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Author Interview,  Giveaway,  Hope-filled Fiction

Author Interview with Meghann Whistler & a Giveaway

I grew up in Canada and moved to the U.S. for college. I met my husband on a blind date when I was finishing up graduate school in Boston, and it turned out that he was Canadian, too! We now live in Texas and have been married for almost eighteen years—boy, does time fly!

We have three children:

  • My oldest son just turned thirteen and is now as tall as me! He also broke his foot in January and his wrist in May! 😰
  • My middle son is eleven, and he wants to be a Monster Jam truck driver when he grows up! I’m shocked that he’s never broken a bone, because he’s my most active child, and he can be a daredevil, too! 
  • My littlest guy is eight, and he just knocked out two of his front teeth when he tripped and fell on a concrete path at school. He was very proud to tell me that, when it happened, he didn’t even cry. (His poor, sad mama might have made up for that, though… 🥺)

I write contemporary Christian romance. I’d never really enjoyed romance novels before I stumbled onto a couple of Christian romance novels by Linda Goodnight in 2017, but after I found her books, I was hooked on the whole genre!

I’ve always loved writing fiction and actually have a graduate degree in creative writing, but after I left grad school, I focused on my family and my career in software marketing. I wrote a women’s fiction novel back in grad school, and I wanted to write more books, but for fifteen years, I couldn’t nail down a plot well enough to start and finish another full-length project. 

I like writing Christian romance because the structure of a romance novel gives me a good starting point for figuring out my plot! Plus, who doesn’t love a happy ending? 😍😉😎

The setting of Their Unlikely Protector is a small, fictional town on Cape Cod called Wychmere Bay. It’s closely modeled after the real-life town of Harwich Port, where my grandparents lived and operated a small beachfront inn. I have tons of fond memories of visiting them there, and it was a pleasure to revisit those memories as I wrote this book. ❤️

I have three boys, but if my husband and I had had a girl, we would have named her Valerie, which is the name of the heroine in Their Unlikely Protector. I used it in this book because, now that I’m in my mid-forties, I know that I won’t be having another child!

Just being in the same room with her made him happy, like he was skimming the surface of the ocean at dawn—cool and deep, dark and beautiful. When he was with her, he felt settled. Centered. Essential in some primitive, hard-to-articulate way.

I love writing about my characters’ faith journeys. Watching them learn to trust God as they go through the trials and tribulations they’re facing in the book helps me better understand my own faith. I hope it does the same for my readers, too!

I do enjoy marketing (I used to be a marketing communications manager), but I do not enjoy social media! I find it very draining, and it’s too easy for me to get distracted, so I try not to spend too much time there.

I have a lot of fun with my newsletter, which is where I spend the majority of my marketing time. To put together my newsletters, which I typically send twice a month, I get to connect with other authors whose books I think my readers will enjoy, and I also get to interact with my readers. It truly is a joy!

I’m thrilled to have another book from Love Inspired coming out next March! This will be the fourth of my books set in Wychmere Bay, Cape Cod, and it features Pastor Nate Anderson, a widower with a twelve-year-old son. I don’t have the cover yet, but the title is The Pastor’s Hope.

Comment on @MeghannWhistler’s author interview by July 16 for a chance to win her upcoming #LoveInspired #newrelease, Their Unlikely Protector. #giveaway

Their Unlikely Protector book cover

Click the book cover for Amazon purchase link.You can also find it here.

To give two little boys a home…

She must take a chance on forgiveness.

The last person Valerie Williams expects to rescue her and her toddler twin brothers from a fiery blaze is Brett Richardson, her high school nemesis. But with her house burned down, Valerie is forced to stay at the same inn as Brett and work with him on the town festival. Now Brett has the chance to make things right, but can Valerie let go of the past to make way for a future together?

From Love Inspired: Uplifting stories of faith, forgiveness and hope.

Meghann Whistler writes sweet Christian romance novels that won’t make your grandmother blush. A hopeless romantic who met her husband on a blind date, Meghann has a passion for writing inspirational stories that demonstrate the power of love and grace.

Before settling down with her husband and raising three rambunctious boys, she earned an M.F.A. in creative writing from Emerson College. She loves to hear from her readers.

Connect with Meghann: Website / BookBub / Goodreads / Amazon

As a Jesus girl for more than thirty years, Deena Adams understands how important hope is to daily life, which fuels her passion to inspire others through hope-filled fiction based on true to life stories. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency and is a multi-award-winning writer, an active ACFW member, and ACFW Virginia president. Connect with Deena through her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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