Warm your heart this winter season with a great book!
Warm your heart this winter season with a great book!
Let’s talk about The Rescue (All Roads Publishing, September 2019).
Is this your first historical? What prompted the idea for the story?
The Rescue is my first historical romance and it’s the first book in the All Roads Lead to Texas series. I’m excited to share this story with you and your readers.
What prompted the idea for this story was my love of history and Texas. My husband and I lived in Texas for several years, which inspired my interest in small-town life, ranching, cowboys, and how our great nation expanded west.
Please tell us about the book—and the forthcoming series!
I’d love to, Kathy! Here’s the blurb for my new release The Rescue.
Sometimes the path to freedom is found in an unexpected future.
Upon the death of her mother, Rosalind Standford’s life shatters, the pieces scattering to the wind when she is forced into a betrothal to a cunning banker. But when a telegram arrives announcing the man who captured her heart is on a train to Boston, Rosalind must hide her true feelings before the thin cord of her existence unravels the deadly secrets she keeps.
Cowboy Trent Easton returns to his roots in Boston society to find his childhood friend, the love of his heart. Instead he finds a broken woman engaged to a man close to her father’s age. Though she once rejected him, when Trent learns she’s in danger, he determines to do whatever it takes to keep her safe—even taking her to the altar in the black of night. But will his name and the remote wilds of his Texas ranch be enough to protect her? Or will freedom cost them their lives?
Next summer you can expect to see the second historical romance book from the All Roads Lead to Texas series entitled The Proposal. And late fall I plan to release another story entitled Love on a Dime. This is a contemporary story, but it will tie into The Rescue and The Proposal. Then spring 2021, the last story in the All Roads Lead to Texas series entitled The Bargain will release.
Want another sneak peek about the series? Each heroine in the series is from a different part of the country, and for various reasons, is drawn to Texas where cowboys, longhorns, and open ranges rule the land.
I remember when we met at an ACFW conference quite a few years ago! Conferences are one of an author’s best opportunities for learning and networking. What’s your favorite conference experience?
I will never forget it, Kathy! We were sitting together at dinner and it was announced you were receiving your first contract. What an exciting time!
I’d have to say my favorite experience was my first ACFW conference. Meeting my critique partners for the first time, the laughs – even after my pitch appointments when I couldn’t breathe, we shared our experiences and the laughs continued. Even the chocolate party at Lena Nelson Dooley’s hotel room was memorable. There’s nothing better than sharing memories with dear friends.
If you didn’t write Christian fiction, what would you write?
Over the years, I’ve written Bible studies that have been translated and published in different languages by Christ to the World Ministries. I’d probably return to writing for them full-time. But honestly, I can’t see myself not writing Christian fiction. It’s who I am. 😊
Thanks, Tanya! It’s great to have you back at Divine Detour.
Thanks for having me, Kathy!
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Have Yourself a Merry Reading Christmas!
December 17, 2019 through December 21, 2019.
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Hi Tanya! Thank you so much for taking the time to allow my audience the chance to get to know you and your newest book The Rescue a little better.
Thank you! I’m excited to be here!
I always like to start with something fun… can you tell us 5 random facts about yourself that we WON’T find in your bio?
Sure! Let’s see…
I am always fascinated with how authors find inspiration for historical fiction. Can you share what attracted you to this genre? Where did you find the inspiration for this story?
Before I was a writer, I enjoyed reading historical romance. It was my go-to genre. The historical aspects within the stories, regardless of the amount of history, took me on a journey to another place and time.
Where did I find the inspiration for this story? My husband and I lived in Texas for several years which inspired my interest in small-town life, ranching, cowboys, and how our great nation expanded west.
What type of research goes into creating a story set in this time period? As you’re writing, do you find it more important to keep the story 100% accurate with the time in which it takes place, or do you allow yourself some creative liberties to best fit the story?
I’m an author who tries to research as much as possible to make sure my stories are accurate. For instance, I researched tuberculosis, matches, trains, dinnerware, music, Boston towns, buildings, cobble streets, churches, banks, people, Texas, and the open range. I took a trip to North Carolina to see the Biltmore to understand the time period. There were many other things I researched, but one especially was horses. I knew little about horses so I contacted a stable and asked if I could visit once a week. The owner agreed and every Friday I would help him feed the horses, muck the stalls, spread out the hay--really whatever he showed me to do, I did it. I’d pelt him with questions about anything and everything that dealt with horses and caring for them. He was the one who suggested I use colic for one of my scenes and then lent me a book on the topic of colic in horses.
I must admit in reading the blurb, I was excited to see a train mentioned. My son and I have taken a few cross country train rides and love it. There’s something quite nostalgic about the experience, imagining when this was THE way to travel! What is your favorite way to travel?
How fun! What wonderful memories! There is indeed something nostalgic about taking a train ride. My favorite way to travel is by car, but I had an opportunity to take a train through the south years back and loved it. It was a trip to remember but it also gave me insight with the train scenes in The Rescue.
The Rescue is on my To Be Read pile… but I’ve always found that authors are also some of the most avid readers too. If we were to sneak a peek at your TBR pile/list, what would we find there?
How wonderful! I hope you enjoy Rosalind and Trent’s story.
I just finished reading A Bound Heart by Laura Frantz, but the next two on my TBR pile are The Number of Love by Roseanna White and More Than Words Can Say by Karen Witemeyer.
If you had to tell us the top 3 reasons that we should read The Rescue, what would those reasons be? Why will we love it?
I’d have to say the top three reasons to read The Rescue would be a few of the reasons why I wrote Trent and Rosalind’s story. I wanted to share a story that readers could get lost in and take them on an adventure. But another reason is for readers to share in Trent and Rosalind’s spiritual journey. The Rescue is a story about God’s provisions and teaches that our joy doesn’t come from our circumstances, but rather from confident assurance that the Lord is near. He knows what lies ahead and He will never leave us. God is working behind the scenes to give us hope and a future.
Why will readers love it? I hope they will fall in love with Trent and Rosalind and find hope in their own circumstances. 😊
The Rescue is book one in your new All Roads Lead to Texas series. Before we go, can you let us know what we can expect next? Any other projects currently in the works to look out for?
Besides writing historical romance, I also write contemporary romance. I just received my next cover for a story entitled To Gain Forever that’s set to release this spring before Mother’s Day. Early summer you can expect to see the second historical romance book from the All Roads Lead to Texas series entitled The Proposal. And late fall I plan to release another story entitled Love on a Dime. This is a contemporary story, but it will tie into The Rescue and The Proposal. To say next year will be a busy time is an understatement, but what a year it will be!
First seen on Modern Day Fairytale https://www.amoderndayfairytale.net/2019/09/the-rescue-blog-tour-author-interview.html
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