Today, Carrie Fancett Pagels is stopping by with an interview and giveaway! Before we get to the interview, here's her bio and where you can contact her:
Bio – Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. Carrie Fancett Pagels (www.carriefancettpagels.com) debut release Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, is a Kindle Civil War best seller. She contributed to God’s Provision in Tough Times, releasing in June 2013 http://www.amazon.com/Provision-Cynthia-Howerter-La-Tan-Murphy/dp/1938499441/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358266747&sr=8-1&keywords=cynthia+howerter Her short story Snowed In: A Northwoods Christmas will appear in Guidepost Books “A Christmas Cup of Cheer” in October, 2013. Contact info Carrie Fancett Pagels
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Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Carrie!! Will you tell us a little about yourself?
I am a 55-year-old former psychologist (for 25 years) who writes “romantic” historical fiction. I do not write formula romance and my historical has too much romance for normal historical, so a friend coined this term for my writing!
What is your novella, Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance, about?
Radical obedience. My freed woman, Angelina, turns down a job in Ohio so that she can be near her orphaned niece and nephew and obtain their freedom.
What is something the average reader wouldn't know about you?
One of my favorite activities is snuggling with my son and watching DreamWorks Dragon cartoons on Wednesday night—a highlight of my week!
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I like to think about my stories, research for them, visit historic sites I can use in them, and talk about my writing with other Christian fiction writers. I do enjoy time in prayer and reading my bible and I love to watch Joyce Meyer ever weekday morning!
What is your favorite genre to read and why?
Christian Historical Romance – I have to read for comparables anyway but I love learning some things about history within the context of a good romance.
Is there a place you’d like to visit, but haven’t yet? We have the national parks on our bucket list. But there are a couple of colonial forts up north I’d like to visit, especially one in New York that some of the Colonial Quills gang has been talking about.
The entire 23rd Psalm is a favorite and I preached on it at a nursing home the Sunday before 9-11.
Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?
Currently “I will wait for you,” by Mumford and Sons is a favorite because I used it as inspiration for my Return to Shirley Plantation story. Angelina was willing to wait for her niece and nephew to keep her family together. Matthew waits for Angelina. So I love that song!
What is your favorite holiday? Easter. All the moms out there know this—Christmas is exhausting. Easter is the real celebration where Mom gets to enjoy.
A few this-or-that questions:
Snowstorms or Thunderstorms? Neither—I grew up in blizzards in upper peninsula and thunderstorms here in Virginia remind me of our frequent hurricanes.
Chocolate or Vanilla? That’s a joke right? Is there a writer who prefers vanilla?
Call or Text? Call. I am an old person, remember? I do text, though. I have arthritis and phone is easiest.
Facebook or Twitter? Prefer FB.
Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint?
Colonial Virginia – neighbors of Shirley Plantation!
Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web? If you read and review my novella please let me know. I have over a half dozen published authors who reviewed my novella without me asking them to do so and all rated it FIVE stars! PTL!!!
Giveaway of a Kindle copy of my novella plus a pack of beautiful notecards from Shirley Plantation and ornament. Sorry but the cards and ornament not available to non-USA winners.
Thanks so much for having me on Bookshelf Reviews!!!