When's the last time you sat down with a book and were lost in the pages? It's always fun when you come in contact with a new-to-you author. I recently started reading a series by an author I'd never heard of before. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to another author.
Welcome, Paula Mowery. How did you develop a love of story?
My love of story blossomed from my love of reading as a young girl while reading the Little House on the Prairie books and Trixie Beldon. I began to wonder if I might write a story. I always had a journal I was writing in. I found fun in creating characters and stories.
I can relate. I was inspired by those same books. :) How does your faith and spirituality work in with your writing?
Because I try to live out my faith and follow what God wants for me, I naturally include this in my writing. The theme of my books has most often focused upon the fact that a Christian can always come back to God’s way when they have strayed. I tend to deal with characters who experience a loss or tragedy and have lost their trust in God and must find their way back. Real life stuff. Because that’s what we’re living every day.
Great reminders. What is the genre you write?
Christian romance and some Christian romantic suspense is where I tend to park. However, I do have two women’s fictions and entries in several devotionals as well as a children’s chapter book series.
Wow! Sounds like you have many areas where you are gifted. How much time do you spend researching before you write?
I tend to research as needed while I am writing. For example: When I arrive at a scene involving police procedures, I will contact my resource people and talk with them personally. Most of my resource people are members of my church.
That's helpful. Where did you get the inspiration for your latest book?
My latest book, Lamp Unto Her Feet, was inspired by my paternal grandmother’s Bible. As I was flipping through it, I noticed verses underlined and highlighted and also little notes in the margins. I started to think: supposed someone inherited their grandmother’s Bible, and it contained verses and commentary throughout to help guide the recipient’s life?
That's a neat idea. What is one thing you hope readers will take away from your story?
In regards to Lamp Unto Her Feet, I hope the reader will see that God’s Word is a relevant guide for our lives.
Great take away. What is the farthest place from home that you've traveled?
Africa – that was fifteen hours of the travel being in an airplane over water. I went on a mission trip to South Africa. What an eye-opening experience!
Sounds exciting. Learn more about Paula and find other places to link with her on her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com
Here's the blurb to her new book.
Kenzie Murrah has lost the guiding voice of her Nana Nita just when she needs it most. She’s graduating mid-year with her early childhood degree, but her parents expect her to join the family chiropractic business. In her Bible, Nana explains how God’s Word can guide Kenzie, but there’s doubt on Kenzie’s part, until the highlighted verses begin to follow her life much too closely.
Trevor Wallen escaped an embarrassing and reputation smearing incident to become a police officer in the small Tennessee town. He strives to do his best to follow Christian principles but longs for God to bring someone into his life with those same morals and values.
Kenzie and Trevor share an attraction for one another that grows into more until a tragedy threatens to end everything. Kenzie begins to shy away from reading the next scripture passage, for fear of what may happen.
Will Kenzie learn she can trust God’s Word? Will Kenzie and Trevor get the chance for a happily ever after despite the dangers of his occupation?