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Tangle Reenactment and Inspiration

IMAG1916Had some fun talking to a group of 20 students this morning about writing and inspiration. There is definitely more than one futureauthor in thegroup. There were short stories about alligator jerky, a mighty squirrel, and some tomato throwing. You may want to keep your eyes out for these stories when the release.

It’s always a pleasure to speak with students, let me know if you’d like me to come speak to yours.

Check out this fun reenactment of the cover scene from Tangle? Can you see the squid, Tiffany in Deep Blue, and Mason?

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FREE Take on Kindle and iBooks

Taken is Free on both Kindle and iBooks now. Do me a favor and get it at both places. The Kindle app is available on iPhone and Android devices. Plus if you have an Apple device you have iBooks. So please consider getting a copy at both places!! Please also share this opportunity with everyone you know!




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Tangle is $2.99 on Amazon Kindle

Tangle is $2.99 on Amazon Kindle right now, if you can’t wait a couple more weeks, you can grab it and read it now! #TQ4T

Grab it here:


Captured and separated, the Wikk kids must rely on the
power of Rescuer to complete their quest. On board the
Black Ranger, Mason confronts a villainous mastermind with
a startling secret. Meanwhile, Oliver, Tiffany, and Austin race
to rescue their friend Ashley from a toxic moon. With danger at
every turn, their only hope is their newfound faith. Will trusting
the Truth help them to make sense of tangled clues and lies?
Will Helper finally lead them to humanity’s home planet?

THE QUEST FOR TRUTH series follows the four Wikk kids in
their desperate race to find the planet Ursprung and stop the
Übel renegades and dangerous Corsairs from misusing its
long-lost secrets. Ancient cities, treacherous villains, hightech
gadgets—encounter all these and more on this futuristic,
interplanetary adventure!

“Brock Eastman’s writing [is] full of life, full of truth, and most
likely to hold your attention to the very last moment.”
—Donita K. Paul, Author of the DragonKeeper Chronicles
and Realm Walkers Series

“Book four is the best yet. . . . I love hearing my kids’
excitement about the Wikk family’s spiritual discoveries.”
—Ann Hibbard, Senior Editor of Home Educating
Family Association

*No bonus materials included with e-copies of Tangle.

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Free Taken eBook

Taken is free on iBooks and $0.99 on Amazon. Go get a copy, gift it to your friends, let everyone know please!

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#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Science Fiction

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Science Fiction and #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure thanks to ‪#‎Questers‬ like you. Go ahead and pre-order your copy today! Let’s see where we can get Tangle next. ‪#‎TQ4T‬

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Science Fiction

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Science Fiction

 #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure

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#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure

Let’s celebrate! Tangle is the #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure on Amazon (and it isn’t even out yet.) Go ahead and pre-order a copy and help all #Questers keep it in the top spot. If you send me your order confirmation with time of purchase I’ll match it to the sales tracker and send you some bonus Quest for Truth items, like an exclusive postcard and #TQ4T stickers.

Tangle - #1 New Release - Amazon - 6-21-2015

#1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Christian Action & Adventure 

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Tangle, Sages of Darkness, New Job, Fire, Baby, and more!

By the title of this post you’ll know that many many things have been going on in my household of late and I want to update you on all of the exciting things going on right now, well at least the major ones. But first thanks for your support and patience.

Tangle (The Quest for Truth – Book 4)

9781596382480_WebYou’ve all been so patient, and I appreciate this very much. I assure you that your wait will be worth it and your patience rewarded. I received the edited version of the manuscript so that I could do a final run through and provide feedback and any last minute changes. The amazing team at P&R lead by my editor, Amanda, has done an awesome job once again. You’re going to love the new book. I will say the manuscript was turned in at 140k words, yes you read that right ( a wonder why it took so long), but through trimming it’s hovering around 100k words now. We’ll see where it lands, but I promise you you’ve not lost out on anything of significance through the edit.

This chapter in the story has more action, new characters, big reveals, big twists, and the beginning of the final showdown you’ve all anticipated. And yes it does end on a huge cliffhanger.

So when does it come out? The answers is August!

But as a special treat, here’s a preview of Tangle – Chapter 2 for your eyes only of course. There may be a handful of edits yet to be done.

Tangle – 4.2 Rescue

The red numbers ticked down: nine minutes now until they’d exit hyper flight. The flashing red numbers were like a gate holding Oliver back from rescuing Ashley. The zero seemed an eternity away.

Austin’s footsteps echoed in the corridor as he returned from his mission to locate exploration suits that might withstand the corrosive atmosphere of their destination. “I found some suits with a high MCRR.”

“MCRR?” asked Tiffany.

“Maximum Corrosion Resistance Rating,” Austin explained. “I read it on the label. The suits don’t look especially flexible.”

“Can you get one ready? I want to get going as soon as we land,” Oliver said.

“We can’t let corrosive gases get into the Phoen—the Eagle,” Tiffany said. “You’ll need to put the ATC in place.”

“ATC?” asked Austin.

“Atmospheric Transfer Chamber,” Tiffany said. “I thought I’d use an acronym too.”

“Nice, sis,” Austin said. “Can you show me how to work the chamber?”

“You have just eight minutes, so hurry,” Oliver warned.

The two were already jogging out of the bridge.

Oliver took the e-journal from Tiffany’s seat and tapped the screen. He typed in McGregor. A series of files came up, and he clicked on a picture of Ashley and her parents, Rand and Jenn. He stared at the girl he’d known nearly all his life and experienced many adventures with.

He’d felt different somehow when he’d seen her alone in the cell on the Black Ranger. The same feeling had rallied to the surface when he’d heard her voice on the distress call. She was in danger, and he wanted to rescue her.

A glowing orange planet, Ledram, dwarfed their destination: the small, hazy green moon of Cixot. Ledram was uninhabitable and posed a serious threat to any nearby spaceships. According to information in the NavCom, large, unpredictable explosions from its molten lava surface launched daily barrages of flaming rocks and plasma into space. These were capable of taking out the largest of spaceships.

When Tiffany had read the information aloud earlier, it had shaken the three Wikks. They were already stressed about Ashley’s situation, but now they knew they were competing against an explosive neighboring planet. Still, the three were united in their resolve to rescue Ashley.

The countdown read seven minutes.

Oliver and Tiffany had tried to determine if the Eagle’s exterior would hold up against the corrosive atmosphere of the moon. It was the sort of thing Mason could have figured out in no time. The computers on the Eagle had estimated a 60 percent chance that the Eagle’s exterior would hold up, if the ship were on the planet for less than three hours.

A boulder seemed to be rolling around in Oliver’s stomach. It grew worse when Oliver thought about Ashley sitting alone in an escape capsule. How long has she been there? Is the exterior of the pod holding up? Is it beginning to deteriorate? Is it too late? Oliver took a deep breath and cast the ideas aside. The only solution was to get to Ashley quickly.

Oliver jogged down the corridor and stopped on the landing atop the stairs. The ATC covered the smaller of the two hatches.

Austin stood on a hover ladder, a Magnilox in his hand. “The top latch won’t lock.”

“I’ll get it. You two get situated on the bridge. Five minutes.” Oliver took three stairs at a time as his siblings raced past him.

He climbed the ladder and waved the Magnilox over the latch. It didn’t budge. He lifted his foot and kicked it. The hinge shifted. He kicked the latch again, and it moved over the hook. He waved the Magnilox and heard the latch click into place. A loose latch could weaken the seal and allow the oxygen-rich air of the Eagle to escape or the dangerous air of Cixot to get in.

Two minutes remained as Oliver made his way to the bridge and took the pilot’s seat. “Everyone ready?”

“Yes,” his siblings said in unison.

Tiffany had reclaimed the e-journal. Oliver blushed. Had he closed the picture of Ashley? If he hadn’t, what would his sister think? Ashley and Tiffany were best friends, inseparable at Bewaldeter.

Oliver shook off the concern. He had to focus on the landing and the rescue, not on his sister’s opinion of him.

He ran his fingers across the screen, checking and rechecking. Everything from a systems perspective looked fine. He hoped this would be another smooth landing.

The Eagle dropped out of hyper flight. The straps of Oliver’s harness dug into his chest. He and his siblings had done this so many times in the past few days, yet Oliver still had a bit of anxiety at the controls when landing.

The titanium heat shields slid out of sight, revealing two globes floating in the pure blackness of space: Cixot and Ledram.

“Impact Alert!” the computer’s voice echoed overhead.

“Tiffany, still no contact with the escape pod?” Oliver asked urgently.

“No, but it’ll be easier when we’re closer,” Tiffany said. “The landing may have damaged the receivers on the pod, making long-range communication impossible.”

“Do we have the exact location of the pod?” Oliver asked.

“Yes. The coordinates are locked in the NavCom. We just can’t pick up a com signal,” Tiffany explained.

Oliver took a breath. “Any . . . any signs of life?” The question seemed cold, and he avoided looking toward his sister. He didn’t mean it emotionlessly.

She looked at him, her eyes glassy. “I can’t tell.” This was hard for her too. “The location beacon doesn’t deliver any sort of information on the passengers . . .” Her voice cut out.

“I just wish we could communicate with her,” Oliver said.

“I might be able to tap into the escape pod systems now that we’re out of hyper flight,” Austin suggested.

“Really?” asked Tiffany hopefully.

Austin shrugged. “Yeah, why not? I’ve overridden a few systems in the past.”

Oliver and Tiffany both eyed their brother curiously.

“Nothing illegal,” he assured them.

Oliver remembered how the temperatures in his room had fluctuated to extremes the last time he’d been on break from the Academy. Austin and Mason had wanted Oliver to take them camping near the chasm behind their house. He’d said no—until his room had become unbearable to sleep in and he’d decided he might as well. Coincidentally, the next day the temperature controls in his room had worked again.

Oliver sighed. “Austin, go ahead and do what you can do. Tiff, you two swap spots so he can work on it while we land.” Austin glowed at taking the copilot’s seat.

“Prepare for atmospheric entry. Visibility will likely be low; I’ll be using the information our scanners provide.” The screens before him buzzed with data.

Sweeping tendrils of green haze swirled, looking ready to entangle the Eagle and crush it.

“High atmospheric toxicity levels,” Tiffany said.

The Eagle cruised toward the outer edge of the moon’s atmosphere. Oliver took a look at Ledram, which was glowing orange off to their left side. He saw flashes of yellow and orange on the surface and hoped they weren’t projectile-launching explosions.

“Escape pod signal located,” Austin said.

“Can you crack in?” Tiffany asked.

“Not yet,” Austin replied.

Oliver gripped the controls. “I’m putting the shields back over the windows as a precaution.”

“Good idea,” Tiffany said. “Windshield material might not withstand the toxicity.”

The silver shields slid into place and locked with a click. Oliver concentrated on the consoles showing a graphically simulated display of the world before him. The video feed was useless in the thick green clouds.

“Ten seconds until entry,” Oliver said.

The ship bucked as the countdown struck zero. Several storage compartments flew open, spilling their contents.

“Whoa!” Tiffany said. “Is everything okay?”

It wasn’t. The ship rocked side to side, then dropped quickly, only to lift back up, pressing the three Wikks hard into their seats. Oliver held tight to the controls, but the sudden jerks made it difficult. It was like riding waves in a boat.

The Eagle’s altitude had started at 180,000 feet from the moon’s surface, but now they were dropping a thousand feet per second—far too fast.

Oliver adjusted the thrusters to slow the descent. Still they dropped.

“What’s wrong?” asked Austin.

A warning flashed across the screen, and the computerized voice spoke, “Surface Impact. One minute fifteen seconds until impact with planet surface.”

Either the gas makeup of the atmosphere wasn’t allowing the engines to create enough lift, or else the gravity of the moon was too powerful. None of the information they’d read about Cixot had warned of this.

The ship spun onto its back.

“Oliver!” yelled Tiffany. “You’ve got to slow our descent!”

Oliver twisted the controls, righting the ship. “I’m trying! I can’t get any lift.”

The red countdown to impact showed fifty-nine seconds. They were still dropping a thousand feet a second.

The Eagle shook violently. A deafening roar echoed in the bridge.

“Approaching terminal speed,” the computer warned. “Ship structural integrity failure threshold reached.”

“The ship’s going to rip apart!” shouted Austin.

An outline of the ship flashed red. What could Oliver do?

“Oliver!” Tiffany cried out.

“I’m trying.” The Eagle shook so fiercely that Oliver couldn’t hold on to the controls or even retake them.

“Forty-five seconds until impact with planet surface,” the computer warned.

“We’ve got to eject,” Austin cried.

“Then we’ll be stranded too,” Oliver said.

“That, or we’re dead!” Austin yelled.

Oliver’s hand moved toward an icon labeled Emergency Ejection.

What would happen if he touched it? Would they blast out individually? Without spacesuits, they would suffocate in seconds. Would the bridge seal off like a capsule? Many ships were built that way, but the Eagle seemed to be older than the ones Oliver knew. He didn’t know what would happen.

Oliver’s breaths were quick and labored.

Suddenly, the ship blasted upward. The movement was so sudden and powerful that the safety harness dug painfully into his legs. A ripping noise resounded outside the Eagle. Fear surged over Oliver; his chest tightened.

He saw his sister flying upward. She was out of her seat. There was nothing he could do to save her.

This was it. The Eagle was ripping apart around them.

“Rescuer . . .”


As you can see this book will be filled of excitement and action. You can pre-order signed copies at my website right now by clicking the Author Shop tab at the top or right here.

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Sages of Darkness KickStarter (HowlSage, BlizzardSage, and CrimsonSage)

EYES Graphic for Sages of DarknessFirst my apologies with the delays, as you read on  inthis post below you’ll see a number of things that have distracted me from completing these books on my original schedule. Challenges always occur in life and this season seems to have been full of them. With the events that were out of my control and the complete rewrite I have undertaken, the book writing and editing is taking longer than expected. Again that’s probably no surprise as I’m doing this independently. With all the new chapters and scenes, I’m confident you’ll be more than pleased with the new book. HowlSage’s word count has grown by about 25% so far and I’m sure that will increase a bit more, by the time I am through. The exciting news it’s coming and because of all you wonderful backers, it will be completed! YEAH. So stay tuned for more updates.

New Job – Mobile Experience Manager

This last March I began interviewing for a new role with Compassion International and was honored to receive a position with the Mobile Experience team. It’s been a ton of training and transition to get up to speed with my new role.

What will I be doing? I will be managing events with two brand new mobile experience trucks that will travel the Eastern half of the United States. If you know of a church with attendance of between 300 to 750 people feel free to send me a message and maybe we’ll be coming to your community soon. If not be sure to go checkout one when it comes to you area.

Email me if you are interested or know of a church thequestfortruthbooks (a) gmail (dot) com

What is the mobile experience?

Through an interactive exhibit space, visitors will step inside daily life in a developing country — visiting homes, markets and schools — without getting on a plane. Through the use of an iPod and headset, each tour is guided by a child whose story starts in poverty but ends in hope.

The event is an excellent opportunity to experience another culture and better understand the realities of global poverty. Don’t miss this life-changing event brought to you by Compassion International.

And if you are ready to change the life of a child today just click here and sponsor please. It will change your life and if you’re a parent with kids, it will change their’s too.


Jostin is the child my family sponsors in El Salvador.

House Fire

And when you think there isn’t enough change or upheaval in your life…

First I want to say my wife is awesome, she’s a real-life superhero, and I am so proud to be her husband. I was at Lowe’s getting a new transition piece for our laminate floors that we were installing at the time when she calls to tell me there’s a fire in our kitchen. I rushed home to find her outside with our three kiddos (Mind you she is also 35 weeks pregnant) and my dad. 6 fire trucks, 40 fire fighters, and smoke billowing out of our second story window. Ashley woke all three girls and got them downstairs and outside as smoke filled the house. My dad told me later, “I was so proud. She got all the kids out, called 911, and then lead us in prayer.” It brings tears to my eyes just to write that. You might ask, “Where was your dad?” he was attempting to put out the fire, but the smoke was too heavy so he had to give up. I’m thankful God was watching over us, because my family all got out safely, and in the end the fire remained contained in the dryer. Unfortunately the smoke was so heavy and sick, we were forced to live in a hotel for two weeks while our house and clothing was restored. We just got back in the other day. It was a good thing I wasn’t there, because I’d have done what you’re not suppose to do and gotten a hose to put it out, mind you it’s an electric dryer. YIKES!

A new addition to our family

And the shining light in all this change, is welcoming our fourth kiddo into the world in just a few weeks. We’re all so excited to meet our little guy here shortly. I’ve felt so blessed how God has continued to grow our family and bless us. I’m grateful for how He watches over us and provides for us. We’ll be looking forward to his arrival.

Thank you

I want to thank you all for your patience in so many ways. Many of you pre-ordered Tangle nearly a year ago. Thank you for waiting, thank you for trusting me to finish and for the book to be released. I’m excited to sign your books and get them sent to you. It’s a blessing and an encouragement to have so many great readers, or as I like to call you all #Questers.

For those who supported the KickStarter (#FightaDemon) the same goes to you. First thank you for your overwhelming support of the campaign, you too have been so patient and encouraging. And the light is coming, and the darkness will fail, because this new version of HowlSage should rock your reading. Coming soon and stay tuned for many more updates.


And finally I ask for your continued prayer. Prayer for my family, for our new little one, for my writing, for Compassion and all the wonderful kids we are working to release from poverty.

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Taking Down Crime, Down South: An Interview with Lisa Harris

Ashley: I’m joined by Lisa Harris author of  the Southern Crime series. If you’re a fan of romance, but need that twist of suspense to keep the pages turning, then Hidden Agenda is the right read this spring. Lisa Harris continues her exciting Southern Crime series with the third installment Hidden Agenda. I had some time to sit down and ask Lisa some questions about her new book and about her as an author. Lisa how did you come up with the idea for this series?

Lisa: Like with most of my books, they start with a character. In this series, that was Avery North. At first, all I knew is that she was a single mom and a police officer, but I knew I had to tell her story. A brainstorming session with a group of authors helped me further develop the series that eventually came to revolve around the Hunts, a family from Atlanta who has served their country through the armed service or police department for generations. Despite conflicts that arise between them, they are very close knit, and when it comes to fighting injustice, they stick together and do whatever it takes to stop that injustice.

Ashley: Who are Hidden Agenda’s main characters?

Lisa: I really had fun writing Michael and Olivia’s story in Hidden Agenda, primarily because their stories were different from anything I’ve written. They are two people who come from opposite worlds who end up having to work together to stay alive. Michael’s the son of a former Police Captain and an undercover detective. Olivia’s father is part of a South American drug cartel and wants Michael dead. But despite their mistakes, they both are after the same thing. The truth.

Ashley: I promise these two characters’ stories deliver on the promises of romance and suspense. Lisa, in three sentences what is this book about?

Lisa: For the past eight months, Michael’s family has thought he was dead, but the undercover assignment he’s been working on has just been blown. With a contracted hit on his life by the cartel and not knowing who he can trust in the police department, Michael finds himself on the run from both the cartel and the law with the daughter of the man who wants him dead, Olivia Hamilton.

Ashley: Lisa what are the Biblical threads woven into the series?

Lisa: Overall, I’d say it’s a call for us to realize our own weaknesses and fears and to in turn learn to rely only on God’s strength. Each main character in this series is pulled out of his or her comfort zone to a place where they have to turn to God.

Ashley: Do you prefer to outline the entire series, or do you write as you go letting the characters take control of the story?

Lisa: A little of both, but for the most part I spent a lot of time staring at a pile of sticky notes in order to bring the story together. ☺ The plots of each individual story, and then the three books together as well, are woven pretty tightly, so that forced me to stay organized. But there were also a few surprises along the way as some of the characters took over!

Lisa: I love it when the characters take over. Heavily outlined books that don’t give into the characters’ personalities can seem predictable. I can imagine your characters’ surprise moments only increased the suspense for the books. Did you do any certain research for your books?

Lisa: I spent hours doing research on everything from the setting (Atlanta and the Georgia coastline), to drug trafficking, to bomb squads. I love the research part of writing and too often find myself having to stop or I’d never get any books written!

Ashley: As a reader I appreciate a well researched book. Can you give us a hint at your next project?

Lisa: I just turned in book one of a brand new series to my editor at Revell. It’s about a newly established missing person task force, and this first one is set around the Smoky Mountains. Like the last series, this one took tons of research—everything from rappelling, to poaching, to mobile command posts—but I really enjoyed that part of the writing.

Ashley: Sounds like you invest a lot of time in writing. Are you a full time writer?

Lisa: No. For the first time in seven years, though my role as ‘mom’ has changed. I’ve been a homeschooling mom until just a few months ago when the last of my kids went off to attend a missionary boarding school. It’s been an adjustment, but thankful, I have plenty to keep myself busy with as I’m still writing, am involved in our women’s ministry, and run a non-profit called The ECHO Project that helps meet people’s physical needs where we live here in Mozambique.

Ashley: Thanks for sharing about Hidden Agenda all the way from Mozambique and thanks for serving for the Kingdom there. You can learn more about Lisa Harris from her website, like her on her facebook and keep up with her tweets @heartofafrica


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Family Communication: An Interview with Denise Hunter

Ashley: Denise Hunter is mid way through her latest book series. Centered around the family and explores the unique love stories behind the 4 grown kids of the McKinley family. Denise thanks for joining us to talk about your new release The Wishing Spring. Tell us how you came up with the idea for The Chapel Springs Series?

Denise: The TV show Parenthood convinced me it was time for a family series. In an age where there are so many ways to communicate, we’re so disconnected! I wanted to write about a close-knit family in a small town setting. Family ties come with the good and the bad, and the McKinleys share in all of it: Friday night BBQs, rumors, backyard ballgames, heart-to-hearts, secrets, laughter and tears. Each book is a stand-alone that feature the love story of 1 of the 4 grown McKinley kids. Incidentally, this is my first series set in my home state of Indiana.

Ashley: Very fun, I have enjoyed the show Parenthood myself. It’s been a nice break from the reality TV shows and crime dramas that dominate the screen. The McKinleys sound like an interesting family. Tell us about the main characters? And be sure to give us one fact about each that no one else knows.

Denise: Oh, how fun. I love secrets. :) The heroine PJ was a fun challenge in that she’s my polar opposite. She’s chatty and outgoing and over-the-top optimistic. She’s newly graduated with a culinary degree (I hate to cook!), and she dreams of opening her own restaurant. She’s dealing with the secret shame of having dated a man she later discovered was married.

The hero Cole is steady and quiet (and a little annoyed by PJ’s tendency to run off at the mouth). He grew up as a foster kid and dreams of opening a transition house for kids aging out of the system. Cole blames himself for the death of his family.

Ashley:  Sounds like you’ve developed some engaging characters, that will keep this book interesting. Tantalize us with the plot.

Denise: When an eccentric resident offers her ancestral home to the applicant with the best plan for it, PJ McKinley thinks her dream of owning a B&B/restaurant is about to be realized. But contractor Cole Evans has plans of his own. When the elderly woman can’t decide which plan is better, she proposes a tie-breaker–the competitors will share the house for a year to show what their ideas are made of.

Ashley: Unique! My husband and I love a good stay in a bed and breakfast and have always wanted to own a coffee shop. I can’t wait to read and learn which idea wins out. Would you mind giving us a hint at the next book?

Denise: Married ’til Monday is the last book in the Chapel Springs series and my first reconciliation story–it really packs an emotional punch. It features the oldest McKinley sibling Ryan who’s attempting to win back his ex-wife and soul mate, Abby.

Ashley: Wow, sounds like you have saved a powerful story to close the series. Is this your favorite genre to write for?

Denise: Contemporary romance is my sweet spot. I love love and all things associated with it, and nothing makes me happier than bringing my readers along on the emotional journey of falling in love. My goal is that happily-ever-after sigh at the end of each story.

Ashley: I too enjoy at that sigh at the end of a good book. You mentioned Parenthood earlier, but where else do your ideas come from?

Denise: Oh, they come from all over the place. Music lyrics, Sunday sermons, newspaper articles, Dr. Phil. LOL Not kidding. I have a thick file full of story ideas. I’ll never have time to write them all.

Ashley: Sounds like my husband. If he has an idea he has to quickly text it to himself or email it. He’s got a notepad next to the bed. With all those ideas needing to be written, I’m sure your schedule is busy. How long does it usually take you to write a single book in the series?

Denise: I’m on a 6-month release schedule now, so no book takes me longer than that. Some books are easier than others. I think my record is 4 months, but it usually doesn’t go that smoothly!

Ashley: Thanks Denise for taking the time to discuss your latest book. You can read The Wishing Season, while Denise is busy writing Married ‘till Monday and drinking a hot mug of Toomer’s Costa Rican coffee.

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