Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

She harbors a deadly past that could destroy her future.
Scotland, 1477

Gavin MacKenzie is hired to protect and restore the Braigh Castle. He discovers a hidden village of outcasts that have created their own private sanctuary from the world. Among them is Serena Boyd, a mysterious and comely lass who captures Gavin’s heart. The villagers have an intriguing secret, while Serena harbors a deadly past that could destroy her future. When a fierce enemy launches an attack against them, greed leads to bitter betrayal. As Gavin prepares a defense, the villagers unite in a bold act of faith, showing how God’s sacrificial love is more powerful than any human force on earth.

Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on it, Jennifer. What a beautiful cover, too! Look for Highland Sanctuary in October 2011. Now that we've taken a sneak look at Highland Sanctuary, tell us a little about yourself.

Jennifer, what does a normal workday look like for you? My normal work days are quite boring. First thing, I check email, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo news. My husband thinks I'm addicted to the Internet and he's probably right. If I have time, I sneak in a blog post. If not, I get ready for work, drop my daughter off at school, and I go to my day job. I may squeeze in a bit of writing on my lunch hour or at the allergist lobby. They get to see me on a regular basis. I work all day in one of those thrilling gray cubicles. Then I go home and spend some time with my family. We have dinner, sometimes a Bible study, sometimes take walks, and I go to my room and write, research or work on promotional stuff. This means I must get a lot of writing done on the weekends, and I must be very disciplined about my time. I rarely watch TV.
What's your favorite food? grilled chicken or salmon Caesar salads, sushi, chicken alfredo, anything at Olive Garden or Red Lobster
If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do first? Sleep?
What are some of your dislikes and likes? I dislike allergies, public places that allow smoking, jet skiing on the ocean (thought I was going to die) and root beer. I like socks on my feet around the house at all times, parasailing over the ocean, and butter pecan ice cream.
 
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an author of historical Christian fiction and a speaker on topics of faith, writing and publishing. Her fiction has won awards in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Contest, and her work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Everton’s Genealogical Publishers, and The Military Trader. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, and reading. http://jenniferswriting.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by Jennifer. Congrats on your upcoming release ~ Highland Sanctuary!

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Fiction Faith & Foodies: Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Highland Sanctuary by Jennifer Hudson Taylor

She harbors a deadly past that could destroy her future.
Scotland, 1477

Gavin MacKenzie is hired to protect and restore the Braigh Castle. He discovers a hidden village of outcasts that have created their own private sanctuary from the world. Among them is Serena Boyd, a mysterious and comely lass who captures Gavin’s heart. The villagers have an intriguing secret, while Serena harbors a deadly past that could destroy her future. When a fierce enemy launches an attack against them, greed leads to bitter betrayal. As Gavin prepares a defense, the villagers unite in a bold act of faith, showing how God’s sacrificial love is more powerful than any human force on earth.

Wow! Can't wait to get my hands on it, Jennifer. What a beautiful cover, too! Look for Highland Sanctuary in October 2011. Now that we've taken a sneak look at Highland Sanctuary, tell us a little about yourself.

Jennifer, what does a normal workday look like for you? My normal work days are quite boring. First thing, I check email, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo news. My husband thinks I'm addicted to the Internet and he's probably right. If I have time, I sneak in a blog post. If not, I get ready for work, drop my daughter off at school, and I go to my day job. I may squeeze in a bit of writing on my lunch hour or at the allergist lobby. They get to see me on a regular basis. I work all day in one of those thrilling gray cubicles. Then I go home and spend some time with my family. We have dinner, sometimes a Bible study, sometimes take walks, and I go to my room and write, research or work on promotional stuff. This means I must get a lot of writing done on the weekends, and I must be very disciplined about my time. I rarely watch TV.
What's your favorite food? grilled chicken or salmon Caesar salads, sushi, chicken alfredo, anything at Olive Garden or Red Lobster
If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do first? Sleep?
What are some of your dislikes and likes? I dislike allergies, public places that allow smoking, jet skiing on the ocean (thought I was going to die) and root beer. I like socks on my feet around the house at all times, parasailing over the ocean, and butter pecan ice cream.
 
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an author of historical Christian fiction and a speaker on topics of faith, writing and publishing. Her fiction has won awards in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Genesis Contest, and her work has appeared in national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Everton’s Genealogical Publishers, and The Military Trader. Jennifer graduated from Elon University with a B.A. in Journalism. When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, genealogy, and reading. http://jenniferswriting.blogspot.com/

Thanks so much for stopping by Jennifer. Congrats on your upcoming release ~ Highland Sanctuary!

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8 Comments:

At March 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM , Blogger LoRee Peery said...

It's always fun to read about a new-to-me writer. This looks like a wonderful read. I wouldn't know where to begin Scottish research. I love the red plaid.

 
At March 31, 2011 at 1:23 PM , Blogger Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

LoRee, Thank you! My husband took that photo in our back yard. Since Highland Sanctuary doesn't release for several more months, you might want to check out my first novel, Highland Blessings!

 
At March 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Hey, LoRee and Jennifer. Sorry I was awol. Grandmother duty called this morning. My 10-year-old granddaughter had a fever, so she came to stay at Meme's house. Then, I might as well keep the 10-month-old grandson, right?

LoRee, did you check out Jennifer's first book, Highland Blessings? It also has the red plaid you like so much. Totally cool cover designs, Jennifer!

Thanks for stopping by, LoRee. I know you're excited about your new book coming soon. Rainn on My Parade...

 
At March 31, 2011 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Raquel Byrnes said...

Beautiful cover and intriguing story. Sounds exciting!
Edge of Your Seat Romance

 
At March 31, 2011 at 3:19 PM , Blogger JoAnn said...

1477 -- Neat. Why did you picked that time period and was that hard to research?

 
At March 31, 2011 at 3:56 PM , Blogger Marianne Evans said...

Great post and interview. I so admire authors of historical fiction - the research involved is staggering! Kudos! Looks like a great read, too! Blessings - and good luck!!!

 
At March 31, 2011 at 4:32 PM , Blogger Author Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

Raquel, Thank you!

JoAnn, There are tons of books out there in the 1800's and a few in the colonial period, but even fewer in the late medieval - early renaissance period, especially in the CBA market. I wanted to write something different and set in a country of my ancestors--a place that fascinates me.

Marianne, Research is one of my favorite things to do. I love learning about history and how people once lived.

 
At March 31, 2011 at 5:44 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

Thanks for stopping by, Raquel, JoAnn, and Marianne! I LOVE being part of the White Rose network of authors. You gals rock!

Dora

 

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