Today I am excited to welcome Toni Shiloh as we get to know her better and she shares the first page of her latest release, A Proxy Wedding in “A Spring of Weddings” collection.
Where is your favorite vacation spot? I don’t think I’ve found one yet. The place I’ve visited the most is Disney World. I’ve been there six times and I enjoy every minute, but the world is so big and vast for me to pick just one place. I would love to visit every place on my bucket list and explore God’s creation.
What do you enjoy most about writing? That first page when a story idea begins to take shape in a very real, tangible way. Often times, the characters have been speaking and clamoring for attention. When they get their turn in the spotlight, it’s a giddy euphoric feeling that something momentous is about to happen.
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About Toni: Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness. She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the president of the ACFW Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.weebly.com.
First page of A Proxy Wedding in A Spring of Weddings collection
“You want me to do what?”
Carly James couldn’t believe her ears. She stared at her cellphone to ensure it wasn’t a prank call. One glance around her apartment told her Ashton Kutcher wouldn’t be jumping out to inform her she’d been pranked. Plus, the military phone number on the caller ID assured her it was her best friend, Brenda, calling.
“I want you to stand in for me at my wedding. You’ll be my proxy bride.”
“I’ve never even heard of such a thing.”
“It’s real simple. You say the vows as me and voilà, I’m married.”
Carly plopped down onto her oversized living room chair. Her head felt like she just jumped off a swing. “Why can’t you wait and plan a wedding like normal brides, Bren?”
“Because we both have orders that will only widen our separation. I’m headed to Alaska once this deployment’s done and Adam has orders to Japan.”
She bit her lip. That was a pretty far gap. Brenda had met Adam on a work trip to Las Vegas six months ago. Despite the fact they were only around each other for one month, it was enough for the two to bond and start a relationship. Now, they wanted to marry. She shook her head at the fastness of it all.
“So if I stand in for you,” she started cautiously. “The marriage will be legal and you can get your orders changed?”
Seems harmless enough. “Then only the bride has to have a proxy?”
Silence spanned the airwaves.
“Bren, are you still there?”