Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Sharing a Day with Author June Foster ♦ Giveaway, too!





An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day, As We Forgive, and Deliver Us, and Hometown Fourth of July. Ryan's Father is available from WhiteFire Publishing. Red and the Wolf, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and The Almond Tree Series, For All Eternity, Echoes From the Past, and What God Knew are available from Misty Hollow and A New Family are published by Helping Hands Press and available at Amazon. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. Find June online at

Let’s start chatting, June.

As a writing reader, do you find it difficult to read for pure enjoyment without a critical eye?

Most definitely. In fact sometimes it distracts from the enjoyment of the story. Or I lose track of what the author is saying because I'm thinking about how I would've rephrased it. Ah, the author's curse.

When reading, what are some of the things that bug you? Pet peeves, etc. What are some of your hot buttons?

Shh, don't tell anyone, but sometimes I skim through a story by reading the first line of every paragraph. When the author becomes repetitive, or says the same thing three or four times in different words, it drives me nuts. Also when the story drags a bit, I do my speed reading trick. I saw this, however, at the risk of possibly doing the same thing. So Peg, the next time you find a sagging middle in my story, please forgive me.

Of course, and I’d expect no less from you when it comes to my writing.

I am insatiably curious about my fellow authors’ writing habits and quirks. For example, I almost always have some music playing while I write. Instrumentals, though, no vocals. And I’m a snacker. So, how about you? Do share.

I have a one-track mind and get distracted by music or other noise in the room. Unfortunately I'm a snacker, too which doesn't help my dress size one bit. I'm trying to wean myself to sugarless gum or even a large glass of ice water.

What was/is the problem with writing that was/is your greatest roadblock and how did/do you overcome it?

Confidence in my ability as a writer and the urge to compare myself with others. God forbid the old green-eyed monster would make an appearance. Daily I fix my eyes on Jesus, the author or my faith and try to write for Him.

If you could lay out the perfect day for writing, just the way you’d love it to be, describe it for us.

A day with no distractions, lots of goodies in the fridge, and plenty of motivation.

Ah, I hear ya! What are you working on right now?

I'm writing Almond Street Mission, a continuation of the Nelson family's story. JD's little sister, Glorilyn is the heroine of the story and falls in love with a homeless man.

What can we look forward to from you in the future?

I'm thinking about writing some light, romantic novellas and, if I get my courage up, I'd like to write a story out of my normal genre. Maybe a romantic suspense or historical romance.

Let’s talk about your featured book.

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Title: What God Knew

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: October 5, 2015

Genre: Inspirational romance

Back cover blurb: Tammy Crawford wants nothing to do with her sister Joella's religion but when she falls in love with handsome Dr. Michael Clark, he challenges her long-held resistance. Can two people of different races and beliefs find a life together?

Purchase links: Amazon 

Barnes and Noble



About the Giveaway:

June is offering to give away one eBook copy of What God Knew to one of readers. Entering is easy . . . just leave a comment in the section below, with your eMail address (disguised, e.g: you (at) abcxyz (dot) com) and you’re in the drawing. Giveaway ends a week from today, Thursday, March 24, at Midnight CDT. Winner will be drawn on Friday using and notified via email. That’s it!

June, thank you so much for being my guest today. It’s been my pleasure. I love to help promote and support all my fellow writers!


  1. Nice interview June. Almond Street Mission sounds intriguing!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Sue. I agree, Almond Street Mission does sound interesting.

  3. June, thank you so much for being my guest today, and answering my interview questions.

  4. Thanks for featuring me today on your gorgeous blog. I love all the purple. And your title, Whispers in Purple. It's fun getting to know you as a fellow author. Hugs, June

  5. And thank YOU, June! The pleasure is all mine.

  6. Hi, June! So glad you are writing about mixed race love. Although, there isn't mixed race romance in my women's fiction (not yet pubbed, maybe next year), there is deep friendship between races. My church has numerous mixed race couples who are of deep faith, so I'm anxious to read your latest book. And, all I read now are e-books. I love that I can enlarge the text to compensate for my compromised eyesight. So, I really hope I win!

    Bonnie Engstrom

  7. Hi, Bonnie! You and I are in the same eyesight boat. I can no longer read print books unless they're in LARGE print, and sometimes even the font in them is too small. Sigh.
    Thanks for visitng my blog today. You're in the drawing. Maybe will shuffle your name to the top :)

  8. Bonnie, the recent racial conflicts prompted me to write this novel. I believe the heart of man defines him, not his skin color. God loves us equally and no one race is better than another. Angry young blacks rioting and looting in many of the US large cities need to find peace and the love of God in their hearts to replace their anger and resentment.

    I wish you much success with your new novel. In Christ, June

  9. You are so right, June! I want to read your book and I'll be downloading it shortly shortly.