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Parents to four wonderful children, Jerry and Stephanie Jaeger enjoy working together as J.S. Jaeger to write uplifting, entertaining stories. 

Jerry overcame bullying to earn his black belt in Kempo Karate. He served as a special agent for the FBI and currently works as a prosecutor. 

Stephanie ran her own accounting practice for several years before turning her focus to writing Scrolls of Zndaria with Jerry. 

Together, they are excited to bring readers of all ages into the magical world of Zndaria.





Denya’s excited to attend the Healing Hands Academy. It’s her chance to become a handmaiden, help others, and live a life of adventure.

But studying at the Academy isn’t everything she’d hoped. The headmistress and many of the students still look down on human handmaidens. It seems as quickly as she makes friends, she has to say goodbye. And just as she starts gaining acceptance, she puts the other students in danger.

Is Denya’s determination enough to see her through, or will she be sent home, back to the peasant life she’s trying to escape?
The second Short Scroll of Zndaria, Healing Hands parallels The Golden Wizard and allows readers to see the magical world of Zndaria through Denya’s eyes. Readers will be reunited with favorite characters from the main series as well as experience life in the Redwood Forest.
Buy this book today to get a glimpse into the world of Zndaria or delve deeper into the journey that began in The Golden Wizard!



  
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Q&A With the Author:

1.     What do you like to do when you're not writing? In addition to our day jobs, Jerry trains for events such as the Ironman and Ironman 70.3. Stephanie loves being a mom and playing Candy Crush.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? Stephanie rarely gets any writing done when she's at home, because she's easily distracted. She does a lot of writing in the car while she's waiting for the kids to finish their activities.

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they? Start writing. The only guarantee in writing is that if you don't start, you won't finish. Your first draft will probably sound awful and not even resemble what's in your head. That's perfectly normal. We call this our vomit draft. You have to get it on paper so you can rework it.

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books? Jerry develops the story as he runs, bikes, and drives. He first started developing the idea when he was finishing the last book of the Harry Potter series.

5. What do you think makes a good story? A great story needs compelling characters who are pushed outside their comfort zones.

6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer? Our best summer vacations include time to relax and remove ourselves from stressful situations.




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Ann has been a writer since junior high, but to pay the bills she has waited tables, delivered newspapers, cleaned other people's houses, taught school, and had a stint as a secretary in a rock-n-roll radio station. She also worked as a 911 operator and a police dispatcher. 

Her fiction began to win awards during her college days. Since then she's published several short stories, novels, and novellas. She’s always reading and always writing, but even if she never sold another story, Ann would not stop writing. For her it's a necessity, like breathing. Most of the time, it even keeps her sane.


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No matter who dares you, no matter what lures you, do not go in the spooky old house…


When a small planes crashes behind Jase's rural home, the ghost of the pilot begins to haunt him. Jase can't figure out what to do until the day he sees his classmate, Stevie-girl, enter the legendary haunted house. That's when he decides if anyone can help him solve the mystery, she's the one. 










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QA With the Author:

1.  What do you like to do when you're not writing? I care for my invalid father. I also read a lot, and watch movies with my husband.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?  I like to get up around 4 a.m. so I can write in the quiet darkness before dawn.

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they? I think in order to write, one must be a reader ... I love to read OUTSIDE the genre in which I write. My other tip--one I have trouble following--is to let your first draft be a first draft. Don't worry about edits until the second draft.

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books?  Ideas come from everywhere. Some of my books are autobiographical, but some are total fiction. One of my best sellers (Stutter Creek), began with an idea from a news article in our local paper.

5. What do you think makes a good story?  I think a story is only as good as the characters. If I don't care about them, I won't keep reading (or writing).

6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer? Summer vacations when I was a kid meant going to visit my dear grandparents for a week. Now, for summer vacations, I like to visit places I've never been before. One of the best trips was to a haunted hotel in Savannah, Georgia!





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Product Details
  • Title: Love in Disguise: A Regency Romance
  •  Author: Anneka R Walker
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications (June 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Historical Regency Romance
  • ISBN-10: 1524409863 
  •  "I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own."

Book Summary: 
 Marion Watt is set to embark on her first London Season, and her parents have spared no expense to help her secure a suitable husband. Unlike most of the social-climbing young women in her position, Marion has no desire to marry hastily or for anything less than love. But when she learns of her mother's declining health, she knows she must keep an open mind and allow herself to be courted. What she does not anticipate, however, is that the attentions of the insufferable Lord William Everton will be placed squarely on her. He might be the most sought-after bachelor of the Season, but she sees in him nothing but a frivolous cad.
 
Until William inherits his father's title and seat in parliament, he must rely on his own devices to change the world. Dressing like a ridiculous dandy serves its purposes, but he is certain his newest disguise will help him find a wife to please his parents and further his own agenda. From among the glittering group of debutantes, William finds only one woman who passes his test. Unfortunately, the perfect choice is the only woman in all of London who despises him.



My Review:

When I first started reading this novel I didn't like the main character, William. He seemed to be a rude and pompous jerk that I hoped Marion steered clear of, especially after what happened in the first chapter. Thank goodness for William's wonderful mother and her guidance. My only wish is that the "disguise" part had been expanded in the plot. It would have added to the humor and relationship development. 

I did like the interaction between the "frenemies" as Marion tried to figure out what William was on about. Some of the witty dialogue had me laughing out loud. The novel does show the struggle between the two "would be" lovers who both have trust issues and many other obstacles in their way. It was nice once we got to know the real William and from that point, I was firmly in his corner. I liked Marion but wish she'd have stood up more for herself, especially when it came to dealing with Judith.

The underlying plot of forgery and possible financial ruin could have been expanded more. It also seemed to be resolved too quickly. The romance part had enough going on without the subplot. The romantic tension between Marion and William was written very well. I always loved when they were together.

Love in Disguise is a very fast read and Regency Romance lovers will enjoy this novel.


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Meet Author Anneka Walker
 Anneka Walker was raised by a librarian and an English teacher turned judge. After being fed a steady diet of books, she decided to learn about writing. The result was a bachelor's degree in English and History. When she isn't dreaming up a happy ending for a story, she's busy living her own together with her husband and adorable children.



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Product Details:
  • Title: When Life Get's you Down, Rise up!
  •  Author: Kacey McCallister
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc. (April 1, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiography/Motivational
  • ISBN-10: 1524409278
  •  "I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own."


 Book Summary:

It was a crisp winter day when six-year-old Kacey McCallister lost both of his legs, forever altering the course of his life. This unthinkable trial could have broken him, but from that day forward he chose to rise above his circumstances and learn to live without limits. 
For those struggling to find hope in the depths of physical, spiritual, or emotional trials, this incredible story of one man’s unbreakable courage will inspire and motivate readers to not only survive but thrive amidst life’s challenges.

A true testament to the power of the human spirit, When Life Gets You Down, Rise Up! demonstrates the refining power that can be found in the midst of overwhelming odds, a power available to all who will take hold of it and rise.

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My Review

This book was such an amazing one to read! I was blown away at the courage and endurance that Kacey McCallister has shown throughout his life. Kacey was so blessed to have wonderful parents, doctors, teachers, and leaders that encouraged him along the way. Even though Kacey's story should make you sit there and cry at what happened to him, readers will be so lifted up by Kacey and his great spirit. I know that reading about Kacey's life really made me want to try harder and dig deeper into my own soul. Kacey proved to himself and those around him that if you try hard you can do anything. 

If you are looking for a book that will encourage & uplift you, then I KNOW that When Life Gets You Down: Rise Up! is a must-read book for you! This book is a 5-Star book that should be read by all ages of readers.




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Christina Enquist is a YA author and aspiring bookstore owner. She lives with her boyfriend and several pets in Visalia, Ca.


















Would you sacrifice your humanity to save mankind?

IT’S THE YEAR 2828, and Domus is the last remaining country. Divided into twelve walled cities known as genuses, Domus spans what’s known as the purist lands—lands unaffected by the genetic modifications that killed all other species of mammals. But outside the walls of each genus the Immundus threaten the welfare of those within. From a young age, all citizens of Domus are trained for combat against these intruders.


At sixteen, Nia Luna knows little of the Immundus, except for the citywide alarms that ring any time an Immundus nears the genus walls. What she does know is that her own species is dying—their numbers dwindling as a mysterious disease called allagine kills many before their eleventh birthday. The same disease that ravaged her family when it took her sister.

When Nia is recruited into Genesis, a research company pioneering the path to a cure, she knows that her dream to find a cure for allagine is finally within her grasp. But within weeks of starting at Genesis, Nia witnesses something she shouldn’t have—something that changes everything. As she sets down a dangerous path that uncovers national secrets, Nia will have to decide not only what kind of person she wants to be but also how far she’s willing to go to save humanity.


Q&A With the Author:

1.  What do you like to do when you're not writing? I am currently in rehearsals for a play called The Humans. We open June 7, 2019.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I don't know if I have a quirk.

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they? Read, Read, Read. Especially in the genre in which you write.

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books? I find that my best source of inspiration is through meditation.
5. What do you think makes a good story? When the reader is taken through various emotions. 


6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer? My favorite Summer vacation was in Yosemite National Park. My family and I stayed in these tent cabins and hiked and enjoyed nature.




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Lauraine Henderson began writing as a child, poems and journaling, until babies, building houses, and bookkeeping jobs usurped her world. Now, well established in Oregon and with the children grown, she devotes her time to writing her favorite genre, clean romance. 

Years of life experience translate into plots, calamities, and happily-ever-afters as she writes her inspirational and romantic stories about fictional people who seem so real, you’ll want to know what happens after the book ends!




Allison Lockwood and Gavin Hunt have been offered the chance to take over the Lazy Daisy Inn and Campground so their respective grandparents, the current owners, can retire and marry. It seems all too easy for Ally and Gavin to prove themselves during the six-month probationary period until they’re fighting disasters at the campground and failing at over-optimistic baking expectations.

As Ally and Gavin slowly explore their growing attraction, they help each other fight fires, endure raging storms, and share a few passionate kisses. But there’s more than fires to fight when Ally’s grandfather disapproves of their budding romance and Ally is convinced Gavin has a girlfriend in the wings…a girlfriend expecting his baby!

Ride along as the two unlikely innkeepers figure out how they fit in their new life and learn the lesson taught by the Daisies in the Driveway.


  
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Q&A With the Author:

1. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
 
When I’m not writing, I’m doing schoolwork. For the last two years, I’ve been taking two online classes each semester and I’m loving it. I also make time every evening to read. There’s a saying that to be a better writer, you need to read a lot. I know that’s true and I especially love it when one of my favorite authors comes out with a new book or series.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I think my most interesting writing quirk is this: when I’m writing a scene, I will often close my eyes and type, while I envision the scene playing out in my mind, like a movie. I can see the setting, while I write the description. I hear the characters’ dialog and feel as though I’m transcribing it rather than inventing it. I love it when scenes like that come together.

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? 
 
Suggestions for budding authors:
•          Write a lot; read a lot.
•          You can’t edit what you haven’t written. Keep writing and go back later to edit.
•          Understand that the revision process is the hard part; be ready and willing to make changes.
•          Leave your ego at the door when you ask someone for a critique. Be willing to take the advice of others.
•          Don’t delete pieces and parts in your revision process; put those snippets in an “outtakes” file. It makes it easier to let the words go.

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
 
Most of the time my story ideas come to me as inspiration. My characters introduce themselves to me and ask me to tell their story. Sometimes, they even tell me their names. The details of their story I frequently take from my own personal experiences or experiences of people in my family.

5. What do you think makes a good story?
 
Since I write about romance, what makes a good story for me is the discovery process of two people as they fall in love. A good story includes good character development with believable situations and genuine emotions. I don’t need an extreme heartache or insurmountable obstacles to be miraculously overcome. I like a good story with reasonable problems, quirky sidekicks, and confident characters. I especially love it when humor is included and people can laugh at themselves.


6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer?
My favorite summer vacation was in the winter of 2000. Our family flew from Salt Lake City to Orlando and spent six wonderful days at Disneyworld. Halfway through our trip, Tomoko, our friend from Japan, joined us. We spent one day in each ‘kingdom’ and after Tomoko arrived, we returned to our favorite rides and shows with her. Our children were old enough to ride on all the rides and young enough to still enjoy being with their parents. Disneyworld’s ability to put people from all walks of life on the same playing field, as it were, gave us the opportunity to mix with numerous cultures and find commonality in Disney-fun. I still listen to the music from the Millennial celebration and remember the good times we had there that winter.





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Melanie is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one. She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that feeds her imagination.

When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her book.






To escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only home she’s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of Mericon—the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every step.

The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridale’s heritage, questions no one wants to answer.

Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.

This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.




Q&A With the Author:

1.  What do you like to do when you're not writing?

            I like to read, hike, go to the beach and relax, sew, bake sweets (way more than I should), and once in a while I get caught up in jewelry making.

2. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

            I don’t plan out any of my stories. That being said, sometimes I really am surprised by what I am inspired to write. It’s like I’m reading the book for the first time, but it’s in my head.

3. Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they?

            Write. Write. Write. Write stories about your day, write anecdotes about your experience at the store or on a drive, share stories with your friends and family. If you like writing fiction, practice making stuff up. And please, please, please, learn proper sentence structure. It will help you in the long run to have a lot less to edit.

4. Where do you get information and ideas for your books?

            The ideas I get are inspiration. I feel that nothing is born simply of my genius. All of my experiences in life, in work, in reading, in church, in relationships comes to play in the birth of a new idea. When it comes to information such as historical facts, locations, and modern views of different subjects, I really like Wikipedia. Google Maps and I are also very good friends.

5. What do you think makes a good story?

            I alway say that if a story can make me forget the outside world and feel the entire gamut of emotion then it is a great story. The stories I remember the most are the ones that make me mad, sad, happy, jealous, ache for the character or their situation, cry, or thrill at their wins.

6. Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer?

            My favorite summer vacation was actually when I was younger. We would always go camping in the summer. I loved it. Now that I’m older and don’t like to be cold, I love sitting on a warm beach (so not the Oregon coast). What I usually end up doing in the summer is reading—a lot, editing, hiking the amazing trails in the Columbia River Gorge, and spending time in my back yard soaking up the rays while I read a good book.




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Lynn U. Watson has incorporated her love for Jesus and passion for essential oils into a three-volume devotional Collection, sharing spicy and aromatic essences of Scripture. Her devotions encourage you to diligently cultivate your heart and grow your roots deeply in an intimate relationship with Jesus. Lynn holds a BA in Journalism from University of Memphis, a certificate in aromatherapy, and is a practicing reflexologist.

 She and Steve have been married since 1973 and call Bartlett, Tennessee home. Their lives are blessed with two adult children, their spouses, and five beautiful, of course, grandchildren. Jasmine, her tuxedo kitty, runs the house. Her current work-in-progress is a novel inspired by a painfully challenging event in the life of her great-grandmother, changing the course for her family forever.




All three of the Cinnamah-Brosia devotionals in one ebook volume! 

Fruits; spices; essential oils; & botanicals of all kinds sprinkled over & planted on the pages of the Bible provide insights into God’s word. Our Coffee Cottage’s fictional characters, Cinnamah-Brosia, and friends, courageously use the essences to season the world around them with an overflowing measure of Jesus. All three volumes of Cinnamah-Brosia's Inspirational Collection for Women are featured in this single e-book.

"The Essence of Courage: Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit in Solomon’s Locked Garden and in Your Heart"

As you breathe in the fragrant aromas found in Solomon’s Locked Garden (Song of Solomon 4), you'll harvest the Fruit of the Spirit and cultivate it in the garden of your heart.


"The Essence of Joy: Filling Your Heart with the Aromas of Jesus’ Nativity"

The scents of Christmas invite our imaginations into the holiday season. What emotions flood your heart when the holidays' aromas waft your way?

You’ll meet women of the Bible and contemporary women (Cinnamah-Brosia and friends) like you and me who will encourage you to discover the refreshing essence of a life lived in the presence of Jesus. Let JOY fill your heart with the aromas of His nativity.

"The Essence of Humility: Live and Love Like Jesus"

We live in a culture overwhelmed with disrespect, egos, entitlement, rudeness, and offense — lives focused on self, rather than God or others.

Jesus entered our world and walked among us. He placed no importance on rank or position. Jesus’ life reflected love because it reflected humility, and He invites us to live and love like Him.

You’re invited to travel with Cinnamah-Brosia and friends once again to meet real-life people — our contemporaries and those on the pages of God’s word, who encountered the same real-life challenges you and I face each day. Learn the blessings of a life lived like Jesus lived —- with love and humility.




Q&A With the Author:

What do you do when you’re not writing? 
My other job is a reflexologist. I serve about 8 clients a week. That helps pay the bills, (yes, I have those, too) giving me the freedom to write. I have a few online game obsessions like Words with Friends and Wonka’s World. Mostly they’re a great escape from life’s demands. I also bake bread for my family from freshly milled grain, read, craft, travel a little, and spend time with my grandchildren. It’s summertime, and I’m eager to get in the pool.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 
As a child, I learned to focus on books, homework, and projects while tuning out many distractions around me.  It became a coping and survival skill – one carried throughout my life. Not always a positive thing, when sometimes I tune out important stuff, too. So, there’s usually noise in the background when I write, don’t ask me what songs they played on the radio. I won’t have a clue, but I will have accomplished much in my writing world even in the midst of television shows, others’ conversations, radio blaring and more.

Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they?
            Attend writers’ conferences. They are available throughout the year at different locations. Many are very affordable. Soak up all you can from those who lead these workshops. Make connections with other authors on many different mile markers along their writing journeys. Many will become treasured friends.
            Encouragement from a well-published devotional writer during a one-on-one session at a writers’ conference in 2016, led to the three devotional books which are compiled here as the Coffee Cottage Collection.
            During a first chapter critique group at the same conference this year, we were given a resource list of great books to help us really learn how to “craft” our books. I’ve completed one of them and started on a second. My work-in-progress is a Christian Historical Fiction novel. A novel is definitely uncharted water for me. Reading the books, I’m learning so much to make my story shine. Make the investment.

Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
            In 2004 I discovered essential oils and their properties and aromatic influences. God gave me many fresh insights into different passages of Scripture where the plants are mentioned. Almost from the beginning of my essential oil journey, He laid the task of putting knowledge I gleaned into book form. Through prayer, and over time, the devotional books look much different than I ever expected. I’m thankful it all came together perfectly and in God’s perfect timing.
            Many of the stories in the devotional collection came from friends, family, and even strangers willing to share snippets of their lives that fit the chapter themes.

            Inspired by events in the life of my great grandmother, I stepped up to the challenge of fictionalizing and writing her story as a novel. There is so much more I don’t know about her than I do, but I believe the story will be used to bring beauty from ashes almost 150 years later. Her noble cause: a voice for the unborn. I’m praying for a trip to her home in Germany will become a reality this summer. I count on even more insight, walking where she walked.
            Most authors, I believe, would agree. Research, research, research, for accurate facts and information. I remember the tediousness of card catalogs and periodical indexes from school term paper days, and sing praises for the ease and extent of research made possible by the internet today.  


What do you think makes a good story?
            Characters inviting us into their lives honestly and authentically. Their flaws and troubles, their positive attributes, and their quirks are visible. The characters also willing allow us to witness their changed lives often through perils and less than ideal circumstances. By the story’s conclusion, they leave the reader with an encouraging dose of truth and hope. 

Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer?
            Long weekend getaways to more places than occasional long trips are my favorites, and keep it interesting. We joined friends in Charleston, South Carolina a few years ago. Our rented cottage on the beach offered perfect sunrises. Up early and coffee in hand, I caught them from the third floor deck each morning. The history and architecture of the city, the friendly people, wonderful cuisine, a sunset sailing adventure, and seagrass baskets along with good company, made for a memorable get-away – one I would repeat in an instant!
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Keri Brooks Mcwhorter is a sixth generation native of Chandler, Arizona. She's fourth-generation graduate of Chandler High School, and has a Bachelor's in Psychology from Arizona State University.

While serving a mission for the LDS Church, she met her husband in New York City. They have three children, a love of family, and an English Bulldog.










  
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Madelyn's and Ben's families have been close friends since they moved next door to each other. When Madelyn's husband Luke died, she swore she'd keep her marriage vows intact by remaining single for the rest of her life. 

She and Ben relied on each other for everything after he joined the widower club. 

Now Madelyn's daughter is marrying Ben's son, and everyone's going to New York City for the wedding - including Heather, the woman Ben's been dating.

Will Heather succeed in breaking up Madelyn and Ben's friendship, or will they discover their second love in New York City?






Q& A With the Author:

1.     What do you do when you’re not writing?
When I am not writing I am reading, cleaning, hanging out with friends and family or serving at my church. 

2.  What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
   I have such a crazy imagination, I will get an idea or have some crazy dream and I have to stop whatever I am doing in the moment and get in on paper. Yes I always have to write on paper first. 

3.    Do you have any suggestions to help budding authors become better writers? If so, what are they?
My advice to budding authors (myself) is to get in there and get dirty. Go to seminars, take classes, join writing facebook groups, critique groups and go to writing retreats. You will create opportunities for yourself to learn and to meet others. 

4.     Where do you get information and ideas for your books?
I get my ideas from things that I think I would personally be interested in reading about, my weird imagination, my dreams and situations around me strike ideas. 

5.    What do you think makes a good story?
I always love humor in my stories, adventure and of course a little bit of love.


6.    Tell us about your favorite summer vacation? Or what do you like to do in the summer?
Arizona summer times for me mean lot's of movies with air conditioning and popcorn or lot's and lot's of swimming with my kids. 





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E. C. Jackson began her writing career with the full-length play Pajama Party. For three and a half years she published the Confidence in Life newsletter for Alpha Production Ministries, in addition to writing tracts and devotionals. 

Teaching a women’s Bible study at her church for eleven years naturally led to her current endeavor of writing inspirational romance novels and teen and young adult fiction. Her mission: spiritual maturity in the body of Christ through fiction.




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Love at first sight. It’s every girl’s dream. 

But Tara Simpkins is finding out it’s not as easy as it seems. Is this truly the man God sent to be her husband, or is she just desperate to escape her loneliness? The recent loss of both parents has left her reeling, and close friends don’t think she’s in any position to make major life decisions. 


She and her new-found love are convinced they can live happily ever after in the home of their dreams. His family thinks he’s moving way too fast and might disappoint the kind-hearted woman he’s fallen head over heels for. And then there’s Leah. Leah is supposed to be part of his past, but what if she decides she’s his future? 


Tara’s match made in Heaven may be over before it truly begins.





Q&A With the Author:


1.     Tell us about things you enjoy — what you do for fun or personal satisfaction besides writing?

a.     I am an avid reader and enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles. Contrary to upcoming answers, I like a lot of alone time.

2.     When did you first realize you were an author?

a.     I’ve enjoyed penning stories since elementary school. The spark to write grew along with me, and unlike other ideas I’ve had, no obstacle I encountered quenched the desire.

3.     Have you done anything writing-related, but besides actually writing your books, that seemed to get a lot of positive response? Something that encouraged you?

a.     Years ago, I wrote and produced the play Pajama Party, which was adapted into the young adult book Pajama Party: The Story, a companion book to A Living Hope. Knowing that people enjoyed what I wrote kept hope alive. There is something heartening in other people appreciating what you do.

Also, The Certain Hope audiobook and hardcover version are due in March. Audiobooks on my other books will come in spring. It seems that each item I added to my repertoire encouraged me to branch out further. When I added hardcover versions to my book format is a prime example. 

4.     What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

a.     I read a lot of regency romances and have to resist the urge to have my contemporary characters speak with formal dialogue. Each character draws me into their story and stymies writer’s block. I haven’t ever experienced it. May it never come.

5.     What is the “message” of your writing? 

a.     “The Write Way: A Real Slice of Life” is the slogan on my website and Facebook author page. If every person reading my book feels connected to the characters, my job is done.
Spiritual maturity is the message. In my opinion, spiritual maturity teaches us how to weather life’s storms and thrive with the victory. Realistic characters with everyday problems is the goal with each book.

6.     Are your characters/stories/scenes, etc. based on anything in real life?

a.     For me, observing human nature is a part of true living. So, fully developed characters have found a place inside each story. I love to write about everyday life. Those little decisions we overlook can have long-reaching consequences.





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