I am happy to welcome author June Foster back as she answers some tough questions so we can get to know her better. And don’t forget to read all the way to the end to find out how to win a free e-copy of Almond Street Mission.
- What (2 or 3) fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself?
- My great grandfather was a Catholic priest. Really!
- I’d never written a book until age 65 and have now seen 12 published with 13 on the way.
- I’m homeless! My husband and I travel full time in our RV.
- What can your readers expect from you next?
My next novel, Lavender Fields Inn, takes place in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. If you’re a fishing enthusiast, you’ll like this story. Here’s a short blurb: Love grows amid the flowers in the magnificent Rockies at Lavender Fields Inn, but romance can be deceptive at times.
- What are you reading right now?
I’m reading Fay Lamb’s newest release Everybody’s Broken. Fay was the Scribes moderator when I first joined ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) and taught me so much about the craft.
An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. Her characters find themselves in tough situations but overcome through God’s power and the Word. She writes edgy topics wrapped in a good story. To date, she’s seen twelve contemporary romances published. Find June online at junefoster.com. Click here to read the prologue and first 3 chapters.
And now for a sneak peek at the first page of Almond Street Mission:
Tannon Neilson blew out the last candle on the cake baked by his sister-in-law, Joella. He pasted on a smile, hoping the expression hid his dismal mood. At the Neilson estate, sunshine through the wide kitchen window streaked the table.
“Happy birthday, son.” Mom’s shoulders slumped as she shifted in the leather chair at the glass kitchen table. “I love you, but it’s hard seeing my last child grow up.”
He didn’t feel grown up. His father had never allowed an independent thought, always afraid he or the family would upset the balance with the false god he worshipped. Now, he was expected to know everything. He knew nothing about life.
“Trust in Exalted Father, and you’ll be a rock solid citizen,” Dad always said. A bunch of lies. The jumble of emotions swirled in Tannon’s gut like somebody mixing concrete.
“Eighteen years old.” JD slapped Tannon’s back. “Graduation’s fast approaching. Have you received any news from your college apps?”
Tannon’s two-and-a-half-year-old nephew, Jacob, banged his spoon on the highchair table. “Mama. Me want cake, please.”
“Just a minute, little man.” Joella reached toward the counter for a small, plastic cup, filled it with milk, and replaced the lid.
The corners of Tannon’s mouth hurt as he forced another smile. JD could never discover his plans. He’d only try to change Tannon into a miniature JD, making the case his lifestyle and religious views were the only option for any self-respecting member of the family. At least his brother no longer embraced the deceit taught by their childhood religion. But were JD’s so-called Christian beliefs any better than their former church? Under the table, Tannon clenched his fist into a ball. His jumbled thoughts had clouded his mind far too long.
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