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 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 may 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 publisher direct, through Pelican Book Group.
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.