Anytime and anywhere, God may use anyone or anything to direct our path. Her daughter’s simple remark spurred author June Foster to begin her journey to publication. She shares her story today. Enjoy!
June Foster's Journey to Publication
For seven or eight years I had a story incubating in my mind. I even visualized the scenes and the characters. You may not think that so unusual, but I've never had an interest in writing—much less a romance. End time prophesies intrigued me. I read every single one of The Left Behind Series.
All this retired school teacher wanted to do was travel in an RV with her husband doing all the touristy things. But God had a different plan. In November of 2009, I told my daughter about the story. She made a remark which was the spark the Lord used. "Why don't you write it, Mom?"
I went home that day and knew my life had changed forever. I got a new Toshiba laptop, a Sprint air card, and a printer. My husband and I set out on our latest RV adventure on January 1, 2010. My dear spouse took the couch out of the RV and replaced it with a writing table and file cabinets. I purchased every "how to" book I could get my hands on, and joined ACFW and Scribes.
I think at first, my husband scratched his head and figured I was going through a "phase," a post-midlife crisis. But when I continued to pound the keys of my computer, he became convinced. And supportive. He helps me considerably with facts, details and even plot ideas.
Now less than four years later, the Lord has blessed me with publication of five of my eight novels. The first one, the story that lurked for so long, is not published yet. But I'm praying for God's open doors.
What have I learned? That when our gracious Lord wants something accomplished, He'll do it. I'm so thankful for the assurance that God does intervene in our lives. And when He wants to take us in the opposite direction from the way we were going, He gives us the grace to do it. He is sovereign.
Author June Foster knew her life had changed forever. Click to tweet.
When our gracious Lord wants something accomplished, He'll do it. Click to tweet.
When God wants to take us in the opposite direction, He gives us the grace to do it. Click to tweet.
Jess Colton gave his life to the Lord but failed to surrender an old habit. Fueled by alcohol, he spent the night with a former girlfriend, ignoring his Christian principles. Convicted of his wrong doing, he quit drinking but discovered another addiction. Now he can't manage his life as his weight soars and diabetes threatens to claim him. Jess is baffled when the beautiful Holly Harrison declares her love.
Holly Harrison lived to please herself. But everything changed when a deadly motorcycle accident altered her life forever. Nowhere else to turn, she looked to God for answers. Now, she's convinced no man would want her. She doesn’t plan on falling in love with the handsome Jess Colton, seeing past his bulk to the godly, tender man within. When Jess drives a wedge between them, she loses hope of a future with him.
Can Holly overcome her fear of Jess discovering her handicap? Will Jess find control over his eating and his life? Only God can provide the answers.
June Foster is a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. June has written four novels for Desert Breeze Publishing. The Bellewood Series, Give Us This Day – February 1, 2012, As We Forgive – September 1, 2012, and Deliver Us – April 1, 2013, and Hometown Fourth of July – July 1, 2012. June's book, Ryan's Father, will be available from WhiteFire Publishing January 2014. For All Eternity, Red and the Wolf, and Misty Hollow, God willing, will be published in the near future. June loves to write stories about characters who overcome the issues in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives.
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