Today's blog tour is for Faith Blum, a very talented, Christian Western author whom I met on an awesome writing forum called Holy Worlds (someplace that I need/want to visit and spend more time on!). An avid reader, Faith started writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading, crafting, playing piano, moderating on the Holy Worlds Historical Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?). As a history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West, Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have. You can find Faith on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
For this tour, I got to ask Faith two questions! Yay!
Faith, if you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Faith - Can I choose two? Both of them have affected me and helped me in different ways. Aubrey Hansen helped me a lot when I had questions about self-publishing and she formatted my first book for me. Jaye L. Knight was kind enough to beta-read Be Thou My Vision and gave me lots of good suggestions that I am super grateful for. She also wrote a book about self-publishing under a different pen name (Molly Evangeline) that helped me a lot.
And what book are you reading now?
Faith - Calming the Storm by Melanie Snitker. It’s a contemporary romance book about a young woman who has had nothing go right for her and a professor who finally found out what God wanted him to do. It’s awesome so far!
"The church was empty when I dragged myself out of the pew and headed out the door. As I opened the door, the corner of my eye caught a flicker of movement which I chose to ignore. I walked down the steps and was nearly bowled over by two wild boys. With arms grown strong and quick from man-handling two brothers growing up, I grabbed the two boys before they had a chance to escape me."
Oh, and by the way. Did I mention that today is also Faith's birthday??
Happy Birthday Faith!
I was going through the pictures I had taken over the summer, and I found several good ones of my various different plants. This is not all my plants, mind you. I have many, many more (besides being known as the "Crazy Author" I am also known as "The Crazy Plant Lady"). These pictures were the best of the best for sharing, however. Except for one. I tried and tried and tried to get a picture of "Angel", a fern I saved from Wal-Mart a few months ago. But no matter what I did, how I placed her, or where I put her, she just refused to smile and give me a nice picture. She's a brat like that. I save her from a fate worse than death at Wal-Mart and what thanks do I get?? None. So, her picture is featured at the bottom. I just had to put it in, just because she looks so hideous compared to the rest. Thankfully, all my other plants are much more grateful and very photogenic.
This is "Spike", a cactus that my Granny brought from work for me one day. I actually pet him sometimes and he quite enjoys it. His pot is where the kids tend to collect rocks and bugs of all sorts. But Spike doesn't mind. I think he likes the habitat they've built for him from their collections.
Author of the fantasy series, Tales of the Wovlen, Kathryn spends a great deal of time in the world of her imagination, having tea with fire breathing dragons, writing books on flying space ships, and practicing her mad scientist laugh with gusto. However, on occasion,she returns to this world just to play with her dog and blog about her fun.
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