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More Reason To Write

I was asked by a phenomenal author who I just met, Naomi Musch, to be part of  blog hop about more reasons to write Please stop back at her blog and see what she had to say about these things as well. 

Also, after the interview, I'll be introducing several fellow authors who have books worth checking into. The beauty of a blog hop is to help YOU discover new authors and titles waiting to take you on an exciting adventure.

Without further ado, here we go! 

What am I working on?

I think I've covered that pretty well as I wrap up Sugar's Faith, so I will talk about my next WIP, which will be Trusting Trey, the third in the Northern Lights Series. Trusting Trey is about Trey Helton, Sugar's legman in the Sugar Series. We really don't know much about Trey personally beyond what he does for a living other than his wife's name is Allison. In Trusting Trey we will find out how he met Allison and just why she needed to learn to trust him. It will open in present day, go back into the past for the majority of the story, and then come back to present day at the end. I've never done a book like this, but I think it will be a lot of fun. I really, really think my readers are going to surprised and a little bit shocked to find out what this book is about. It's a subject that isn't talked about, but happens every year on college campuses. It's time that kids start standing up and saying, NO. I hope this book will make people see why. I'm basing it loosely off a real life experience, at least the physical part of it. So Trusting Trey hopefully will release yet this winter. 

How does my work differ from others?

I'm not your typical Christian romance writer, and I never want to be. My work differs because I write about real people, having real life problems and trying to figure out their faith along the way. Some of them, even though bad things have happened, still have faith that He will bring them through it, and some don't. Some are mad at God, some flat out refuse to acknowledge Him and some go back and forth. I use real life, common threads of the times (i.e. sex, abuse etc) to tell their stories. Let's face it, not every Christian has a life of prancing through the daises holding the hand of their perfect made to be love. Life is ugly, but it can also be beautiful, and my stories are a journey from the ugly to the beautiful. About finding a way to accept all the ugly stuff so you can appreciate, and be grateful for, the beautiful things.

Why do I write what I write?

I covered this in an earlier blog post, a very short blog post and this was what it said: I don’t write for you. I don’t write for me. I don’t write for my family. I write for Him. I write the words He tells me to write, because they are the words He wants someone to hear. I write for Him.

How does my writing process work?

This is an interesting question because I usually start out by writing the biggest scene in the book and work around it. The last few books, though, I've written them from beginning to end. I don't have a plot worked out, at all. I have the characters and I have the problem one of them needs to overcome and that is all. The rest is written as the characters tell me the story. It isn't always what I would want the story to be, but it's what He needs it to be, so I don't second guess it. Often times, it's way better than anything I could have plotted out for days and weeks. I don't write on a strict schedule, instead I write when the inspiration hits or when I'm alone and the quiet time is what I need for a particular scene.

Thanks for stopping by on the hop! Here are more authors and books I'd love to tell you about. 

Jan Romes grew up in northwest Ohio in the midst of eight zany siblings. Married to her high school sweetheart for more years than seems possible, she's also a mom, grandmother, and mother-in-law. Jan writes stories with sharp, witty characters who give as good as they get. When she's not writing, Jan likes to read all genres, find new ways to stay fit and healthy, and while she in no way has a green-thumb, she likes to grow pumpkins and sunflowers.

Millionaire Quinn Randel is a world-class philanthropist and a world-class ass. He has a perfect life and doesn't want to muck it up with marriage and kids. And then he meets luscious Kylee Steele; barmaid, single mother and college student. Kylee makes him nervous with just a look and her kisses take him completely out of his comfort zone. Can he stop being a jerk to find love? Will the secret he carries close to his heart keep them apart? 

Kylee Steele let her guard down once for love and received a broken heart, but also a beautiful daughter. Things are finally starting to go right. She's a hard worker with her eye on the prize -- a PhD in psychology. Smooth-talking Quinn Randel comes at her with intense bedroom eyes and an attitude that he can have her despite her efforts to shut him down. His relentless pursuit puts her heart, head and body at odds. She wants him but he's a risk she can't afford. She wants him but guys like him are not in it for the long haul. She wants him...

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Marla Madison is a retired mediator and when she’s not writing, works as an arbitrator in the Midwest. Living in Wisconsin on Prairie Lake, Marla is the author of the suspense novels, She’s Not There and Relative Malice, both available on Keep up with her weekly blogs for writers and readers at Contact her at:

When four family members are found dead after a home invasion, Detective Kendall Halsrud takes charge of the case. In the murder house, she discovers an empty crib with blood drops next to it on the wood floor. The family: a father, mother, teenage daughter, and young son have been fatally shot . . . but where is baby Philly?
The desperate search to find the child derails when a man is arrested for murdering the family and claims to have killed the baby. Suspecting he had an accomplice, Kendall isn’t convinced. Refusing to give up on finding the child, Kendall persists in unearthing the family’s secrets. With the help of a hacker turned spurious fortune-teller and a former cop hired by the missing baby’s uncle, she discovers a furtive pedophile ring is planning on buying and sharing a baby. Can she stop them while there's time to save Philly?

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