Moving from Journalism to Novels: How One Author Did It

author Marie Wells CoutuToday, I welcome back author Marie Wells Coutu. My first interview with Marie was shortly after her debut novel, For Such a Time, which won the Books of Hope contest. Thirsting for More, the second book in her Mended Vessels series was a finalist in the 2016 Selah Awards Contest and a semi-finalist in the Royal Palm Literary Awards sponsored by Florida Writers Association. You can find more about Marie and her novels on her Facebook page, at her website (MarieWellsCoutu.com), or follow her on Twitter (@mwcoutu). Now, Write Integrity Press is releasing Marie’s third book in her Mended Vessels series.

According to your bio, you wrote your first book I Came from Venus when you were in the 8th grade. Did it get published? [Read more…]

Publishing with more than 1 publisher in the same year

I’m happy to have novelist Elaine Marie Cooper joining us today. She’s not only an award-winning author, but she also consistently publishes with two different publishers. That gives her a unique perspective on the publishing world, so I’m excited to have her share her experiences here.

Author Elaine Marie CooperElaine describes herself as a history geek. Her bookshelves are filled with volumes about the American Revolution, an era she became fascinated with when growing up in Massachusetts. Her passions are her family, her faith in Christ and writing — usually about the American Revolution, a frequent subject of her novels.

Legacy of Deer Run released last month. How many books does that make for you now? [Read more…]

An Interview with Award-winning Author Lisa Lickel

Today’s author interview is with Lisa J. Lickel, a Wisconsin writer who lives in a 160-year-old house built by a Great Lakes ship captain. What a great setting for book!

Lisa is a multi-published, best-selling and award-winning novelist, and also writes short stories and radio theater, is an avid book reviewer, blogger, a freelance editor, and sometimes magazine editor. To learn more about Lisa visit LisaLickel.com.

Her newest book is UnderStory.

How many books does this make for you? [Read more…]

Rising Above the Naysayers – an Interview with Sally Meadows

Rising Above the Naysayers with Author Sally MeadowsI’m here today with Sally Meadows, a two-time Canadian national award-nominated inspirational singer/songwriter, author, and speaker. After three professional degrees and a diverse career path that included being an editor, children’s entertainer, and educator, Sally took the plunge to focus full-time on her music and writing ministry in 2013.

Her desire is to inspire others to explore the creative calls on their lives in the fullness God intended, no matter what their background, age, or personal challenges.

Who or what inspired you to write Beneath That Star? [Read more…]

Using Life’s Lessons to Create Fiction

Using Life's Lessons to Create Fiction, Kelly KlepferToday’s author interview is with Kelly Klepfer, whose debut book released earlier this month from Bling! Romance (an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). I really enjoy Kelly’s sense of humor and think you will too.

Kelly had ambitions to graduate from the school of life quite awhile ago, but alas…she still attends and is tested regularly. Her co-authored cozy/quirky mystery, Out of the Frying Pan, is the culmination of several of the failed/passed tests. Kelly, though she lives with her husband, two Beagles and [Read more…]

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