When tragic loss throws twelve-year-old Carabelle’s life into a tailspin, her dreams of leaving impoverished rural Mississippi to become a big-city fashion designer are shattered.
Tell us a little about yourself. I’m married to my high school sweetheart—we actually celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary last May (which is CRAZY!) and are now empty nesters. We have 3 grown children who live in other parts of Canada—which they come by somewhat honestly, as we emigrated from the UK ourselves in our [...]
I love it because of the setting and characters. I live in and love the west. I may live in the suburbs, but I don't have to travel far to see the mountains, the desert, and the tough ranchers and farmers out caring for their land and animals in the heat and the face-hurting cold. There is real grit and gumption in the people and culture of the west. That hardiness is shown in the main characters of Rachel's Valley. Clint and Rachel are not only physically tough, but they also both have a strength of faith and character that keeps them from crumbling in response to pressures of tragedy and betrayal.
The idea for Northern Deception came in stages. I was entering a contest looking for books about Canadian heroes, to be set in Canada or set outside Canada but the main criteria was that the hero had to be a Canadian. So, I was mulling over ideas for a Canadian hero and I knew most people would think of making their hero a Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer because they’re a Canadian icon—the red-coated Mountie on a horse. And I’d been joking with my husband that people think of Canadians as either Mounties or lumberjacks in red plaid shirts.
How did you hear about Anaiah Press? My first introduction to Anaiah Press came as a result of a Twitter pitch contest. I took a chance and pitched my novel, now titled The Christmas Angel in Apt. 3C. Happily, Anaiah Press editor Kara Leigh Miller hearted one of my pitches for the novel. Do you [...]