Today we’re going to meet a few of the gals from the new box set of Christian winter romances called Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy. Please welcome, Tanya Eavenson, Liwen Y. Ho, and Cindy Flores Martinez .
Hi, ladies! How long have you been writing?
Tanya: I’ve been writing since 2007.
Cindy: I published my first novel two and half years ago.
Liwen: I started blogging and writing freelance articles 4 years ago and writing fiction 2 years ago.
Cindy, why did you choose to write in your particular field or genre?
Cindy: I started writing fiction because I had a romantic comedy screenplay that I wrote and tried to produce as a film. When I didn’t find the success I wanted, I decided to turn it into a novel. Since then, most of my stories have been romantic comedy because it’s just the easiest genre for me to write. My thoughts and personality are a lot like those of my characters. I’ve tried to write other genres, but it’s always a struggle and it makes me feel as if I’m not being myself.
Tanya, what are some of the references you used while researching your book?
Tanya: The setting for To Gain a Mommy is in Florida where I grew up. Living in the ‘Sunshine State’ we visited many beaches but Melbourne was the one we’d spent the most time since it was less touristy. When I first came up with the storyline, I needed a venue to hold my Death by Chocolate fundraiser. I ended up doing a Google search for wedding venues and fell in love with The Courtyard at the Oaks. I contacted the owner, Mark Petroni, and after he sent me several pictures of the facility, I knew it was perfect. How perfect? You’ll have to read the novella! =)
Liwen, what did you enjoy most about writing this book?
Liwen: The thing I enjoyed most about writing my story was how different it was from the other books I’ve written. I chose to write about what happens after the “happily ever after”, specifically about a married couple’s ups and downs. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed showing how a relationship changes and grows over time and how God can redeem a marriage, even one that seemed beyond repair.
Tanya, what do your plans for future projects include?
Tanya: I still plan on publishing contemporary romance novels as well as novellas, but I’m changing gears slightly to include historical romance. I’m working on a series of novels set in the late 1800’s. The first novel in the ALL ROADS LEAD TO TEXAS series is called The Rescue which will be releasing spring 2017! Each heroine has circumstances that will drive them to a small town in Texas. This series has been such an adventure to write and I’m looking forward to introducing them to my readers.
Thanks so much, ladies, for dropping by!
Kisses, Kids and Bundles of Joy: 7 Christian Winter Romances
Snuggle up with seven brand new, never before published Christian winter romances from bestselling and award-winning authors. Kids and babies abound in this collection of novellas that will warm your heart all winter long.
One Winter Kiss – Lindi Peterson – Deena Ross travels to Ohio to try and sway her grandfather from making a big mistake, a mistake his neighbor Andrew has been encouraging. When a winter storm hits, and Deena is forced to stay with Andrew and his young son, Evan, Deena’s vision of love is tested and she might lose her heart in one winter kiss.
Childish Ways – Jenn Faulk – Kevin Peterson, a teacher at a small town elementary school, is unexpectedly reunited with Lisa Walker, a girl who spent most of their childhood tormenting and bullying him, when she comes back to town where she helps organize a winter carnival to benefit her niece’s school. Lisa has no idea who he is, though, and as they work alongside one another and Kevin sees how much she has changed, he begins to question whether or not he can really trust her and let her into his life.
The Baby & the Bachelor – Cindy K. Green – Playboy bachelor, Alec, discovers a baby on his doorstep only days away from being appointed to a political office, prompting him to appeal his assistant, Jane, for help. Misunderstandings and accusations from the press abound, leading Alec to wonder, even if he were prepared for a ready-made family, could sweet, church-going Jane ever find it in her heart to marry a sinner like him?
For Tracy – Trisha Grace – One phone call led to Sarah Carter becoming the guardian of her favorite student, Tracy, while waiting for Tracy’s Uncle Keith to show up. But Sarah has no idea Uncle Keith was Keith Sutton, Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, and doesn’t realize how much trouble she is heading for.
Tropical Kiss Or Miss – Liwen Y. Ho – Therapist Olivia Chan can’t wait to escape it all—a failed marriage, a struggling practice, and her son’s recent health scare. The Hawaiian getaway she planned, however, gets rained on—quite literally—by a tropical storm and the unexpected arrival of her estranged husband Matthew, who’s determined to win her back.
To Gain a Mommy – Tanya Eavenson – When Hope Michaels decides to face her past, she unknowingly purchases the house across the street from her former fiancé—the man her twin sister married, then widowed. Fire Captain Carl McGuire can put out any flame, except for the one Hope sparks within him—some things never change.
Foolish Heart – Cindy Flores Martinez – Judy and Graham have feelings for each other, but they won’t admit it. After all, she lives in America and he lives in Scotland with his daughter, Mairi, who he could never leave to be with the woman he loves.
About the Authors
Lindi Peterson, USA Today featured author, lives in north Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and a lively array of cats, dogs and birds. She loves sharing life with her family and friends. Her passion for reading led her to writing, and then God spoke words of love into her heart and changed her life forever. Website: Lindipeterson.com Twitter: @lindipeterson
Jenn Faulk is a native Texan who enjoys reading and writing chick lit. She’s a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom, and a marathon enthusiast who loves talking about Jesus and what a difference He’s made in her life. She has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and a MA in Missiology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Website: www.jennfaulk.com
Facebook: Jenn Faulk Books
Cindy K. Green has worked as a middle school history & English teacher, a frozen yogurt server and a golf magazine employee. Today she’s a multi-published, award winning author, a mother, a wife, and a homeschooler too. This native Californian now resides in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and their two cats Chloe & Kassey. Website: http://www.cindykgreen.com
Trisha Grace graduated from Bradford University with an Accounting and Finance degree. She has always been an avid reader and has a passion for writing. After being a tutor for over six years, she finally sat down and penned her own novels. Website: http://www.trishagracenovels.com
Liwen Y. Ho works as a chauffeur and referee by day (AKA being a stay at home mom) and a writer by night. She penned her first children’s picture book, “A Rainbow of Nine Colors” in high school (now available at Meegenius.com) and has since published four romance books for grown-ups (with more on the way!). She also enjoys writing about real-life matters, such as marriage, parenting and faith because truth can be as strange and entertaining as fiction. Her work has appeared in various online publications, including LiteraryMama.com and MomLifeToday.com, and she is a contributor at StartMarriageRight.com. In her pre-author life, she received a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary, and she loves makeovers of all kinds, especially those of the heart and mind. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her techie husband and their two children, and blogs about her adventures as a recovering perfectionist at http://www.2square2behip.com.
Tanya Eavenson is an inspirational romance author of the series Unending Love. She has also written several Bible studies that have been translated and published into different languages with Christ to the World Ministries. Tanya and her husband have been involved in ministry for seventeen years, teaching youth and adults. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three children. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book.
Cindy Flores Martinez is an Amazon bestselling Spanish romance author. She writes sweet romantic comedy and Christian romance. She has an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Screenwriting. Her debut novel, Mail-Order Groom, started out as a screenplay and movie project, which she shopped around Hollywood, New York, and other parts of the world.