Author Interviews

What Inspired The Novel “Flee from Evil” by Connie Almony

What inspired the novel Flee from Evil, you ask? Though it is not actually a long story, it was long in the making. Let me tell you about it … Around 20 years ago I watched Mel Gibson play a character who rescued his son from kidnappers when law enforcement could no longer help him. … Continue reading »

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Welcome Kelli Hughett to IC Today

I always love it when I find a new author to follow. So, I was grateful to discover Kelli Hughett this past month and would like to share her with you, my dear reader. Kelli, like me, writes Christian Romantic Suspense. Her characters are lively and relatable—just the way I like them. She agreed to … Continue reading »

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Rachel Trautmiller Tells IC about Her Latest Novel, “Disconnect”

Several weeks ago I had the great pleasure to e-hang-out with Rachel Trautmiller during a Facebook Book party. I had so much fun getting to know her I finally decided to try one of her novels, Disconnect, the second in The Bening Files series. Um … what a great ride!!! Now I have to read … Continue reading »

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Interview of Samantha Hart, from “One Among Men”

  Today I’m going to do something every writer should love. I’m going to interview a character from my newest novel, One Among Men. Why should every novelist love this? Because it’s the best way to get to know your character as you write the book. The crazy thing is, I’ve already published One Among … Continue reading »

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Nadine Brandes Talks about “A Time to Die”

I e-met my next guest, Nadine Brandes, as a newbie writer on the ACFW Critique Loop. I loved her writing so much, not to mention the suggestions she had for mine, I begged her to join my first critique group. She’s been on this blog before, telling us about her editorial services—which I’ve gratefully used—but … Continue reading »

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Randy Ingermanson on The Snowflake Method, Independent Publishing and ACFW

What a thrill to host the inimitable Randy Ingermanson on IC today. It was learning Randy’s Snowflake Method of story development that made the process of novel creation a reality for me so many years ago. So when I found out Randy had decided to publish a “How To” book on writing using the Snowflake … Continue reading »

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Heather Day Gilbert Interviews the Character Thomas Spencer from Her New Novel MIRANDA WARNING

Today, I’m interviewing Thomas Spencer, a lawyer at Meredith and Jenkins, LLP. He and his wife, Tess, have been married for just about two years now and live in the small town of Buckneck, West Virginia. Tess is spending a lot of time sleuthing these days, and I wanted to check in with Thomas about … Continue reading »

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Camy Tang on Writing, Independent Publishing and Knitting

It’s always so wonderful to have an author back on IC for a second visit. Mostly because it means I haven’t offended her yet ;o). Which is why I am excited to have Camy Tang here today to add some insight to the worlds of writing, independent publishing and, yes, knitting. Camy, thank you for … Continue reading »

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Nadine Brandes’ Editing Services

Connie here. A few years ago I began using the ACFW large critique loop in order polish my first manuscript. There, I met Nadine Brandes, a young woman whose critiques of my work I LOVED, and her own writing was extraordinary. Just recently we came into contact again and I discovered not only does she … Continue reading »

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Denise Hunter on “Dancing with Fireflies”

Today, I am super-excited to be interviewing one of my favorite authors, Denise Hunter. She’s been a favorite since I read the book Seaside Letters a few years ago. If you haven’t read her novels, I suggest you check them out right now. We’ll wait … <Connie hums a tune. Denise taps her fingers on … Continue reading »

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