3 Questions Wednesday with Carrie Turansky

Carrie Turansky

Welcome to another edition of 3 Questions Wednesday.

When author Carrie Turansky isn’t writing, “…you will find me enjoying time with my family, working outside in my flower gardens, cooking healthy meals for family and friends, or walking around the lake near our home.” Originally from Oregon, she longs for the beautiful tall evergreens and pristine Cascade Mountains. We are especially blessed to have her here today, promoting her latest release, Across the Blue.

First question:

Can you describe yourself in three words?

Carrie: Creative, Family-focused, Christ-follower

I love that. These really pinpoint who you are. Here’s a fun question—

Someone offers you a fully-paid writing research trip to any place you desire to go. Where would it be and why?

Carrie: I’d love to take a research trip to Kent, England, and see all the places described in my latest historical novel, Across the Blue:  Canterbury Cathedral, The White Cliffs of Dover, Leeds Castle, St. Margaret’s Bay, and Brodsworth Hall.  Then I’d travel back to the Bristol area to visit Tyntesfield, the lovely manor house I had in mind when I wrote the Highland Hall novels. And last, I’d take the train up to Northumberland where Shine Like the Dawn is set. That would be an amazing trip!

What a great trip that would be—to see the places you’ve written about, and then compare what you see with what you’ve imagined. You’d want to come home and write more stories about the trip you made. Last question—

If someone made a movie of your life, what would be the theme song?

Carrie: Find Us Faithful

That’s a beautiful song with a phrase we hope to hear when it’s all said and done. Click to listen and read the lyrics: Find Us Faithful. Thanks, Carrie, for visiting us at 3 Questions Wednesday, and allowing our readers to know you better.

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Across the Blue

Love soars to new heights in this Edwardian romance filled with adventure, faith, and inspiration, but how much will it cost Bella and James to follow their dreams?

Isabella Grayson, the eldest daughter of a wealthy, English newspaper magnate, longs to become a journalist, but her parents don’t approve. They want her to marry well and help them gain a higher standing in society. After she writes an anonymous letter to the editor that impresses her father, her parents reluctantly agree she can write a series of articles about aviation and the race to be the first to fly across the English Channel, but only if she promises to accept a marriage proposal within the year. When James Drake, an aspiring aviator, crashes his flying machine at the Grayson’s new estate, Bella is intrigued. James is determined to win that race across the Channel and gain the prize Mr. Grayson’s newspaper is offering. He hopes it will help him secure a government contract to build airplanes and redeem a terrible family secret. James wants to win Bella’s heart, but his background and lack of social standing make it unlikely her parents would approve. If he fails to achieve his dream, how will he win the love and respect he is seeking? Will Bella’s faith and support help him find the strength and courage he needs when unexpected events turn their world upside down?

What do you hope readers will take away from Across the Blue?

I hope readers will be swept away to 1909 England and be inspired to follow their dreams as James and Bella do in Across the Blue. But I also hope they will see how important it is to count the cost and make sure they’re following the Lord’s leading in their lives. Honesty builds a strong foundation for healthy relationships, but deception and secrets pull people apart. And finally, I hope readers will be inspired by the creativity and determination of those early aviation pioneers, and appreciate the miracle of flight.

Click to Tweet: Author Carrie Turansky answers our 3 Questions and you could win a copy of her latest release, Across the Blue via @InspiredPrompt  @carrieturansky #Interview #giveaway


Carrie Turansky has loved reading since she first visited the library as a young child and checked out a tall stack of picture books. Her love for writing began when she penned her first novel at age twelve. She is now the award-winning author of nineteen inspirational romance novels and novellas. Carrie and her husband, Scott, who is a pastor, author, and speaker, have been married for more than thirty years and make their home in New Jersey. They often travel together on ministry trips and to visit their five adult children and five grandchildren. Carrie leads women’s ministry at her church, and when she is not writing she enjoys spending time working in her flower gardens and cooking healthy meals for friends and family. She loves to connect with reading friends through her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Website: http://carrieturansky.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorcarrieturansky/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carrieturansky

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/carrieturansky/boards/

25 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Carrie Turansky

  1. LOVED this, especially “May all who come behind us find us faithful!” Amen! Thank you for another great 3 Questions Wednesday!

  2. Hi Betty, thank you for inviting me over to your blog. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with reading and writing friends!

  3. I really want to go with you on that trip to Kent! You wouldn’t even need a travel agent, you’ve got it all mapped out. I love the early aviation story and the follow your dreams theme.

    • Hi Perrianne, Your comment made me smile. I would love to go back to England for another research trip. I’ve been twice, and each time was wonderful! Happy reading!

  4. My husband always says if he could travel anywhere in the world it would be England and Ireland. I’m afraid to fly and have never been on a plane. However, I enjoyed reading about your research trip to England. I have yet to read Across the Blue. It sounds like a good read.

  5. Carrie, I’ve visited your website before but had to peek again today to see your amazing photos one more time. The first time I visited your website I messaged you to tell you how beautiful it is. I love the header photo…almost as much as I love the Downton Abbey photo. 🙂

    • Hi Karen, thanks for your kind comments about my website. I’ve had fun learning how to update it and add interesting items for reading and writing friends. It’s designed by Jones House Creative.

  6. I have a lot of places in the U.S. that I long to see but I would love to see England. The White Cliffs of Clover has always been one of the sights I would want to see.
    Thanks for sharing today.
    Blessings!
    Connie
    cps1950(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. My husband and I want to visit The UK this year Lord willing for our 40th wedding anniversary. It is the one place we have always wanted to go.

    I would love to read your book as it looks so interesting. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    • Hi Faith, Oh, I do hope you and your husband are able to make that trip to the UK this year! We will be celebrating our 40th anniversary this year too. Blessings and Happy Reading!

  8. Super 3 Questions Wednesday! CARRIE, I love how you bring history alive in your books!

    Caryl
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

    • Hi Caryl, thank you! I love writing historical fiction, especially when I can set the story in Edwardian England!

    • Hi Melissa, thanks for checking out those photos from our trips to England. I am so grateful I had the opportunity to go and see so many lovely place and meet the wonderful people there! Happy reading!

  9. Thank you for this fun interview, Carrie! . Looking forward to reading this story,not to many cover the early days of aviation of this era. Appreciate your love of the Lord,people,and history!

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