Friday, July 15, 2011

with Ronie Kendig

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Ronie!
Is there a story behind this book?

Perhaps not in the way expected. However, about 6 years ago, I did write a story called Signal of Hope that contained the characters Danielle Roark and Canyon Metcalfe. But back then, Canyon was a pilot, Dani was demolitions expert. She escaped a prison, but she brought an entire village with her. I desperately wanted to see Canyon & Dani come to life in print, so I was delighted at the prospect (early on) of including Canyon on the Nightshade team, where he gave up his pilot wings and donned the green beret.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Oh, I love this question—there are so many good writers . For the most part, I read in three genre veins: thrillers, speculative, and historical. I read thrillers (love Robert Liparulo, Bob Hamer, Tom Morrissey/Gen Wm Boykin, Steven James, Tom Pawlik, Lis Wiehl…) but I love speculative writing too (Kathy Tyers, James L. Rubart, Karen Hancock, Stephen Lawhead, Ted Dekker’s Circle Trilogy, Mike Dellosso, Erin Healy). And then, I love a historical (which gives me a break from the rapid-fire pace of thrillers and writing my thrillers). Some of my favorite authors in this genre include Mary Connealy, MaryLu Tyndall, Lisa T. Bergren...

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
A combination of classical and rock—just like Skillet. But I love The Letter Black too. Or maybe something like Craig Morgan, who tells stories that matter through a solid song. Hm, as much as I love his latest album, I don’t’ think I could do country for an extended period of time. LOL

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
Anything involving confrontation. I am not a person who enjoys debate and I never ever want to hurt someone’s feelings, so be blunt and direct is often hard for me. I’ve learned over the years how to stifle my emotional side (briefly) to be logical and sensitive during a “confrontation.”

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
One of our family favorites is Sausage & Apples. Quick and delicious. In a 9x13 pan, placed diced apples (we use red delicious apples). Sprinkle with a decent layer of cinnamon/brown sugar mixture. Dot with butter. Lay cooked sausage on top (to boil out some of the grease). Then cook at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes (till apples are soft). YUM!

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
My favorite verse is what I sign on all my books now—Exodus 14:14 – ”He will fight for you; you only need to be still.” I latched onto this verse as I wrote Wolfsbane, Discarded Heroes #3 because Dani was constantly wondering why she wasn’t worth fighting for. I went through the same journey, until at one point about three years ago, I was utterly depressed. Through a supernatural—and I don’t use that term lightly—experience, I discovered the Lord will fight for me. He did just that at a time when I was so broken, I could no longer pick myself up off the ground.
I’d NEVER had someone fight for me—abused throughout my childhood, pushed my way through the teen years. God severed that depressive cord from around my neck that was strangling the life out of me. It floored me that he would do that for me. So—it’s my declaration to a hurting world: God WILL fight for you!

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Wolfsbane just released July 1st and I’m actively promoting that one. A female demolitions who unwittingly holds a lethal secret. . .A former Green Beret grappling with terrifying memories of a mission gone bad. . .And the jungle that threatens to swallow them whole.
The last installment of the Discarded Heroes, Firethorn, releases January 1st – “Blown and dismantled, Nightshade is ready to repay the favor.” The thrilling conclusion to the series will confront those who have attacked the team.

You can purchase Wolfsbane from Amazon.

Ronie is giving away a copy of Wolfsbane. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


Marianne said...
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Marianne said...

Hi Esther and Ronie. The more interviews and posts i read about Ronie and her novels, the more i want them all. i have been looking for them, but so far haven't found them! Thanks for the giveaway. i'd love to win! mitzi_wanham[at]yahoo[dot]com

Joanne Sher said...

Please enter me - this really does sound good :)

Courtney said...

This book sounds really great - please enter me for a chance to win it! Thanks!


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Rebecca said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this. This sounds like a great book. I would love to read this. Thanks again.


lgm52 said...

Would love to win this book. Sounds so interesting.

Charlotte Kay said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book!!!!
I appreciate the opportunity!

Many Blessings and Smiles:)
Charlotte Kay
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margie said...

This sounds like an interesting read. This is a new author for me and I am always looking for some good fiction! Thanks for an opportunity to win. margie at mijares dot net

Meredith said...

I've never considered cooking apples and sausage together.

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