Wednesday, October 2, 2019

It's a Wrap - Interview with Cynthia Roemer

Hello, our lovely readers. Help yourself to a cup of hot cup cider and a heaping portion of apple crumble. Fall is finally here and so is Cynthia Roemer, my guest today.

Cynthia Roemer is the author of three wonderful books: Under This Same Sky, Under Prairie Skies, and Under Moonlit Skies. These midwestern prairie romances follow the hearts and struggles of three women as they deal with loss, love, and hard choices. Readers will forever be touched by the way Cynthia weaves real characters with real problems into stories which captivate. 

Let me introduce you to the woman herself.



CC: Welcome, Cynthia! I am so glad that you've joined me today. So tell us, what keeps you busy most days? 

CR:  I work at an elementary library two days a week. Most other days, when I’m not writing, I’m doing normal wife/mom things: cooking, laundry, cleaning, spending time with family

CC: Life in an elementary school is lots of fun. I'm so glad you get that experience! And I guess not even authors get to escape the day to day drudgery.

When you DO get to write, what does your workspace look like?

CR: Most days, I’m at my desktop in our living room. But when the weather is nice, I love going out on our porch with my laptop. 

CC: That sounds lovely. I hope you get to enjoy the outside weather a lot this Fall. It's one of my favorite times of the year.

Do you have any pets?


CR: At present, we have one cat named Chad. I named him and his sister Charlotte after the characters in my second novel when I was in the midst of writing it. Sadly, Charlotte got killed. Now Chad is one super-spoiled kitty!! 



CC: That is so sad!!! I am so glad Chad has you to spoil him. Speaking of your books...
How did it feel to wrap up the Prairie Skies series?

CR: Both sad and satisfying. I’ll so miss the characters and will always hold them in my heart, but trust the Lord will stir equally endearing characters in my imagination in the future! 

CC: What was the best part about writing this series?
CR: Creating the characters and also the research! These are probably my favorite parts of writing. Such fun!

CC: Do you have any plans for future projects?
CR: Currently, I’m researching and brainstorming for a fourth novel set during the latter part of the Civil War and immediately following it. It’s still formulating in my mind, but involves an injured Union soldier and a sympathetic Southern belle. At this point, it seems to be a standalone project…unless the Lord gives ideas for a series.  =)

CC: I love Civil War stories, especially with characters on opposite sides of the lines. We'll be praying for you as that idea develops! 

Thank so much for visiting with us. And dear readers, if you are interested in learning more about Cynthia's books you can check them out by clicking on the book covers below. 

  


GIVEAWAY
If we have FIVE or more commenters, one will be randomly selected to receive an E-copy of her first book in the series. (If you already have it, we'll sub it out for another book in the series.) 

Thanks for stopping by and have a GREAT week!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Interview with Romance Writer Delia Latham

What a whirlwind this life is! Full of tumbleweeds, hurricanes, and floods. Speaking of which, I feel like life has me by the hair and is swinging me around like a rag doll. 

My family and I have relocated from Indiana to Florida. I started a new job teaching in a very demanding position, and it's meant I come home and do little else but soak and sleep, work on the next day's lessons, and try to unpack a few boxes. We are still not unpacked after two months! 

Which is why this video of my lovely visit with Delia Latham was recorded in April and is just now seeing the light of day. But I believe that God's timing is perfect, and I know that there is someone out there who needs this encouragement! I was encouraged just editing it! There are a lot of writerly tips in this one. Whether you're a budding writer or a seasoned professional, there are juicy nuggets for everyone in this one. 



Get your lattes and crumpets ready, kick up your feet, and join us in the writing cave. We're so glad you're here!