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An interview with a birth-mom who made an adoption plan: Christine Lindsay

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small-size-finding-sarah-finding-me-girl-1November is Adoption Awareness Month. So I’m featuring here an author who has a book that considers all sides of the adoption triad. 

SG: You are a reunited birth-mom—a woman who made an adoption plan for her baby who has met her biological child as an adult. Was the the day you met your birth-daughter a happy one?

Christine: Sadly, no. It was as painful as the day I said goodbye to Sarah as a three-day-old baby in 1979. In fact, more painful. At least on the former day, I was filled with faith that she and I would be reunited one day when she became an adult. For the next twenty years as she grew up as another couple’s child, I prayed for the time when I would see her again. But on that day, Sarah’s mom and dad were extremely upset by my desire to meet the now-adult …

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Author Q&A with Elizabeth Oates

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Elizabeth Oates: Restoring hope...one life at a time

Elizabeth Oates: Restoring hope…one life at a time

Elizabeth Oates served as my intern more than ten years ago. Time flies! Today she’s a multi-published author with a new book out. She took some time recently to answer some questions.

SG: Elizabeth, I can’t believe we have known each other for fifteen years now. You came to seminary in 2001, and graduated in ‘05. Tell me what you have been doing since then.

EO: My husband and I moved from Dallas to Waco, where we’ve had three biological kids, ages 10, 8, and 6. We also have a sweet foster daughter who is 16 months old, and we are on track to adopt her sometime this spring. In between raising babies and running carpool, I’ve been writing, blogging, and speaking. I wrote my first book, Dealing with Divorce: Finding Direction When Your Parents Split Up, in 2009. And I …

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Suspense Writer Virginia Smith

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Today we’re hearing from Virginia Smith, author of Murder by Mushroom. Though this is her second novel, it’s her first mystery and her first romance with Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired Suspense line:

I never aspired to be a romance writer. In fact, I still don’t claim the title of “romance writer,” even though this book (and several more coming soon) contains a major romantic component. Maybe that’s because romance novels are not my first choice as a reader. It’s not that I don’t like them; I do! I enjoy novels in a variety of genres. But given the choice between a science fiction novel and a romance novel, I’ll head for outer space every time. (Okay, yeah, I’m a geek.)

So when my agent called and said, “Guess what? Steeple Hill is interested in Murder by Mushroom, but you’ll need to add a romantic element,” my first reaction

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