Let’s Chat! Author Andrea Boyd

Welcome, Everyone! And Welcome, Andrea Boyd!

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Andrea Boyd

This week the guest-of-honor spot in our chat circle is reserved for Andrea Boyd, who writes fantasy and contemporary romance novels. 

**Join the chat below and you may win an ebook copy of Andrea’s contemporary romance novel, Irresistibly Yours.** (Click to Tweet!)

**Congratulations to Tammy Hesler, this week’s drawing winner!**

“Real Life” for Andrea Boyd

Unfortunately, I was told at an early age that because of medical reasons, I wouldn’t have children. But God had other plans and blessed me with three.

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onsequently, my sole focus before becoming a writer was to raise those three blessings. Then, like most empty-nesters, after the last one moved out of my house I wondered what would be next for me. That’s when God called me to write. (Click to Tweet!)

Andrea Boyd’s Debut Experience

Securing-Aisling_Andrea BoydWith traditional publishing, it takes a long time from the moment your book is ready until it makes it to print. I was in my late forties when I finished my first book. Securing Aisling. Time seems to run out faster at this age.

After praying about it, I decided to publish the book myself. Indie publishing has its own set woes, but it is also very satisfying.   

What’s up with Andrea Boyd at Present 

Kingdoms-Of-Learnley-series_Andrea BoydBesides Securing Aisling, the Kingdoms of Kearnley series includes Healing Gilvary and Restoring Dermot. (Click to Tweet!) 

Also I have two contemporary romance series going on.

Sweet Tea Holiday Collection

Heart's Desire-by-Andrea BoydIn addition, I have one book in the Sweet Tea Holiday Collection so far. Heart’s Desire focuses on New Year’s Eve, and I am working on a Christmas story to go next in the series.

Walden Beach Series

I just released the first book in the Walden Beach series. Irresistibly Yours is about Vivian Emerson, a woman who has suffered through one bad marriage and has no desire to try again. Then Bo Manning sweeps in with intensions of changing her mind.

The second book in that series is also in the works.

How to Find Andrea Boyd

Purchases 

Website

Facebook 

Newsletter 

Amazon Author Page

Bookbub

Twitter

Goodreads 

Instagram

Giveaway by Andrea Boyd

Irresistibly-Yours_by-Andrea BoydFinally, one eBook copy of Irresistibly Yours goes to someone who joins the chat by commenting below. 

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Dear Lord, we acknowledge You as the eternal Creator of everything—including the family. Against all odds, You blessed Andrea with three children, and she responded by gratefully devoting her life to them. Now You’re blessing her with a writing career. We pray You’ll expand Andrea’s territory by blessing each word she writes for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake ~

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Andrea Boyd

  1. Perrianne Askew

    Love your atoryline and the cover. Thanks formthe overview.

     
     
    1. And thank you for joining us, Perrianne. You’ve encouraged Andrea and me both.

       
       
    2. Thanks!

       
       
  2. Tammy Hesler

    Love your story.. Your books look very exciting! Best of luck to you in the future

     
     
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tammy! Love seeing you here. God bless.

       
       
    2. Thanks!

       
       

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Let’s Chat! Author Rachel Skatvold

Welcome, Readers!

Meet Rachel Skatvold, author of Christian contemporary romance. Welcome, Rachel! 

Rachel’s giving away an ebook copy of her latest release, Guardian of Her Heart, to someone who joins the conversation below. You may also share a Facebook post or a tweet to qualify for the drawing. But be sure to tag me when you do. Or use the “Click to Tweet” links below, which makes tweeting super easy and tags us automatically.

Rachel Skatvold Before Writing

I come from a big family and we have lived in Kansas City, Missouri since I was two years old. Now our family has grown even bigger since my brother and sisters have gotten married and have children. It always looks like a block party on my parents’ street when we have family get-togethers. (Click to Tweet!) 

My husband and I married ten years ago. We have two boys that I home school. Our lives are very busy, but fun.

A Debut for Rachel Skatvold

My first book is actually still a work in progress. I submitted it to a few publishers and it got through one round of selections with one editor. In the end it was rejected because they said I didn’t have a big enough platform to promote the book.

At  first, I was discouraged, but an idea for a second book, Beauty Within, popped up. This one actually started on my blog. I posted a chapter every week for my followers and read their comments to grow in my writing. However, when the story came to an end, I got such a good response that I self published it as a novella in 2014. That book flourished and grew into a three-novella series—Riley Family Legacy! (Click to Tweet!)

As for my first book, I realized it wasn’t ready for publication yet. That one is still close to my heart but on the backburner for the moment.

What’s up With Rachel Skatvold Now?

After my three book series, an idea for a contemporary western romance series developed. 

Hart Ranch Series

The first book in the Hart Ranch Series, Escaping Reality, follows the lives of the Hart family on their family land in Montana. (Click to Tweet!) A young movie star stumbles upon the ranch and disturbs their peaceful life, but God has big plans in mind.

The second in this series, Chasing Embers, is set to release in August 2018.

Also, I write as contributing author in the Whispers in Wyoming Series which has seven books so far.

All of my books are romances but I weave in deeper themes of faith and family throughout the storyline. I’m excited for the future and what God has in store for my writing ministry.

How to Find Rachel Skatvold and Her Books

Website

Amazon Author Page

Facebook

Twitter

Goodreads

To Purchase Rachel’s Books: Amazon

And don’t fail to comment below. Post on Facebook or Twitter for a chance to win Guardian of Her Heart! 

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Lord, we bow before You in praise and gratitude for how You use us for the Cause of Christ. We writers of Christian fiction are privileged to weave Your story into ours. And readers of Christian fiction are inspired as the various facets of the Gospel unfold on the page. Please bless every single word Rachel writes for You. And bless us in the reading.
~ For Jesus’ sake

 

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13 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Rachel Skatvold

  1. Rose Blackard

    I enjoyed the interview and the pictured. I just love that you both love the Lord and honor him through your writing. Thanks so much!

     
     
    1. Hi, Rose. So glad to have you chat awhile. I hope you’ll come back and we’ll get to be better and better friends. God bless!

       
       
    2. Thank you for coming by and commenting, Rose. I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview. Blessings. ~Rachel

       
       
  2. Tanja

    It’s amazing, how God opened a platform for you and your ministry!

     
     
    1. Hi, Tanja! Seeing your name put a big smile on my face. Yes, isn’t it wonderful how God works through us and ahead of us (and even behind us, cleaning up our messes 🙂 You’re entered into the drawing, my friend.

       
       
    2. Hi Tanya! Yes, it always amazes me how God works things out for good. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Blessings. ~ Rachel

       
       
    3. Hi again, Tanja. When I first saw your name as a commenter, I immediately thought you were a friend in Switzerland. So my reply might have seemed a bit overboard 🙂 I realize now I’ve met a new Tanja. And I’m tickled pink.

       
       
  3. Marilyn R

    The interview and pictures added a lot to Rachel Skatvold’s interview. Thank you for sharing. Blessings on your writings–I appreciate books with a faith message and God’s love.

     
     
    1. Hi Marilyn! Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. Blessings! ~ Rachel

       
       
    2. Welcome, Marilyn! I’m right there with you about books with messages of faith and God’s love. I can’t imagine life without God, so reading stories without Him lack weightiness for me. If a story doesn’t reach soul-deep, it doesn’t reach deep enough. Thank you for visiting with us. God bless you!

       
       
  4. Becky Smith

    I forgot that Rachel lives in Kansas City! I may have even driven past her home! Great interview & I loved the photos!

     
     
    1. Hi, Becky! Great to see you in our circle this week. Small world, huh??!! You guys ought to get together. Have a party 🙂

       
       
    2. Hi Becky! I didn’t know you lived in the Kansas City area either! That’s great that we live so close. We used to live in the northland but now we live further north out in the country. Nice and quiet. Thanks for stopping by!

       
       

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