I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. My husband and I enjoyed a weekend away getting to see our daughter-in-law and one of our granddaughters. Family time is a blessing.
As we get back in the swing of things this week, I'd like you to meet June Foster. How did you develop a 'love of story'?
I always loved to read as a kid - to get lost in the fictional dream. But through my professional years as a teacher, I only wrote required documents on the job. It wasn't until I'd retired that I found a story lurking in my head. One day I told my daughter the story and she asked why I didn't write it. That was the spark I needed. To date I've seen publication of 14 novels and number 15 is coming up in July.
That's really exciting! What is your favorite Bible verse and why?
I love Habakkuk 3: 17-18 "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, thought the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." This verse represents to me complete abandon before God. Though it's not easy, I believe God asks this of us. To wholly rely on him.
What a great reminder. What is one thing you hope readers will take away from your story?
I pray readers can identify with my characters and perhaps finding healing in their own lives through the characters' journeys.
What a wonderful aspiration. What is the genre you write?
I write contemporary romance, however, Restoration of the Heart is a romantic suspense, my first. I love writing it and hope to write a few more romantic suspense stories.
Sounds interesting. Can you share about your new book?
Though a Christian, Luke Chamberlain ignored his values and indulged in his beautiful fiancé's world of alcohol, parties, and nights at her apartment. After rededicating his life to the Lord, he vows never to fall into the lifestyle again. When the state of Idaho's Tourism Department offers his construction company the contract to renovate Silver Cliff, an 1890's silver mining ghost town, he accepts.
Janie Littleton studied history in college because life in the past is simpler than the uncomfortable reality of the present. With her extra pounds, eye glasses, and mousy brown hair, no man would find her attractive. When she's offered the job of project historian at the restoration of Silver Cliff, she accepts. But as Luke Chamberlain shows an interest in her, she doubts his sincerity. To make matters worse, someone claiming to be the miner who founded Silver Cliff in 1890 intimidates her with frightening midnight visits.
Can Luke convince Janie he's in love with the godly woman she is? Can Janie hold onto her faith as she's harassed by frightening appearances of old Ezra Barclay who died a hundred years ago?
Tag line: True beauty isn't found at the Miss Idaho pageant but in a deserted ghost town in the mountains of Idaho.
It sounds gripping. Where can readers connect with you?
My website is junefoster.com
Purchase Link: http://tinyurl.com/zxn3psm
It was great meeting you, June. May the Lord bless you and your writing.