Author Interview: Katy Eeten

We are delighted to have contemporary Christian romance author Katy Eeten on the blog today, talking about her new book, Wrong Turn Christmas, and all things Christmas.

Congratulations on your new release!

Give us a quick one paragraph synopsis of Wrong Turn Christmas.

April is desperate to eliminate her dad’s cancer bills so her family can enjoy the holidays. But, on her way to get legal assistance, she ends up at the wrong house. Jake is surprised to find a beautiful woman on his doorstep asking for help. It’s a case of mistaken identity, but after spending just a little time with April, he knows they are perfect for each other. Except April is facing an uphill battle, and he believes he has nothing of real value to offer. Or does he? One wrong turn might just end up turning a Christmas crisis into a Christmas miracle.

Is this book part of a series, or a stand-alone?


What’s your favorite holiday movie and why?

Elf is high up on my list, simply because I find it timelessly hilarious. But I also appreciate how A Charlie Brown Christmas was able to weave in the Christmas story straight from the Bible.

What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?

My favorite thing is spending time with family and the overall spirit of generosity that seems to pervade the season. Sure, it can be stressful at times, but all the twinkly lights, Christmas music, gift giving, baking, celebrating… just makes for a joyful feeling.

Have you written a full-length novel before? What’s the most difficult aspect of writing a novella versus a full-length novel?

Yes, I have two full-length novels published through Anaiah Press. I actually think novellas are easier to write since they are shorter and the plot isn’t as involved, but that can make it difficult to leave as lasting of an impression on the reader. The story can feel too surface-level and not as powerful as a full-length novel, so you really have to make every word count!

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

There are so many amazing desserts this time of year it’s almost too hard to choose! But I do have a delicious apple crisp recipe, and my husband’s aunt makes a killer fudge.

What do you want readers to take away from your Christmas story?

We all face challenges in life, and just like April and her family in Wrong Turn Christmas, there is often nothing we can do to change our circumstances. However, we do have a choice about how we respond. I hope people take away the message that they can turn to God with their worries and that God cares about them! As referenced in my book, Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Was there anything in your book inspired by real life experiences?

Yes, my dad had cancer when I was about the same age as April, so I was definitely able to relate to what she was going through. Also, my sister was a lawyer for a while, and my husband once managed a coffeeshop, so both of those professions were pulled from real life, too.

Where can readers find you online?





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About the Author

Author Katy Eeten

Katy Eeten lives in southeast Wisconsin with her husband and their two sons. Writing has long been her passion, and has several published contemporary Christian romances to her name. When she’s not working at her full-time job or writing, Katy enjoys taking walks, baking, and spending time with her family. You can find out more about Katy at her website.

Christmas novellas by Katy Eeten

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