Sunday, March 4, 2012

Meet Sharon Dunn

Welcome to the Book Loft, Sharon!
Is there a story behind this book?
I grew up in small town Montana and that is where this story takes place. A small town has a backstory and issues just like a character. So in addition to this being a romance between two people who were once in love but haven’t seen each other for ten years, I wanted to tell a story about the small town of Roosevelt, Montana (a made up town) and how the town finds healing over events that have defined them for ten years.

What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
Currently reading Lisa Wingate’s Blue Moon Bay and enjoying it very much. Next in my to be read pile is C.S. Lewis The Great Divorce and on my kindle and I almost done with Francine Rivers Leota’s Garden.

If you were a style of music, what style would you be?
I can safely say that I have never been asked that question before. Hmmm…let me think. I am a Gregorian Chant. Deceptive in its seeming simplicity with deep spiritual roots and meaning that isn’t readily apparent.

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
Before I had children, I collected dolls. Mostly Barbie, but some others as well. I spent hours making clothes for the dolls. I really think they were my substitute children. Once I had kids, the desire to invest time and money in that hobby went away.

And your strangest habit?
I go out of my way to avoid left turns into heavy traffic when I am driving.

Are there things you put off doing because you dread them?
House work. It’s not that I put it off, but I start on one task and get easily distracted, so at the end of the day I have started a million organizing and cleaning projects but finished zip.

What's your favorite meal with family and friends?
My husband claims he married me for my chocolate chip cookies. Any basic recipe will work to make good cookies, but here are a few things that help make them perfect.

Soften the butter on the counter for only an hour or so not in the microwave—butter that is too soft makes for flat cookies that run across the cookie sheet

For chewy melt in your mouth cookies, pull the cookies out of the oven a few minutes before they actually look done (just super light brown on the bottom) the cookies harden and keep cooking after they are out of the oven

Use one half whole wheat flour and one half white flour. The whole wheat make a thicker cookie and seems to add flavor. Most cookie recipe call for 2 ½ cups of flour. So I do a cup of white and a cup and half of whole wheat.

Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
We have had a hard year as a family (including my hubby being diagnosed with bladder cancer) This verse is a promise that even though I don’t see a happy healthy family right now, I have the faith that it is not far away

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
Broken Trust is out with Love Inspired Suspense this March and then in July I have another Love Inspired Release Zero Visibility. It’s about a man and woman who get caught in a freak spring snowstorm on a mountain while they are being chased by three thieves bent on killing them.



You can purchase Broken Trust at Amazon.

Sharon is giving away a copy of Broken Trust. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.



12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your book your book," Broken Trust," Sharon. Good to meet you.
Maxie Anderson (mac262@me.com )

Anonymous said...

I would love to win your book your book," Broken Trust," Sharon. Good to meet you.
Maxie Anderson (mac262@me.com )

cjajsmommy said...

Avoiding left turns is quirky? I do it all the time when traffic is busy, much to the chagrin of my husband. And thanks for the tip about the butter. My dd and I use the exact same recipe but her cookies are always better than mine. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for having this drawing. I have not read your book and hope that I win the contest. I am a church librarian and always looking for new authors. Pat Hines - pshines@frontiernet.net

Teela said...

I love suspense...& would really like to win your book BROKEN TRUST, Sharon! Thanks for the giveaway, Teelayoung at hotmail dot com

Carol N Wong said...

I am a big suspense fan and would really love to read your book. I love Gregorian chant too. I have a record that I put on once in a while to enjoy. Yes, record!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Carol N Wong said...

I am a big suspense fan and would really love to read your book. I love Gregorian chant too. I have a record that I put on once in a while to enjoy. Yes, record!

CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Teresa Mathews said...

Loved the interview. Will pray for your husband's healing, my husband is a 12 1/2 year cancer survivor.

Can't wait to read Broken Trust.

tsmathews61@gmail.com

Merry said...

I avoid left turns unless they are easy, if I can. Please toss my name in for Broken Trust. Thanks!
worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

apple blossom said...

love to win thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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Sherree Chmitlin said...

I just finished reading one of Love Inspired's Suspense and loved it. I was so excited when they started having more than just the romance.

I love mystery and intrique when reading. The problem is, I don't seem to be ale to put the book down.

Would love to win the book. Thanks so much for your giveaways. You make a number of people happy.

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