Cooking the BooksCooking the Books
Bonnie Calhoun
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After her mother dies, Sloane Templeton leaves the Cyber Crime Unit to take over her mom's bookstore. Her batty store manager and the Granny Oakleys Book Club keep life fun---until she receives cyber threats and discovers her mom didn't die of natural causes! Can she use her computer skills to discover what really happened to her mother?
     

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Bonnie S. Calhoun is director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, publisher of Christian Fiction Online magazine, the Northeast Zone Director for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the President of the Christian Authors Network (CAN). She is a Google-certified Top Contributor on the Blogger Help Forum and frequently conducts workshops on blogging and website construction as a faculty member at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference and the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. She and her husband, Bob, along with a dog and cat that consider her wait-staff, live in a log home on fifteen acres in the upstate area of New York.

Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV


 

 Our Interview with Bonnie Calhoun


 
Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Bonnie S. Calhoun is the publisher of ChristianFictionOnlineMagazine.com. She is also the Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), the President of Christian Authors Network (CAN), and the Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. In her day life she is a seamstress, clothing designer, and conference speaker for writing techniques, website design, and social media.

What is your favorite Bible verse?

Philippians 4:13  -  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (NKJV)

What was your inspiration to develop Cooking the Books?

Entertaining an audience of readers, and showing how the human spirit can triumph over all odds when we lean on the Lord.

How much of the story comes from personal experience?

Most all of it, in one way or the other.  We all have BC (before Christ) lives that remind us that we actually are trophies of grace. It gives lasting impressions of just how much the Lord has brought us through.

How much research did Cooking the Books take?

Almost none.  Most research was just verification of legalities.

What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
 
Toning down real life experiences enough to make them acceptable to the publishing and reading audience.

What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?

Being a storyteller and entertainer.

What clubs or organizations are you involved with helping with your writing?

Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)
Christian Authors Network (CAN)
Advanced Speakers And Writers Association (AWSA)

What new projects are on the horizon?

A book in the new Abingdon Quilts of Love series entitled Stitches in Time – A Pine Cone Quilt that is actually a back story of Sloane’s family relationships, and prayerfully more mysteries for Sloane Templeton.

What message would you like your readers to take from reading Cooking the Books?
 
That no matter how much life throws at you, if you put your faith in the Lord, He will bring you through the storm and into the light.

What were your favorite books as a child?

The Bible, Nancy Drew Mysteries, and The Hardy Boys

What is your greatest achievement?

That the Lord has deemed me fit to open my eyes every morning to a great new adventure.

What do you do to get away from it all?

Write HTML code for website pages.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

Life is an adventure that our Holy Father has given us to spend praising Him, don’t let Him down.

 


 
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