I’m a messy. My sweet hubby likes order—but he loves me. When chronic illness and daily migraines moved me from busy speaker to full-time writer, I wrote my first novel at this cluttered computer armoire—in the entryway of our home. My husband had been a pastor before becoming a professor, so I was used to life on a highway, but really? Writing the story of Job while my family watched football and welcomed front-door guests over my shoulder? We made it work.
My husband took pity and celebrated my second book release by turning our never-used formal living room into a beautiful office space—complete with a bay-window view of Mt. Hood. My writing buddy, Bouzer, enjoys the early morning sunshine.
But guess what? I’m still a messy. Most often, I write while sitting in my recliner with books and notebooks stacked around me. I clean up when hubby breaks out in a cold sweat from the clutter. But we’re empty-nesters now, so we need only please each other—and King Bouzer, the Rotti-pitbull, of course.
Mesu Andrews was a life-long Hoosier before moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2007. She and her husband, Roy, have two married daughters and a growing tribe of grandkids. She loves movies, waterfalls, and travel. Her deep love for God’s Word translates into well-researched biblical novels. Her first, Love Amid the Ashes (Revell, 2011), won the 2012 ECPA Book of the Year in the Debut Author Category. Love’s Sacred Song (Song of Solomon) and Love in a Broken Vessel (Hosea and Gomer) received 4 1/2 star ratings from RT Reviews. And In the Shadow of Jezebel released this month!
Learn more about Mesu at her website.
About In the Shadow of Jezebel and a Giveaway
Princess Jehosheba wants nothing more than to please the harsh and demanding Queen Athaliah, daughter of the notorious Queen Jezebel. Her work as a priestess in the temple of Baal seems to do the trick. But when a mysterious letter from the dead prophet Elijah predicts doom for the royal household, Jehosheba realizes that the dark arts she practices reach beyond the realm of earthly governments. To further Athaliah and Jezebel’s strategies, she is forced to marry Yahweh’s high priest and enters the unfamiliar world of Yahweh’s temple. Can her new husband show her the truth and love she craves? And can Jehosheba overcome her fear and save the family–and the nation–she loves?
With deft skill, Mesu Andrews brings Old Testament passages to life, revealing a fascinating story of the power of unconditional love. Purchase a copy here.
To celebrate the release of In the Shadow of Jezebel, Mesu is giving a lucky reader a copy of the book! Enter using the widget below. Only those in the U.S. are eligible to win.