Isn't the cover art gorgeous? Here's what the book's about:
A young architect at a prestigious Chicago firm, Bethany Quinn has built a life far removed from her trailer park teen years. Until an interruption from her estranged mother reveals that tragedy has struck in her hometown and a reluctant Bethany is called back to rural Iowa. Determined to pay her respects while avoiding any emotional entanglements, she vows not to stay long. But the unexpected inheritance of farmland and a startling turn of events in Chicago forces Bethany to come up with a new plan.
Katie has graciously agreed to visit by blog and chat a bit.
What would you like to tell us about Wildflowers from Winter?I like to call it Co Ro Wo Fi. I’m declaring it an official genre. Contemporary Romance Women’s Fiction. Wildflowers from Winter is definitely a mingling of the two. In a nutshell, it’s a coming-home love story set in small town Iowa about the bonds of friendship and God’s ability to bring beauty from the barren seasons in our lives.
What’s your favorite season and why?
Summer! I’m sure some of it has to do with being a kid and a teacher and forever associating summer with freedom. But I also love it because I hate wearing shoes and socks and makeup, and I love playing squirt guns with my sun and sitting on the porch swing out back, reading a good book while he hunts for bugs. You just can’t do that sort of thing in the winter.
Which compliment related to your writing has meant the most and why?
Ooo, that’s tough! So far I’ve been very fortunate to receive a lot of encouraging reviews and feedback, all of which mean the world to me. I love hearing that readers couldn’t put my book down or stayed up all night to read it. That always makes me smile.
But if I had to pick the one that has meant the most, it would have to be this: Overall, my favorite element of the book was the glory it brought to the Author of creation.
It reminded me why I’m doing this. Not for my glory. But for His. I’m humbled that God would choose to use little old me and my little old story to draw hearts nearer to Him.
Katie, what's your favorite chore?
I feel like this question should be an oxymoron. Is there such a thing as a favorite chore? Okay, if I had to pick one, it would be cleaning our kitchen. There is something so satisfying about having a clean, crumb-less kitchen. And also because it’s the only time I get to watch TV. We have a very small kitchen TV and I like watching reruns of favorite shows while I sweep and sanitize.
How can readers find your book on the Internet?
Very easily! They can check out the my website, which has links to various online retailers and a lot of fun extra bonus features for those who enjoy the story. For those looking for a quick link, you can find Wildflowers on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Christianbook.com.on
Katie has kindly agreed to give a copy of Wildflowers from Winter to one of my readers. Leave a comment for Katie, and I'll draw a winner over the weekend.
Congratulations, Heather Kopp! You won a copy of Wildflowers from Winter.