Shannon here: Tour Contemporary romance author, Paula Mowery’s office and get a chance to win her latest release, Legacy & Love, a 2 in 1 collection. Answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for an e-book copy. Deadline: Sept 27th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Paula:
Office and inspiration
Just last year I got my own writing area complete with a new desk. My husband calls it my writing hole because it is in the back of the house in the corner of a spare bedroom. That’s exactly the way I like it. I can go there and get into my writing or editing world.
A framed quote is on the wall right above where my laptop sits. It states: “Life is God’s novel; Let Him write it.” Below that quote is a collage containing pictures of my hubby and me. My educational accomplishments are also on the wall: My Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education. I was recently able to add my Selah Award plaque.
My desk is L-shaped which is helpful for me personally. I can turn one way and work on my laptop then another to write by hand. Of course, I haven’t composed all of my stories at my desk. On vacation at the beach, in the car, in the kitchen making supper – these are all places I have scribbled first drafts.
I suppose I have conditioned and trained myself to write romance from the many examples I’ve read and seen. I confess, I am a sucker for any Christian romance or Hallmark movie. And, of course, my hubby still makes me swoon even after 25 years of marriage. A nice walk on the beach at sunset with my honey inspires my romantical side (romantical is an officially coined word at the Mowery house).
About Paula: Paula Mowery is a published author, acquisitions editor for Prism Book Group, and speaker. Her first two published works were The Blessing Seer and Be The Blessing from Pelican Book Group. Both are women’s fiction, and their themes have been the topics of speaking engagements. Be The Blessing won the Selah Award in 2014 in the novella category. In November of 2013, her first romance released in the anthology, Brave New Century, from Prism Book Group. This book went to number five on Amazon’s bestseller category, historical Christian romance. Legacy & Love is her first solo romance.
Reviewers of her writing characterize it as “thundering with emotion.” Her articles have appeared in Woman’s World, The Christian Online Magazine, and the multi-author devotional blog, Full Flavored Living. She wrote a section for Join the Insanity by Rhonda Rhea. She has devotionals included in several collaborative books.
Paula is a pastor’s wife and mom to a college student. She homeschooled her daughter through all twelve years, and they both lived to tell about it. Before educating her daughter at home, she was an English teacher in public school.
You can follow Paula at www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Mowery/175869562589187. Learn more about Paula at her blog at www.paulamowery.blogspot.com or enjoy her monthly columns on www.christianonlinemagazine.com. You can also check out her blog for Christian writers at www.ccwcu.blogspot.com.
About the collection – Legacy & Love:
The Prayer Shawl: Sean Holland is a magazine reporter always looking for the next story. Hope Weaver is a pediatric nurse who shares Christ through making prayer shawls. The shawls are just the touchy-feely story Sean needs, even though he’ll have to endure Hope’s strong Christian beliefs to get it. An unexpected connection brings them together as a couple. But, can they find love if they don’t share their faith?
Inheritance: Alex Lyndon’s life has been a series of fits and starts with no finishes. She finds herself jobless and divorced. Now her only family, Granny Olivia, is critically ill.
Chase Carson had to step into running the family business when his father died. The time is past due to visit Miss Olivia. Alex and Chase must go on a treasure hunt. Will each find purpose and love for their lives in the process?
What is your passion or hobby? Do you have your own workspace to pursue that passion or hobby?
Come back Sept 19th for Paula’s Story Behind the Story!