3 Questions Wednesday with Nadine C. Keels

With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, author Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. With great pleasure, we welcome her to 3 Questions Wednesday!

First question–

What inspires you?

Nadine: Life, literature, and visual and performing arts inspire me constantly. The human experience is a fascinating story all by itself, and when it’s expressed through writing, acting, music, and dance, it becomes all the more amazing. Life influences art, and art influences life.

Life influences art and likewise. I like that! 🙂 Now…

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

Nadine: Garnet red! Not too dark, but a deep red that symbolizes passion and a depth of flavor. I’m quite a passionate soul, and I try to get as much as possible out of an experience. Like, don’t expect me to just nibble at a meal and leave chunks of food behind on the plate. I’m going to eat it all, use my last bit of cheesy bread to soak up the rest of the pasta sauce, and afterward, I’m still going to be thinking about the meal and what I got out of it. And, hey, that meal just might influence the next scene I weave into a book.

Food and meal times make great settings for any novel. And I love red also.  Last question…

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

Nadine: When I was a child, I thought for a while that I wanted to be a singer. I think I’ve always had a decent voice, but it was probably the thought of glamor and accolades I was more interested in than the actual singing part. Around the age of eleven or so was when I took a look at all the library books I kept checking out and all the pages full of original tales I’d penned, and I caught a clue: I was much more in love with stories than with vocals. And I still am to this day—though I’ve no aversion to enjoying the vocals of folks who’ve really got glorious pipes.

Me either. Thanks so much for stopping in! 

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Readers, would you like to win a PDF copy of Nadine’s book, Yella’s Prayers? If so, leave a comment below and you will be entered.


Yella’s Prayers

She awoke with a gasp, sitting up. “God? Was that You?”

A pivotal year awaits Bless, a young woman who hides her passion: her music. She’s not exactly friends with T’meal, a talented athlete who won’t explain why he’s passed up the chance of a lifetime. Nor is Bless too close to Lamall, a boisterous playboy with a broken private life that’s spiraling out of control.

But Bless knows she’s meant to help these two young men. She can’t deny the Voice that told her so.

A coming of age story of compassion, the awakening of love, and knowing when it’s time to step out of the shadows and shine.


Nadine. A French name, meaning, “hope.”

With her lifelong passion for life-enriching fiction, Nadine C. Keels enjoys reading and writing everything from short stories to novels. Her fiction works include Love Unfeigned and The Movement of Crowns Series, and select pieces of her lyrical poetry can be found on her spoken word album, Hope. Lyricized. As the founder of Prismatic Prospects, her communication company, Nadine has served as editor for a number of titles, and through her writing, from her books to her blog posts, she aims to help spark hope, inspiration, and genius in as many as she is privileged to reach.

Author Website: https://prismaticprospects.wordpress.com

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Nadine-C.-Keels/e/B004GBK6QM

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FaithHopeBookLove/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nadinekeels

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/nadine_keels

3 Questions Wednesday with Robin E. Mason

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday! Today’s interview is with former Crew Member, Robin E. Mason.

Hi, Robin! It’s great to hear from you 🙂

Question: What inspires you?

Robin: Morning coffee. LOL Truly though, what doesn’t inspire me? Holy Spirit is my Muse, and I can find inspiration anytime, anywhere. He’s funny like that, whispers at random times, random moments.

 I guess many people would say coffee. 🙂

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

Robin: Amethyst Rose. Amethyst is my birthstone and royal purple is my favorite color. My grandfather bought an amethyst ring in 1919 (!) and it’s now mine. It is a) an unusual setting, and b) a rare pink amethyst. It is my most cherished possession.

Wow. Sounds like a beautiful heirloom. 

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

Robin: Which year? I remember wanting to be an actress early on. I’ve done some acting and love it! I wanted to be an Interior Designer—and have earned my degree in that. But the stories have always been chattering in my head, I just didn’t know they were trying to get out in book form! LOL

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Thank you so much  for visiting 3 Questions Wednesday.

Since The Long Shadows of Summer hasn’t released yet, Robin is offering one of her other books for a giveaway, winners choice. So leave a comment for your chance to win…


 The Long Shadows of Summer

The southern town of Saisons lies at the crossroads between North and South, progressive and genteel antebellum life. Between East and West, between history and heritage, and new frontiers. Downton Abbey meets Gone With the Wind.

It’s 1912, in a world where slavery is dying and women’s rights are rising, and four young women who once shared a bond—and experienced a tragedy—question their own truths.

Mercedes has always been an avid reader and devours each new Sherlock Holmes mystery as soon as she gets her hands on them. When one of her friends comes to her, Mercedes vows to keep Simone’s secrets and uncover the truth.

But as Mercedes plays detective to her friends’ questions, she discovers something far more shocking—she herself is not who she thought she was.


Robin E. Mason

I’ve always had voices—er, stories in my head. I once said I should write them all down so someone could write them someday. I had no idea at the time that someone was me!

I have been writing since 1995, and began working in earnest on my debut novel, Tessa in 2013.  Meanwhile, I cranked out a few dozen poems, made countless notes for story ideas, and earned my BFA in Interior Design.  I lived with depression for many years, and the inherent feelings of worthlessness and invisibility; I didn’t want to be who I was and struggled with my own identity for many years.  My characters face many of these same demons.

I write stories of identity conflict. My characters encounter situations that force the question, “Who am I really?” For all who have ever wondered who you are or why you’re here, my stories will touch you in a very real—maybe too real—and a very deep way. I know, I write from experience.

I have three novels published, the unsavory heritage series. Tessa, Clara Bess, and Cissy are available on Amazon, both for Kindle and in print. I also have several poems included in an anthology, Where Dreams and Visions Live (Anthologies of the Heart Book 1) by Mary Blowers, as well as a short story, Sarafina’s Light, also in an anthology, Blood Moon, compiled by Mary Blowers. I am currently working on The Tilting Leaves of Autumn, Book Two in my new series, Seasons. It releases in November, following The Long Shadows of Summer, which releases in August. Books 3 and 4 in the series will be out in 2018.

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3 Questions Wednesday with Kim Kintner

Happy Wednesday!  Kim Kintner is adopted by God, wife to one amazing man, mom to seven blessings, an author, speaker and lover of coffee.  Serving in ministry as a Christian camp counselor, children and youth minister and at a college campus ministry over the years grew her passion for the lost, weary and hurting.  Her greatest desire is to extend God’s love and compassion to the brokenhearted.

First Question:

What inspires you?

Kim:  Jesus Christ and the hope of Heaven.

That says it all. 🙂

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

Kim:   Rainbow swirl because my five-year-old would absolutely love to color with a rainbow swirl crayon!

What a fun color! Last question:

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

Kim: I wanted to be a catcher for the Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball Team.

Very high aspirations! Thanks so much for dropping by, Kim.


Kim’s books

The Stained Glass Family
A Story of Brokenness to Beauty

Do you have a relationship in need of healing? Are your current circumstances overwhelming your contentment in life? Do you desire an improved interpretation of who you are?

In The Stained Glass Family, Kim Kintner will take you on a journey to cultivate healing in your relationship with your Heavenly Father so that you may love yourself and others in a healthier manner. Through healing the void in your life that broken humans cannot fill, your life can transform from brokenness to beauty.

I Love You All the Time, Each and Every Day

I Love You All the Time is a timeless tale of Little Mouse and her Mama sharing God’s unconditional love through everyday feelings.  As children discover emotions, the repetitive, heart-warming affirmation will bond children and adults together.
“I love you through the happy.  I love you through the sad.  I love you through the scared.  I love you through the mad.   I love you through the sleepy.  I love you through the play.  I love you ALL the time, each and every day.”

Enough: Healing Our Identity Crisis (to be released in 2017)

A six-week Bible study on Galatians
 

We never feel we are enough.  Not smart enough.  Not fast enough.  Not old enough.  Not young enough.  Not Christian enough.

The Galatian Church struggled with accepting their grace-given identity in Jesus Christ, just as we do today.  Join Kim Kintner in this study of Paul’s pleading with the people to find their ‘enough’ through the radical Gospel message of grace.

Kim Kintner is adopted by God, wife to one amazing man, mom to seven blessings, an author, speaker and lover of coffee.  Serving in ministry as a Christian camp counselor, children and youth minister and at a college campus ministry over the years grew her passion for the lost, weary and hurting.  Her greatest desire is to extend God’s love and compassion to the brokenhearted.

Her time learning and serving in the campus ministry also introduced her to stateside and overseas humanitarian work where her heart developed a longing to provide aid in orphan care, adoption and foster care.  Kim and her husband adopted all seven of their children through international and stateside adoptions which led Kim to found Hope for Love Ministries to help foster and adoptive children and families.  Kim also writes for Live in the Round: Inspiring Women with the Gospel.  Her first book is, “The Stained Glass Family: A Story of Brokenness to Beauty”.  Her second book (which is a children’s book) is, “I Love You All the Time, Each and Every Day”!  Her third book, “Enough: Healing Our Identity Crisis” a six-week Bible study on Galatians will be released within the next year.

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

3 Questions Wednesday with Marji Laine

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday!

Marji Laine prefers mountains to beaches, dogs to cats, entrees to desserts, and Jaguars to any other vehicle. Her favorites include emerald green, Autumn, stargazer lilies and white roses, New York style pizza, and red velvet cake with cream cheese icing. From her website at http://www.marjilaine.com/about-marji

Question: What inspires you?

Marji:  I’m most inspired by setting. I know it sounds crazy, but I’m a mystery and suspense writer. Everywhere I look is a possible crime scene. And I can seriously see the tape partitioning off the area and the drape over the body in all sorts of crazy places. Once I saw a pair of boots, toes up, in a clothing-donation box and the whole story poured itself out.

That’s truly a gift. If I saw a pair of boots, toes up, in a similar situation, I’d probably run.

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

Marji:  I would be Sparkle, a pink-based color with a glitter element involved. I confess that pink isn’t my favorite color, but after being told again and again that it’s the best color on me, my girls started telling me to embrace the pink. So, pink it is. And the glitter is an absolute necessity. There’s nothing that delights my eyes more than shiny sparkles. They make me smile!

You say you’re not really a fan of pink. The color pink shows a gentle nature, maternal. But, I knew there had to be some special meaning behind the sparkles. So I looked it up: to give off or reflect bright moving points of lightor my favorite meaning: to perform brilliantly. I’m thinking that one fits you.

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

Marji: I wanted to be a teacher. In fact, my neighbors and I would play “school” and I was always the teacher. There was nothing I liked better than to find a new way to explain something. I loved teaching in the public realm, loved teaching home-school co-op classes, especially for the high schoolers. And I still love teaching, high school Bible studies and children’s choir. I still get a charge out of seeing the light of revelation flash on in someone’s eyes.

One of my favorite things, too. Thank you, so much  for visiting 3 Questions Wednesday.


Marji Laine writes about hope and redemption. Her characters, tangled in desperate situations, rely on authentic faith in God to carry them through treachery, betrayal, and impossible circumstances.

She’s collaborated in five novellas over the last two and a half years with Write Integrity Press. The first, The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt, rose to best-seller status, catapulting all the authors to Amazon’s top 100 list. 

She’s begun her solo publishing career with the Grime Fighter series, five novellas following mysteries encountered by a crime scene cleaner. Currently available in e-book and print.

Her first full-length novel, COUNTER POINT, was the first of a series contracted by Write Integrity Press in January of 2016. (Released in November, 2016 and a 2016 Grace Award Finalist.) This series, set in the fictitious Texas town of Heath’s Point, begins with the question of how someone can survive when ultimate power wants them dead. Such could be the question for each of these four stories. 

In addition to writing, Marji is the executive director of Write Integrity Press and it’s non-fiction imprint, Pix-N-Pens Publishing. With over a dozen releases every year and almost two dozen authors working with her, Marji has her hands full. For more information, visit her website MarjiLaine.com.

Marji Laine’s Books on Amazon

Write Integrity Press

Pix-N-Pens Publishing.

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