Inspirational Romance Author
When my writing colleague asked for people to join her blog tour to introduce her new book, I quickly volunteered for the task. I love romance and couldn’t wait to find out more about her book and characters! But I’m jumping ahead of myself. I had the .opportunity to interview Rachel, the soft-spoken author who draws the reader in with her carefully-crafted characters and has them rooting for them from the start.
Let me introduce to Rachel Skatvold, a brand new author with plenty of talent and depth!
Could you share a little about yourself with my readers?
I’m a Christian author and stay-at-home mom from the Midwest. My husband and I have been married for seven years and have two wonderful boys, ages one and four. The kids keep me pretty busy but when I have time, I enjoy writing Christian romance. My version of a Christian romance is sweet and suspenseful with a little touch of comedy and faith weaved in. Other then romance, I enjoy writing encouraging blogs and devotions.
My version of a Christian romance is sweet and suspenseful with a little touch of comedy and faith weaved in.
I understand your novella Beauty Within has just been released. Can you tell us a little about it?
I’d love to! Beauty Within tells the story of Katherine Arnold, a young widow with two children who returns to her hometown in search of a new beginning. Instead she must learn to cope with an overbearing mother, a troubled teenaged sister and fiery small town gossip. When her first meeting with Officer Ryan Hudson ends in a parking ticket, Katherine believes he’s determined to make her life miserable but could God have something else in mind for this unlikely pair? Maybe a second chance at love? Click here for an excerpt.
This novella sounds like more than just your average love story. What are some of the themes in the story?
Some of the main themes are family, healing and forgiveness. Katherine’s character is close to my heart because of how she reacts after tragedy strikes her family. Her heart is broken after her husband’s death but she knows that she must stay strong for her kids. Ryan has also had a difficult past and is faced with guilt over his brother’s accident. Throughout the story, both characters learn about the true power of healing and forgiveness that only God can provide.
What have been the most challenging / rewarding parts of publishing your first book?
Publishing my first book has been a bit of a rollercoaster. The most challenging part has been finding the time for writing and editing. I never dreamed how many drafts I would go through at the end of this process. My kiddos keep me pretty busy so I had a lot of late nights towards the end. However, the most rewarding part was finally receiving the book in the mail. There’s just something about holding that finished product in your hand that’s so exciting. God has opened so many doors for me and blessed me with some amazing friends and family to bring this book to completion. He deserves the praise and I’m so excited for all he has done and continues to do with this book project.
God has opened so many doors for me and blessed me with some amazing friends and family to bring this book to completion.
Beauty Within is now available in Print Edition, Kindle and Nook.
To make the deal even sweeter, Rachel is giving away a signed copy of her book and two ebooks to lucky winners! All you have to do is sign up and wait for the result! To enter Rachel’s Rafflecopter Giveaway, click on the following link: Free Giveaway. Good luck!!!
If you are looking for a meaty story with lovable, well-crafted characters, this is the book for you. And, if you, like me, are a hopeless romantic, don’t miss Rachel’s new release, Beauty Within!
About the Author:
Rachel Skatvold is an inspirational author and stay at home mom from the Midwest. She enjoys writing inspirational romance, devotions, encouraging blogs. Rachel is currently working on the second installment of the Riley Family Legacy Novellas and her first full length novel Enduring the Flames. Other than writing, some of her hobbies include singing, reading and camping in the great outdoors with her husband and two young sons.
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