Thursday, July 26, 2018

A Love Restored + Giveaway!

Today, guest author, Kelly Goshorn is here to talk about her amazing new novel, A love Restored!
To celebrate, she is giving away one of these amazing book charms and an Amazon gift card for your book binging pleasure! We'll choose one random commenter to receive this fun giveaway!

About the book~
She was nothing like the woman he’d envisioned for his bride, but he was everything she’d ever dreamed of—until a promise from his past threatened their future.
With pert opinions and a less-than-perfect figure, Ruth Ann Sutton doesn’t measure up to society’s vision of a perfect lady. When she accepts a position teaching in a Freedman’s School, it threatens the only marriage offer Ruth Ann is likely to receive. She’s forced to choose between life as a lonely spinster or reinventing herself to secure a respectable proposal.
Determined to rise above his meager beginnings, Benjamin Coulter’s reputation as a fast learner and hard worker earn him the opportunity to apprentice with a surveyor for the railroad—a position that will garner the respect of other men. After a chance encounter with Ruth Ann Sutton, Benjamin is smitten with her pretty face, quick wit, and feisty personality.
When others ridicule his choice, will Benjamin listen to his heart or put ambition first?

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Author Chat~
What is the first book that made you cry?
Where the Red Fern Grows. My seventh-grade math teacher read it to us for a few minutes every day after lunch. When Old Dan and Little Ann died I broke down and sobbed.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
The blank page. Ugh. Sometimes it is a real slugfest to fill up that empty page and get the draft written. I much prefer the editing process. Taking those rough words and polishing them until they shine is the part I enjoy the most.
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Yes. I wanted to use my maiden name, Kelly Criste. I thought it sounded “writerly.” When I told my husband, the disappointment in his eyes made me think better of the idea. Between you and me, I still think it sounds better than Goshorn.
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer? Hmmm, that’s tricky. So many things from craft books, to attending conferences and joining critique groups have all played a pivotal role in my growth as a writer. But if I must choose one, then I think the money I spent on entering contests was very beneficial to me. Not only did I get feedback from published authors and industry insiders, but I was blessed to final in four contests. I even managed to win one, The Cott Olympia. When I pitched A Love Restored to agents and editors in 2015, I was able to reference the recognition the story had received. Although I usually mentioned this toward the end of my pitch, one editor told me I should’ve led with that information.
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
What a great question! I think I’d have to say a turtle. I think I’m the slowest writer to ever grace the planet earth. But like the turtle, I keep plodding along “slow and steady” until I type “The End.” Team turtle for the win!

About Kelly ~
Kelly Goshorn weaves her affinity for history and her passion for God into uplifting stories of love, faith and family set in nineteenth century America. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. Kelly has been enjoying her own happily-ever-after with her husband and best friend, Mike, for 28 years. Together they have raised three children, four cats, two dogs, a turtle, a guinea pig, a gecko, and countless hamsters. Thankfully, not all at the same time. When she is not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her young adult children, scrapbooking with friends, board gaming with her husband, and spoiling her Welsh corgi, Levi.
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