3 Questions Wednesday welcomes Christian historical romance author, Misty M. Beller. Don’t miss the opportunity to win her latest book, The Lady and the Mountain Call. You’ll find the details below. But first, find out her answers to our 3 questions…
What books have fortified you as a writer? How?
Misty: I’ve always loved reading Christian historical fiction, so when I started writing my first novel, there was no doubt I wanted to write in that genre. I enjoy reading contemporary, as well, but when I’m working on the first draft of a story, I try to make sure I only read historical so I can keep the style and language fresh in my mind.
From a writing craft perspective, anything by James Scott Bell is so helpful. My favorite is the great Plot and Structure.
And, of course, my strongest inspiration is the Bible. Nothing I write would have value without the messages God gave us there!
I totally agree. : ) Now...
What secret talents do you have?
Misty: Oh, goodness. Probably not many. 🙂 I love to ride horses when I can sneak it in. I also play piano and was a music major my first year in college. Other than that, there’s not much secret (or maybe just no other talent. 🙂 )
Riding horses and playing piano seems like a lot of talent to me (I do neither). Last question:
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Misty: I’m a southern girl, so it would most likely be a casserole. My husband likes to grill out, and I make a mean potato salad, but if I was the only one cooking, I’d most likely make my favorite Mashed Potato Casserole. The recipe was passed down to me by my mom, and is similar to shepherd’s pie, but even better!
Yum! I’d like to have that recipe. Thanks, Misty, for stopping by!
Misty is offering an e-book copy of her book, The Lady and the Mountain Call.Please leave a comment to be entered to win…
More about the author and her new book…
Misty M. Beller writes Christian historical romance, and is author of the bestselling Mountain Dreams Series, including her latest release The Lady and the Mountain Call.
Misty was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. About eleven years ago, she made a career change from farm life into the business world, where she worked as a Senior Manager and Director of Process & Training. She’s now loving the life of a full-time writer, wife, and mother.
The wild Montana mountains are no place for an aging widow to live alone with dementia. And when Cathleen Donaghue discovers the poor woman’s condition, there’s no way she’ll walk away without helping. After all, she left her comfortable Boston home to help her brothers with their mining town medical practice because she wanted to make a difference. But the wild elements she encounters on this mission of mercy are nothing like she expected, especially the widow’s mountain man son who shows up out of the blue.
Trapper Reuben Scott planned only a quick visit to his parents’ homestead to check on them and tan his winter hides, but the strange woman standing at his mother’s stove is a shock. And then she tells him his father has died and his mother is losing her mind. The sad news may bring an end to the life he’s loved—trapping, living in the wild freedom of these mountains, working closely with the Indians—no one demanding he measure up. But he’ll do anything for his family, what little he has left, that is. Even deal with the city woman who seems to connect with his confused mother.
When tragedy strikes Cathleen’s family, she’s forced to choose between duty and the people who need her most. And the wrong decision could quickly lead to disaster. As the danger spirals out of her control, this impassive mountain man may be the only one with the skills to save her. But can she trust him with her heart, too?