What book should you read next? What words should you write next? Whether you're a reader, a writer, or both, you need look no further for ideas and pointers to help you make up your mind. You might even get your next book for free!

Sometimes I even give away my own novels. My Inspirational romances and devotionals are pictured below and are detailed on my Books page. You can always count on a trace of humor in my novels and nonfiction. Whether you're a teen or a woman mature in years, I think these stories will ring true.

Read on, and discover some of today's most appealing Inspirational novelists, their latest books, and their words of wisdom and imagination. Enjoy!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Sherri Wilson Johnson and Free Books!

Disappearing business funds and a missing dead body have Marina Acres doubting everyone — including the detective who can't solve his case without her help.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the e-copy of The Fifteenth Article, by Linda Rondeau, is:


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And now let's visit with novelist Sherri Wilson Johnson, author of the romantic suspense novel, Grafted into Deceit (Indie published, October 2017).

Sherri Wilson Johnson is a multi-published Inspirational Romance novelist, speaker, virtual assistant, and self-publishing coach. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and is passionate about writing, publishing, and marketing.

She lives in Georgia with her husband Dan and her Chihuahua. She loves spending time with her adult children and friends or curling up with a good book or her current work-in-progress. Sherri enjoys doing jigsaw puzzles in the winter and counts the days every year until she can take another trip to the beach.

She is the author of To Dance Once More, To Laugh Once More, and When Love Must Wait from her Hope of the South series, and Song of the Meadowlark, Secrets Among the Cedars and Grafted into Deceit from her Contemporary Suspense series, Intertwined.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

I’ve watched all 33 seasons of the Bob Ross painting videos (although I can’t paint) and am convinced I can paint one of his scenes once I finish collecting all my painting supplies.

Don't you just love buying supplies? I think I enjoy that as much as the arts/crafts themselves.

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Grafted into Deceit.

When Marina Acres launches an investigation to find her company's missing money, she becomes a killer's target and uncovers a tangled vine of deception in the process.

Detective Steven Pennington, who suspects drugs are at the root of the problem, must keep Marina safe from the killer while keeping himself from falling for yet another victim.

Marina refuses to believe that her business partner could be part of a drug trafficking ring, but when evidence points its finger at her, she must join the fight with Steven to weed out the killer.

What is it about your lead character that will make your readers care about her?

She’s been taken advantage of financially but refuses to let it stop her. She’s strong and determined to win.

Share with us one hard, cold fact about writing and one warm, fuzzy one.

Writing is hard to do when you work full time and when you don’t know if you’ll ever see the story in print.

Writing fills my bucket and makes me feel connected to God and my purpose more.

Oh, I'm completely in agreement with you on the full-time work. I really had to scale back on my writing once I went back to my day job. I long for the full-time writing days again!

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

The Priority Unit by Susan Page Davis. It’s the first book in a seven book series that’s full of suspense sprinkled with a good romance.

Susan is awesome and is a frequent guest on this site.

What are you working on now?

I am now working on a story set on the Erie Canal called The Bridge Between Us for Barbour Publishing. I don’t have a release date yet, but I’m estimating it will be 2019.

Where else can readers find you online?

Amazon Author Page
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Finally, what question would you like to ask my readers?

If you could take one book only with you on vacation (besides the Bible), what book would you take and why?

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kim hansen said...

New author for me. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

Sherri Wilson Johnson said...

Thank for hosting me today! I look forward to connecting with your readers.

Gail H. said...

It would have to be something long like Gone With the Wind since I could only take one.

Bookgenie said...

Your book looks like it's right up my reading ally!

Bookgenie said...


Sherri Wilson Johnson said...

Good choice!!!

Sherri Wilson Johnson said...


Trish Perry said...

That makes sense, Gail, to bring a long book on vacation to be sure it would last the entire time. I have a weird "fear" of being stuck on a flight or some other such environment without something to amuse myself. Although I'm a big fan of paper books, it is nice to always have a book on one's phone or iPad!

Terrill R. said...

This is a question that needs immense uninterrupted time to consider all the possibilities. In general, I would pick an unread series of books that have been published in one volume. That way it would be unlikely that I would finish early and have nothing else to read. I've always wanted to read. I've been wanting to read Lonesome Dove. That's almost 1000 pages right there. :) tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

Trish Perry said...

Terrill, I've always wanted to get to Lonesome Dove as well. My sister loved it. I had no idea it was so long! I've read other Larry McMurtry novels (The Last Picture Show in particular). He's excellent.

Sherri Wilson Johnson said...

Thank you all for the kind comments!



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