3 Questions Wednesday with Dawn Kinzer

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday on Thursday!

It’s standing room only at 3 Questions Wednesday! Dealing with a failed hard drive has left me scrambling to retrieve everything so I’m catching up our latest interview with a Thursday post.

Today we hear from another wonderful author, Dawn Kinzer. I’m so excited to see how she will answer our 3 Questions. So without further ado–

Let’s get to the first question:

What inspires you?

Dawn: Well-written books, music, movies, paintings, and theater all inspire—anything under the “arts” umbrella has potential to move me. I often draw inspiration from just hanging out with nature and God while being silent. People who face challenges with courage and optimism motivate me to be better. They all affect my writing and my life.

There’s nothing better than a well-written book. 🙂

You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Dawn: Lovely Lilac because lilacs are my favorite flower and the color is peaceful—at least I think it’s soothing. I’ve been told I’m often the calm in the midst of craziness. I’d also be a scented crayon because I love the smell of those blooms.

I like the idea of a lilac scented crayon…last question.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Dawn: When I was very young, I wanted to be a dancer. Didn’t most little girls? But, from the start of junior high through high school, I wanted to be a medical missionary. There are a variety of reasons why that didn’t come to fruition, but needless to say, God had other plans. However, he’s used my gifts to minister in other ways through the years. God always knows best!

That’s a wonderful to look at it. Thanks so much, Dawn, for joining us today!

 Dawn has written another great book, Sarah’s Smile, she released a while back and she is willing to give away a signed copy. 

Leave a comment for a chance to win!


Sarah’s Smile

Romance. Heartbreak. Scandal. Secrets. Second Chances.

In 1902, Sarah McCall is waiting to leave for the mission field when the man she once loved steps back into her life. Abandoned as a child by her mother and gambler father, she strives to overcome a tarnished history she didn’t create and a heartbreak she can’t forget.

Peter Caswell returns to his Wisconsin hometown a pastor, dedicated to his four-year-old daughter and new congregation. But no matter how hard he tries to move on with his life, he can’t forgive himself for his wife’s death.

When Sarah learns that Peter is returning to Riverton, the letter giving her departure date for Africa can’t come soon enough for her. They were best friends—she loved him and supported his dreams—but he married another and broke her heart. Although ten years have passed since he left Riverton, Peter hopes Sarah still cares enough to give him a second chance. But a charming newcomer pursues her affections—and Sarah’s childhood nemesis manipulates her way into Peter’s life. Will Sarah and Peter find their way to forgiveness and each other, or will past mistakes make a life together impossible?

Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Paperback: http://amzn.to/2iK7nN0


Dawn Kinzer writes fiction because she believes in the power of story to comfort, challenge, and inspire. Her work has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional, A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of His Love, and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.

Dawn’s historical romance series, The Daughters of Riverton, takes place in the early 1900s. The setting and some of the characters were inspired by her rural Wisconsin hometown. Sarah’s Smile is the first story in the series, and Hope’s Design is the second. A third novel, Rebecca’s Song, will be released later in 2017.

A mother and grandmother, Dawn lives with her husband in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Favorite things include dark chocolate, cinnamon, popcorn, strong coffee, good wine, the mountains, family time, and Masterpiece Theatre.

Readers can find her at www.dawnkinzer.com.

Blog – Inspiration, Dreams & Purpose:  www.dawnkinzer.blogspot.com

Goodreads:  www.goodreads.com/author/show/15811132.Dawn_Kinzer

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/dawn.kinzer.9

Pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/dkinzer9/boards

Instagram:   www.instagram.com/dawnkinzer

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+DawnKinzer

Amazon Author Page:  http://amzn.to/2jdkua3

6 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Dawn Kinzer

  1. A medical missionary! What a noble desire for a young adult. Sometimes our hopes and God’s plans just don’t coincide, but I know He’s used you in ways that suit His purpose.

    God bless!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Linda! When things don’t go as planned, sometimes hindsight reveals why. The life God has given me has been filled with numerous blessings, and I’m so grateful for the opportunities I’ve had with family, friends, and ministries.

    • Thanks, Karen! It thrills me to hear that the story interests you. 😀

      I love the cover too! I’m so grateful for my cover designer, Lynnette Bonner. She’s done an awesome job coming up with the right fit for this series. I had to include my favorite flower in the book, and that started a trend. Daisies have meaning in Book 2 (Hope’s Design), and zinnias have meaning in Book 3 that I’m writing now (Rebecca’s Song). 😉

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