Do you have roots?
Maybe that’s a strange question to start a post with, but let me explain. I’ve never in my life lived anywhere more than six years, although I’m hoping that is going to change in the near future. So, technically, I don’t have roots. Nowhere to call “home.”
And here, once again, I’m starting in a new place, inching roots down into the dirt, learning to bloom where I’m planted. And, trust me, I’m thrilled to be planted here at InspyRomance. Honestly? I did a little fangirl dance when I was first offered the spot. Because so many of the authors who were already here were ones I enjoyed reading, but never considered myself to be par with.
Well, here I am, anyway. And I thought you might like to know a bit about me now that I’m going to be posting every month.
I’m Amy, and I write Christian Romance where the characters long for ‘home,’ learn love isn’t just a feeling, and find out happily ever after doesn’t always come where expected. At least, that’s what I aim to do.
I’m also a mom of a preschooler and kindergartner, a teacher’s wife, a preacher’s daughter, a sister, friend, preschool teacher, crafter, and a bit of a mess, honestly. I love cats, tea, books, and getting dirty with activities like gardening and painting.
Curious about my stories? I’m going to tell you.
My first book, An Unexpected Legacy, is about a Jessica and Chad. They meet at a smoothie shop and there are immediate sparks, but when the past cuts into their new relationship, things get shaky until they can uncover a situation that’s haunted Jessica’s aunt since college. And of course, there is talk of home there, too, as they find out their families grew up in the same town.
In Faith and Hope, two sisters are forced to spend a summer together even though they aren’t on great terms. Hope has lost her job, car, and boyfriend, and has no desire to live in Texas, despite the cute guy she meets there. After all, she’s built her home in Mississippi. And Faith has some struggles of her own to deal with. Between each figuring out her own relationship and working toward solving problems, they also learn the other is someone more amazing than they knew.
Saving Grace starts with a car wreck leaving Michelle with a broken wrist. The only other survivor is baby Grace, an orphan who wraps Michelle around her finger and has her determined to be Grace’s new mom. She moves back to her hometown, but it’s nothing like she expected, and her best friend Greg is giving her all sorts of interesting signals.
And my latest release, Writing Home, is about Chris and Jordan, who both think they’re living exactly where they wanted to. But as their relationship grows, they begin to question just what “home” means.
So, tell me, which one sounds most intriguing to you? And how deep do your roots run? Have you lived one place forever, or are you like me, and have learned to bloom where you’re planted? I’m thrilled to be planted here with you.
Today, since it’s my first post, I thought it would be fun to giveaway a copy of one of my books. So, leave a comment below and I’ll draw a winner next Saturday. US winner only, your choice of paperback or ebook.