Thursday, February 9, 2012

I am delighted to have June Foster as a guest on The Borrowed Book today. June is a retired school teacher with a BA in Education and an  MA in Counseling. She’s the mother of two adult daughters and ten grandchildren. Her writing career began when she told her daughter about a story that had been lurking in the back of her mind for several years. Her daughter suggested she write it down.  That was the spark the Lord used to nudge June into writing stories about Christian people who overcome sin and temptation in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June travels full time in her RV with her husband Joe and has a writing desk and file cabinets where the couch used to be. She is a member of ACFW and two scribes groups through the organization. She wants nothing more than to serve the Lord through her stories.

Welcome, June. Your book Give Us This Day just released. Please give us a short blurb about it.

When Jess Colton walks away from his past, he leaves alcohol behind but replaces it with a food addiction, yet nothing Holly Harrison does will allow her to escape from her mistakes. Can their romance survive the obstacles from their former lives?

That sounds intriguing. Your heroine is suffering from some traumatic experiences in her past. Tell us how these have affected the person she is today.

Holly lived a wild life in college. She saw nothing wrong with sleeping with her boyfriend, and when she rode on the back of his motorcycle the day of the accident, she was pregnant. She lost her leg and her unborn baby that night in the hospital. After that, at a low point in her life, she received God's forgiveness and salvation through Jesus Christ. However, she never came to a point where she could forgive herself. She thinks no Christian man would want to marry a woman with her past and certainly no man would want a woman who's missing half a leg. She struggles with her insecurities about how God could forgive her and has no hope of a husband or family.

Your hero also has his own problems. Tell us more about him.

Jess gave up drinking after he became a Christian because alcohol lowers his inhibitions as well as the fact drunkenness is a sin. But since he came from a dysfunctional family with a controlling father and doting mother, he trades addictions. Alcohol for food. Now he's a hopeless obese diabetic.

What made you choose these two characters who are suffering from such problems in their lives?

Jess is a computer guru. I figured he wouldn't get much exercise if he's sitting at a computer all day, so that would tend to promote his weight gain. Too, he's too busy to exercise. Holly is a dental hygienist because I know quite a bit about that profession since I have to see a hygienist four times a year!

What do you want readers to take away from your book?

I would like readers to know that there is hope despite the situation he/she finds himself/herself in. Though Jess thought he could never escape his addiction, he found freedom through god's Word and the counsel of a godly friend. With my character Holly, I'd like for readers to see God is willing to forgive us when we ask Him.

Your book is published by Desert Breeze Publishing. Where can readers purchase it?

This book is available for download at Desert Breeze Publishing Company, Amazon, Kindle, and Barnes and Noble.

What other books have you written, and what are you working on now?

I have contracts for three other books with Desert Breeze. A Hometown Fourth of July-July 12, 2012, then the two other books in the Bellewood Series-As We Forgive-September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us-April 1, 2013.

I have another finished book, Ryan's Father, which I'd love to see get into print. Right now I'm working on the first of another trilogy, The Way Home of the Almond Tree Series.

It sounds like you're a busy lady. What message of hope would you like to leave with our readers who may be facing problems like those of your characters?

Place your faith in the Lord and His Word. There is no problem on earth that God cannot heal. He's bigger than any obstacle in your life. My other books deal with such topics as anger, healing after a parent abandons you, suffering the guilt of abortion, healing from drug addiction, and finding freedom from same sex attraction. In each of these books, the characters triumph over the sins in their lives by the power of God.

Thank you so much for dropping by The Borrowed Book today, June. We wish you well with your upcoming books, and we hope you'll stay safe out there on the highway in your RV.

1 comment :

  1. Hi Sandra, Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. It was a pleasure. Thanks for the good words about staying safe on the highways. We always need that since we're frequent travelers.


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