I’m pleased to welcome back Author Paula Mowery, where here we’ll learn more about Paula and her upcoming April 29th release of The Crux of Honor.
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Paula is a pastor’s wife, mom to a college student, author, acquiring editor, and speaker. No matter the hat she wears, she strives to honor God’s plan even if it means going out on a limb and leaving comfort zones. Reviewers have characterized her writing as “thundering with emotion.” Her book, Be The Blessing, won the 2014 Selah Award in the novella category. Paula enjoys reading and reviewing Christian fiction, writing Christian romance and devotionals, and helping other authors realize their dream of publication.
You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com
What three books did you enjoy as a child and tell us why?
I loved the Little House on the Prairie books. I was intrigued by the historical setting and the little girl perspective.
I also loved Trixie Beldon books. I believe this is where my love of mysteries came from since Trixie was a little girl sleuth.
In addition I also like the Encyclopedia Brown books. I like being able to solve those cases along with the kids.
What three books did you enjoy as a teen and tell us why?
I can’t really pinpoint specific book names, but I loved reading Christian romances that my mom brought home to me from the bookstore where she worked.
What was your inspiration for The Crux of Honor?
My publisher sent out a call for submissions for a series based on First Corinthians 13, The Love Chapter. I chose the phrase, love does not dishonor. Then I had it in my mind to include some connection with the Amish. Through a series of what if questions to myself, this story was born. I wanted to show the unconditional love of God despite any other relationship that should show unconditional love. We can always count on God.
What do you find is your greatest challenge in the creative process of writing a book?
My greatest challenge is finding the time to write. I have to take advantage of every moment to squeeze in all I want to accomplish in my writing. Being a pastor’s wife, acquiring editor, part-time assistant in public school, and writing instructor, I have to really carve out time to get those stories down.
What’s your greatest challenge after a book is published?
Definitely my greatest challenge after publication is marketing, getting the word out. This is the area I struggle with the most. Some of this struggle comes from lack of time.
Where can you be found online?
Please visit my blog and you will find other links to connect with me.
Where can readers purchase The Crux of Honor?
The book can be purchased on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crux-Honor-Paula-Mowery-ebook/dp/B01BW1MAEE/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1461198268&sr=1-5&keywords=Paula+Mowery Or through any online vendors of e-books. This story will be available in print as well, packaged with two other stories in an anthology. You may of course visit my publisher: www.prismbookgroup.com
Back Jacket for The Crux of Honor:
Chelsea Wilson’s life is a constant reminder of what living dishonorably looks like. At every turn she continues to prove her mother’s shunning must be deserved.
Dr. Kevin Alley returns to the old home place to establish his medical practice. After running into Chelsea, he knows his love for her is still strong.
Chelsea is ousted from her small rented room when her mother bursts in, proclaiming Chelsea’s pregnancy.
Kevin takes Chelsea in, giving her space to live on the upper level of his house.
When Chelsea’s baby displays life-threatening symptoms, Chelsea must face her mother. Secrets unfold about Chelsea’s parents. Can Chelsea and Kevin uncover the secrets linked to Amish heritage in time to save the baby? Can the two find love together despite their history?
Oh, this book sounds exciting, Paula. What do you hope readers will take away from The Crux of Honor?
As mentioned above, I truly hope readers will grasp the fact God loves us unconditionally. Though we might have those people who should show us unconditional love, they might fail. But God never will. Though we’ve dishonored Him time and again, He offers forgiveness and love time and again.
Paula, thank you for being here once again on Feature Friday.
Until next time . . . read Paula Mowery’s The Crux of Honor.