Amanda Stephan is a stay at home, home schooling mother and author who loves to do many different things. Be it playing baseball with her family or church group, to canoeing down the river, to sewing and embroidering, she finds many things peak her interest. But her passion is writing. She currently lives in Columbia, TN, with her real-life hero husband, two children, three cats, one dog, and quite a few chickens!
Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth. Right now, I’m in the schoolroom at my computer desk. (Yes, I’m having fun while the kids are doing school!) I’m wearing black pants, purple shirt, and a white sweater.
What is one of the most interesting things you’ve learned when researching a story? You’re going to think I’m sick, but here goes. It’s amazing what can kill a person ~ not going into details, but sometimes it’s the simplest things that can do it. No, I’m not planning on murdering someone, I’m actually doing research for a new book in the series I’m writing right now. J
Many writers will say they see stories all around them. Is there any place unusual you’ve found a story? I think the most unusual places I’ve seen a story come alive in my mind, was while we were at church. I was supposed to be listening to the preacher, and wham! Something he said struck my fancy, and a new story was born.
What is your favorite part of writing? WRITING! Seriously though, I like being in control of most of my characters destinies. I love the writing process, but especially when a character comes alive and pretty much announces his or her own story.
Did anyone inspire you to write or was this something you always wanted to do? I have always loved to write. It’s therapeutic, I suppose. But, my husband does inspire me to write as well. He’s the hero in every one of my stories. I love that man!
If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why? ELIZABETH BENNET! This woman is the epitome of beauty, wit, sarcasm, and romance. Who else can last for almost 200 years?!
What is something that very few people know about you? I can pinch HARD with my toes. My mother taught me how! J
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair) I’d have to say my favorite item would be my computer. I can survive without one, but honestly, it makes writing my books so much easier!
Thank you Debbie, for inviting me here today! It’s been fun!
Carly Richards is on the run. For the last two years, she's skipped from town to town, ducking her dangerous and well-informed ex-fiance every few weeks, never settling anywhere for long. With the death of her parents, Carly's vulnerability made her trust a man with an attractive facade, now that same man tracked her across the country, always nipping at her heels, preventing her from reaching out to anyone other than her God. Now she's in Montana, and surely that is far enough away from Texas and her abusive past that she can rest. But her emotional scars are reluctant to heal, and Carly resists the friendliness of those in the small town she lights upon, especially handsome farmer Joe Baird. Without a car and money, though, she has little choice but to dig in and begin building back up her savings so she can run once more. Caught in the circumstances, the kind people around her begin to creep into her softening heart. God is at work, and she has to trust him to not only take care of her, but care for the people she is learning to love. Carly must learn the Price of Trust.
Congratulations Amy! Winner of A Suitor for Jenny.
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