This week I would love to shed some literary light on Kim McMahill. She’s another great story teller that will keeps you wanting to flip the pages, a little about Kim and her novels.
Kim grew up in Wyoming, which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. Since leaving Wyoming she has enjoyed many opportunities to see
the world and has lived amid some of America’s most stunning landscapes. Kim started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense.
Along with writing adventure novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology and cookbook. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Wyoming, and currently resides along the unpredictable banks of the Missouri River.
Kim has published six adventure novels. Here’s a peek at her most recent works.
Big Horn Storm - Nominated for The Romance Studio’s 2012 CAPA award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense.
A too-close-to-home military crisis, a traumatic accident and a terrifying bear encounter high in the mountains—to expect help is a delusion no one can afford if they hope to survive. With a storm brewing in the Big Horns, can the rugged rancher and the sheepherder’s granddaughter endure the wrath of ruthless invaders, conquer the forces of nature and rekindle lost love?
Marked in Mexico
When paradise turns deadly, flee into the jungle and fight for your life.
An idyllic Caribbean vacation turns deadly when hostages are taken at one of Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins. The kidnappers believe the abduction will be a simple way to negotiate the release of a colleague from a Texas prison, but matters become complicated and the stakes much higher when they realize one of their hostages is the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator and another is an ex-Army Ranger who has no intention of playing by the rules.
To most, America has become a safe, orderly, predictable place, but to a few, like Nyla and Ethan, it has become a prison. Inseparable since childhood, but now faced with being torn apart, they are determined to change the course of their future. With a ruling authority too powerful to challenge, only the most courageous will dare to defy the new order and embrace forbidden love.
For more on Kim and her work visit http://KimMcMahill.com or follow. http://KimMcMahill.blogspot.com
to readers, this blog interview is about Mary Ball. No, it’s not me!
Mary Ball is a dear friend from Gastonia, NC. She has the same name as I do. We’re both authors, enjoy singing and love the Lord.
I'm very excited to interview my friend Mary Ball about her published novel. Mary writes Novels, poems and songs. She is also a singer with several recorded CDs.
Mary Tell us a bit about your novel.
Thanks for asking. My book is a compilation of life stories written over a period of
several years. Reviewing the stories started the juices flowing again and a flood of new memories surfaced. Rewriting and injecting these memories became real and exciting. I sat at the computer for hours lost in my past. I have been told by the readers of Memories of a Mountain Girl that the pages brought
laughter, tears, suspense, and a renewed faith in God.
What inspired you to write “Memories of a
Growing up in a small town, that I dearly loved, in the mountains of North Carolina, was my inspiration. Born into the poorest of families, with six siblings, I had nothing but plenty of love and big dreams for the future. My memories of the town, my school and the places we lived were so vivid I had to put them on paper.
How did you feel about re-visiting the past?
It was exhilarating to experience the emotions and excitement of being a little girl again, bursting with my daydreams and creativeness. Every day was a joy, making something from nothing with my hands, writing poems, drawing, and scribbling on paper. When I stayed with "Maw," my grandmother who lived in a
small apartment in town, I would make regular trips to the newspaper office and ask for scrap paper. They would give me boxes full of colorful pads, that kept me busy for hours. I loved my paternal grandmother so much! She was the one who told me about salvation. She was a great influence on the faith I have
I know you also inscribe gospel songs. Where do you get the inspiration?
All my inspiration comes from God. Several songs have been given to me while in the
“twilight” (half awake and half asleep) mode of sleep. In fact, God gave me a song two mornings ago. I awoke earlier than usual and began worrying about my son, who had just lost his wife, and was facing surgery. I started praying about my fears and asking God to ease my mind and let me go back to sleep. I drifted off with a song about peace going around in my head. I finished the song before I had my first cup of coffee the next morning.
Another one was given to me while in the twilight mode that to me was a miracle. In the early morning hours, I heard a new song. I reached for my prayer list pad and pen on the night stand, and while lying on my back with the pad by my side, I wrote the chorus, asleep, with my eyes closed. The next morning I found the
lines bold and in straight lines just as if I had been awake!
I'm sure many readers are interested in learning more about you. Do you have a Website where they can do so? Yes. I would be delighted to hear from them.
Is there anything else you'd like to share with the readers about your books, your faith, or about you personally?
Yes, I just want to give God all the glory for anything I accomplish in life. He has
given me my heart’s desire in my writing and my music.
Thank you so much for participating in this interview and giving new readers insight into your current work.
Be sure to check out “Memories of a Mountain
Girl” available of Amazon.com. Also you can go to Mary’s website and send her a message if you would like to order a CD.
Carlene Havel has lived in six US States and two foreign countries, and has traveled extensively throughout the world.
She is very active in her church and has a degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Carlene and her husband Glenn are both proud to be native Texans.
Carlene is another great author from Prism Book group.
Below is a bit about Daughter of the King
is a wonderful book set in Bible times.
It is inspiring to learn of the traditions set in those times. Daughter of the king will draw you in. Michal, the daughter of Saul goes through all the emotions any woman in love would. Her marriage to King David is at times a struggle but she leans to accept things through Grace. This novel is a delightful read for anyone.
What would you do if you returned home and everyone thought you were dead? A hero’s Homecoming, a must-read.
This inspirational story has all the elements of a great read. It’s laced with suspense and mystery as well as love and the wondrous ways God works in people’s lives. Rich Martino returns home from Air Force to find everything gone. His life never was perfect, but now it’s changed.
Through the struggles of finding his father and setting the record straight he meets Charlotte Phillips and as the flames of romance bud they embark on a journey to save his father and find the truth.
Daughter of the King and A hero’s Homecoming is available on Amazon.com and Prism Book Group.
A talented author of Christian fiction.
Tell us a little about yourself Victoria.
I've been a writer now for more years than I can count but I've been a published author since 2007 -- earlier if you include my short stories.
I prefer to write fiction but have done a couple of pieces that are adaptations of true stories. Christian Romance is my genre but there's a lot of suspense and adventure in my books, too.
I live in Central California and have most of my life. My other interests include: reading, travel and collecting exotic gemstones.
Like a Lily is one of Victoria's latest. It's a wonderful novella that is guaranteed to make you smile. The story offered me a great escape to a wonderful community with characters I wanted to meet. I would love to step inside Susan's flower shop and be part of the town.
Like a Lily
She decided long ago to be called Susan, not exactly the name her parents had given her, but the one she’d chosen...
When she first opens her dream shop, Susie’s Flowers, on a cold February morning, a new chapter in her life begins. She doesn’t anticipate it will include meeting the most eligible bachelor in tiny Winton Springs.
Then Ben Turner, the new minister at North Point, walks into Susan’s shop to order flowers for the Easter service, and decides to ask her for help. He needs to find an apartment and a volunteer for the missions committee.
She assumes he wants friendship. He’ll take that, for now, but when he discovers her real name, things change...
Will their friendship be enough for her, too, or will she break her vow not give her heart away a second time?
Victoria-Pitts Caine can be found at http://vcaine.homestead.com/
Her novels are available on Amazon and Prism Book Group.com
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