Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Please Welcome Kimberly Grist & Christine Sterling, New Monthly Contributors

Please welcome to the blog two new monthly contributors, Kimberly Grist and Christine Sterling. Kimberly recently published her debut novel, and is eager to connect with other readers and writers. She will be blogging on the second Tuesdays of the month. Christine has several published books and will be blogging on the fourth Tuesdays of the month.


About Kimberly Grist:

Kimberly Grist is married to her high school sweetheart, Nelson, who is a pastor in Griffin, Georgia. She and her husband have three adult sons, one with Down syndrome, and she has a passion encouraging others to begin special needs ministries in the church. Kim is also a grandmother and feels called to help and encourage others and to share experiences both good and bad in order to be the witness that God would have us to be.

Kim has enjoyed writing since she was a young girl, however, began writing her first novel in 2017. Inspired by so many things life has to offer one of which includes her oldest son’s diagnosis of cancer she finds it especially gratifying to write a happy ending. “Suffering is, of course, is my least favorite thing. My objective is not to discuss my struggles specifically but to combine a love of history with biblical principles to produce a clean historical Christian romance, that shows how God uses adversity for our good in ways we may never expect.”

Combining, History, Humor, and Romance with an emphasis on Faith, Friends and Good Clean Fun, Rebecca’s Hope, a work of fiction that reminds us how God can use adversity to strengthen us and draw us closer to Him and give us the desires of our heart in ways we may never expect.

Fans of historical romance set in late 19th-century will enjoy this beautiful story of love and forgiveness. As the unfortunate circumstances of Rebecca's childhood unfold, we discover a heroine who is both resilient and kind. Rebecca and Sam's love story will have readers rooting for their happy ending,

Kim enjoys teaching Sunday School and Children's Church and working in her butterfly garden. She and her husband also raise rottweillers, one of which recently had a small part in a made for original television series.

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About Christine Sterling:

Christine Sterling lives in a pre-civil war Farm House with her husband, three dogs - Morgan, Brandi and Samson, and about a dozen rescued barn cats. She has been writing since she was eight years when her grandparents gave her a Sears & Roebuck typewriter with a hard-plastic cover for Christmas in 1977.

She spent her teen years crafting stories to include all her friends and then she discovered her true love -- romance when her beloved grandmother, Gigi, brought home a free promotional book from the Second Chance at Love Collection.

She was hooked and began to write and read every single romance book she could get her hands on. She has since authored and published many short stories, magazine articles, and the occasional novella. She has also ghost-authored and collaborated as a writing coach on many books.

She is passionate about writing, cooking, gardening, teaching others to write and publish their first book. She straddles the line between fiction and non-fiction, not only writing historical and contemporary romances, but personal development books as well.

One of her big goals is to grow a 150lb pumpkin and feature it in the county fair.
She loves hearing from her fans and will answer every email personally.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Please Welcome Two New Monthly Contributors

Please welcome two of our new monthly contributing authors to the Sweet Americana Sweethearts blog, Barbara Goss and Cyndi Raye. Starting in October, Cyndi will blog for us on the third Thursday of the month, and Barbara will blog for us on the third Friday of the month.

About Cyndi Raye:

Cyndi Raye writes contemporary and historical western romance. Her love of the Old West and the feel of small town togetherness is found in all of her series.

Creating worlds where everyone is considered family, if not by blood, but from friendships, heartaches and sometimes mistakes made right again is what she loves to read. So, it was important to create such a world for her own readers to indulge in.

Cyndi lives in Eastern PA and loves to travel and enjoy life with her hubby of over 38+ years. She has 3 grown children and loves to spend time with her grand babies whenever possible.

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Cyndi-Raye/e/B00ENA1WEG

Don't forget to sign up for the mailing list by visiting www.cyndiraye.com and get a free copy of the exclusive short read: Miss Addie, the Beginning. The story behind the Brides of Wichita Falls. (This will not be sold, exclusive for reader's only).

 About Barbara Goss:

Amazon best-selling author, Barbara Goss, lives in Western New York and to date has written 35 (soon to be 36) Christian/Sweet Romance books, mostly westerns. She enjoys crossword puzzles, penny slots, reading, swimming, and her two cats, but not necessarily in that order. She tries to write exciting stories with a bit of God's word spread within, without dominating the story.

Barbara began writing in 1988 and her first book, Forbidden Legacy, won first prize for fiction at a Christian Writers Convention in Titusville, Florida in 1989. This won her a book contract with Publishers: Fleming Revell and later Baker Books. She wrote four books for them under contract. She then took a few years off to work full time as a secretary to the county hospital and the local school system.

Barbara's greatest influence in writing is the 100 books written by Grace Livingston Hill. As a Christian writer, she weaves a bit of godliness into the romance and adventure yet her books are always clean. Barbara is well on her way to catching up to Ms. Livingston. She is now turning her wonderful ebooks into Audiobooks. Look for them on Amazon.

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