Shannon here: Molly Noble Bull shares how she met her husband plus a chance to win her new Gothic Historical Suspense novel, Gatehaven. Molly is giving away two paper copies and two e-book copies to U.S. only. Comment on any post dated March 10 – 14 to enter the drawing. Deadline: March 22nd, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Molly:
How I Met My Hubby by Molly Noble Bull
Besides being a writer, I am also a singer—or was during my high school and college days. I was also a dreamer, constantly wondering who I would marry.
Along with other area high school choirs, our girls’ choir was bussed to the local college in my senior year where the group would be judged on singing performance as well as sight reading—studying a piece of music for a few minutes that we had never seen previously and then singing it as a group for the first time in front of a judge.
I was placed on the front row with the other girls on a big stage in the large auditorium, and people were running in and out as we sang. Only a handful of people were seated, watching us. But we weren’t watching them. We were watching our choir director, Mr. Bounds.
Our choir did well. Mr. Bounds seemed very pleased.
The next day in choir, the student director from the college was teaching choir-class, and just before the bell rang, he glanced at me.
“Molly.” He was standing by the piano. “Will you please stay after class for a moment?”
Oh my, I thought. What have I done now?
I don’t remember what I said. I do remember what he said.
“A boy at the college was watching while the choir was being judged,” he said. “His name is Charles Bull, and he would like to go out with you.”
Go out with me? I think I might have laughed because I thought the name Bull was the funniest name I had ever heard. And I was very proud to be able to say that I had a boyfriend.
I later learned that Charles Bull was a member of the college choir and was an All State of Texas low base during his senior year and that he also played football and ran track. All State Choir was held in Dallas that year, and I was chosen to attend as an All State of Texas second soprano. To my surprise, the choir from the local collage performed for the event as part of the entertainment, including Charles Bull, but I didn’t pay any attention to him. I was too in love with a boy named John who didn’t sing at all.
I’d prayed that the Lord would tell me who I would marry, hoping it would be John, but John and I broke up in my freshman year at that same college. As a member of the college choir, I began to think that Charlie Bull was kind of cute. He was the choir’s president, and during my sophomore year, we finally started dating. We married about a week after he graduated.
I’d forgotten all about that day in high school choir when the student director told me that Charles Bull wanted to go out with me.
One day Charlie said, “Remember that college boy that wanted to go out with you when you were in high school? Well, it was me.”
The Lord answered my girlish prayer for the name of the man I was to marry all those years ago and in a way I would never have expected. And my marriage to Charles Bull has lasted to this day.
God is good.
About Molly: Molly Noble Bull was born in Kingsville, Texas—home of the famous King Ranch, and her father and maternal grandfather were real Texas cowboys. So does she write westerns?
But she also writes long historical novels like Gatehaven, her long Christian gothic. Gatehaven won the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest while still a manuscript. But Molly’ first two published novels came out from Zondervan. Her Zondervan novels were later reprinted and published as Promise Romances from Guideposts. Molly also sold novels to Steeple Hill, and Tsaba House, and Westbow Press published The Overcomers: Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities, a non-fiction book she wrote with four other Christian authors.
Molly owns the rights to her Zondervan romance novels now, and she will soon self publish The Rogue’s Daughter as a e-book. Rogue is a western set on a South Texas cattle ranch in 1890.
About the book – Gatehaven: Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic historical novel set in a haunting mansion in the north of England where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets—spiritual warfare vs. the occult. Will they learn enough about God’s words to defend themselves and others or will evil overcome them?
A romance in the tradition of old books and movies like Gaslight and Jane Eyre. The novel is available in trade paperback and as an e-book. The e-book version normally sells for $9.99, but it is on sale for only $2.99 until midnight on March 17th.
Gatehaven’s book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRa4h167wHU&list=UUSud14a5OCxl_vBBb1IAf7Q&feature=c4-overview
Come back March 12th to see how Molly’s characters meet!