Ask the Author | Mark & Jan Foreman

May 29th, 2015

How did you meet? What do you love most about surfing? You asked, and Mark & Jan Foreman answered. Check out their responses below, and don’t miss their latest release, Never Say No.

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How did you two meet?

Jan and I met one night at Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa at the beginning of the Jesus Movement. I was a brand new Christian with long hair right out of the hippy-rock culture and Jan was a Southern Baptist church girl who had just moved from Fresno to southern California. I played the acoustic guitar and keyboard. She played the classical guitar and pipe organ.

We were introduced by a mutual friend one night after church and discovered we were both entering to Westmont College as music majors. That night after church we went out to… read more »

Ask the Author | Debra Clopton

March 6th, 2015

How do you start writing? How do you write on the hard days? You asked, and Debra Clopton answered. Check out Debra’s responses below, and don’t miss her latest release, Betting on Hope, and Kindle giveaway.

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How do you start? Idea first, but then what . . . outline, whole or partial/characters, main only then add characters?

I honestly never know what is going to make a story start in my head! Sometimes, it’s something I see or hear—you know, an interesting or sad something that tugs at my heart and makes me wonder what would it be like to go through that? Or be that person? That scenario is usually a heart-wrenching topic that gets me to seeing my hero or heroine in that situation and I build from there. OR… read more »

Ask the Author | Kathryn Springer

February 24th, 2015

What are your ideal writing conditions? What do you like most about being a writer? You asked, and Kathryn Springer answered. Check out Kathryn’s responses below, and don’t miss her latest release, The Dandelion Field.

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What are your ideal writing conditions?

I’m in my office upstairs and the house is quiet. There’s a cup of lemon tea on my desk and Bailey, my black Lab, is sleeping underneath it. If we’re talking really ideal, there’s dark chocolate in the drawer!

What do you like most about being a writer?

When our children were in school, it was nice to be home when they walked in the door, and I liked having the flexibility to adjust my schedule to fit theirs. Now that they’re grown, it’s nice to stay inside, especially on cold winter days!

On my bulletin… read more »

Ask the Author | Gina Welborn

December 24th, 2014

What is your go-to writing snack? Where do you find inspiration for characters? You asked, and Gina Welborn answered. Check out Gina’s responses below, and don’t miss her latest release, Masterpiece Marriage. And be on the lookout for Gina’s Kindle Fire giveaway that begins 12/29!

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What’s your favorite Bible verse right now?

A few years ago I bought a copy of The Voice (Thomas Nelson). Verses that were so familiar became new again, so that translation has become my favorite for reading. A verse the Holy Spirit keeps speaking over me is Colossians 1:22 (The Voice). “…but now He has reconciled you in His body—in His flesh through His death—so that He can present you to God holy, blameless, and totally free of imperfection.”

Who or what inspired… read more »

Ask the Author | James Russell Lingerfelt

October 31st, 2014

Where do you like to write? If you could have dinner with someone, who would it be? You asked, and James Russell Lingerfelt answered. Check out James’ responses below, and don’t miss his latest release, The Mason Jar.

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What is your ideal writing environment?

I go to a library at a local community college near my home around 7:30-8:00am. They’re so nice. They’ve given me my own private room with Wi-Fi. I can leave my laptop there and go for walks when I need a break. I usually go to a little coffee stand mid-morning in the student center to take a break. I drink my double shot of espresso and talk to students hanging out until I’m rested enough to have another… read more »

Ask the Author | Suzanne Woods Fisher

October 3rd, 2014

What is your go-to writing snack? Where do you find inspiration for characters? You asked, and Suzanne Woods Fisher answered. Check out Suzanne’s responses below, and don’t miss Suzanne’s latest release, Christmas at Rose Hill Farm.

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What is the biggest challenge writing Amish fiction?

This might sound odd but, to me, it’s making sure the story is truly Amish. Not in the obvious ways (“her capstrings danced” or “he jammed his black felt hat on his head”) but in the deeper ways. Does this story truly reflect the way Amish people think and feel? It takes a keen eye to be cautious of assumptions. Our culture does not share the same influences. For example, the Amish don’t have the same filter for… read more »