My guest today is June Foster. An award-winning author, June is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. June has written eleven Christian romances with more to come. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word.
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I'd like to encourage anyone over 55. You are not too old! Especially when God's got a purpose. Here's my story.
I was a teacher for 34 years then retired to go RV'ing with my husband. I suppose I thought the rest of my life would be a downhill slide to becoming an elderly senior citizen. Wrong!
During this time, I noticed a story lurking in my head. I could even see the characters and the setting in my mind—young professionals in northern California. The heroine had long, dark hair and the hero a wide smile and friendly nature. But he fooled the young Christian woman into thinking he embraced her faith.
A story in my head was an unusual phenomenon for me because I didn't consider myself a creative person. I'd written academically and with my job, but not fiction. God must've put the project in the wrong head.
The idea hung on for several years, and one day my daughter patiently listened as I told her the whole story. She smiled and said she approved, and I should write it. That was the spark God used to propel me down an unbelievable path—penning Christian romances.
At 65, I wrote my first novel and today, in 2016, I have eleven published and am working on number twelve. I'm both traditionally and self published.
When God calls us to a project, He'll provide the tools, the stamina, and the desire. Looking back now, I know I couldn't have ignored His call, and it's been the most rewarding time of my life.
Have you ever had God provide everything you
need for a project He asked you to do?
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June's latest book is Christmas at Raccoon Creek, a time travel romance.
Emily Eason wants to distance herself from her parents' opulent lifestyle in Birmingham, Alabama, and enjoy life in the rural village of Raccoon Creek and her fifties-style home. But after gazing into the little snow globe she purchased from Hardwicke's Drugs and Gifts, she finds herself transported to another time—her grandmother's era.
Lance Hardwicke is the pharmacist and owner of Hardwicke's Drugs. Four years of pharmacy school didn't allow for much of a social life. Gorgeous Emily Eason, nurse and resident of Raccoon Creek, has captured his attention. The next time she comes in the store, he's determined to ask her out. Maybe take her to Birmingham to see the Christmas lights in his brand new orange and white '53 Pontiac Pathfinder.
Can love span the fifty-year gap standing between them?
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