot, but you'll never catch him in a deerstalker. Ever. You can follow Kevin on Twitter at https://twitter.com/CKevinThompson or check out his website at https://ckevinthompson.com/
Kevin is also giving away one print copy of his latest book, The Letters, to anyone in the States and one eBook to all those outside the States.
Kevin, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, I am pleased to welcome author Laura Thomas to Interviews & Reviews. A published Christian author, Laura writes heartwarming encouragement for your soul. She has three Christian romantic suspense novels published as well as a Christian teen fiction trilogy, marriage book, and middle-grade novel. She is published in several anthologies and writes devotionals for Union Gospel Press. Her articles and stories are published in magazines and online, and she shares musings on her blog.
Laura is a chocoholic mom of three, married to her high school sweetheart. Originally from the UK, they live in Kelowna, British Columbia as audacious empty-nesters. You can find her at laurathomasauthor.com and you can follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Laura_Thomas_
Today, we are going to talk about Laura's latest book The Orphan Beach, from her Flight to Freedom series. And Laura has a special treat for our readers. She is giving away one of each book in this series to three lucky people. So three people will receive one of these titles - The Glass Bottom Boat, The Lighthouse Baby, and The Orphan Beach in eBook form.
Laura, that is exciting! Welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, I am pleased to welcome author Chalon Linton to Interviews & Reviews! Chalon was first introduced to Jane Austen by a dear friend and now she can’t get enough of handsome men in tailcoats. Her intrigue in the genre stems from a nostalgic longing for manners, wit, and true love. Fortunately, Chalon found her dashing gentleman, married him, and now lives happily ever after in Southern California. Today, she is going to talk to us about her latest Regency Romance, Adoring Abigail and she is giving a paperback copy to one lucky resident of the United States!
Chalon, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, I am pleased to welcome author Maria Henriksen to Interviews & Reviews. Maria is a mother of boy/girl teenage twins. Her book, Not Again, addresses many of the challenges teens face today in a profound and sometimes witty way.
The intent of her novel is to keep the story interesting as well as realistic in order to convey the many themes within. Her hope is that readers in various stages of life, not just teenagers, will be transformed by the inspirational messages. Healing hearts one page at a time is her motto.
Maria is also offering Not Again as a giveaway to our readers! Maria, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!