Month: May 2016

If you enjoy historical fiction or nonfiction,then you need to get acquainted with Lana Higginbotham’s books. She’s not only a good storyteller, but Lana’s a diligent researcher of the history she weaves into her stories. She writes under the pen name, Lana Lynne.Lana Lynne Higginotham Bio Photo

Welcome, Lana, tell us how you got started writing.

I started writing on my mother’s typewriter during a period of childhood illness at the age of ten. My High School Creative writing teacher remains one of my greatest inspirations. I write historical Fiction and non-fiction. I grew up in a family who loves heritage and history. My fascination with both started early.

Lana, you’ve published three novels, but your latest book is nonfiction. Can you share some details with us.

My fourth book is a departure from my normal genre of historical fiction. A reader approached my table at a book signing with an unexpected question, “Would you ever consider doing a nonfiction?” This lovely lady introduced me to her mother. I traveled to Slidell, Louisiana to meet Mary K. Felder. Her true WWII love story captured me from the moment I interviewed her. I longed to meet her late husband.Lifebetweentheletters (1) She shared copies of hundreds of the letters they exchanged during 1945. Our journey of writing their story started and unfolded with many blessings along the way. Mary is now 90 years young and doing well. We do book signings together when we can. Barnes and Noble in Mandeville, Louisiana hosted us for a second time on May 14, 2016. Mary loves meeting our readers and sharing a bit of their story in person. We delight in encouraging aspiring writings of all ages.

Where did you get the ideas for your novels?

My combined love of history and reading stirred the storyteller in me long ago. The “what-ifs” lure my imagination, and I find my characters playing hide and seek within that creative pairing. The theme of faith during adversity remains an integral part of each story.

Where can readers purchase your books?

All of my books are available via Amazon and Barnes nd Noble. My first two historical fiction novels: Home Always Beckons and Trails of Change, as well as the nonfiction: Life Between the Letters, co-written by Mary Felder are also available via Tate Publishing’s website. Sunbeams at Twilight is also available through EBOOKIT.COM.

Thank you, Lana, for sharing your stories with us today.

Lana has graciously offered a copy of her book, Sunbeams at Twilight to one lucky reader of this blog. Just leave a comment below and one name will be chosen for a free copy of the book.SUNBEAMS-Cover (1)

 

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Heaven’s Touch in Earthly Tales

Delia Latham is a born-and-bred California gal, currently living in East Texas with her husband Johnny. She’s a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and Outside 2 cropped (72)author of inspirational romance. But above all, she treasures her role as child of the King and heir to the throne of God. She’s got a “thing” for Dr. Pepper and absolutely loves hearing from friends and readers.

How did you get started writing?

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something. As a child, I never went anywhere without a pencil and notebook. In third grade, I won an essay writing contest…and that was when I knew I wanted to be a writer “forever and always.”

What kind of books do you write and why?

I write inspirational romance. Why? Romance is what I like to read to escape, but I don’t like bodice rippers and graphic sex that makes me blush sitting in my own living room—so inspirational romance works for me. Besides, I think there’s a ministry in it. A lot of people don’t understand how there can be a ministry in romance, but comments from my readers suggest otherwise. I guess it’s one of those things that is best understood by actually reading an inspirational romance book.

Tell us about your newest book.

Spring Raine is the first of four books in the Paradise Pines Series, set in the beautiful town of Cambria, on California’s Central Coast. Miss Angelina love either owns or manages the Lodge. No one seems to know for sure. She maySpring Raine_72 or may not be an angel, but no one’s got any real proof of that either. One thing that is absolutely certain is that no one stays at the Lodge for the required 3-month contract period without being changed—usually both heart and soul.
I will add a note about my latest book, At First Sight. I was excited and honored to hear that it recently won the Clash of the Titles annual Laurel award—which means a lot to me because this a reader-judged contest. Readers are the ultimate judges, are they not? 

Where do you get your ideas?

I have to give all the credit to God, because I’m simply not that imaginative on my own. My ideas usually come to me right out of the blue. Sometimes I actually dream them. Now and then—as in the case of Paradise Pines—I simply fall in love with a location and build lives and stories around it. Once God gives me a starting point, I just go with it—following His lead, of course, otherwise…why bother? 

Where can readers purchase your books?

All of my books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble online, CBD and publisherAtFirstSight_mjpg direct, through Pelican Book Group.

Delia, thanks so much for sharing your story and your books with us. To learn more about Delia, visit her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and her blog.

Delia will give an ebook of one of her titles to a lucky reader. Just leave a comment below along with your email address to be entered in the giveaway.