What is the most interesting tidbit that you learned while writing Still House Pond?
I was intrigued to study the medical necessity for quarantines to prevent the spread of contagious disease.
How many books will be in the Copper Brown series?
There will always be a bit of Copper Brown in my books, but her story has been told. As we would say in Kentucky, “I hope I did her proud.”
The book I am currently working on, “Skip Rock Shallows,” continues the story of Lilly Gray Corbett who is a major character in “Still House Pond.”
Do you have a favorite character Still House Pond?
I have to love Remy who first appeared in Troublesome Creek. It was truly satisfying to me to visit with her again. She may be the most intriguing character I ever write.
What other projects do you have on the horizon?
“Skip Rock Shallows,” is the book I’m currently writing. This novel features Lilly Gray Corbett M.D. The setting is a coal camp in eastern Kentucky. The time is 1906.
What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
The hardest thing for me is keeping up with all the technological changes. I always feel two steps behind.
Who was the person who most influenced you in your writing journey?
Jerry B. Jenkins, the owner of the Christian Writers Guild. His encouragement has been invaluable. He, as well as his staff and all the great folks at Tyndale House took a chance on me and certainly made my writing dreams come true.
What message would you like your readers to take from Still House Pond?
I hope that my readers are entertained, that my work gives them a respite from their busy lives, and that my words will never disappoint.
What is your goal or mission as a writer?
My mission is honor God with my life and with my books.
What do you do to get away from it all?
A good book, a cup of tea, a piece of chocolate and Maggie napping are all I need to have a mini-vacation. The next book I want to read is “Thicker than Blood,” by the multi-talented C.J. Darlington.