Everyone’s Story welcomes a new guest for this neighborhood, inspirational author Ann Mock. I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Ann through Twitter and am so happy she accepted my invitation to be my guest this week. Enjoy Ann’s video and excerpt from her novel The Union of the North and South and be sure to check out her interview, plus her dynamic Giveaway. Ann and I are looking forward to chatting with you.
**Also, I’m pleased and honored to share some personal news with you. See below Ann’s blog feature**
Ann is offering 1 randomly chosen commenter 1 audio book of The Union of the North And South. The winner will be announced here on Friday, February 24th between 5-6 PM EST.
** For Giveaways: it’s not necessary to insert your private email information within comments.
Excerpt from The Union of the North and South:
Questions for Ann Mock:
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been writing?
I live in Tallahassee, Florida, with my husband Dave. Twenty-two years ago I visited a Southern mansion in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that had survived the War Between the States because it had been used as a hospital for wounded soldiers. I was fascinated by a Union cannonball that was still lodged in the doorframe over a century later. This inspired me to start my novel, “The Union of the North and the South.” A few years ago I traveled on a Mississippi steamboat, which gave me fresh ideas that allowed me to finish a novel I had started over years ago.
What do you hope readers will take from your latest book?
The Union of the North and the South is a romance and suspense Christian novel set in the South in the 1870’s. This is a story of Laura who overcomes personal tragedy, but is forced to hide a secret that, if revealed, will cause her great heartache. She experiences a number of crises that challenge her faith and encourage her to make her former enemies become allies while she deals with her secret. Can she find the strength to forgive as well as love again?
Besides entertaining the readers, I hope they will come to realize there is power in forgiveness and it can bring much happiness to your life.
What’s next for you?
My goal was simply to finish the book and produce a product that readers would enjoy.
I haven’t decided if I will do a sequel. Writing a book was more work than I ever dreamed it would be, but I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I was so honored to earn the five star rating from Readers’ Favorite book review company and if I am well received you never know…
What do you do when you aren’t writing?
My husband and I enjoy ballroom dancing and go dancing at least four times a week. We also enjoy traveling, particularly cruising, where we get to dance. The river cruises in the United States are a particular favorite. I also love to read with my little dog Happy curled up in my lap.
Ann’s Ah-hahs To Tweet:
#InspirationalRomance author Ann Mock @atmmock Speaks Out: The Power of Forgiveness (Tweet This)
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Ann Thigpen Mock grew up in Tallahassee, where she graduated from Leon High School before attending FSU. She is the mother of four and the grandmother of five. The only ones left at home now are Ann’s husband, Dave, and her faithful canine companion, Happy. Ann enjoys ballroom dancing and cruising on oceans and rivers both in Europe and the United States. Some of her favorite trips were on Mississippi steamboats which visited sites that inspired her first novel. She was very pleased when The Union of the North and the South received the Readers’ Favorite five-star seal in 2014. In 2015 The Union of the North and the South earned Honorable Mention in Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest in the Romance-Christian category.
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Ann and I look forward to your comments.
I’m honored that my novel Always With You
is up for the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.
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