Book Spotlight ~ The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy

Monday, January 17, 2011

Author of Never Let You Go, Healy offers her take on the quest for everlasting life with her new supernatural suspense novel, The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson, February 2011, 978-1595547514, $14.99). An award-winning fiction editor-turned-novelist, her latest work combines the edginess from her previous collaborations with Ted Dekker with a distinctly feminine perspective.

The Promises She Keeps follows two very different women in search of immortality. Promise, a terminally ill young singer, believes stardom will keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art dealer on a quest to discover the secret to eternal life through magical means. After Promise survives a series of accidents, Porta believes she holds the key to immortality and will stop at nothing to secure it.

Chase, a talented artist with autism who is mysteriously tapped into the spiritual realm, falls in love with Promise and makes it his mission to save her from Porta’s designs. The Promises She Keeps ultimately reveals the real promise of immortality is not in living forever, but in embracing eternal love.

Erin Healy is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services, where she has specialized in fiction book development for the past eight years. She is an award-winning editor of numerous bestselling novels, and has worked with popular authors such as such as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, L.B. Graham, Brandilyn Collins, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.

Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today during the mid-1990s. After advancing from assistant editor, to associate editor, to editor while working for the magazine, she moved on to serve as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. She founded WordWright Editorial Services in 2002.

Healy began working for Dekker the same year, editing 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories, before collaborating with him as a co-author on Kiss. Her first novel, Kiss is the story of Shauna, who wakes from a coma to find she is responsible for a terrible accident that left her brother permanently disabled and her recent memories erased. She discovers she has a paranormal ability to steal memories from others, a capability that she uses to clear her name and find out what really caused the car accident.

With Burn, Healy continues to bring her feminine voice to Dekker’s popular brand of supernatural thriller. The story of one woman’s ultimate betrayal of friends and family and the far-reaching consequences of her actions, Burn features overarching themes of good vs. evil, guilt and regret, and the grace of second chances. In May 2010, Healy will release her first stand-alone title as an author with Never Let You Go (Thomas Nelson), which melds elements of the supernatural and suspense with relational drama.

Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is the director of the Academy of Christian Editors, as well as a member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit http://www.erinhealy.com/ for more information.


The Promises She Keeps by Erin Healy
352 pages/Thomas Nelson (February 8, 2011)
ISBN-10: 1595547517

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