Today I’m pleased to have fellow Mantle Rock Publishing author, Heather Greer with us sharing about her writing journey and her debut novel, Faith’s Journey. Heather has graciously offered to provide a Print Copy of Faith’s Journey to a random winner! So be sure to stick around until the end!
Welcome, Heather! Let’s talk about your writing first. What is your favorite part of the writing process?
My favorite part of writing is watching characters and scenes come to life. It’s exciting when something sparks the idea for a character, scene, or plot. And knowing that I get to do something I love to create a story God may use to encourage other believers is beyond any ministry I could have hoped for.
What is your least favorite part of the writing process?
The worst part of writing is when the words don’t come easily. Some parts are exciting to write. The ideas and words just flow. But those times when you struggle to get through the scene and progress the story, they can make you doubt yourself as a writer.
Besides writing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?
I enjoy various types of crafting, but baking has been one of my favorite hobbies since I was in high school. It’s not only been a way to supplement my income through the years, but it’s been a way for me to unwind after stressful days and even express creativity when I decorate cakes.
How fun! If you could travel to any time or place, where/when would it be? Why?
My dream is to one day visit Ireland. I’ve had a fascination with Ireland since I was a kid. I don’t even remember what started it, but it looks so beautiful. I don’t know that I will ever get to experience it, but I hope one day I will.
What take-away value do you want readers to gain from Faith’s Journey?
Faith’s Journey isn’t just about Katie’s journey back to faith. All the characters are on their own faith journeys. It’s no different for us. You’ve never walked far enough away from God that you can’t come back, and you can’t compare your journey to everyone else’s journey. God works with each of us in His own timing and way to bring us where He wants us to be. Our job is to seek Him and listen to what He tells us.
So true, Heather. Thank you. What can we expect to see from you in the future?
Currently, I’m working on the continuation of Katie’s story. She’s come back into relationship with God, but it doesn’t mean that life is all sunshine and rainbows for her. Betrayal leaves scars and those scars create problems for her future. In Grasping Hope, Katie is going to have to wrestle with where her hope comes from and what having real hope looks like when events seem to be working against you at every turn.
That sounds like a great storyline. Thanks for sharing!
Katie McGowan left her parents and their faith behind years ago. However, when faced with a devastating betrayal, Katie is ready to go back to Carbondale, Illinois to help her elderly parents despite their tempestuous relationship. Drained by the constant friction, Katie finds emotional support and encouragement in Austin. His practical, simple faith speaks to Katie, and she finds herself yearning for a new connection to God. As their friendship grows, so does the attraction between Katie and Austin.
Before her fledgling faith and thoughts of romance have a chance to take root, Katie’s cheating fiancé returns, remorseful and promising change. Can her tentative faith strengthen their past love? And if her heart breaks again, will Katie’s journey to faith end before it has really begun?
**Read how God works in the lives of Cynthia’s characters in her Inspirational, Historical Romance (Prairie Sky) Series.
UNDER THIS SAME SKY ~ BOOK ONE
~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most ~
UNDER PRAIRIE SKIES ~ BOOK TWO
Beyond shattered dreams lies a realm of possibilities
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