ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’m a former reporter turned author who loves all things funny and romancey. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, releases from Bethany House in September 2013. In addition to my nonprofit day job, I’m also the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists.
It all started when my dad, at the ripe old age of sixteen, picked up my mom up for their first date. She was thirteen. Thirteen!* Dad drove a cherry red car up the lane to my grandparents big ol’ green house and honked his horn…whereupon Mom jumped out of the apple tree she’d been waiting in and off they went…fishing. True story. (I’d give more details, but I’m saving it for a novella I plan to entitle Two Leaves. Mom, I really hope you read this.)
Four years of college, a few trips abroad and a stint as a reporter later, that dream is soon to be a reality. My debut novel, a romantic comedy titled Made to Last, is now out from Bethany House. Book two, Here to Stay, comes out on May 1, 2014.
In between writing and staring out the window brainstorming, I also work as a grant-writer at one of Iowa’s largest private nonprofits and serve as the marketing/events coordinator for My Book Therapy, a craft and coaching community for novelists founded by Susan May Warren.
And I love, love, love talking about finding our purpose and identity in Christ. (And well, okay, food, old movies, boots and scarves, my awesome nephew Ollie, and, fine, Tim Tebow, too.)
ABOUT THE BOOK
When a handsome reporter starts shadowing Miranda's every move, all his digging into her personal life brings him a little too close to the truth--and to her. Can the girl whose entire identity is wrapped up in her on-screen persona finally find the nerve to set the record straight? And if she does, will the life she's built come crashing down just as she's found a love to last?
If you'd like to read the first chapter of Made to Last, go HERE.
Miranda loves working at her home-building TV show, but when word gets around that it may be snatched away she would do anything to save it. Okay, maybe not everything, she defiantly doesn't want to marry someone to save it and boost ratings. She was thing something totally different, but it seems no one cares what she thinks and are willing to do what ever to save her show.
Matthew is always looking for a good story to report but hasn't succeeded yet. He's tried following a Senator around for a story but never really got what he wanted. He always gets thrown out of something. So when word of the famous Miranda Woodruff having a husband, it's Matthew Knox on the case. But is this story prove to be more than he can handled? Or does he have everything he needs to throw a loop in Miranda's life?
Maybe Miranda real finally find true love at last, but will it come at a cost?
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from CFBA.