Friday, September 9, 2016

Guest Blogger June Foster ♦ Writing in a Different Genre ♦ Giveaway

Writing in a Different Genre
by June Foster
I'm so excited about my release Christmas at Raccoon Creek. It's a part of the Snow Globe Series published by Lovely Christian Romances. And of co

urse it's a holiday story as you can tell from the title.
I've written romances before. Even stories that have a scene or two at Christmas time. However, that's where the similarity to my other stories ends.
Christmas at Raccoon Creek is a time travel novel where the heroine is magically transported to the 1950's with the wink of a snowman's eye. Since I've only written contemporary romance, this was a stretch for me. But, I loved it!
First, it was a challenge to create characters who lived sixty years before my usual gang. Though I was alive in the fifties, I didn't remember much from that decade, so I had to do a lot of research. I discovered the style of dress, the type of music, and even the cool expressions people used in those days. Like crazy, man. My hero thinks the heroine has a classy chassis, and she loves the Black Cows he creates at the old fashioned soda fountain.
My hero graduated from pharmacy school from Auburn University, but in those days it was Alabama Polytechnic Institute. The heroine is a nurse on the cardiac floor and assists patients who recently had pacemakers. But the hero's never heard of a pacemaker transplant. I tried to bring other contrasts from the 50's to present day into the story as well.
Since the hero is alive in the fifties and owns a drug store, the type of medications he dispenses and products he sells are somewhat different than today. It was fun searching for the specific brands sold sixty years ago. Like Nebs headache relief, Coldene cold medicine, Nujol for constipation, Fasttabs for dieting, and of course Shalimar perfume which the he gives the heroine for Christmas.

If you'd like to take a journey back into time, you might enjoy Christmas at Raccoon Creek, hopefully as much as I loved writing it.

When love spans the decades
 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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June Foster's bio:
An award-winning author, June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in education and MA in counseling. In 2013, June's book Give Us This Day was a finalist in EPIC's eBook awards and in 2014 a finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards for best first book. Ryan's Father was one of three finalists in the published contemporary fiction category of the 2014 Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Writing Contest and Awards. Deliver Us was a finalist in COTT's 2014 Laurel Awards. 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 published by WhiteFire Publishing. Red and the Wolf, a modern day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, is available from The Almond Tree series, For All Eternity, Echoes From the Past, and What God Knew are available at as well. Misty Hollow is published by Helping Hands Press. June enjoys writing stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. Visit June at
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About the Giveaway:
June is offering an e-book copy of Christmas at Raccoon Creek to one reader of this blog. To enter, leave a comment below with your name and contact information by Friday, June 16, at Midnight, CDT. Winner will be drawn and notified via email on Saturday, June 17, so be sure to check your inbox!

Thanks so much, June, for being my guest, sharing your article, and offering a free eBook! God bless.


  1. Thanks, Peg, for hosting me on your blog today.

  2. It was my pleasure, June. Glad to have you.

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