June Foster - the Roving Writer
Welcome June! I'm curious to hear how your interest in writing originated!
After I retired from teaching, I found a story lurking in my head. I could even see the characters and what they were doing. Yet, I didn't think anything about it. One day I told my daughter about the story. Her casual remark that I should write it was the spark I needed. That was in November 2009. I began pounding on my Toshiba laptop, read every "how to" book I could get my hands on, and joined ACFW. I can only contribute it to God putting the desire in my heart, because I'd never been interested in writing before.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
When I first started writing, I think my husband thought I'd lost my mind, but he's been so supportive. My debut novel, Give Us This Day, will be available in two more days at the time of this writing, and he promises to download it to his Kindle. My oldest daughter and granddaughter have both promised to download it. My youngest daughter read Give Us This Day before I had a contract on it.
Do you have a favorite object pertinent to your writing?
Well, since I write inspirational romance, my characters discover God's plan for their lives by the end of the story but not without many missteps. So I keep my Bible nearby so I can offer the characters direction.
What do you love about your latest book?
In Give Us This Day, Jess Colton finds victory in his life over his addictive personality and the compulsion to overeat. I love it when characters listen to their advisors and the word of God for healing.
Can you tell us something behind-the-scenes about this book that the readers would love to hear - something not easily found on your website?
The town of Bellewood in the Bellewood Series is based on Bellevue, Washington, and many other parts of the Seattle area.
What type of scene do you enjoy writing the most?
I love to write scenes where the level of conflict is high or when the character has to make a choice - to go God's way or follow their own desires. For example in Give Us This Day, Holly Harrison must forgive her old boyfriend. She was on the back of his motorcycle when they had an accident, and she lost the lower part of her left leg. She tells him about his baby she lost to miscarriage the same night. The tension is high and both characters must change and grow as a result of the encounter.
In As We Forgive, the hero, young pastor Tim Garrett has to choose whether he's going to give in to the advances of a beautiful woman who's a new Christian or do it God's way. Though he loves her, he knows God's plan is for intimacy to be confined to marriage. Tim makes the right choice.
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