Before we chat with today's author, I want to announce that the winner of today's drawing for Michigan Brides, by Amber Stockton, is:
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Now let's revisit novelist Martha Rogers, author of Caroline's Choice (Realms division of Strang Communications, December 2010).
Martha's book credits include the novella Sugar and Grits, Becoming Lucy, and Morning for Dove. Also released in 2010 were Finding Becky and Key to Her Heart in River Walk Christmas anthology and Blissfully Blended, a devotional book for step-moms. Martha's new series, Seasons of the Heart, will begin May 2011.
Martha served as editor of an eight page monthly newsletter for the writer's organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! for six years and is the state President. She is also the director for the annual Texas Christian Writer's Conference and a member of ACFW.
Martha and her husband have been married for fifty years and have three sons and daughters-in-law, ten grandchildren, and one great grandson. They live in Houston and are active members in their church.
Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.
-- I was a nursing student when I first started college.
-- I changed my major to home economics and taught it for over twenty years.
-- I worked as a buyer for Foley's department store my first year out of college
-- I earned a Master's Degree in Education
-- I supervised student teachers for University of Houston for 6 years.
Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Caroline's Choice.
Caroline's Choice is the story of how decisions we make in life effect our entire future in a way that is not what God planned, but sometimes those choices can lead to others that eventually get them back on the right track and into God's will for their lives.
What is it about your lead character that will make your readers care about her?
Caroline is an independent girl, or so she believes, but learns that some things cannot be achieved without the Lord's help.
Why will readers enjoy your novel?
It has a lot of historical fact wrapped up in a wonderful love story.
What song would lend the proper atmosphere to your novel (or a particular scene in your novel)?
"Oklahoma"is the song that kept running through my mind because it is about Oklahoma becoming a state.
What is the last book you read that you would recommend?
I've been reading a lot of Christmas books lately and one I would recommend is Donita Tompkins' Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball. It is a wonderful fantasy that will delight and warm the heart. I loved it.
What are you working on now?
Autumn Song, book 2 of my new series.
Where else can readers find you or your writing online?
The book is available for purchase online through the following buttons:
Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?
What do you NOT like to see in historical romance?
Thank you, Martha, for visiting with us and telling us about your novella. Readers, Martha has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, January 6. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to Martha's question, above. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.
Be sure to check out my interview with Elizabeth Goddard below, and leave a comment under her interview to be entered in a drawing for a signed copy of her book. And please take a look at the blog about Sandi Rog's debut release and her current situation.
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