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Monday, December 2, 2013

Blog Tour This Week!


This week, December 2-9th, I am delighted to participate in a blog tour thanks to the wonderful author Gail Pallotta. Thanks for inviting me, Gail! 

Here are a few questions and answers about what I'm up to these days. Leave me a comment and you'll be entered to win a pdf copy of GLORY OF THE HEART.

1. What are you working on right now?

I'm so excited to relate that I am finishing Book Five of the Sterling Lakes Series, REFLECTIONS OF THE HEART.This story reunites Cascade Preston with her sister, who went to a foster home when they were younger due to family problems. But it is a romance, too - so of course, there is a dashing hero :-). I am excited to share that Book Four, GLORY OF THE HEART, shown above, will be released very soon.

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?

Overall, I think that my Inspirational romances are very grounded in reality and set in today's world. These are all good people dealing with big, bad issues. My focus is the character's inner faith and relationship with God, then compounded with their love for each other; it's always a love triangle -- but spiritual and physical! That is what propels my stories and I think this aspect really sets them apart.

3. Why do you write what you do?

Faith and love are integral to me, and a relationship with God is what makes life bearable when there are so many challenges. There is so much joy in a life filled with God's love, and the love of another is a gift to treasure. Spreading this message of hope and entertaining readers is something I strive for in my writing. This avenue sort of chose me, I couldn't NOT write this.

4. How does your writing process work?


Well, it's kind of like that song of Shakira's -- "Wherever, Whenever"! I'm always thinking and making notes, and then when I am ready, I start writing. I try to keep the rewrites to a minimum. My day job is as a writer, which is fortunate because I am  always operating on that 'writing mode' level. I try to do a least a chapter at a time when I write to keep the tone and the flow fluid.


Please leave a comment to be eligible to win a copy of GLORY OF THE HEART.

Find me at www.reginaandrews.com

Next week, the fabulous Diane Craver will be featured: http://www.dianecraver.com/blog.html 
Thanks for visiting!





8 comments:

  1. Hi Friends, I'm happy to share good news! The 3rd book in my Sterling Lakes Series, PRAISE of the HEART, just received 4 1/2 stars out of 5 from Marie Haney at BTS eMag Book Reviews! Check it out at:bit.ly/18AP0Rr Tell me, what do you think?

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  2. Gina nice to see your review. I just wanted to be able to do you justice by reading your review. Please keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks, Jon! Great to hear from you!!

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  3. Hi Regina,

    Thanks for the interesting blog and for the information about Reflections of the Heart and Glory of the Heart. I love that your writing premise includes your faith.Congratulations on your wonderful Sterling Lake series.

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    1. Hi Gail and thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment! I appreciate your kind words of encouragement, you're a great friend and a wonderful writer.

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  4. I'm impressed that you write for your day job. I'd think that would make it harder to go home and write fiction. It's also amazing to me that you have few rewrites. It's great you write your awesome books and share your faith with readers in this way.

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    1. Hi Diane,

      Thanks for visiting and for commenting. Your insights are always very interesting and you bring up a great point: it is tough sometimes to go home and write after writing all day. Plus full-time writing jobs are vanishing quickly as most companies turn to using freelancers. This makes things shaky and for me the lack of security and stability have a direct impact on my creativity and writing process. I try to block all that out and just write what's in my heart.

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  5. You do a fantastic job blocking it out. When I do my scoring job, I feel drained and usually don't do any writing during this time which is sad because in the past, my most productive time to write was in the spring. It's wonderful you can go home at night and write after your long and demanding day job. I also need complete quiet which is hard to find here at home. LOL Okay, enough excuses.

    Congrats again on your wonderful review for Praise of the Heart!

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