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What was your favorite book as a child?
The first book I remember (almost verbatim, even now!) is A Cat Called Cindy, a Tiny Tots Tale told in rhyme. I’ve always loved cats, and the big, black, fuzzy, furry cat in the story captured my heart. I even named our cat Cindy (even though she was NOT a big, black, fuzzy, furry cat).
What book did you read that first made you want to be an author?
Honestly, I can’t remember when I didn’t want to be an author—I think the desire was born with me—but the first book that let me see what kind of writer I wanted to be was Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly. I wanted to move a reader the way that story moved me.
What was the last book you read, just for fun?
Iscariot by Tosca Lee. Not an easy, light read by any means, but it was strictly for my enjoyment. And I did enjoy it.
What books are currently on your nightstand?
Elizabeth Camden’s Beyond All Dreams. It’s our current Lit & Latte (book club) read.
What upcoming release are you most looking forward to?
You mean other than Bringing Maggie Home? Because I’m pretty hyped about it. *smile* Next March I’m diving back into prairie romance—a mail-order bride story…with a twist. A hoity-toity Easterner will travel to a small Kansas town with the intention of teaching the rough-around-the-edges ranchers how to court their coming brides. Lots of giggles, a few nail-biting adventures, and—of course—the requisite heart lesson in the center of the story. I hope readers will love it. It’s titled Beneath a Prairie Moon.
More about Bringing Maggie Home:
Decades of Loss, an Unsolved Mystery,
and a Rift Spanning Three Generations
Hazel DeFord is a woman haunted by her past. While berry picking in a blackberry thicket in 1943, ten-year old Hazel momentarily turns her back on her three-year old sister Maggie and the young girl disappears.
Almost seventy years later, the mystery remains unsolved and the secret guilt Hazel carries has alienated her from her daughter Diane, who can’t understand her mother’s overprotectiveness and near paranoia. While Diane resents her mother’s inexplicable eccentricities, her daughter Meghan—a cold case agent—cherishes her grandmother’s lavish attention and affection.
When a traffic accident forces Meghan to take a six-week leave-of-absence to recover, all three generations of DeFord women find themselves unexpectedly under the same roof. Meghan knows she will have to act as a mediator between the two headstrong and contentious women. But when they uncover Hazel’s painful secret, will Meghan also be able to use her investigative prowess to solve the family mystery and help both women recover all that’s been lost?
In 1966, Kim Vogel Sawyer told her kindergarten teacher that someday people would check out her book in libraries. That little-girl dream came true in 2006 with the release of Waiting for Summer’s Return. Since then, Kim has watched God expand her dream beyond her childhood imaginings. With almost 50 titles on library shelves and more than a 1.5 million copies of her books in print worldwide, she enjoys a full-time writing and speaking ministry. Empty-nesters, Kim and her retired military husband, Don, live in small-town Kansas, the setting for many of Kim’s novels. When she isn’t writing, Kim stays active serving in her church’s women’s and music ministries, traveling with “The Hubs,” and spoiling her quiverful of granddarlings. You can learn more about Kim’s writing at www.KimVogelSawyer.com.