Let's get this interview started!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing. (How did you get started? How many books have you written? Where are you on your writing journey?)
I have always wanted to be a writer. I dreamed of writing. That was what I wanted to be when I grew up, so I always played with it and read a lot. I am multipublished. My first two books, Hot Chocolate and Shadows of the Past are out of print, but may be self-published (Indy) someday. My other books are, in order: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, Promised to Another, Healing Love, Surrendered Love, Awakened Love, A White Christmas in Webster County, Swept Away, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, The Birdhouse, Christmas Mittens, and coming in April 2016, The Amish Firefighter.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
Jeremiah 29:11. For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. Plans for good and not for evil. Plans to give you a future and a hope.
What have you read lately that you would recommend? Looking at my blog review page, my favorites in September were Random Acts of Deceit by Christy Barritt, Falling like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter, Captive Trail by Susan Downs, The Perfect Arrangement by Kate Ganshert, and Huckleberry Hill by Jennifer Beckstrand
What book are you featuring today?
The Birdhouse. Here's the blurb:
Twenty–year–old Greta Miller's daed has been injured in a farming accident during the summer. The supportive Amish community tries to help out, but Greta and her sister must work outside the home to make ends meet, and so Greta rents a booth at the farmers' market. Because Greta is still in her rumspringa and free to explore the world, her family selects her to sell her homemade jams, jellies, and preserves to Englischers. Josh Yoder wants to court Greta, but years ago, he made the mistake of rejecting her during a seemingly innocent game; which resulted in him leaving the Amish. Three years later, he's back, but Greta wants nothing to do with him. Josh struggles to fit in and rebuild relationships he destroyed. Knowing Greta's family needs help, he steps in, hoping to win her back. When Greta admires one of his birdhouses, he gives it to her, hoping that it will open the door to more. But as their friendship begins to grow, a series of unfortunate events pull Greta away from the Amish, leaving her rejected by those she loves. Will Greta get beyond her family's distrust and return home? Will she prove her innocence? Or will she remain outside her Amish community?
If you could tell people who are going to read/have read your books one thing, what would it be?
God loves you and He wants you know that you are accepted in the Beloved.
Her publishing credits include three books in the Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House: Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts (winner of the 2012 Clash of the Titles Award in two categories), and Promised to Another. The Amish of Webster County series, Healing Love (finalist for the 2013 Christian Retail Awards). Surrendered Love and Awakened Love followed by her first Christmas novel, A White Christmas in Webster County, as well as the Amish of Jamesport series, The Snow Globe, The Postcard, and The Birdhouse. Other credits include Swept Away from Abingdon Press’ Quilts of Love series. Laura is contracted for another three book Amish series set in the Jamesport area, with the first book, The Amish Firefighter, planned for April 2016.
She has indie published a Christmas novella, Christmas Mittens.
Laura is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and a professional book reviewer.
visit my blogs: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/ & http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/
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