Gabrielle is uneasy when she’s called back to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for Granddaddy Buchanan’s 80th birthday. Facing the nightmares that plagued her there isn’t her idea of the best way to spend a Christmas holiday. And sure enough, things don’t get off to a great start, when she has to be rescued from a violent storm by handsome respiratory therapist Joseph Garrison. Joseph and his baby girl quickly steal a piece of Gabbi’s heart, but is it enough to make her realize Gatlinburg is where the Lord wants her to be? Or will she move back to the city she claims to love?
1. Tell us about your favorite book as a child and your favorite book as an adult. Can you see a connection between those books? I can’t’ really think of a favorite that I had as a child, I loved all the Disney books. As an adult I love, Amish, Christian Romance and Christian Christmas Romances. I’d say the connection between them is that they all have a happy ending
2. What is your favorite Scripture? Do you also have a favorite Scripture that encourages you in your writing? Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I like this scripture to remind me that I can write only because of the ability the Lord has given me. I couldn’t write a single word without Him. The second scripture, Psalms 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? Reminds me that My Lord and Savior is bigger than anything I will face each day.
3. If you could go to any place in the world to research/write a book, what setting would you choose? Ireland, from what I hear it’s beautiful there. I think it would make a wonderful setting for a book.
4. I often wonder if I would write if I had to do it the old-fashioned way without computers and spell-checks and email. Is there anything about technology that you don’t like? Or anything about it that you feel enhances your writing?
I hope I don’t ever have to write without my computer, but I suppose if I didn’t have any other option I would. The Lord has called me to write for Him and I believe He would provide what I need to do His will.
5. As a writer how have you had to grow and stretch out of your comfort zone? I love to write, but when it comes to speaking in front of a group, that’s definitely is out of my comfort zone.
6. What advice would you give to a beginning writer that you wish someone had given you?
Don’t give up, keep writing and when you get a negative review don’t let it discourage you. We all get them from time to time. Just concentrate on the good reviews.
7. Do you want to add anything about your book such as how to order it? Sleigh Bells In The Snow is available at www.amazon.com on Kindle and in paperback. Thank you so much Rose, for the nice interview.
Jeanie Smith Cash lives in the country in Southwest Missouri, in the heart of the Ozarks, with her husband, Andy, her high school sweetheart and her own special hero. They have been blessed with two children, a son-in-law, four grandchildren and one on the way. She feels very fortunate to have her children, grandchildren, father, sister, and two sister-in-laws living close by. Jeanie and her family are members of New Site Baptist Church, where they attend regularly. When she’s not writing, she loves to spend time with her husband and family, spoil her grandchildren, read, and collect dolls, crochet, and travel. Jeanie is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Monett Christian Writers Guild. She has seven books published. She loves to read Christian romance, and believes a salvation message inside of a good story, could possibly touch someone who wouldn’t be reached in any other way.
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