Two guests this week–Ruth Axtell Morren and Cheryl Wyatt

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The Rogue's Redemption cover
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We have two author guests this week. I will be posting an interview on Wednesday for Ruth Axtell Morren. The Rogue’s Redemption will be in a drawing this week, which will close on Sunday evening. If you are interested please either comment on the blog with your email address included or email me at


Ruth Axtell Morren has written five books for Steeple Hill Publishing with four more scheduled in 2008.
Her second book, Wild Rose, was selected a 2005 “Top Ten Christian Fiction” by the American Library Association’s Booklist.
Her first book, Winter Is Past, was spotlighted by Christian Retailing magazine.

She has been writing for seventeen years. She studied comparative literature at Smith College and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Following college, she spent a year in the Canary Islands teaching English before moving to Miami, Florida where she worked in international development. It was in Florida in 1983, that Morren came to accept Jesus Christ as her savior. She also met her future husband there. The couple moved to the Netherlands, where she completed her first manuscript.

She gained recognition as an unpublished writer in 1994, when her second manuscript finaled in the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Contest.

After six years, she and her family moved back to the United States, settling on the down east coast of Maine, where Morren had spent summers as a child. There, she completed three more manuscripts, before she got “the call” in 2003. Steeple Hill Books offered her a three-book contract for their new line of inspirational women’s fiction.

In 2005, Ruth and her husband returned to the Netherlands with their three children. Recently, Ruth’s third book, Lilac Spring, was translated into Dutch and Afrikaans. Wild Rose will appear in Dutch in early 2008. Winter Is Past has been published in Italian by Harlequin Books. In the spring of 2008, Ruth will be one of the debut authors for Steeple Hill’s new Love Inspired Historical line with her Victorian story, Hearts in the Highlands. She continues to write single titles for Steeple Hill’s women’s fiction line as well. Her February 2008 release is entitled The Rogue’s Redemption, which continues the series she began with her first regency, Winter Is Past..

Books: Books scheduled for 2008:
Winter Is Past 2003 The Rogue’s Redemption, 2/08
Wild Rose 2004 Hearts in the Highlands, LIH, 4/08
Lilac Spring 2005 The Making of a Gentleman, 8/08
Dawn in my Heart 2006 A Man Most Worthy, LIH, 10/08
The Healing Season 2007

Cheryl Wyatt is my guest author on Friday, February 29th, leap year day which only occurs every four years. I will be posting her testimony on Friday. She will be giving away her March LI called A Soldier’s Family. Her first book, a LI, appeared in January. The first in her series is called A Soldier’s Promise. Both books are a Top Pick for the RT national magazine and received a 4 1/2 star review. Way to go, Cheryl! If you want to be entered in her drawing for A Soldier’s Family, either leave a comment with your email address or email me at