Saturday, August 17, 2013
Interview with romance author Norma Gail
Today on Stitches Thru Time, I am Susan Mires and we have the chance to sit down with Norma Gail, an author and one of our bloggers.
First of all, Norma, give us the basics about your new book.
My debut novel
Land of My Dreams is a contemporary Christian romance set in Scotland.
I love to read romance. What it this novel about?
When thirty-year-old Bonny, an American college professor, moves to
falling in love is not in her plans. When she meets forty-year-old Kieran
MacDonnell, who has suffered staggering loss, they must both learn to set pain
and loss aside to find lasting love and renewed faith in God.
The setting sounds very romantic. I understand you visited Scotland. What did you see on your visit?
From the moment we stepped off the plane in
Edinburgh, I belonged. I
fell in love with the green fields full of white sheep and the dry-stack stone
walls. When we were leaving Beauly, I insisted my husband stop the car and take
a picture of a wonderful old house, tucked around a corner in the road. That house became a part of the setting.
Since romance needs conflict and tragedy, I wove faith in God, loss, and poor
choices together to show the mistakes people often make when it comes to how
their faith affects their decisions.
I've always wanted to visit Scotland and your description makes me want to go even more. Please tell us a little bit about another trip you've taken - the writing journey.
I attended my first writer’s conference in 2011, and learned my book needed a lot of revision if I ever wanted to be published. Following my second writer’s conference it was picked up by a small, traditional, royalty-paying Christian publisher, Lighthouse Publishing of the
Congratulations on publishing your debut novel. Is there anything else you’d like to share about your book?