Let’s Chat! Author Toni Shiloh

Welcome, Readers and Toni Shiloh!

This week we’re chatting with Toni Shiloh, author of eight novels. The latest is a yummy-looking Christian contemporary romance, Enduring Love.

Toni is giving away a digital version of Enduring Love to someone who joins our chat circle below. So pull up a chair, ya’ll!

Take it away, Toni!

Life, Toni Shiloh Style

Janet SimcicI’m a happy mom of two and a wife of thirteen years. Our family makes our home in Virginia and has for the past six years.

Prior to becoming an author, I served 6 years in the military. Afterward, I decided to get my bachelor’s in English and after taking a few creative writing classes, I knew what I wanted to do.

Toni Shiloh’s Debut

Toni ShilohMy first book was the novella, A Life to Live. I decided to write the novella because I felt like the word goal was something I could achieve for first time writing. Unfortunately, the company I wrote it for—who had an open call for submissions—declined my manuscript.

After much thought and prayer, I decided to Indie publish it. From there, I made the journey to become traditionally publish which has now lead me to be a hybrid author—publishing traditionally and independentaly.

What’s up With Toni Shiloh Now?

Right now I’m preparing for the launch of my eighth book, Enduring Love. It’s book three in my Maple Run series, which is published by Celebrate Lit Publishing. I’m excited to hear what readers think because I poured a lot of my heart into this one.

Maple Run Series, Books 2 & 3

The first book in the Maple Run series is Buying Love. And the second is Finding Love

How to Find Toni Shiloh and her Books

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Lord, You are Love. You are the Author of romance. We’re grateful as readers for authors like Toni who write stories showcasing the purity of Your style of romance. Bless every single word Toni writes for You.

~ For Jesus’ sake ~

15 thoughts on “Let’s Chat! Author Toni Shiloh

  1. Anita

    I’m excited to read Toni’s work. Looking forward to more new authors.

    1. It’s a delight to welcome you to the circle, Anita. You’re entered in the drawing! Winner announced tomorrow night here and on Facebook. I hope you’ll come back to visit.

  2. Marilyn

    Nice to see Toni on your blog, Linda. Congratulations to .Toni on her upcoming release with CL. God always know what is needed for His children who are following His Perfect Will for their life. Blessings to both of you.

    1. And it’s wonderful to see you here, Marilyn. Thanks for encouraging us!

    2. Blessings to you, Marilyn!

  3. Always fun to learn more about one of my favorite authors! Congratulations on your latest book, Toni. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Linda!

    2. It’s great to welcome you, Linda! Thank you for encouraging Toni—and me too.

  4. Thank you so much for having me!

  5. Sometimes an author knows themselves better than a publisher. Glad you were persistent and did not lose sight of your goal. My aunt, a poet, did the same as you. Matters not how the work gets out,but rather the importance that it did get published for others to enjoy. Hope to read your publications.

    1. Thank you, Jane!

    2. What wise, encouraging comments, Jane. Thank you.

  6. Enduring Love is a great story, filled with hope and love.

    1. Never too much hope and love, is there, Melissa? Thanks for joining us this morning.

    2. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, Melissa!


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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


Amazon Author Page




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


















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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