Fiction Faith & Foodies

Fiction Faith & Foodies: October 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

thanks givings

~ for White Rose Publishing. 
Check out this cover for Journey's Edge. 
It's stunning, isn't it? Thanks to Nicola Martinez for the design and to my editors, Jamie and Barbara, for helping Journey's Edge shine on the inside. 
More details will follow soon.
I am so proud to be associated with White Rose Publishing!

~ for Park Road Books, who allowed me to hang out in their living room for my first booksigning.
 ~ for the Kannapolis Library and Friends, who invited me to speak and made me feel so at home. I appreciate all you do to make the Kannapolis Library a cool place to hang out and to encourage reading! 

Those are my thanks givings this week.
Want to share some of yours?

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

This Time For Keeps by K. Dawn Byrd

India McGuire's peaceful life is shattered when on the night of her engagement to David Richards, she comes face to face with Chase Porter, a long lost love. India must come to terms with her overpowering feelings for Chase and choose between David, the neighbor who says he loves her, and Chase, the man who broke her heart. 

Chase's plans of leaving quietly turn to disaster when he finds that it's impossible to disappear without seeing India one last time. Feelings begin to surface that he believed buried forever and he finds himself fighting to win her back even as David struggles to hold onto her.

India longs to follow her heart, but she's been hurt too deeply. Who will she choose? The neighbor who can provide stability or the man she vowed to love forever who may once again heed to the call of the open road?

K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational romance and romantic suspense. This Time for Keeps is her fourth release in two years with four more books to follow in 2012. Mistaken Identity, her first young adult romance released on June 15 from Desert Breeze Publishing. She enjoyed writing it so much that she'll have four more young adult releases in 2012. The sequel to Mistaken Identity, Shattered Identity, will release in June and a college-age romance/mystery series, The Zoe Mack Mystery Series, will release in January with others to follow in June and December.

K. Dawn is an avid blogger and gives away several books per week on her blog at, most of which are signed by the authors. She's also the moderator of the popular facebook Christian Fiction Gathering group at!/group.php?gid=128209963444.
When not reading or writing, K. Dawn enjoys spending time with her husband of 16 years while walking their dogs beside a gorgeous lake near her home and plotting the next story waiting to be told.

Young adult blog:  

She's also on Twitter (kdawnbyrd) and facebook (K Dawn Byrd.) She is the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering facebook group (!/group.php?gid=128209963444

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I.Don't.Have.Time. by Sandra Ardoin

Who do I see about adding a few hours to my day? Sometimes twenty-four is only enough to get me warmed up.
There are certain daily “musts” for each of us—things like work, sleep, and the consumption of food. I’m at that point in life when rest is no longer a matter of beauty but necessity; food is not always a necessity but a habit; and much of my work is habitual pleasure.  
On most weekdays, I’m sitting at the computer by seven-thirty a.m. By the time I get through my emails, social media and the blog posts I read, it can be nine-thirty and I’m wondering where the time went. How am I going to get in my word count for the day? I get down to business and the next thing I know, it’s time for lunch. Not much seems to have been marked off my to-do list. Later, I look at the clock and it’s time to close up shop and start dinner. (Have you noticed how my days seems to revolve around eating?)
Peter said that with the Lord “a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years are like a day.”
Wow! God has some calendar. With Him, everything is seen from the perspective of eternity. Shouldn’t I see it that way, too? How is what I’m doing today going to affect the time someone else spends in eternity?
Although I may complain about not having enough time to accomplish all I’d like to do, I’m blessed. God has given me something I truly enjoy: writing fiction that (I hope) makes a difference in someone’s else’s life.
So, what makes your twenty-four hours fly past like an Amtrak train on a mission? Is it useful in pointing others to Christ?

Sandra Ardoin loves history and fiction, so how could she help but put the two together? Her work has been published in various forms, but fiction allows her to share the stories that run through her imagination. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Contact Sandra through her website at Follow her on Twitter, Google+, and Goodreads.       

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Oooh, don't you love libraries?

Books. Books. Books.
Where else can you catch a whiff of that "old" book smell? 
Or glimpse rapt faces caught up in a story?
A library is a quiet haven, a resting place, somewhere you could lose yourself for hours.

Swing by the Kannapolis Library
on Tuesday, 10/25
850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis, NC
from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
I'll share my journey to publication and why I write 
Heart-racing, God-Gracing romance.
Thinking about writing a book or want to learn more about the publishing process? 
Now's a good time to get some answers...
and a signed copy of Journey's End, my first inspirational romance published with White Rose Publishing.

Thank you to Emily and Terry for inviting me and to the Friends of the Kannapolis Library for sponsoring this event. 
Copies of Journey's End will be on sale after the program.
I hope to see you there!

And a GIANT thank you to PARK ROAD BOOKS for hosting my first book signing yesterday! You guys rock!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Upcoming Events:

A book signing.
Yay!! My first!
Please join me at Park Road Books
Saturday, 10/22 from 1:30 - 2:30
4139 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 
On Tuesday, 10/25, stop by the Kannapolis Library 
850 Mountain Street, Kannapolis, NC
from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.
I'll share my journey to publication and why I write 
Heart-racing, God-Gracing romance.
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this event. 
Books will be on sale after the program.
For more information, call the
Kannapolis Library: 704-920-1180

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

thanks givings...

~ A great turnout for the Kannapolis Fire Department Open House last Saturday. 
I'm so proud of our firefighters and an awesome community that supports them!
Grandpa hopes this is a future firefighter. ;-)

~ our new driveway. Yeah, I know. How can I get excited about a driveway? But you gotta know how it's looked for the last six months. Full of potholes and ugly looking craters. Why didn't somebody warn us southerners not to throw ice-melt on the driveway? 

~The joy of meeting an online writing friend face-to-face. This week I enjoyed meeting Sandra Ardoin. We had a great time swapping stories over coffee. Thanks, Sandy!

~ Wildfire Wednesdays at Steps. Susan's praise post lifts my Wednesday up a notch! Thanks, Susan!

What about you?
What are your thanks givings today?

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Cassie's Wedding Dress by Clare Revell

Steeplechase jockey Cassie Hinton's dream was to walk down the aisle in her medieval wedding gown to become Mrs. Jack Chambers. Injured in the Grand National, she returns home...only to find Jack is now the Pastor of her parent's church.

Jack Chambers, now a widower and single parent, still has feelings for Cassie, but she sees him as nothing more than a Pastor. Even if he could change her mind, there is still his position to consider.

With the Royal Wedding fast approaching, Cassie makes her dress, little dreaming of the consequences of doing so.

Want to read an excerpt?

“Everyone else has photos of the royal couple and ribbons, silver bells, hearts and balloons. I wanted something more sophisticated but this…” she gestured at the window, “…isn’t it.”

“Maybe tie it in with what Danny sells. After all, the bakers did a wedding cake and the printers did invitations.”

Cassie nodded, her mind whirling. “Yeah…thank you.”

Jack glanced at his watch. “I’d best be off and get Lara from school. She complains if I’m late. I hope you find a solution to your problem.”

“Thank you. Bye.” Cassie smiled and turned back to her display, watching Jack’s reflection in the glass as he walked away. He’d always been a Godly man, even as a teenager, and despite everything that happened he kept his faith—unlike her. Her life and her faith lay in ruins.

She used to hope he’d ask her out one day, but it never happened. And now it never would. She was down and out before anything even got started.

He was a pastor, and she was his parishioner. A fallen- without- hope- of- redemption parishioner, at that. Strike one.

He was a widower with a small daughter. Strike two.

Her leg—her disability. No man would ever want a one-legged ex-jockey. Strike three.

Wow, Clare! Sounds like Cassie's Wedding Dress packs a powerful punch. Now that we've taken a peek at the book, tell us a little about Clare Revell. What does a normal workday look like for you? 
I work in a school - doing breakfast club- so the day starts way to early. This time of year I leave in the dark at 7am. I start about 7.15am. The kids start arriving at 7.45 and before school starts at 8.45 we do a craft activity, game, board games, colouring and feed them breakfast. We have between 18-30 4-11yr olds. Yes, they start school at 4 in the UK! I'm home by 930 and I then check email and open word. Either writing or editing depending on where I am. I keep word open until about 8pm. My kids get in around 3.15pm so then I'm juggling cooking, listening to them fight and moan etc. Which they do a lot, but they're teenagers lol. I'm also cleaning, doing laundry etc during the day.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A bit of both. Normally a panster, but when i do plot something, you can guarantee the characters trash the plan. For example in Cassie's Wedding Dress, Jack gets into a spot of trouble and finds himself the subject of a police investigation. The plan was he'd just take some gardening leave. Suddenly, as I was writing, Jack is leaping from his chair and resigning. I'm like, hang on a sec here... now what do I do? Quick emails were sent to Pastor David and Dad (a church elder - handy that lol) and checking with them. And Jack was not allowed to quit. Yes he could still offer, but my scene where he actually walked out and resigned went the way of the recycle bin.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? Least favorite?
Least fave - easy. Cleaning the house. I hate dusting and hoovering. But I love cooking (not the dishes afterwards) and sewing. I do a lot of cross stitch. Some of it is here -

If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Hot bath - no one banging on the door demanding attention. Then able to wear my pj's around the house, watch what I want on the TV. Eat choccie without having to share it.

Where can readers find your books?
My books are on and Amazon
My website is
facebook is
twitter is!/ClareRevell
Blog is

Clare's Bio: Clare lives in a small town in England with her husband of 19 years and her three children. Writing from a early childhood and encouraged by her teachers, she graduated from rewriting fairy stories through fanfiction to using her own original characters and enjoys writing an eclectic mix of romance, crime fiction and children's stories. When she's not writing, reading, sewing or keeping house or doing the many piles of laundry her children manage to make, she's working part time in the breakfast club at one of the local schools. She has been a Christian for more than half her life. She goes to Carey Baptist where she is one of three registrars.

Now...drum roll please...Clare is giving away a copy of Cassie's Wedding Dress to a lucky winner. Leave a comment with your email addy here to be entered in a random drawing with other comments from her blog tour. The winner will be posted on Clare's blog - The World Can Wait on Tuesday, 10/18. Good luck!

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


the Harbourlight Book Launch. 
Pelican Book Group is giving away a Kindle.
Yep, that's right.

All purchases made between Sept 29 - October 31 2011 will be automatically entered into the drawing for a kindle. Every purchase is an entry, but...

There is a click on the page for a FREE way to enter, it's an easy and fun list of questions to answer.

What are you waiting for? 
Check it out: Kindle Give-away

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

GOLD TRAP by Lilly Maytree

I simply wanted to step out of my ordinary life and find the Divine Appointment God had planned for me. I’d read about Mary Kinglsey, and it occurred to me that if I truly wanted to share an historical biography with my students, hers was it. So (with much trepidation) I booked the cheapest tour I could find to visit the Dark Continent of Africa. Who knew I’d meet a psychic named Vidalia (after the onion?) — not that I should have been surprised (after all, Bremen Tours specialized in “Voodoo relics of the Dark Continent,” or so it was emblazoned on their carry-alls, one of which I owned). 

But life got really strange when I met a mad (or was he drunk?) professor, a dashing prince (or possibly, the villain), a village headman (the warrior king? Or the prince of thieves?) and a witchdoctor who was neither witch nor doctor, but rather the sinister embodiment of a charlatan who preyed on tourists...and let’s not forget the man who started the whole mess—an embezzler-turned-kidnapper…of me! And that’s not to mention floating down a river full of crocodiles, two boys who wanted to hold me for ransom, an earthquake, a cave-in, the leopard in my bed, and a pink hippopotamus. In the end, my Divine Appointment from God held mystery, excitement and a whole lot more. Enjoy my adventure, Dear Reader, because I did!
About Lilly: Lilly Maytree has many homes. Sometimes she lives in her cabin in the woods in Alaska, sometimes in a sailboat on the ocean, and occasionally in a tent when she is exploring wilderness places. It has even been said that she time-travels, but that is probably just a rumor. You can get in touch with her through her web site at It might take a few days if she is adventuring far away... but she always comes back sooner or later. She loves hearing from readers!

Who is Lilly Maytree?
What does a normal workday look like for you, Lilly? 
I like to begin working sometime around ten in the morning. I have a beautiful little study with a comfortable chair, and I am surrounded by bookcases on nearly every wall. All of my favorite books are there. A lot of this first part of the day is business, or research related. I love research, I find it to be an exciting treasure-trove of unusual ideas. I update web pages and write articles… anything that's dictated by my calendar.

At sometime around five, I take a dinner break. I love to cook, so it's a social and unwinding time for me. Then I enjoy the evening with my husband, and we might take a walk, read, or watch a movie. But somewhere around ten, I return to my study to work on my current project. This is my real writing time, when all is quiet and there are no interruptions. I'm usually busy until about two, and afterward do a little visiting with my friends on the other side of the world who are in different time zones.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
A plotter, for sure. I absolutely love developing plots. I even like outlines, but don't tell anybody. That isn't to say things never take an unexpected turn, because they often do. But I tend to work in layers, making multiple passes over the manuscript to flesh out characters and sharpen the setting. Even so, there are times when I'll have to wait and let things percolate about something that eluded me. When that happens, I leave a "placeholder" in that spot until it comes to me. I have learned to be patient about that, because it always does.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? Least favorite?
Adventuring is what I like best. My husband and I travel at least three months out of the year (oh, but I take my work with me, even when we're on boats), so there is always something interesting to explore. We tend to gravitate toward wilderness places, rather than cities, and that's very refreshing.

My least favorite thing is getting stuck somewhere, or into a bit of a scrape because we got too far off the beaten path. But that's all part of the adventure. Looking back, I wouldn't trade those experiences for a million dollars, because I always learn something. Of course, I wouldn't give a nickel to go through them, again, either.

If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Listen to good music and work out my "plot knots." I find music and solitude to be very good for that.

Where can readers find your books?
Links to where readers can find my books are over at You can also connect up with my blog from there, as well as take a peek into my study, which I fill up with interesting curiosities and bits and pieces of unusual research I have done during the writing of my latest book. There's a recipe for African Peanut Stew over there right now, too, if you're interested in that sort of thing. Along with a slideshow of some pictures I used as visual inspiration for GOLD TRAP.

Thank you for having me over for a visit, today, Dora, I so enjoy meeting new friends. Because I find it to be a rather amazing thing that even though "There are so many kinds of voices in the world… none of them is without significance." (that's a Lilly paraphrase for Romans 14:10)
Thank you, Lilly, for visiting today. It's been a pleasure getting to know you! Congrats on the release of Gold Trap.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Kill 'em with kindness...

We've all heard that phrase before, right? Kindness. Being kind. Considerate. Gentle. Doesn't seem that hard, does it?

Sometimes it is.

Remember the story of King David and Saul? Jealous that David was to be Saul's successor, King Saul intended to kill David. The King entered a dark cave where David hid. David could have killed Saul, but he didn't. He exercised kindness, self-control.

Everybody has a King Saul in their life. Probably not someone out to kill them, but a difficult person to be around, one who slings hurtful words or does ugly things. It's easy to like nice people, but it's a lot harder to show kindness to the King Saul's in your life.

Recently, I discussed random acts of kindness with a group of seven-year-olds. Rubbing a pet's belly, helping a neighbor, giving mom or dad a hug after a tough day. We even talked about being kind to their King Saul's. Why didn't it occur to me that a parent might be a child's King Saul?

A child depends on their parents for everything: a place to sleep, food, clothing, education. What happens when a parent neglects the basics, like love, affection or food?

OK. I can understand how stress factors like going through a divorce, losing a job, a big move, or lack of finances might affect a parent's ability to show kindness to their child. They're tired. Stressed. They react to something the child does, or says, or a child's behavior. On occasion.

But repeatedly? Enough that a government agency comes in and removes a child from the parents, giving them to someone else to raise until the parents take classes so they can learn how to be kind to their kid? I still can't wrap my head around it.

Kindness. It shouldn't be that hard for a parent. But apparently it is.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Gal 5:22-23a NIV)

Are you growing the fruit of kindness?

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Shadows: Book of Aleth, Part One, By: Michael Duncan

"If history is written by the victorious, what if the victors lied?”
A stolen text...When the Book of Aleth is stolen, Aaron, captain of the Royal Guard, is ordered by Emperor Therion to reclaim the ancient tome. The mission thrusts Aaron into a world he's never known--a world of elves and dwarves, races long thought extinct; a world where everything he has known and believed is a lie.
A secret past... Forced to challenge his long-held beliefs, Aaron and his companions, two soldiers of the Royal Guard and two men of the Dwarvish kingdom of Brekken-Dahl, set out on a quest to recover the Book. Aaron resolves to discover the truth, and rescue the empire he is sworn to protect.

To Purchase a copy, go to: It is also available at multiple online retailers such as AmazonBarnes and Noble as well as Christian Book Distributors (CBD) in both print and e-book formats (i.e. Kindle and Nook).

About the author:  Michael has spent over 20 years preaching and teaching God's Word. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Rev. Duncan entered into public ministry and has served in four churches. He now resides in Washington State with his wife and three children and serves as pastor. When Michael is not preaching or teaching God's word, he spends time writing. Shadows is his first novel. He is an apprentice-level alumnus of the Christian Writer's Guild. Michael is also a member of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and serves as a board member and a critique group facilitator. Given the opportunity, he also enjoys time on the golf course.

OK. Now let's take a peek into the personal side of Michael Duncan...

What does a normal workday look like for you?
I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced a “normal” workday. I get up with my wife at 6:30am so that we can have coffee and devotions in the morning. She is a teacher at the local elementary school and so when she’s out the door I get the kids up. We home-school our children (ages 12, 13 & 17) and I spend the better part of the morning planning and teaching the kids. As a pastor, I spend a significant amount of time working on the various studies and messages that I bring to my church. So the second half of the day is preparing and planning the various services that we have. Along with that, I try to call my church members, pray with them and counsel with them as they grow in the grace of Christ. Because my wife works fulltime, I take care of many of the “household” duties (i.e. laundry, cleaning, etc. though the kids are very good at pitching) and now that winter is coming on, I have to make sure that we are stocked up with enough firewood.

My wife is home around 5pm, and, unless we have an evening meeting for church, we will sit down and relax or take a walk in the garden just to “unwind” the day. Then its dinner, evening prayers, and the kids are off to bed. Patty and I will spend the final hour of her day talking with each other or watching a little television. She’s in bed by 10pm and that’s when I will take the time to write. I usually will work until 12:30am or 1am, and then I collapse and wake up the next day to start it again.

However, there are times when my schedule gets all jumbled around and we will do some home-schooling in the evenings if I have a morning meeting to go to or a counseling session for one of my church members. Then, again, I may write while the kids study during the day. I try to get about 1000 words a day written, though I don’t beat myself if I don’t make it. Sometimes it’s less than a hundred words, sometimes I’ve written entire chapters in one setting. I delightfully live in a state of controlled chaos (as my desk can attest) and trust that those moments that seem like interruptions to the day often become Divine encounters along the way.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Hmmm… That is an interesting question. If I understand what you mean, do I plot out in advance or do I fly by the seat of my pants, I’d have to say a little of both. I will drive a singular thread of the story through plotting, but the scenes unfold in my imagination as I write them. For example, in The Lord of the Rings, the singular thread is: there is a ring, it’s evil and it must be destroyed. Everything else hangs upon that singular thread, but to read Tolkien’s writings about writing, he didn’t know how it would all play out until it found its way on paper. For my first book series, the singular thread is: there is a book that can save the nation and the book is lost. So, with that, I tied my main character to its discovery and then sent him into his world to find it.

Often, I’m not sure what will take place until I arrive at the scene with my main characters. I love the excitement of being able to watch in my “mind’s eye” the world unfold before me as I type it. One of the first things I do, however, is to draw a rough map of the world that my characters live in so that I have a place to start. I’ve found it to be a great advantage to know the layout of the world before I try to write about it.

What are some of your favorite things to do when you’re not writing? (I see golf mentioned in your bio.) Least favorite?
Yes, golf is a favorite of mine. There was a time when I had thought about trying my hand at becoming a professional golfer, but those days are behind me now. I still love to get out on the links and stripe a ball 300 yards down the fairway. I am huge movie fan, and we will do “pizza-and-a-movie” nights at our house. I love redemptive movies and movies that have an adventurous bent. I love to be on the water. I grew up on Puget Sound in Washington and I love to take long ferry rides to the various sundry islands. My wife and I enjoy walks together and will stroll around our little mountain community. Games are a staple in our house and we will enjoy a heated game of Nintendo bowling or a board game of 221B Baker Street (If you don’t know what that is: it is a “Clue” type game that involves Sherlock Holmes).

Perhaps my least favorite thing to do is yard work! I hate pulling weeds and flower beds are just a waste of good grass space. I will try to avoid yard work with all diligence. I also hate working on cars. Yes, I know that it’s un-American for any man to hate working on cars, but I have never developed an affinity for getting my hands covered in grease and my knuckles bloodied with every thwack of the wrench. Don’t mistake animosity, however, with lack of ability. I’ve done those dreaded duties and though bruised and battered for my efforts, I came out victorious.

If you had a Friday night all to yourself, what would you do?
Can I have my wife with me? If I can, then we’re off to dinner and a play. We love to take in a live-action play rather than a movie. But, if a movie is all that’s available, then we will take in a movie. But I love to have Friday nights with her. Now, if I can’t have my wife with me, and am truly all to myself, then it is spent writing. I’m working on several manuscripts at once—some fiction, some non-fiction. I love to study the Scriptures, and will pour myself into the text of God. If I was truly all by myself on a Friday night, I might try to catch a local church event or simply enjoy reading through one of many books I’ve not delved into yet. If I had the opportunity, I would preach somewhere – but then I wouldn’t be all by myself.

The things that I love to do are preaching/teaching God’s word, writing and golfing. The people that I love to “hang” with are my wife, my kids and my church. If my Friday night involved any of these activities or people, I would call it an enjoyable night.

Do you have a website, blog, etc.?
Yes, I have both a website and a blog. My website is: and my blog is:

Thank you, Michael, for visiting today. It's been a pleasure getting to know you! Congrats on the release of Shadows: Book of Aleth, Part One.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Congrats to Pelican Book Group!

On October 1st, Pelican Book Group celebrated the 2nd anniversary of acquiring White Rose Publishing and their debut of Harbourlight Books, a Christian fiction imprint. To celebrate the launch, Harbourlight released not one, but four new books:

Bahama Breeze, a light-hearted action adventure, by Eddie Jones
Gold Trap, a fun adventure, by Lilly Maytree
Murder in Hum Harbour, a cozy mystery, by Jayne E. Self
Shadows: Book of Aleth, Part One, an allegorical fantasyby Michael Duncan
Check out these exciting titles by clicking here. Friday I'll be highlighting Shadows: Book of Aleth, Part One, so make sure you stop back by!

But, wait! That's not all. Check out their showcase of Holiday Extravaganza titles for $1 available from December 1st to Christmas Eve. Yowzee! That's enough books to last my holiday season. What about you?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Mistaken Identity by K. Dawn Byrd

Eden Morgan longs for a boyfriend of her own, an impossible goal when her best friend, Lexi Branson, gets all the attention and all the guys. When they fall in love with the same guy, Eden believes she doesn't have a chance. She can only hope that sometimes the good girl gets the guy.

1) How did this story come to you? 
Sometimes I get the strangest ideas! I wondered what would happen if a not-as-pretty good Christian girl and her gorgeous non-Christian best friend fell in love with the same guy. Who would get the guy?

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I had already published several books with Desert Breeze Publishing when they opened a young adult line. I'd been writing romantic suspense and thought it would fun to try my hand at a young adult novel. It was so much fun that I'm signing a contract for a young adult mystery series that will debut in January.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
  • I own two hairless Chinese Crested dogs. 
  • I love sour things....pickles, lemons, sour candy. 
  • I used to ride a Harley, but gave it up in order to have more time to write. (My husband always wanted to stay out way too long and take the scenic route home. He still has his bike, but I don't miss mine at all.) 
4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I'm editing my October release with Desert Breeze. This Time for Keeps is an inspirational romance.

5) Parting comments? Thank you for hosting me! For those of you who love Christian fiction, please check my blog for weekly book giveaways. I interview 3-5 authors a week who give away their books.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet? Links:
I'm also on Twitter (kdawnbyrd) and facebook (K Dawn Byrd.) I am the moderator of the Christian Fiction Gathering facebook group (!/group.php?gid=128209963444) If you join this group, you'll get reminders about the weekly book giveways.

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