Shannon here: Two authors and two giveaways this week. Inspirational author Cara Putman shares a glimpse of her real life romance today and Friday. She’s giving away a copy of her book: Stars In the Night. Leave a comment by July 16th, 8:00 PM Central for a chance to win. Here’s Cara:
- What’s the most romantic thing your spouse has ever done for you?
He’s supported my dreams, even when they didn’t fit what he’d envisioned for a spouse. His mom is a wonderful woman and a Betty Crocker. The woman has a masters in home economics from an Ivy League school. I don’t and never want to. And fortunately, my husband has supported me through some choices and dreams that went far beyond what he would have preferred. For that I’ll always love him.
2. Where is the most romantic place you and your spouse have ever been?
Probably Banff, Canada when I was five months pregnant with our first child. It was late May and we had a wonderful time exploring this tourist resort town set in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. We took the train from Kamloops into Banff – some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. And we enjoyed the beauty of God’s awesome creation for a couple days. It was wonderful!
3. How soon after meeting your spouse did you know he/she was the one?
I knew very quickly that I was very interested in Eric. Because ours was a long distance friendship that grew into a relationship, the clue became when I compared every other guy I knew to Eric. And they all came up lacking. At that point I knew that if Eric ever asked me to marry him, I would.
About Cara: Author bio: Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing books. This year her 8th, 9th and 10th novels release, including Stars in the Night.
Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW and its conference committee. She served as the Publicity Officer for 2007-2008 and Membership Officer in 2009. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and currently serves as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.
Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School. You can learn more about Cara at www.caraputman.com. Purchase Stars in the Night here: http://www.christianbook.com/stars-in-the-night/cara-putman/9781609360115/pd/360110?item_code=WW&netp_id=771502&event=ESRCN&view=details
Janice Carver says
I am always anxious to read a new author. I guess my first encounter with my husband was when we were just 2 & four years old. I have a picture of me in his baby carriage and him standing beside it.
Regina Merrick says
Cara, I love to hear about other ladies who are as fortunate as I in having a supportive spouse! They’re the best! Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us!
Cindy R. Wilson says
Cara, it was great to learn more about your writing journey and life outside of writing. How wonderful to have such great support from your husband. Thanks, Shannon, for a fun interview!
Cara, I love that you and your husband were friends first. As a single woman, I think that must be so wonderful.
Enjoyed reading the interview!
Shannon Taylor Vannatter says
I’m enjoying all these real life romances. I’m getting ideas for some fictional romances.