Trying to deal with grief, Megan Black leaves her small farm in Illinois and moves to the quaint city of Santa Barbara, California. As she struggles with the memories of her past, she soon learns that you can’t run away from your problems. In fact, she’s just found more trouble! The tall and handsome, Steven Peterson is causing conflict in her heart. Can Megan find peace in God and faith to choose the right path? Or will chasing ghosts cause an unforgiving heart that only leads to destruction?
As the son of a billionaire, Steven Peterson is used to getting what he wants – usually without even trying. So he find it intriguing when the new cook for his family does everything she can to avoid him. However, his intrigue quickly turns into love. But Megan is hesitant to fall for a playboy. Can he prove that he’s a changed man and earn her trust? Will his true character shine through the shallowness when their love is tested?
Targeted Age Group:
Christian romance – 20-50
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I have always loved reading romances and seeing how people overcome obstacles to be together. However, the general romances tend to go overboard with the sex scenes, yet the Christian ones have nothing at all. I feel that makes the novels dry and dull. I like writing about real life experiences, and you can create sexual tension without blow by blow sex descriptions. I also don’t get overly preachy. I walk a fine between the two genres trying to combine Christian values with real life emotions and feelings.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
DON”T give up!! And NEVER let anyone hold you back. I spent 10 years getting rejected by agents and publishers and listening to my husband tell me I’d never make it. I didn’t listen and even though I was tempted to give up several times – I always had friends encouraging me not to quit. Listen to the positive responses and follow your heart.
Candy Ann Little grew up in a small town in Ohio. She moved to Michigan with her family seventeen years ago. She began writing in the aftermath of tragedy – her third child was stillborn. The nurse suggested keeping a journal to cope with the grief. Although she thought it a dumb idea at the time, she soon found a freedom and healing that writing brought.
Eventually that pain and sorrow turned into her first Inspirational romance. Candy Ann finds it therapeutic putting her thoughts into the words and action of her characters. She also finds that discipline is the biggest lesson learned in her writing life. Since then she has finished 3 novels and one novella.
When she isn’t busy with her husband and two kids, you can find her subbing in the public school system, or helping with church activities. Her favorite things to do besides writing is reading, cooking and baking.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Sixteen years ago I had a stillborn daughter. The nurse suggested I keep a journal to help with the grieving process. I thought it was kind of dumb idea at first – but when you are going through that kind of pain and the days only feel dark -So you are willing to try anything. So I started keeping my journal and found a freedom and healing in the words. After two years I decided to use my struggle and pain as a guide to write a book. Since the pain was still too fresh to write a non fiction/memoir account I choose my favorite genre – romance. Fourteen years later I am now getting my story out.