Today I’m excited to welcome Toni Shiloh for an author spotlight. Keep reading to find out how you could win her giveaway for “Finally Accepted”.
Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian contemporary romance author. 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 president of the Virginia Chapter.
You can find her on her website at http://tonishiloh.wordpress.com.
Author Interview Questions:
- What is your favorite food?
I love food, all food, especially food I don’t have to cook. So I don’t really have a favorite food. But if I had to choose something, I would choose cheesecake. Either a turtle cheesecake or salted caramel. Yum 🙂
- Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
It usually depends on the character. With Chloe, I don’t feel like she got any of my traits, lol. She’s quiet, a believer since childhood, and shy to the point that the one guy she’s admired for so long has no clue. I can be quiet when necessary but anyone who’s heard me laugh would quickly rid the quiet attribute.
- If you couldn’t write for some reason, what would you do?
I would continue to be a wife and mother. 🙂 I’m not sure what I would do job wise but I’m sure God would reveal it to me.
Readers, Toni has a question for you. What is YOUR favorite food and why? Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win an eBook copy of Finally Accepted.
“Grandma, why is my skin different than yours?” Chloe stared at her arms. They weren’t white like the color in the crayon box, but they weren’t dark brown like her grandma’s.
“Because God made us in all different colors. It’s a way for us to remember our uniqueness and how special we are to Him.”
It sounded good, but… “I want to be the same color as you.”
She frowned. Her grandma always asked a lot of questions. “So I can be Black.” She wasn’t sure why people called her grandmother black. She didn’t look like the color but maybe they never heard of dark brown. The kids in her class said she wasn’t Black even though her grandma was. It really didn’t make any sense to her.
“Well, baby, I’m Black and your mama is Black…”
“So I’m Black?” It came out more a question than a statement as her mind tried to wrap around her grandma’s words. Chloe sat up straight. She didn’t know what her dad looked like and right now that didn’t matter.
My mom is Black. Grandma is Black. “I’m Black,” she whispered.
“And loved by God, no matter how light or dark your skin is. Remember that, baby, okay?”