Linda Yezak – Authorview


Linda Yezak

I am (what you do): An Author/Editor/Speaker/Coffeeholic/Manager of the Nut House
My best trait: My amazing ability to walk with a foot in my mouth
My bad habit: My amazing ability to put my foot in my mouth. Sometimes both.
Qualities I admire: Tact.
What I like to read: Just about everything
What I write: Romantic comedy, chick lit (a term no longer used. Sigh.)
What I watch: Food Network, Hallmark channel, UP Entertainment, Inspirational Channel—and Dancing with the Stars, Castle, Bluebloods.
My family: is my most precious God-given gift.
My favorite food, snack, or beverage: I like junk food—hamburgers, hotdogs, tacos—and downright trash, like Cheetos, Fritoes, and anything containing chocolate. (Bet you thought I was going to say “coffee,” right?!)
What I love to do: have one-on-one time with family and friends
What I admire: Talent
What makes me happy: Being loved
What makes me sad: N/A (the answer would be way too long)
Betty: Thanks, Linda, for taking part in Authorview!
Linda’s Bio:

Over twenty years ago, after a decade of life as a “single-again,” author Linda Yezak rediscovered God’s love and forgiveness when He allowed her a second chance at marital happiness. She is now living her greatest romance with her husband in a forest in East Texas. After such an amazing blessing, she chooses to trumpet God’s gift of second chances in the books she writes. Linda’s novels are heart-warming hallmarks of love, forgiveness, and new beginnings.

Linda’s Books — 
The Cat Lady’s Secret  
Emily Taylor loves to help people, loves to ease their burdens and make their dreams come true. But when a conman ruins her reputation, she discovers that helping others is safer and easier from behind the scenes.

When one of Emily’s gifts captures the attention of an avid journalist, her identity as the town’s anonymous benefactor—and her renewed relationship with her high school sweetheart—are threatened.

As her private life begins to unravel, she realizes the one hope for regaining control lies behind prison walls.


You can find more of Linda’s delightful books here.


Elizabeth Noyes – Authorview


Betty Noyes

This week’s Authorview guest, Elizabeth Noyes, has been here before. You may recognize her from an earlier post. Her debut novel, Imperfect Wings, is a recent release from Write Integrity Press. She has a wonderful, humorous style, and I hope you enjoy her interview.
Nickname or “wannabe” name:I grew up being called “Betty Ann” by my family and friends (that’s a strong southern emphasis on Ann, two syllables, pronounced “Ayyy’-yun”). My brother dubbed me with my nickname – “Boop” (as in Betty Boop, not that I looked anything like her). Today, people call me Betty.
I am (what you do): For several years, I’ve told people I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up—retired! Last month I did it. Now, I plan to refocus my 40-hour work week on my writing.
My best trait: Perseverance
My bad habit: Self-doubt
Qualities I admire: Confidence, outgoing natures, positive outlooks
What I like to read: Reading is my addiction. I love all genres – suspense, romance, sci-fi, fantasy, historical, biographies, even some horror (if it’s not grisly). No war stuff, though.
What I write: Action/suspense with a dash of romance
What I watch: On television, I watch old movies, baseball, football, and bullriding! But I also like to people-watch at the park, at church or while shopping. You get some crazy ideas for stories that way.
My family: I have a husband (been married for 41 years this Christmas), one son married with a son of his own, and one daughter also married with a daughter and son. There are also assorted grand-dogs at any given time.
My favorite food, snack, or beverage: Ice cream – Chunky Monkey, Pistachio, Butter Pecan – haven’t found a flavor I’d turn down yet.
What I love to do: Read, crochet, read, yoga, read, write, read, bridge, and … did I say read?
What I admire: People who can put themselves out there without fear of rejection.
What makes me happy: Sunshine, blue skies, oceans, cruises, other people’s smiles, children playing, dogs napping, flowers, clean toilets, and that all important first cup of coffee in the morning.
What makes me sad: A friend’s tears, movies that make me cry, the end of a good book series, a wasted day.
I believe: There is a Creator who put order in the universe, one who lets us make mistakes and learn from them, one who created us for a purpose and will gently guide us to the right path if we allow Him.
Elizabeth Noyes–professional writer, aspiring author, dedicated dreamer–lives in Atlanta with her husband and best friend, Paul, who listens tirelessly while she regales him with all the tales in her head of damaged, but very human character clamoring to be heard. Imperfect Wings is the first novel in her romantic suspense Imperfect Series.

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Imperfect Wings by Elizabeth Noyes
Evil stalks TJ McKendrick.
Three years after burying her father, TJ visits Honduras where he died. While there, she witnesses a murder and is forced to flee.

Don Castillo dreams of power. Funnel the drugs into the States and it’s his. First though, he must kill the woman who dared spy on him.

The last thing Garrett Cameron needs is another woman interrupting his life, but when the feisty vixen that put a monkey wrench in his mission two years ago shows up at his ranch running for her life — what’s a man to do?

The attraction between TJ and Garrett bursts into flame in the midst of danger, a fierce desire that neither is prepared for. Her past is filled with betrayal. He’s lived a life of violence, and love isn’t for someone like him. Do they dare let go of past hurts and embrace a future together?

Only faith in God and trust in each other can overcome the deadly odds they face.

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Fay Lamb – Authorview

Fay Lamb

I’m a fan of Fay Lamb‘s – I love her writing, and have read all of her published books except one. We’ve found so many weird connections in our lives, we’ve decided we’re twins, separated at birth. Only she was born several years before me (actually, it’s the other way round, I’m the eldest). I recently met Fay Lamb in person, after a cyber friendship that spans several years. It was as if we’d known each other all our lives. Fay has a gift for making people laugh, and also for pricking your heart. I hope you enjoy her answers to my questions.

I am: Baby Fay or Fay Fay. These are names from my childhood. Baby Fay is precious to me because my grandmother was called Big Fay by my four cousins, and I smile every time I think of my mother exclaiming, “If you refer to your grandmother by her given name, I will kick you into next week.”

My best trait: I believe I’m friendly for the most part, unless something upsets me politically or if someone disparages the University of Florida Gators.

My bad habit: While I consider myself someone who can look at both sides of the issues, I do have some key triggers upon which I do not budge, and it has been said that I don’t lack an opinion on those things.


Qualities I admire: I admire honesty, integrity, and someone who offers a smile or better yet can get me to laugh.


What I like to read: I’m reading a lot, but I think that my favorite stories are young adult novels that transcend the age group and books that make me smile or laugh my way through them (because they are truly funny and not because they are poorly written).


What I write: I write contemporary fiction, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense.


What I watch: Oh, boy. Are you ready for this eclectic list in the order of favorites: Longmire, Finding Big Foot, Mountain Monsters, Ghost Hunters, and well-written short films, which I’m usually introduced to through my favorite short-film makers, Keychain Productions.


My family: I have two married sons and six grandchildren (three boys and three girls). Oh, yeah, and I have a longsuffering husband.


My favorite food, snack, or beverage: Moonlight Drive-In sweet iced tea with extra ice and ice cream.

What I love to do: I love to write and to work with authors.

What I admire: Beautiful settings, friendly people.


What makes me happy: My husband would say nothing makes me happy, but I always rejoice when someone tells me that something I have written has ministered to or been a joy to them.

What makes me sad: Right now, I’m the saddest over the changes I see in America, its people, and its freedom. I’m sad that the First Amendment right is being taken away from us by rhetoric labeled political correctness, and I’m sad that those who cry out for the rights afforded us under the Second Amendment are more concerned with the fact that they won’t be able to hunt more than they are concerned with the true reason we have that amendment: to protect our nation from enemies within and without.

Sorry, I got a little political there, but this truly the thing that makes me saddest because if we continue on this road or children and grandchildren may face more than the loss of their freedoms.

I believe: After all that I mention above, I do believe that my God is the One True God. That He is a sovereign God, and that He has all things in control. I believe that the hateful “gods” of others are dead and of none affect until the great enemy Satan invades the cause and takes the form of those “gods.” But again, I believe what God declares in His word. Satan and evil will be defeated.

 Thanks, Fay!


Fay Lamb’s emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Fay has contracted with Write Integrity Press for three series. Stalking Willow and Better than Revenge Books 1 and 2 in the Amazing Grace romantic suspense series are currently available for purchase. 

Charisse and Libby, Books 1 and 2 of The Ties That Bind contemporary romance series have been released and are currently available for purchase.

Future Write Integrity Press releases from Fay are: Everybody’s Broken and Frozen Notes, Books 3 and 4 of Amazing Grace and Hope and Delilah, Books 3 and 4 from The Ties That Bind. Also, look for Book 1 in Fay’s Serenity Key series entitled Storms in Serenity.

Fay and her husband, Marc, reside in Titusville, Florida, where multi-generations of their families have lived. The legacy continues with their two married sons and six grandchildren.

Libby Overstreet can’t see herself as anything but shy and socially awkward. She’s nearing thirty, and she’s never even been on a date. Then she meets the man of her dreams, but Libby knows he would never be interested in a wallflower like her. All she wants to do is to buy that garden nursery on the outskirts of town and settle down with the life she has always dreamed about. Evan Carter has been watching the sweet woman in the coffee shop for weeks when his friend tells him that the object of his affection plans to buy a garden nursery and needs Evan’s expertise as an architect/contractor. When they meet, Libby is more enamored of Evan and even more convinced that he would never look at her as anything but a friend. However, that’s far from the truth. Evan would love to get to know the innocent beauty God has placed in this path. Trouble is, he fears that a lovely flower like Libby will wilt under the sins of his past, and he’ll do everything in his power to keep that from happening.

Links for Fay:
http://faylamb.com (Fay’s website and blog: On the Ledge)
http://facebook.com/fay.lamb (personal FB page)
http://facebook.com/AuthorFay (Fay’s fan page)
http://twitter.com/FayLamb (Fay’s Twitter address)
http://faylamb.com/innersource/ (Inner Source Blog)
http://tacticaleditor.faylamb.com/ and http://facebook.com/TacticalEd
http://faylamb.com/ontheledge/on-the-ledge/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1482814.Fay_Lamb

Rose McCauley – Authorview

Rose McCauley

Rose McCauley is a fellow Kentucky author and one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet. She’s the embodiment of Southern hospitality. 

While she’s here, answering my questions, I’m over at her blog, answering hers. We’re doing a “reciprocal” post (you’ll find the link below). After you’ve read her interview, hop on over and find out what she asked me!

 

I am: Rose Allen McCauley; my family still calls me Rosie

My best trait: perseverance

My bad habit: disorganized

Qualities I admire: someone who is good at organizing!

What I like to read: fiction and non-fiction; ABA and CBA; women’s fiction, romance, small town stories; real life stories; Christmas stories

What I write: small town stories, romance, Christmas stories (or at least a Christmas scene in most of my stories)

What I watch: Dr. Oz, Hallmark movies, some police/crime shows with my husband

My family: I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for over 46 years. We have 3 kids and 5 grandkids so far! We live on a cattle farm, but are moving in a few months to a suburb of the small town of Paris.

My favorite food, snack, or beverage: dark chocolate, also fruit and nuts, or a combo of all three!

What I love to do: read, write, walk, sing, scrapbooking when I get a chance

What I admire: loyalty, kindness, helping others

What makes me happy: getting email/letters from people who are blessed by something I wrote; seeing people use their gifts for God; family and friends; peace and quiet; Christmas and Christmas books

What makes me sad: seeing people who don’t try to reach their potential

I believe: that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God

 
 
Rose has been writing for over ten years and has been published in several non-fiction anthologies and devotionals. She is happy for Christmas Belles of Georgia to be her first fiction anthology because Christmas books are her favorites. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for 46 years, she is also mother to three grown children and their spouses and grandmother to five lovely, lively kids! You can reach her through her website www.rosemccauley.com or blogsite at www.rosemccauley.blogspot.com

Her book Christmas Belles of Georgia is available at cbd.com and amazon.com in both paperback and kindle versions. 

Now, hop on over to Rose’s blog for my interview! http://rosemccauley.blogspot.com/


Jerusha Agen – Authorview

I first “met” Jerusha Agen while co-writing A Dozen Apologies for Write Integrity Press. Now, I am deep into her Sisters Redeemed Series, so I’m delighted to host her interview on my blog. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Jerusha Agen

Jerusha:

Nickname or “wannabe” name (If you don’t have a nickname, you can choose one you’d like, that tells us a little bit about who you are): I’ve been called “J-Dog.” I do love dogs, but I never quite warmed to the nickname. At least it made me seem cool for a while.

I am: A perfectionist fixer.

My best trait: Fixing everyone and everything.

My bad habit: Fixing everyone and everything.

Qualities I admire: The ability to fix things. No, I really can think of something else. Ah, yes, patience and contentment (then things don’t have to be fixed!).

What I like to read: Exactly what I can’t ever write—Nineteenth-century British fiction.

What I write: Whatever God gives me the idea to write! All mistakes are mine, of course.

What I watch: Way too many TV shows from the 60s and 70s. I think I was born in the wrong era.

My family: Seems like more animals than people these days! We’re at three dogs and two cats right now. They’re a fun, furry circus.

My favorite food, snack, or beverage: It’s always a tie between chocolate and ice cream. My solution? Have both whenever possible.

What I love to do: Eat!

What I admire: The best frosting in the world at our local grocery store bakery (I’d gladly give them as many free copies of my book as they’d like in exchange for the recipe).

What makes me happy: Snow and cold weather! Yes, I’m crazy.

What makes me sad: Summer and hot weather. See above for explanation.

I believe: I’ll have to go eat something now. This interview made me hungry!

AUTHOR BIO
Jerusha Agen is a lifelong lover of story–a passion that has led her to a B.A. in English and a highly varied career. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, she is the author of the Sisters Redeemed Series, which includes the titles This Dance, This Shadow, and This Redeemer. Jerusha co-authored the e-books A Ruby Christmas and A Dozen Apologies from Write Integrity Press.

Jerusha is also a screenwriter, and several of her original scripts have been produced as films. In addition, she is a film critic, with reviews featured at the website, www.RedeemerReviews.com
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Jerusha relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her three large, furry dogs and two small, furry cats.

Visit her website at www.SDGwords.com. Follow Jerusha on Twitter @SDGwords and Facebook Jerusha Agen – SDG Words.


Not all prisons have bars.

Charlotte Davis should know—she’s lived in one for years. She can handle getting slapped around by her boyfriend, Tommy, and even being forced to do things she would never choose, but when Tommy turns on her 10-year-old daughter, Charlotte must try to escape. With nowhere else to turn, Charlotte runs to the stranger her dying mother believed would help her.

Looking only for shelter or cash, Charlotte finds a family she longs to call her own and a gentle man she could learn to love. But if Tommy catches up with Charlotte, these strangers could discover the truth about her. Will they send her back to Tommy? Or can a Father’s love set her free?
Jerusha Agen
Author, Screenwriter, Film Critic
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