Today I'm excited to present one of my favorite authors, Robin Lee Hatcher, here on Everything Writerly.
When I became a Christian in 1991, there wasn't a lot of Christian romance or Christian fiction available on the market. As the decade progressed, however, wonderful authors began emerging and their books, for me, were faith in action. With these authors' stories, I could walk with the characters and learn how Christians handled real issues.
Robin Lee Hatcher is one of those authors. God used her stories in my life--and others' lives. There is a reason she's a bestselling author.
A native Idahoan, award-winning & bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love (over 70 books). After fifteen years writing for the general fiction market and a change in her own heart, Robin began to write stories that included her Christian faith. Winner of the Christy, the RITA, the Carol, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice, and many other awards, she is also a recipient of the prestigious RWA Lifetime Achievement Award. Robin enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, reading books that make her cry, and watching romantic movies.
Learn more about Robin and her books on her website: http://www.robinleehatcher.com/
Now, let's find out how God sparked Robin's imagination for her latest book, Keeper of the Stars.
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Some stories begin with a memorable spark. This wasn’t one of those books. To be honest, it began with a desire for a change of seasons. My two previous novels in the Kings Meadow Romance series (Love Without End and Whenever You Come Around), plus my novella in the Year of Weddings series that is also set in Kings Meadow (I Hope You Dance), all took place during the summer. It was time for this mountainous area to experience something other than sunny and warm weather. And since Keeper of the Stars was set to release in January, I chose winter and snow!
Soon after that decision was made, I envisioned a cold, windy day in a cemetery (later that had to change to September for purposes of the story), and from there the premise for the novel began to unfurl in my mind.
Finally, I stumbled upon the image of the couple that ultimately became the cover for this book, and Penny and Trevor came to life in my imagination.
All of my writing has been dedicated to the Lord since 1997. So there wasn’t a specific reason God had me write Keeper of the Stars. Instead, He has called me, no matter what I write, to do it to please Him first.
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And that dedication shows in every story. Thank you, Robin.
Readers, you'll find Robin's books on Christianbook.com, Amazon.com and other online bookstores, as well as your local bookstores.
Don't forget to check out Robin's blog: http://www.robinleehatcher.com/_blog/