Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday, April W. Gardner.
April writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native Tribes. She is a copy editor, military wife, and mother of two who lives in Texas.
Let’s see how she does with our three questions!
What inspires you?
April: Music. Always music! It moves me in a way nothing else does. It’s my preferred form of worship, and I always have something playing while I write. For writing, I prefer soft music without lyrics. Jim Brickman is one of my favorites, but I also listen to a lot of spa music.
Good answer. The next question is just for fun–
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
April: Blue! Any shade. Blue is one of those colors that, no matter the shade, can never be ugly. Green, for example, can have ugly shades and make us think of unpleasant things, but I can’t think of any shade of blue that has a negative connotation. It’s so soothing!
I agree! Blue suggests patience, kindness, and perseverance. The color is soothing, kind of the like the music you prefer.
Final Question–As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
April: When I was four, I told my mom I was not going to college. I was going to be a mommy. Well, I went to college, but in the end, I became a stay-at-home mommy. I still am! Though I also work from home now. Best. Life. Ever.
Isn’t it, though? What a blessing that you’re able to do that. Enjoy every moment.
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Bitter Eyes No More
Spanish Florida once sheltered Lillian McGirth from her fears. Now, it feeds them. Mercy is for the deserving; for Lillian, an unwed mother accused of treason, there is only battering and defeat, but her fall breaks softly in the arms of an unexpected arrival, a man too beautiful of soul to stain with her lost character.
Captain Marcus Buck sails in on a pledge to save Miss McGirth from herself and from her child’s father, a ruthless don. All the while, he’s to regard her as virtuous and worthy of protection and to guard said virtue from pilfering. But the terms are flawed since he must first guard her from himself. Regardless, he is determined. He will free her, repair her name–simple labor compared to dodging the army’s noose, mending wounds three years deep, and navigating a host of rebel Natives bent on inflicting more.
Through the steady crumble of his pledge, their friendship becomes a consolation, for she knows his pain as no other can or will. Their scars are one; their paths, however, might irrevocably become two…