This is my first post with Inspy Romance and I’m really excited to be a part of this wonderful blog.
Since I am so new here, I thought I’d tell you a little about how I became an author. Truthfully, I’ve loved to write for as long as I can remember. Even when I was a kid, I’d imagine episodes for some of my favorite cartoon shows and trace pages out of coloring books to create my own comic books. Later, I wrote a script for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. I even sent it in and got a great rejection letter which I still have to this day. Lol
I didn’t start writing inspirational romance until I was in college. I loved reading romance novels, but clean stories weren’t common and I found that both frustrating and disheartening. Authors like Lori Wick, Janette Oke, and Dee Henderson encouraged me and I thought, if there weren’t enough novels out there I wanted to read, maybe I should start writing my own.
It took years before I was to the point in my life where I could really focus on my writing. I finally published my first novel, Calming the Storm, in August of 2014. Since then, I’ve written and published six other titles with more on the way.
I write books that focus on family, faith, and love. One of my series, Love’s Compass, is filled with characters who, thanks to the grace of God and the support they gain from the most important people in their lives, are able to face their challenges head on. The first book in the series is Finding Peace. Here’s a little more about it:
Police Officer Tuck Chandler is good at his job. He’s also good at holding women at arm’s length. Jilted by his fiancée for his dedication to his job, he’s not about to open himself up to hurt like that again.
Laurie Blake is a struggling photographer. After growing up in a wealthy family, she’s determined to make it on her own, even if it means doing it the hard way.
When Tuck is assigned to a puzzling burglary involving Laurie’s fledgling photography business, he goes into it with his usual perseverance. He wants to help her – if she’ll let him. As the case unfolds and the mystery deepens, another question arises.
Will the past get in the way of their future?
So far, all my books take place in either Oregon, Arizona, or Texas, which also happen to be the states I’ve lived in myself. My latest book. Finding Joy, takes place in Texas on a longhorn ranch. I was blessed with the opportunity to be able to tour a local longhorn ranch myself while doing research, which was a lot of fun.
Do you enjoy reading books based in areas you’re familiar with, or do you prefer to learn about new locations?
Writing is an adventure and a joy that I love to share with others. I look forward to visiting with you all and getting to know you in the coming months.
Giveaway: I’d like to give away one Kindle copy of my book, Finding Peace (or the winner’s choice of any one of my other books). One winner will be randomly chosen from the comments below. The giveaway will remain open until 12 a.m. April 10, 2017.