Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fond Memories by K. Dawn Byrd

It's hard to pin down one fond memory relating to my writing. Becoming a finalist in the Duel on the Delta gave me the strength to continue when I felt like quitting. I was so happy when I signed my first contract. Strangely, I didn't feel like a writer. I have almost a dozen books out and am just now beginning to feel like a writer. Go figure. All it takes to be a writer is writing, but that didn't do it for me.

I've made so many friends who I dearly love. I have fond memories of our face-to-face time together and phone chats. I enjoyed rooming with Pepper Basham at the ACFW conference a couple of years ago. It's always fun to spend time with like-minded people. My friends and family just don't get it when I want to ramble on about my WIP or writing process.

All of my books are in eFormat and a few are in print. It was nice to hold a print book in my hand with my name on it. There's always the fond memories of having a good excuse to buy office supplies, new computer, etc. I love office supplies and technology!

Amazing Love is a contemporary version of the Hosea and Gomer story from the Bible.

Gabe Knight, a pastor in a small coastal town, finds his life is turned upside down when Dee Dillow arrives and hires him to remodel an estate she's inherited from her aunt. Dee dashes his plans for wedded bliss when on a drunken binge, she divulges that she's the highest paid call girl in Nevada and part-owner of the ritziest brothel in the state.

Gabe falls in love with her, but can't believe he's hearing the voice of God when a still, small voice tells him to marry her. After much questioning, they marry and he is deliriously happy. Until, Dee betrays him. 

Gabe soon discovers just how hard it is to have the unconditional love God calls him to have for his wife, the kind of love God has for his children. When faced with losing her, Gabe realizes what true love is, how much it hurts, and just how much God loves and is willing to sacrifice for his children.

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K. Dawn Byrd is an author of inspirational novels in several genres, including, historical, suspense, romance, and young adult. Some of her favorite things are chocolate, cars, and her pets. Her hobbies include reading, writing, and riding down country roads in the passenger seat of her husband's Corvette Stingray. When asked why she writes, her response is, "For the simple joy of placing words on the page!"