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At Her Fingertips Blog Tour-Author Q& A

Hello everyone!

I’m so excited to have Kellyn Roth on my blog today for an interview for her new book, At Her Fingertips.

Hi Kellyn. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?

Probably when I was eleven or twelve. After I finished it back in 2014, I knew I wanted The Dressmaker’s Secret to be my first published work. That was also about the time I learned about Indie publishing and decided to pursue it.

What is At Her Fingertips about?

Well, because I can never sum it up in my own words, here’s the blurb:

Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.
Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.
With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?


What inspired At Her Fingertips?

I always knew I wanted to write a book about Alice’s young adulthood – her first Season in London, meeting her future husband, etc. It was just a matter of deciding exactly how that would happen! It took a bit of brainstorming.

Who is the book for?

Young adults who want to serve God in their lives – though I think adults may be able to enjoy this story as well. It’s for fans of historical romance and Christian fiction with strong themes.

What do you want readers to gain from your book?

I’m told I have lots of “little lessons” sprinkled throughout my book – though I don’t see most of them. I’m like, “Whoa … you got that out of this story?” I suppose God must have helped! The main theme is following God – not your thoughts, not your feelings, not what may seem logical, and not what you feel is right.

Have you written any other books and where can we get them?

Yes, I have! Other than At Her Fingertips, there are the first two book in the series – The Dressmaker’s Secret and Ivy Introspective. I’ve also written a historical novella set in the 1930s, The Lady of the Vineyard, and its sequel, Flowers. I also have a short story, Esther Acton’s New Dress.

You can find all of these on my website, kellynrothauthor.com. They’re all listed on my ‘books’ page. Feel free to sign up for my newsletter to receive monthly updates and special features!

I’m British, and I was wondering if you’ve ever been to England before and if not, which city or landmark would you visit?

I’ve never been in Britain, though I travel there with my imagination through books, movies, and Google Streetview. 😉 I really want to, though … definitely on the bucket list!

I want to see Yorkshire – you know, The Secret Garden’s setting – and Oxford. The White Cliffs of Dover and basically any old mansions I could find. The Scottish Highlands would be amazing, too, if I had time.

Basically, I’d like to see everything I could! Just drink it all in.

If you could meet a famous person in the Victorian era, who would it be and why?

Abraham Lincoln! He’s one of my heroes. There’s something about him that just makes me happy. I think he was a very good man.

Where can we connect with you?

I’m on the following websites –

Facebook: @krauthor
Twitter: @ReveriesofRuby
Goodreads: krauthor
Google+: +KellynRothAuthor
Instagram: kellbellroth
Pinterest: krauthor
YouTube: Kellyn Roth
Amazon: author/kellynroth
Personal Blog: kellynroth.wordpress.com
Book Blog: reveriesreviews.wordpress.com
Official Website: kellynrothauthor.com

And finally, what tips you have for young aspiring writers?

Don’t give up! Writing is hard, and sometimes it may seem like there’s no point … but there is a point! I wrote a blog post on the subject as it is something I’m very passionate about. Just keeping writing!

Thanks so much Kellyn! And if what you want to know more about At Her Fingertips and Kellyn herself, then simply continue reading 😊

At Her Fingertips (Book #3, featured novel)

Alice Knight is looking forward to her debut as it means she will be able to carry out her plan. She will have her first Season in London, she will meet her husband, and she will marry him. However, Alice struggles to make her feelings reconcile with her goals.

Alice is sure that, if she can only cling to her plans, she will manage without help from anyone — including God. A childhood friend returning unexpectedly, a charming gentleman who is not all he should be, and an American author with strange ideas about life all make her question the plan.

With the life she longs for at her fingertips, can Alice grasp it?

Find Out More!

About Kellyn

Kellyn Roth was born and lives on a cattle ranch in North-Eastern Oregon. Always fascinated with telling stories, she created crazy games to play with her little brothers as a child. Today, she writes Christian and Historical Fiction with a focus on truth and family. Find out more about her and her novels at kellynrothauthor.com

This looks so much fun, don’t you think?

How about you?

Would you like to have lived in the Victorian era?

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London in the Dark One Year Anniversary-Author Interview

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to be interviewing the wonderful Victoria Lynn as part of her one year anniversary for her book, London in the Dark, today. I hope you’ll enjoy the interview and stick around for more excitement afterwards!

 Hi Victoria. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?
Probably about 3 years ago. I have always enjoyed writing, but didn’t much have the distinct hope of being published until I realized that was a possibility.
 What is London in the Dark about?
London in the Dark is about a Private Detective in London just after the turn of the century in 1910. The story is focused around him and his sister as they seek to maneuver the mystery that is surrounding them and the life challenges that have come at them.
What inspired London in the Dark?
The idea of what it would be like if someone like Sherlock Holmes had a sister. That was the main idea. 😀

That sounds really fun. Who is the book for?


Anyone who loves historical fiction with a dash of mystery and suspense. And those who enjoy deep stories full of emotion and depth.
Sounds like something that I’d read. What do you want readers to gain from your book?
I hope that they learn that even though life can be difficult and at times, full of pain and sorrow, God is always still there in the midst of it with us. He will never leave or forsake us.
 So true. Have you written any other books and where can we get them?
I have one other book aside from London in the Dark. It is a contemporary christian fiction called Bound. You can find it on amazon, here. https://amzn.to/2ITPlCN
I’m British, and I’ve always enjoyed my visits to London. Have you ever been to London before?
I have not, I have been on google street view so much though. LOL! It is my biggest hope one day to go.
If you could go back in time through history, where would you go?
Oh, that is such a hard call. I am huge history buff and love so many different eras. Probably 1910 just because that would be the most applicable. But to be honest, I am very grateful that God has me living in the time that I do.
Where can we connect with you?
You can first and foremost find me on my blog, but I also inhabit facebook and instagram under the handle @victorialynnauthor. 😀
 And finally, what tips you have for young aspiring writers?
First and foremost it is to just write. Set yourself small, achievable, daily goals and make them happen. You’ll find success if you can create a habit of writing.

Thanks so much for having me on your blog! ❤

Thanks for letting me interview you! And if you want to know more about Victoria and her book, you can find read her bio and the blurb of her book here just to whet your  appetite:

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About Victoria:

Victoria Lynn is in her 20s and if she’s not writing, she is probably sewing, singing, playing the piano, washing dishes, creating something with her hands, or learning something new. She has a passion for serving her Creator, encouraging others and being creative. She blogs at http://www.rufflesandgrace.com about writing, fashion, modesty, her walk with God and life. She lives in Michigan with her parents and 8 siblings.

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London in the Dark blurb:

London, 1910

Budding Private Detective Cyril Arlington Hartwell has a conundrum. London is being ravaged by the largest run of thefts in recent history. His hunch that it is all tied together may put him and those he loves in more danger than he could have reckoned.

Olivia Larken Hartwell is just home from boarding school for the summer anticipating time with her adoring parents.She misses her absent brother, Cyril, hoping for the day he will finally come home. But tragedy strikes, causing upheaval for all concerned and changes her life in a way she never could have imagined.

Olivia, Cyril, and their friends must bring the hidden to light, seek to execute justice, and dispel the darkness that hovers over London… and their hearts.

I don’t know about you, but this books sounds really exciting! You can buy the book here . If you want to continue celebrating the one year anniversary of London in the Dark, why don’t you join the party over on Facebook. There may or may not be some  appearance from the main characters … 🙂 

How about you?

Have you ever written or read a Historical mystery before?

Have you ever visited London? I’d love to know!

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Savoring Single Blog Tour- Author Q&A

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Hello everyone!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is a day where there are many mixed emotions due to love and singleness. But today, I’m excited to chat with Shelley Black, the author of Savoring Single, as part of her blog tour  on her new book and her advice for those of us who are single today.

Hi Shelley. When did you begin writing with the goal of becoming an author?

Funny enough, I never set out to become an author. My debut release, “Savoring Single,” came as inspired thought that I then developed to become what it is today. It certainly sparked something in me, though, as I already have four more book ideas and outlines ready to make their way to the blank page. It’s become such an exciting adventure!

What is Savoring Single about?

“Savoring Single” is an encouragement to every single girl heart who loves Jesus that there is more to her life than her relationship status and more to her story than a “happily ever after.” My life was on hold for a long time because I was single and believed I was missing out because of it. When in all reality, life is what we make of it, single or married, and can be thoroughly enjoyed and brimming with fulfilment even as we await God’s every promise to unfold. It is in Christ that our truest lives are lived and being single is the perfect time to give ourselves to that journey!

What inspired Savoring Single?

“Savoring Single” is really my testimony. So when God put the idea, and even the first few chapters, in my heart, I went on a road of remembrance of all He had brought me through and where I am in now today. It was remarkable to see how my thoughts and perspectives had changed, how He has changed my heart. Wow. Glory to God. For real.

Who is the book for?

Any single girl heart who is longing for a better way to do single, who wants to live above the depression, rejection and disappointment, who desires a full life and a rich relationship with God. And maybe she doesn’t even realize this is what she wants yet, but knows there must be something more than tear-stained pillow cases, agonizing loneliness and shallow relationships that don’t mirror true love.

Today, of course, is Valentine’s Day. What tips do you have for girls, women or anyone really who is feeling sad because they are Single? 

God’s way of doing things is opposite to the culture we live in. The world says “take,” God says “give.” The world says “hoard,” God says “be generous.”

When we would rather sulk in our pity-party and wallow in our loneliness, watch a chick-flick and scorn our singleness – as the world has shown us so well to do – but hasn’t that gotten you into the same rut you face every year? So how about try something different.

1 Go and be love to someone else. When we give love, we are loved in return by Him.

2 Spend time to love on God. He delights in spending time with you, so go in your room and instead of teasing your emotions with a sappy romance, allow your heart to think on and read scriptures that declare His love and care for you. You’ll be much better off spending those broken moments with Him, I promise!

3 Tune your heart to thankfulness. Without “preaching” a sub-point (smile), I will say this: Eve’s fall came because she believed the lie that God was holding out on her. Sometimes it’s easy to believe the lie, but only if we’re not submerged in the truth. Let the truth of His Word resound in your heart of His faithfulness, kindness, mercy and provision. Thank Him for everything you can possibly think to thank Him for, from your heart. If you run out of ideas, open a Psalm and as you read, thank Him for what David mentions.

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What do you want readers to get out of your book?

I want every girl who reads “Savoring Single” to encounter Abba Father in a deeper way that brings her into a richer, more intimate, relationship with Jesus Christ. Every.single.thing. we could ever hope for or need is in Him. Everything. Life, relationships and even marriage outside of Him is but a vapor of the depth He longs to bring us into by knowing Him. Our sun-parched skin can be momentarily soothed by the sea spray from a crashing wave, or we can swim to the depths of the ocean and drink in the very life our soul is desperate for.

Have you written any other books, and where can we find your writings?

“Savoring Single” is my debut release, but like I said earlier, more to come as early as this Spring. You can subscribe to my blog at SavoringSingle.com to stay up to date on blogs, speaking events and new releases!

“Savoring Single” is available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.

Do you have any other passions other than encouraging others when they are low about feeling Single? 

Oh my heavens. Yes. Worship! It’s the breath of my life and the constant atmosphere of my heart. I also build things, design graphics, spend tons of time with my niece and nephews

Where can we connect with you?

SavoringSingle.com or on Facebook and Instagram: @SavoringSingle

What tips do you have for young aspiring writers?

You are uniquely you and you have a story to tell. There are lives your life touches that others, even me, will never be able to reach. There is great power in the testimony, bringing glory to the One who formed us, redeemed us then renewed us to draw us near to Himself.

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus – the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” (Acts 20:24 NLT)

Let the lives that we live and the stories we share be to the glory of God. There are many creative and unique ways this can happen and His expression through you is all a part of His design.

Well thank you so much Shelley for this wonderful talk. And be sure to buy her book when you have the chance.

And if you want to know a bit more about Shelley, here is her bio:

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Shelley Black has journeyed through being single longer than she expected and has since found joy, hope and purpose from a once begrudged season. She now challenges the status quo of what it means to be single as a modern-day Christian female, with a passion to infuse hope and restore joy to every single-girl heart. Shelley is a loving momma to her pup Lucy, is one proud “T” to six nieces and nephews and serves her local church in North Mississippi as the worship leader. Find her at SavoringSingle.com and across social media at SavoringSingle.

How about you?

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day today?

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P. S. My good friend Livy organised this blog tour and has organised many others. If you’re a Christian author who would like to have someone organise a blog tour for your upcoming book, then I highly recommend checking her out. Here is  the link to her services

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White Wolf and Ash Princess: Author Interview and Giveaway


Hello everyone!

I am so honoured to be part of the Blog Tour for Tammy Lash’s new  book, White Wolf and the Ash Princess, by doing an interview AND a giveaway!

 

Hi Tammy. When did you start writing with the hope of becoming an author?

I never thought I would ever be an author. Ever. I didn’t think I was “smart enough” to be one. I stink at grammar—I make mistakes all the time—I’m scatter-brained and ditzy—*squirrel*—and I have the attention span of an acorn (lol!)…BUT…I LOVED reading and I LOVE stories. I loved listening to my mom. She would tell stories at home and at church where she was a children’s church teacher. When I grew up, I too, felt the calling to teach kids. My husband and I have taught in children’s ministries for over twenty years.

 What is White Wolf and the Ash Princess about?

White Wolf is the story of eighteen-year old Isabelle Gudwyne and her journey to the New World. She has many discoveries and revelations along the way, but these are also written to be my readers discoveries, so I don’t want to give too much away. What I can tell you is that Izzy’s life changes dramatically as the book goes on. Her life at the end is very different from the life she had with her guardian Jonathan Gudwyne in the beginning chapters. It’s extremely difficult to peg this book. It’s historical—yet fictional. It’s heart-wrenching—yet inspirational. Laughter, tears, romance, invention…there are so many fun elements to this book. I think there is grain or two of something for everyone in White Wolf.

 

What inspired White Wolf and the Ash Princess?

The idea for White Wolf started with a trip to the Garlyn Zoo in Michigan’s upper peninsula. I saw a white wolf there and fell in love with him. I just knew I had to put him in a story.

I  sat in on my son’s high school English course, One Year Adventure Novel, and I thought…huh…I think I can do this! I had been telling stories to my children’s church kids for years and writing a book seemed to be pretty much the same concept—except instead of dragging my stories on for weeks on end, it was to be chapters instead.

White Wolf became more than just a story about a girl and a wolf. It became a way for me to share my story through Izzy. White Wolf is a story of survival, discovering one’s own faith, and learning what it means to forgive.

 

Who is the book for?

White Wolf is for readers who like adventure, romance, a little humor, a little bit of tear action, colorful characters and neat things to learn about in history. White Wolf is a fun story, but it is really designed to be so much more than that. It is a love letter to my Lord and Savior, to my husband, my family, my readers and to fellow survivors of sexual abuse. It is my prayer people find hope and healing in Izzy’s story and my own.

 

 What do you want your readers to gain from your book?

It is my prayer, that after reading White Wolf, people will take a moment to examine their own lives and look closer at their pain and injustices. Satan would want us to live in a world of pain and heartache forever. The Lord, however, wants us to be free from burden! He wants to carry each and every one of them for us. I want my readers to find a peace and a freedom that comes from letting go. I honestly believe forgiveness is the pathway towards it. It’s not an easy path to take, but it is possible to travel it successfully with His help.

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  Have you written any other books and where can we get them?

White Wolf and the Ash Princess is my first novel. The sequel, Letters from the Dragon’s Son, is in the works! The journey will continue six to seven months after White Wolf and the voice in this story is a little moodier, a little gruffer—a little lower. Jonathan Gudwyne will share his story this time around!

 

 Do you have a favourite book( or books)?

Mrs. Mike was my mom’s favorite book. She passed it down to me and it quickly became mine, too! It’s a story about a Mounty and his wife and their adventures in the wilds of Canada. The native culture, the characters and the ruggedness of the book spoke to me as a teen and it heavily inspired the second part of White Wolf.

 

 Where can we connect with you? 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tammylashauthor/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/tamlash5
Pinterest: http://pinterest/tamlash5
Blog: http://tammylash.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TammyLash5
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16373527.Tammy_Lash

Link to Author Central:
https://www.amazon.com/Tammy-Lash/e/B06VY326DT/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Link to White Wolf on Amazon:

 

 And finally, what tips do you have for young aspiring writers?

Everyone has a story to tell…and that everyone includes you! No one can tell your story the way you can. Let your fingers dance across your keyboard and let your words be the song.  Make writing a habit and try to do a little bit every day. Before you know it, you may have a novel of your own!

 

Well thank you so much Tammy for joining me today. And now, ladies and gentlemen, the giveaway!

 

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And if that wasn’t enough, here is the blurb of the book to wet your appetite:

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Eighteen year old Izzy’s limited world begins to feel cramped after she completes her self-appointed book dare. After reading two-hundred and fifty books, a thought that had been once tucked away as tightly as the books on her library shelves becomes too irresistible to ignore…”Who am I?”

Memory loss prohibits Izzy from remembering her life before age seven when she was injured in a fire. Jonathan Gudwyne and his head housekeeper rescued her and took Izzy in as their own, but who did she belong to before they took her in?

Crippling panic keeps Izzy from wandering beyond the stables but Tubs, the Gudwyne’s young stable boy, encourages Izzy to go beyond the property’s rock wall to a world that promises possible answers, but also great danger. A scorched castle in the woods and a mysterious cellar filled with secrets sets Izzy on a path to the New World, where she will not only have to face her own terror but face the people responsible for her scars.

It is here, in the untamed wilds of the seventeenth century that she finds love and a home in the most unexpected of places.

If you want to enter this giveaway, simply click here   to enter, but make sure that you enter before 8th February.

If you want to know more about Tammy, here is her bio:

 

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Tammy lives in Lower Michigan with her husband and her three children. Izzy’s home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (Munising) is where she and her family enjoy exploring. Tammy enjoys hiking, kayaking, beach wandering, “hunting” for birch bark and hopes to someday find a porcupine quill. White Wolf and the Ash Princess is her first novel. She is published in Keys for Kids and has been in children’s ministry for over twenty years.

Are you guys excited to read this book? I sure am!

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Allegiance Blog Tour- Author Q&A

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Hello everyone!
I am so honoured to be part of the Allegiance Blog Tour  by Sarah Addison-Fox.

Hi Sarah. When did you begin writing with the goal of becoming an author?

I started writing when I was 18, but never committed fully until January 2017, when I set myself the goal of finishing a first draft within the year. Before then, I spent the time studying, and reading as widely as possible.

What is Disowned about?

Disowned is the story of an unwanted slave girl. Disowned by her family, she’s desperately trying to find a place where she can be free to live a better life.

What inspired Disowned?

That’s a hard question (because I don’t plan anything in detail) but if I had to pick one thing, it would be learning how real slavery is and that it’s still a flourishing industry. I started with an opening scene two names, and a vague idea, then the story grew from there.

Why did you choose to write the story in the genre Fantasy, instead of Dystopian or perhaps Historical Fiction?

I’m not a huge reader of historical, or dystopian. Fantasy is a genre I’d never read much until last year, but once I discovered it, I was hooked! I love that I can make up my own worlds and I don’t need to worry about getting things wrong. Historical fiction needs to be dealt with carefully. These are real events that involved real people and I would be terrified to unintentionally offend someone.

Who is the book for?

I wrote the book for Young Adults, who enjoy a good adventure with a touch of romance but it’s been enjoyed by a pretty wide ranging group so far. Because of the issues involved, which are not pleasant, I’d never recommend Disowned for anyone under the age of 15, or recommend Disowned to anyone who is offended by unpleasant topics such as slavery, and war.

 What do you want readers to get out of your books?

I’d love for them to connect with the characters enough to want to see where Celeste’s journey takes her and to have fun reading something a little different from usual fantasy! I’d love people to come away thinking about why slavery is still a ginormous problem in much of the world. And why do we tolerate it?

 Have you written any other books, and where can we find all of your writings?

I’ve completed the Allegiance series, the second to be published in February, (now available to pre-order) with the intention of publishing each of the four books every three months. I’ve also written a completely different series which I’ll publish after the Allegiance series is done. I’m halfway through writing another series too. Disowned and Dissemble are available via Amazon.

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 Apart from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?

I love watching action adventure movies with my husband, eating good food and reading action packed Christian fantasy. I’m a total homebody, so I’m happiest just relaxing with my family.

Where can we connect with you?

Instagram:   sarahaddisonfox/
Facebook:  sarahaddisonfoxfantasyauthor/
Website: www.sarahaddisonfox.com
Twitter: @Saddisonfox
Goodreads: Sarah Addison-Fox

And finally, What tips do you have for young aspiring writers?

Put your bottom on the chair, and commit. All the preparation, character profiles, world building and research will do you no good if you can’t make a regular commitment to write. The reason I can write a draft so quickly is because I have a 1000 word limit that I stick to every single day no matter if I feel like it.

Don’t read over what you’ve written and obsess about getting it right the first time. The first draft is supposed to be dreadful. Give yourself permission to make a mess, concentrate on having fun and get those words down! You can edit afterwards, the first draft is just the bones, and it can be fleshed out later on.

It’s really an equation. If you commit to 1000 words a day for two months you’ll finish a first draft. Commitment plus time equals a novel

Well thank you so much Sarah for coming on my blog today. And to you readers, Be sure to check out her blog and buy her books.

More About Sarah:

Sarah Addison Fox

Sarah Addison-Fox is a New Zealand-born home-schooling mother of two who loves action-packed, clean, fantasy with strong heroines. She has an astonishing amount of nail polish, has all her creative writing credentials shoved in a drawer somewhere, and has a husband who, after 27 years, can still make her blush. When she’s not working on both her YA fantasy series’ she can be found fangirling on Goodreads or sending GIFs on Twitter.

 

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Regal Reads Blog Tour- Author Q&A with Livy Jarmusch

Hello Everyone.
I’m so honoured to have Livy Jarmusch on my blog today as par of her blog tour fo the paperback release of Regal Hearts: Season One. Yes, Season One, which means that more will be on the way soon!
Hi Livy. When did you begin writing with the goal of becoming an author?
 I’ve loved to write ever since I was a little girl. I’ve always enjoyed creating stories and using my imagination! When I was in Kindergarten I declared that I wanted to be an author when I grew up…among many, many other things, haha. But I didn’t take my writing very seriously until I became a teen. I did a lot of devotional and non-fiction writing for my magazine, Crown of Beauty, and wrote a devotional called Secrets of Royalty. At that point, I didn’t really envision myself writing fiction, and had put those more “creative” stories on the back-burner. But just last year, God started to stir up my desire to write more fiction, and helped me get past the lie that said it wasn’t powerful enough to make an impact. Being creative for God’s glory can be very powerful, and ever since the Lord started to reveal that to me, I’ve been pursuing writing as more of a career.
What is Regal Hearts about?
Regal Hearts is about four young teens who who couldn’t be more polar opposite from one another! You’ve got a Princess, a bold, iconic Popstar, a sweet, sheltered Amish girl, and a totally average girl from California, who all find themselves connected by a stunning secret from their pasts. Without giving too much away, Regal Hearts is about each young woman discovering her true identity, and embarking on a journey where she must travel that frightening gap between the person she is today, and the person God has truly created her to be.
What inspired Regal Hearts?
 As I mentioned during the answer to your first question, back in Kindergarten being an author wasn’t the only thing I dreamed about one day pursuing. I’ve always had huge ambitions to someday produce my own TV show. Personally, I find it challenging to find pure, Godly, uplifting, (and totally entertaining!) media choices. I’ve had many TV show ideas over the years, and Regal Hearts originally came to my mind as exactly that: a show! I decided to scribble down the script, just to keep it in my back-pocket for later. But the story came so fast and furious, and because I envisioned it so clearly through a TV show format, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be fun if people could read this, before it’s a show? What if I released it in a weekly, episodically format?” So, I bundled the first 10 Episodes into “Season One”, and the feedback has been amazing! I love that girls enjoy reading it so much, but I also love the fact that many of them are envisioning it as TV show as well, as they read it, which makes the whole thing extremely fun and unique..
Most ‘Royal Stories’  are either a Historical or a Fantasy novel, but Regal Hearts is contemporary and in a TV series format. Why did you choose to write the way you did?

. Many Christian families have grown disgusted with the inappropriate offerings of “contemporary” media, and tend to gravitate toward “old fashioned” media. You know, those sweet stories in medieval times, as well as American historical fiction, reruns of Little House on the Prairie and black and white TV shows like Leave it To Beaver…sweet, harmless, innocent fun. Personally, I think that’s why the Amish genre is so huge. Christians desire pure media, and it can be a struggle to find anything modern or contemporary that has good values and strong messages of faith. So, I believe there’s a big need for that! Not everyone is drawn to contemporary fiction, or desires to read modern-stories, and that’s totally okay. But for myself, personally, I love the idea of creating content that my someday kids can read and enjoy, without everything having to be historical in order to be clean.

. Who is this book for?
 Christian teen girls who are looking to read something fun, adventurous, challenging, exciting, uplifting and faith-inspiring
What do you want readers to get out of your books?
 My number-one prayer, is that the Lord will speak through my writing to whoever reads. And because every reader is in a different age, stage, and life-situation, how the Holy Spirit interacts with them as they read ,is completely up to Him! My job is just to do my best to write as He’s leading, and trust Him with the rest. Another huge prayer, is that my words will spark creativity. That other writers will look at these stories and say, “Hey, if Livy can do this, so can I!” Because the truth is…one story isn’t going to change the entire world. We need many writers on the front-lines, penning the stories that God pours into our hearts! We’re all unique, and we all have something to say, so I definitely believe that a single word can spark a firestorm of revelation or fresh determination in a reader to make a change, be a voice, and influence the culture…and to me, that’s what it’s all about!
You’ve written other books as well. What are they, and where can we find them?
 My newest novel (and possibly my favorite! Am I allowed to say that?) is called The Coronation. It’s about a modern-day, homeschooling, Royal Family living in the fictitious European nation of Tarsurella. I’ve also written a devotional, Secrets of Royalty, a guide to Godly relationships with guys When Life Feels Like a Taylor Swift Song, and a joint-project with several other authors, Beauty, Boys and Ball Gowns. You can find ’em all on my site https://www.livylynnblog.com/livys-library/, Amazon, or ask about ’em at your local Barnes and Noble. 
You seem to have a Royal theme in your books. Why is that the case?
 Haha, that’s a great question! Well, first of all, I have a MASSIVE obsession with castles, so that may have a small reason to do with it, haha! Secondly, I’m a really strong believer in knowing your Royal Identity in Christ. The concept of us, as God’s daughters, being His Royal Princesses, can be a really odd, strange concept for us, so I think the more we explore what that truly means (even if it’s in a fun, fictional sense) the more understanding we can gain about who we truly are in Him.
Where can we connect with you?
 Well, I’m pretty much all over the internet! Haha, so just choose your favorite Social, and connect there!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/livylynnlibrary/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/livylynnmusic

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/livylynnglittergirl/

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/user/LivyJarmusch

Good Reads –

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14649415.Olivia_Lynn_Jarmusch

Andddd my blog! https://www.livylynnblog.com/

What tips do you have for young aspiring writers?
Don’t stop writing! Never give up! I know it sounds so simple, but that’s seriously the best advice you can give yourself. As long as you never give up, you’ll make a difference in this world, I promise you that!
Set goals, and keep writing until you meet them. The best way to improve your skills and become a writer is by writing. So don’t give yourself excuses, make time for writing, and do it!
You’re not going to be a best-selling author over night…but you have a story to tell, so don’t let anyone stop you!

Well thank you so much Livy for coming on my blog today. Make sure you check her out and buy books.

.about LivyAuthorPic1

I’m a twenty-something author, singer, and songwriter. I enjoy crafting YA fiction that is pure, lovely, inspirational, and of course, entertaining! When I’m not writing, you can usually find me playing guitar, blogging, drinking peppermint tea, connecting with new friends, planning my next trip to Disney, or pinning images of Europe and Golden Retriever Puppies

Blessings

Medomfo x