There has been a lot of discussion lately (okay maybe it's always ongoing. LOL) about what Christian fiction is or should be or is lacking. When I started writing, I wanted to write entertaining stories from a Christian worldview. I didn't have grandiose plans about toenailing in Scripture but I wanted to write the kinds of stories I like to read, but ones that touched on the hope we have for eternity. I was tired of reading books that left me feeling hopeless. My main goal has always been entertainment not theology. I'll leave that to people who have that bent because it's not me.
Me, I like the thrill of suspense balanced with romance. I couldn't write one without the other and enjoy the experience. My editor, Ami McConnell (wish her happy birthday-it was yesterday) said we should love our reader. Now I always HAVE loved my readers. I feel they are my friends in every sense of the word. But to truly love you, I have to know WHY you read my books. I think I know many of the reasons: for escape, for excitement, to have your values reinforced. But I'm sure there are some things I'm missing. If you're one of my friends who run to get a new book of mine when it releases, what is it about my books that makes you eager to get the new one? WHY do you read my books? I really want to know! I want to try to deliver the reading experience you crave book after book.
Lonestar Homecoming is shipping to stores! So there's a new one for you to run out and buy. It's another Marriage of Convenience story set in the Big Bend, Texas area. I think it's my favorite yet.
And speaking of favorites. what do you think of the cover for The LIghtkeeper's Bride? I just got it and I LOVE it!!!