Three dire circumstances. Three desperate prayers.
One miracle to save them all.
Callie Stillman is drawn to the evasive girl who’s befriended her granddaughter, but the last time Callie tried to help a child, her efforts backfired. Memories of the tiny coffin still haunt her.
Samantha and Iris Evans should be worried about homework, not whether they can pool enough cash to survive another week of caring for an infant while evading the authorities.
Steve Evans wants a second chance at fatherhood, but his children are missing. And no one seems to want to help the former addict who deserted his family.
For Steve to regain the relationship he abandoned, for his girls to receive the care they deserve, Callie must surrender her fear and rely on God to work the miracle they all need.
Now let's meet Sharon Srock. When did you first discover that you were a writer? Believe it or not, I went to bed one night, a normal person, and woke up the next morning determined to write a book. I know, now, where that came from. It was more than a little weird at the time.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading. I love a good courtroom drama. Fantasy when it’s well done. By well done, I mean it has to completely draw me into a different world. Mysteries, and Romantic suspense are devoured at my house like chocolate covered cherries.
Mmmm...romantic suspense, now you're talking. What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of? I’m going to assume you don’t mean raising terrific daughters. Really? This book. Not just for the validation or a sense of “I can really do this”. But because I feel like it represent me, finally finding God’s place for me.
What is your favorite food? I have two rules when I cook. If it’s sweet add chocolate. If it isn’t sweet add cheese.
Of all the current technological marvels, which is your favorite and why? My GPS. I don’t navigate. Now I don’t have to.
What is your favorite season of the year? What’s special about it for you? I only have three seasons to my year. Summer, Spring, and SWEATER. I have a serious sweater addiction, so Sweater is my favorite.
I'm with you, Sharon. I love wearing sweaters. What about you would surprise readers?
I’m a serious Trekker. I have my own uniform.
My favorite pet of all time was an iguana.
I hate reality TV
I love to mow the grass
Which character in your book are you most like? What did you learn from her? For this book. Callie, of course. I didn’t really need to learn the life lesson that Callie had to learn, but writing the story taught me so much about persistence, trust , and patience.
If you could go to any place in the world to research/write a book, what setting would you choose? Australia. It’s on my bucket list. I’ll make it someday, God willing.
Really? Australia's on my list, too! What do you hope readers will take away from this book? That sometimes we spend too much time beating ourselves up for something God has already forgiven and forgotten. That we do a disservice to ourselves and others when we indulge in those feelings.
Sharon, thanks so much for visiting. Best wishes for success with Callie and the Women of Valley View. Be sure to join us tomorrow when I'll share my review of Callie.
Sharon is giving away a basket filled with goodies, over $100 in value. Check out what all's in the basket:
A copy of Callie's story
A certificate for Terri's story when it releases in April
A 6 piece Cherry blossom bath set
A cosmetic bag
A Bath Wrap
A Cozy pink eye mask
A Pair of aloe infused booties
A Hair Turban
A Tennis Bracelet
A 25.00 Amazon gift card
Wow! Every reader who comments during her entire blog tour for Callie will get an entry into the drawing. Make sure you leave your contact information in your comment. A winner will be drawn Monday, November 19th.
Srock lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a
mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher. Sharon has one and
three-quarters jobs and writes in her spare time. Her favorite hobby is
traveling with her grandchildren. She is a member of the ACFW and currently
serves as treasurer for her local chapter. Sharon’s writing credits include
numerous poems and short stories published in science fiction fanzines.
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