Blog Interviews With Writers

Author Q&A with Elizabeth Oates

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Elizabeth Oates: Restoring 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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Author Interview: Eric Wilson

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Today I’m talking with suspense writer Eric Wilson. Barbara Warren, who has posted more than 200 Amazon reviews, summarizes the plot of his latest: “It was a good night for Johnny Ray Black. Lots of fans, lots of fun, and then someone knocked him in the head, tied him to a statue, and cut the letters AX on his left shoulder. The stunt sent Aramis Black on a crusade to find the creep who did this to his older brother. Then Aramis begins to get strange e-mails quoting scripture and the letters AX begin to show up carved in other places and on other people. Afraid to go to the police, Aramis is soon plunged into a dark spiral of evil. The unknown opponent seems to be taunting him and is always one step ahead.”

Eric, tell us about yourself.
I’m a lover of Jesus, lover of family, and lover …

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