Cynthia Roemer Speaks Up!

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Everyone’s Story welcomes inspirational author Cynthia Roemer. Cynthia and I met online in all things writerly and I’m thrilled she’s my guest this week. I’m also excited to learn that he debut novel, Under this Same Sky (don’t you just love that title!) is book 1 of the Prairie Sky Series. I hope you’ll enjoy a good cup of coffee or cocoa as you read how God worked in Cynthia’s life to get her published. Also, check out her  BookGiveaway offer! We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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BookGiveaway:

Cynthia is offering 1 randomly chosen commenter 1 ebook of Under this Same Sky. The winner will be announced Friday morning EST on November 24th.

** For Giveaways: it’s not necessary to insert your private email information within comments.

Book Blurb: Under This Same Sky

      ~ She thought she’d lost everything ~ Instead she found what she needed most. ~

Illinois ~ 1854

Becky Hollister wants nothing more than to live out her days on the prairie, building a life for herself alongside her future husband. But when a tornado rips through her parents’ farm, killing her mother and sister, she must leave the only home she’s ever known and the man she’s begun to love to accompany her injured father to St. Louis.

Catapulted into a world of unknowns, Becky finds solace in corresponding with Matthew Brody, the handsome pastor back home. But when word comes that he is all but engaged to someone else, she must call upon her faith to decipher her future.

 

YOUR DREAM ~ GOD’S TIMING by Cynthia Roemer

We all have dreams…those driving pulses that spur us to action and set our souls afire. Whether small or great, each of us has deep-seeded wishes we’d like to fulfill. For me, it’s writing. Nothing ignites my creative energies like sitting down at my computer and pouring out words that prayerfully will encourage and strengthen others in their faith.

My thirst for writing began when I was 16 when, through the prompting of my high school English teacher, I entered a short-story contest at a local collage. My short-story won first place, and I was hooked. I knew then, the Lord was calling me to write.

While in college, I began to do research for the historical novel I had churning around in my mind. By the time I graduated, I had written a rough draft of Under This Same Sky, yet my dream of seeing it in print took a back seat as I took a job, married, and raised our two sons. Though I continued to write articles and short-stories for various Christian publications, my novel lay tucked away untouched for a number of years.

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In 2012, over twenty years later, my dream of writing novels was revived. With the help of critique partners and online courses through the American Christian Fiction Writers group, I began fine-tuning my writing skills and entering contests. In August of 2016, I met with the owner/publisher of Mantle Rock Publishing who requested a book proposal and later a full manuscript. In September of 2016, MRP offered me a two-book contract. In April 2017, nearly thirty years after I’d penned the original draft, Under This Same Sky was released, though a much different version than the original.

The Lord had at last allowed my dream to become a reality!

Though my dream all these years has been to be a published novelist, my goal has always been to touch lives through my writing. And, while I had to wait three decades for my dream to be realized, my goal of touching lives was fulfilled each time the Lord enabled me to write an article, short story, or devotional that sowed seeds of hope and encouragement into reader’s lives.

Under This Same Sky seeks to assure readers that God can take our deepest heartaches and bring about blessing if we allow them to draw us closer to Him. I wanted readers to know that no matter what they are going through in life, the Lord is there with them, cheering them on and offering strength and comfort.

All my life I’ve witnessed people trying to blame God for tragedy and loss. In Becky Hollister, I created a character who lost everything, including a portion of her faith, but who clung to the one hope that God still cared. Much of the internal part of the story is the Lord gently wooing Becky back to Him through the experiences she undergoes and people she encounters.

The novel’s key verse is Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.” Under This Same Sky allows readers to walk alongside Becky as she journeys from the depth of despair to a place of acceptance and understanding.

Whatever your dream in life may be, I encourage you to pursue it, but to allow the Lord time to ripen and mature it. Don’t try to rush it. Instead, enjoy the journey. Let God open the doors and bring about the fruit in His good timing. And while you’re awaiting your dream, don’t forget to make it your goal to touch others’ lives in whatever way the Lord deems best!

Cynthia’s Ah-hahs To Tweet:

Like #ChristFic historical novels? Meet @cynthiaroemer, author of Under This Same Sky. #BookGiveaway (Tweet This)

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Author @cynthiaroemer: How did her dream to become published differ from her goal? (Tweet This)

Author’s Bio:

Cynthia Roemer is an award winning inspirational author with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of readers. A free-lance writer since 1988, she has over 100 short stories and articles printed in various Christian publications. Her love of history and writing culminate in this, her debut novel. Under This Same Sky is Book One in her upcoming Prairie Sky Series. Cynthia writes from her family farm where she resides with her husband, Marvin, and their two college-aged sons.

Places to connect with Cynthia:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Amazon Author Page

Cynthia and I look forward to your comments.

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🎄 Look for And You Came Along to release December 2nd ☃️

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