Hello readers: Today we are featuring Christian author Paula Mowery and her most recent release, The Crux of Honor. Paula answers some tough questions for us, and she is gifting us with a description of her book, as well.
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I just love the creative part. I’m always sharing with students during writing lessons that when you write fiction, you get to make it up. A fiction writer has the freedom to pluck any tidbit from her imagination and let her thoughts run with it. Because I write stories with Christian themes and messages at their cores, I enjoy seeing what Biblical principle will show up. I always learn from the Godly message as I’m weaving the story.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
A reader who enjoys this book should share about it. Please write a short review on Amazon. Also, share the book with your friends, especially if the message would be perfect for someone you know. The Crux of Honor depicts the unconditional love of God. If someone could benefit from this message, buy that person a copy or show her where to purchase the book. If the reader has a Facebook or blog, she could share about the book there.
What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write Christian fiction, mostly romance and romantic suspense. I have also been included in several devotional books. I write in these areas because I’ve been called by God to share a message or encourage fellow Christians. I haven’t made lots of money, but the testimonies of readers have far outweighed any monetary gain. To think that I have encouraged someone in her faith is altogether thrilling and humbling.
About 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?
Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013 her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy and Love was her first solo romance and was a finalist in the Carolyn Readers Choice Awards in 2015. Her other titles include a Christian romantic suspense called For Our Good, a Christmas romance called Love Again, and a romance inspired from the Love Chapter called The Crux of Honor.
Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blogs, Full Flavored Living and Putting on the New. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.
Having been an avid reader of Christian fiction, she now puts that love to use by writing book reviews. She is a member of ACFW and also on the faculty for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.
Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.
Learn more about Paula at her blog as well as find other links to connect with her at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com