Our first Christian Fiction author, Rebekah Lyn, has stopped on by to share with us her published novels and works in progress, along with another enjoyment of hers—cooking and baking. She shares recipes on her blog, http://rebekahlynskitchen.wordpress.com, so stop on by to see what’s cooking.
Rebekah is a Christian with a heart for new beginnings. She is a Florida native and a graduate of Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fl. A love of history, research and journaling naturally led to a passion for writing. She enjoys traveling and has traveled extensively across the United States and Canada, as well as Europe and the Caribbean. Her reading tastes run from the classics to light fiction. Rebekah currently resides in Florida along with her "attack" cat, Mia.
Her current works include, Summer Storms, the first book in The Seasons of Faith series, and Julianne, the first book in The Coastal Chronicle series. She is currently working on Winter's End, the much-awaited sequel to Summer Storms.
Julianne is a story about a young woman’s struggle to find inner peace and spirituality. Julianne Finnegan has experienced relationship issues, career confusion, and is overshadowed by a successful sibling. Dissatisfaction is evident in every facet of her life.
She meets Oliver, a handsome young actor who struggles with demons of his own. Through her encounter with Oliver, Julianne begins to learn about faith in herself and in others, although she is faced with some difficult choices when a former love appears. Julianne is an exploration of the guidance we may seek in establishing relationships with others and a higher power.
What made you write Julianne?
Rebekah started writing Julianne out of frustration with her day job, and then she put it in a drawer for almost 10 years. A lot of Julianne's frustrations were based on her own career challenges, and it was cathartic to write about her out of that circumstance. When she started writing it, Rebekah didn’t know she was going to end up writing a story with a Christian message. When she was about halfway through, God showed her this and it was her strength and her opportunity to show the love and acceptance available through a relationship with Christ.
She started out planning to go the traditional publishing route with her first novel, Summer Storms, but it was taking a long time to reach agents, wait for them to get back to her, and then start all over again. Rebekah really felt that Summer Storms was a story that needed to be told and decided to take the plunge into self-publishing.
Links to where the book can be purchased:
Julianne Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdWAlorjKng&feature=plcp
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRebekahLyn
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Faith and Baking,