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GIVEAWAY INTERVIEW AUDREA BOESHAAR





ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


ANDREA KUHN BOESHAAR has been married for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Daniel, have three adult sons, daughters-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Andrea's educational background includes the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, where she studied in English, and Alverno College where she studied in Professional Communications and Business Management.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn't until 1984 that she started submitting her work for publication. Eight years after that, she was convicted about writing for the Christian market. She read books in her genre (Inspirational Romance & Women's Fiction), studied the market, and worked hard to hone her craft.

Finally her first novel was published in 1994. Since then she's written numerous articles and devotionals. Andrea has also published inspiration romance novels, women's fiction, and novellas.

In 2003, Andrea joined the Hartline Literary Agency and worked for Joyce Hart as a literary agent. She saw much success. But then in 2007, Andrea realized she was more of a teacher/encourager than a sales person. She left the agency and became a certified Christian life coach. Now, in addition to her writing, Andrea enjoys encouraging others to use their God-given talents and gifts to their fullest.

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar is a certified Christian life coach and speaks at writers’ conferences and for women’s groups. She has taught workshops at such conferences as Write-To-Publish, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Oregon Christian Writers Conference, Mount Hermon Writers Conference, and many local writers conferences. Another of Andrea’s accomplishments is cofounder of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) organization. For many years she served on both its Advisory Board and as its CEO.

1. Tell us about the featured book? Sure. Here is the back cover copy.

The McCabe brothers have their hands full. Trouble on the range and trouble in town. But they never expected their sweet schoolteacher, Bethany Stafford, to join in the mix of woe. When her reputation is unfairly tarnished, Pastor Luke McCabe is quick to propose marriage. But Bethany wants better than just a marriage of necessity to save her good name. Could Luke ever come to love a plain “little field mouse” like her?

Dr. Annetta Cavanaugh has her own questions about men and their intentions. While Pastor Jake McCabe seems sincere, she still has her doubts about him. But after he accompanies her on a medical call, she sees a whole new side of him and can't help but admit her attraction to the handsome pastor.

However, there’s evil brewing in town—a lawlessness that even the sheriff cannot tamp down. Finally, it comes face-to-face with both Luke and Jake and it threatens the lives of the women they love. Are the McCabe brothers ready for the fight of their lives?

2.  How does your faith play into your writing?

My faith is the very fabric on which I create my stories. I’ve considered writing secular romances, those which don’t publish explicit sex scenes, and I can’t seem to write a novel without the Lord in there somewhere. I admire writers who can so subtly share their faith to a general audience.

3. God has really been moving in your writing life Andrea. What do you see on the horizon?

I just handed in the manuscript to my editors for a book called Threads of Hope. It’s book 1 in my new series called Fabric of Time.

Can you tell us a little bit about your family?
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I’m married and have 3 grown sons, 1 daughter-in-law, and 4 grandchildren. I also have a fine church family.

Hi, Andrea can you tell us about the journey you've taken in becoming a published writer?

I’ve always loved to write, ever since I was a little girl. But when my sons were toddlers, I began reading secular romances. I remember thinking, “I can do this.” So I tried and tried and tried. Me and my electric Smith Corona typewriter. Then in 1991, I gave my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ. It rocked my world and suddenly I couldn’t write godless love stories. I needed to write tales that honored Christ. So I did. Again, I tried and tried and tried. I’m no stranger to the rejection letter. But then in 1992, God blessed me with a book contract. I’ve been writing – and getting published – ever since.

Has becoming a published author changed your reading habits? If so, how?

I’m afraid I don’t read as often as I’d like. With researching my historical novels and all the time spent writing them, I barely have time to clean my house and see the grandkids, let alone read. Still, I try to read a book every couple of months and I love to read my friends’ books. Right now I’m reading Louise Gouge’s At the Captain’s Command. Then I’ll begin Karen Witemeyer’s To Win Her Heart.

Can you tell us about some of your interests, outside of writing, do you have?

I love to take walks. I recently underwent a total knee replacement and I’m healing up just great. I can’t wait to take regular walks outside come springtime. My husband and I also enjoy seeing our grandchildren. We make that a regular practice.

When you start writing a new novel how do you choose your settings for the book?

Somehow certain areas just grab me, like the Arizona Territory in 1867. You’ll read about it in Undaunted Faith, Book 4 in my Seasons of Redemption series.But I’m also interested in local history. Book 2 in my series takes place here in Milwaukee. Book 3 is set in Chicago and then in Milwaukee again. I love to research my hometown and my State. My next series, Fabric of Time, will take place in Wisconsin.




What is the one thing you wish you had known before you started writing novels?

I wish I would have learned more about self-editing. Sometimes I’m embarrassed to read my older works, even if they’re published. I suppose that means I’m growing as a writer – and that’s good! 

What new lessons is the Lord teaching you right now?

God has shown Himself faithful in so many ways. He takes good care of me. One of the lessons I’m learning is that because my Heavenly Father is the King of kings and I am His child, then that makes me…a princess! So I ought to act like royalty, not in a snooty manner, but a manner in which I treat myself with respect and take care of myself. The Bible says that we should love others as ourselves. But if we don’t love and respect ourselves, we cannot love our neighbors.

So all you princesses out there – listen up! Do something wonderful for yourselves today – and then show some kindness to someone else. 

Andrea can you give us a sneak peek into what you are working on right now?

I’m writing a short contemporary Christian romance novel and I’m hoping to get a proposal for it to my agent Steve Laube soon so he can shop it around.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS FOR MY READERS?

I invite readers to my website: www.andreaboeshaar.com  Please be sure to check out my blog “Everything Writerly” when you visit my site. Once there, readers can find my blog and a lot of other information. They can also find me on Facebook. Be sure to leave a comment so you’re in the drawing for a FREE, autographed book on this blog! I’d love to hear from you!




Thanks for stopping by Andrea and helping us get to know you and your books. Thanks also for the giveaway opportunity!! Hope you stop by again real soon.


Blessings in your writing journey.
Sincerely,


Nora St.Laurent
The Book Club Network
www.bookfun.org 

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41 comments:

  1. The book sounds interesting. I haven't written fiction, only Biblestudies at this point. It is interesting to see how God can use all types of writiers to get his point accross. May God bless you and the work you do.

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  2. What a interesting book this sounds like. I would love to read it. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Blessings,
    Jo
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  3. Love Andrea's books! Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview.
    Thanks and blessings,
    Karen
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  4. I thought I was following your blog, but apparently not! So now I am.:)
    Thanks again,
    Karen
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  5. Fantastic interview, not an author I have read yet.
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  6. I am a follower of your blog
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  7. What amazes me is that an author can just pick a time and a place.... like Arizona Territory in 1867... out of the blue and write. I know there must be much research to be done to get all the details about that specific place AND year accurate. Then, to write a story about the area in that year? WOW.
    PJ Williams
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  8. I love the fact that you chose Christian fiction over secular. Learning spiritual truths are the basis of Christian writing. I haven't read any of your books, either, but your books look very interesting.

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  9. I follow by email.

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  10. I enjoyed the interview very much and "Undaunted Faith" sounds like a remarkable book. Andrea, I like what you said about being princesses since we are children of the King of Kings and as such should act accordingly ~ thanks for the reminder!

    Blessings,
    Beverly
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  11. I am a follower of your blog.

    Beverly
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  13. I added a post about the drawing on your blog to my blog
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    Beverly
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  14. Thanks for the chance to win. :)
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  15. I'm a follower.
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  16. +1-I love Andrea's books! I also love what she said about being a princess, because after all I am a daughter of the King of Kings! So today this princess is going to get her nails done...sometimes we do and do for everyone else, and forget about doing anything for ourselves! Can't have a princess going around with ratty looking nails now, can we?:-)

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  17. +1- I am also a GFC follower.

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  18. +1- I am also a GFC follower.

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  19. +1- I am also a follower via email!

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  20. I just love it that you include our Lord in your writing!!!!!!
    I am most grateful to be included in this giveaway!

    Charlotte Kay
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    I am a GFC follower and subscriber

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  21. I love that the author is a christian writer and coach. Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  22. I would love to read this book...please enter me. Thanks!!
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  23. I follow via E mail.
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  24. I have also enjoyed Andrea's books. I was interested in how she researches the area in which the book is to take place. It always makes the book more interesting to me to know that I am getting a glimpse of a real place in history.

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  25. I am posting about this on my blog, too. http://musingsfrommyheart.blogspot.com/

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  26. I find it interesting how she chooses the settings for her books. I'd love to be entered. Thanks!
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  27. GFC Follower
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  28. Andrea, I am glad that you stay with clean Christian inspirational romances. I was caught in the trap as a Christian of reading the secular romances with all the raw sex. It is as wrong as the act out of marriage. I am so glad that in this day and age we have clean Christ filled romances to read. Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Debbie Clark
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  29. I have become a follower of your blog.

    Debbie Clark
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  30. Enjoyed the interview, and your upcoming book sounds wonderful too.....like romance novels!!
    Blessings.....Joy
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  31. My sister is near Milwaukee. I love reading books where the author is familiar with the area--they are usually more descriptive in the settings.

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  34. I love this story and can't wait to read. Thanks for stopping by to chat and share Audrea.
    Please add my name to the drawing.

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  37. I am an old follower via GFC

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  38. Thanks for the interview....and I am not a writer, but a reviewer, and I wish I knew more about self editing for my reviewing.....though its not as much to edit!!
    Blessings.....Joy
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  39. Would love to read it! Thanks for the interview!

    Gail Mundy

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  40. Enjoyed the interview, Nora. Would love to read the book.

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