Author Interview: Nicole Sager

Hi Everyone. Today I have an author interview with Nicole Sager to share with you.

 

Hi Nicole. Welcome to my blog. Will you please tell me a little bit about yourself?

-Thank you for hosting me, Sarah! I’m a homeschool grad in my late-20s living with my family in the Midwest. I’ve been writing stories for 15-16 years, and published my first book, The Heart of Arcrea, when I was 23. I love reading historical Christian Fiction, and coffee is my favorite beverage!

 

What do you like best about writing?

-I love watching the story unfold. I usually have an idea of where to start and where to finish, but the middle tends to come piece-by-piece as I pray for wisdom. I love watching God pull it all together, and I’m honored that He allows me to play a small part in putting it on paper. Also, I find that the spiritual lessons my characters are learning somehow mirror what I’m learning in my own life, so for me to watch the story come together is also to watch a life-lesson get resolved.

 

What do you find is the hardest thing about writing?

-Haha! Waiting for the story to unfold in my mind so I can write it! God is still teaching me patience, so it’s hard to wait on His timing when I want to get the story done now!

 

What do you hope people get out of reading your books?

-My prayer has been that God will use each book to somehow bless each reader; that He would use my books as a tool in touching lives and drawing at least one person to Christ for salvation. I hope readers are encouraged as they walk alongside the characters to cultivate godly attributes in their own lives, and inspired in their walk of faith.

 

What inspired you to write the Arcrean Conquest series and the companion books, Hebbros and Burdney?

-About the time I came up with the name Druet, and wanted to write a story about a hero who was also a blacksmith, my little brother came up with the name Arcrea, and told me I could use it in a story if I wanted to. The story sprouted from there and continued to grow as more characters and places were introduced, each with a tale of their own to tell! Some of them are still waiting in line, anxious to share their story with readers. Unfortunately, Miss Sager hasn’t been able to keep up!

 

If you could only have one of your books published, which one would you choose? Why?

-Ooooh!! Tough question! Let me see… If you’ve read any of my recent interviews you’ve see that, several times now, I called Burdney my favorite. A lot of “me” went into that one and it holds a special place in my heart. However! If I could choose only one to publish I think I would end up picking The Heart of Arcrea. My first published novel, there’s just something about “Heart” that draws me back to it again and again. I think it offers readers simple examples in developing character that are nevertheless powerful if put into practice. The entire Arcrean journey started with the Heart, and I think if the other stories had not been published, readers would still have the ability to build on it with their own imaginations!

 

Thanks again for hosting me, Sarah! I love connecting with readers through any of my social media pages, so click on a link below, Like or Follow my page, and if you’re on Pinterest join the fun on my Arcrea Group Board (comment so I can add you!). I look forward to hearing from you!

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Author Interview: Espionage

    I am participating in a blog tour for Morgan Huneke’s new book, Espionage. You can see the schedule for the rest of the blog tour here.

 

About the book

Espionage“Sir Roland has invited us to visit for the Autumn Feast.”

 

“Do we have to go, Papa? I couldn’t feast with the most crooked politician in all of Briznom.”

 

As the daughter of a Briznomian vassal lord, Vannie Cumberland has spent her childhood immersed in the world of politics. Relations between Briznom and the neighboring country of Calhortz are strained due to the tyrannical rule of the strytes. A proposed alliance could calm relations between the two countries, but would come at the cost of Briznom’s freedom.

 

When her father’s political archenemy invites them to the Autumn Feast, Vannie uncovers an evil scheme endangering the life of someone close to her. Personal enmity comes to a dangerous head as Vannie struggles to expose the corruption and stop the alliance. Time is running out.

 

Events are becoming too big for her to handle. Will Sir Roland’s son help or will things finally spiral out of control?

 

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Author Interview

Welcome to my blog, Morgan. Will you tell me a little bit about yourself?

Thanks for having me! I’m a 20-year-old Christian children’s book author, a librarian, a seamstress, and a violinist. I was homeschooled from kindergarten through 12th grade, and graduated two years ago. I’ve been involved in politics since I was eight years old, and am a part of the campaign team that sent Barry Loudermilk to congress. I’m a conservative and I love history, particularly American history, and those interests and beliefs always manage to make it into my books. I’m passionate about restoring America and turning the people back towards God, and that’s why I write what I write.

 

What inspired you to write Espionage?

Primarily a dream I had. Somehow, that dream gave me the storyline, title, characters, and cover, and when you get a package deal like that, you can’t ignore it. I also needed to explore Briznom and understand the political climate. It’s going to be important in book 3 of Time Captives, so I had to understand it properly before finishing the trilogy.

 

How does this book fit in with the Time Captives series?

It’s set in the same world at the same time. It takes place around the end of The Crossways and the beginning of Crannig Castle. The Time Captives and slaves aren’t going to be enough of an army to overthrow the strytes, and one of the first places they would think to ask for help would be the neighboring country of Briznom. None of that will happen until Crannig Castle, but Espionage does help to set up for it. Also, the Espionage characters will cross over into Time Captives in the last book. Crannig Castle can be read without Espionage (I tested that out on family members and beta readers), but Espionage helps things to make more sense.

 

What was the hardest part about writing this book?

They needed evidence against the bad guys. I had no clue how they were going to get it. I took a couple weeks to type in the story up to that point (since I’d written it on notebook paper), talked it over with my mom, and figured it out. It was a comparatively easy book to write.

 

What did you like best about writing this book?

Vannie and Kyle. Those two are some of my favorite characters. They’ve got such vibrant personalities, and they complement each other perfectly. I loved their interaction and the way their friendship develops. I can’t wait to write more about them. Which may be why random scenes involving them keep popping up on my computer.

 

About the Author

 

Morgan Huneke

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Books have always been a big part of her life, never more so than when working at the local library. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics.

 

You can connect with Morgan on her website, blog, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest.

 

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