I hope you're having a fantastic summer and you're reading lots of great books!! Today I have the pleasure of hosting Dana Mentink on my blog.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dana, below is her bio:
Dana Mentink is a two time American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award winner. She is the author of over thirty titles in the suspense and lighthearted romance genres. Her suspense novel, Betrayal in the Badlands, earned a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award and she has also been honored with a Holt Medallion Award of Merit. She is pleased to write for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense and Harlequin Heartwarming. Besides writing, she busies herself teaching third grade.
Mostly, she loves to be home with Papa Bear, Yogi, Boo Boo, an energetic doxie mix, a chubby box turtle, and a feisty parakeet.
Dana, please tell us how God inspired you to write your latest book.
"Fetching Sweetness came out of a question that the Lord continues to lay on my heart: How can I live out God's plan for my life?
"I'm a planner, you see. I love to lay out daily schedules and organize my life to suit myself. Sometime it consumes me to the point where I allow duties on my 'list' to overcome my sense of joy.
"Over the years, God has put several special dogs in my life and you know what I've learned from them? They are content. They do not worry about tomorrow or regret yesterday. They love today, this moment, the joy that God provides in each new morning.
How true, Dana. My yellow lab named Miley is so spoiled that she's become our 100 pound lap dog...at least, she thinks she's a lap dog. :)"Our current rescue dog Junie, is absolutely overjoyed to greet the day. I love that about dogs and I think God uses them to teach us a lesson. I know I've learned so much about love and life and it was an absolute blessing and privilege to explore those themes in the Paws for Love series."
So now give us a blurb about your book.
Standing Between Stephanie and Her Dream Is One Hundred Pounds of Lovable TroubleIt should have been so simple for Stephanie Pink: Meet up with Agnes Wharton in a small town in California, retrieve the reclusive author's valuable new manuscript, and be promoted to a full-fledged literary agent.But Agnes's canine companion, Sweetness, decides to make a break for it before Stephanie can claim her prize. Until Agnes has Sweetness safely back at home in Eagle Cliff, Washington, Stephanie will never set eyes on the manuscript she needs to make her dreams come true.
When Stephanie tracks the runaway mutt to a campground, she meets Rhett Hastings—a man also on the run from a different life and a costly mistake. Rhett agrees to help Stephanie search for the missing dog...thus launching a surprising string of adventures and misadventures.
The book sounds like a fabulous read. Thank you so much for visiting Everything Writerly today, Dana!Once Sweetness gets added to the mix, it's a recipe for love and loss, merriment and mayhem, fun and faith in the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest.
Readers, you can find out more about Dana by visiting her website at: http://www.danamentink.com/