Today, I am pleased to welcome author Amanda Cox, whose debut novel, The Edge of Belonging, put her on my new favourite author list!
Amanda is a blogger and a curriculum developer for a national nonprofit youth leadership organization, but her first love is communicating through story. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and theology and a master’s degree in professional counseling. Her studies and her interactions with hurting families over a decade have allowed her to create multidimensional characters that connect emotionally with readers. Something I can definitely attest to!
The Edge of Belonging is a "must-read." It comes out on September 8th, and to celebrate Amanda's debut, Revell is giving away 4 print copies in the States and one ebook for those outside of the U.S.!
Amanda, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
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, 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!
Today, please join me in welcoming author Denise Broadwater to I & R.
Denise has been a licensed professional counselor in South Carolina for ten years, treating anxiety, depression, life adjustments, and marriages. She has an MA in clinical counseling and began her career as a family therapist working with at-risk families and youth. Additionally, Denise has an M.Ed in education administration with several years of teaching experience in private education. She is a wife and the mother of three children and recently added “Nana” to her list of titles. She enjoys rowing at the gym, cooking new recipes, sewing quilts, and blogging at Life Lights Blog emptynestmarriage.com and Charleston Renovator blog www.freedmanscottagerenovation.blogspot.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/denisebroadh2o
Today, Denise is going to talk about her book A House With Holes and she is giving away one print copy to a lucky resident of the U.S. and an ebook to anyone outside the U.S.
Denise, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today, we welcome author Drew Haack to I & R. As an athlete, nursing student, and writer, Drew has always felt a passion for a diversity in putting himself out there. After writing for a publication that consisted of satire, interviewing prominent figures, and more, he decided to step back as a contributor and editor. He began writing pieces independently and it wasn't long until he took on writing "Down to the Heart of It". His goal is to make his faith the foundation and then see what God has from there.
Drew is going to talk about his book with us today and he is giving away one copy of Down to the Heart of It!
Drew, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!
Today I am pleased to welcome author Michelle De Bruin to Interviews & Reviews. Michelle lives in Iowa with her husband and two teenage sons. She has a bachelor’s degree in Religion with a Christian Ministry emphasis, and in Music. Michelle is the spiritual services provider for an organization that offers services for people with mental and physical disabilities. She has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) since 2015. Michelle writes inspirational historical romance about people who live in rural communities. Characters that bring to life the delights of farm and small-town living, whispers of Dutch heritage, and Christian faith make Michelle’s stories distinct. A romantic at heart, Michelle is always on the lookout for glimpses of God’s love through the window of a good story. Her first book, Hope for Tomorrow, released in 2018. The sequel, Promise for Tomorrow, will release November 19, 2019. But you can get an early copy because Michelle is giving a eBook away!
Michelle, welcome to Interviews & Reviews!