In celebration of her latest release, Vannetta has graciously offered to give away a copy of the book (US ONLY). To enter, see the Rafflecopter box at the bottom of this post. (Contest ends August 12, 2016.) If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you and pass on your information. Good luck!
A Word from Vannetta...
My editor at Harvest House asked me if I could write anything I wanted, what would it be? I’ve always loved the dystopian/survivalist genre, and I’m a news junkie. I’d recently come across a news article about NASA scientists warning Congress about the possibility of a massive solar event. That was all it took to spur my imagination on, and Deep Shadows was born.
Q & A with Vannetta...
Q: What would you be doing if you were not an author?
A: I adore teaching. If I could do both things at once, I would! So yes, I’d return to teaching in some capacity.
Q: I used to be a teacher, and I really enjoyed it, too! What are your thoughts on publishing/self-publishing?
A: I think publishing in general is a difficult thing, as it has always been. There’s a lot of criticism and rejection and hard work involved! That said, writing is a job I absolutely adore, and it is a passion as well as an occupation. As far as self-publishing, I think it’s a valid means of getting your work in front of readers.
Q: What advice do you have for new writers?
A: Keep writing. The 9th book I wrote was the 1st book published.
Q: What are three books in your TBR (to-be-read) pile?
A: Charles Martin, The Mountain Between Us
C.J. Box, Off the Grid
Deb Raney, Finally Home
Q: Those sound good! I think my TBR pile will soon be a bit larger :) What are three things about you that would surprise your readers?
A: I have a phobia about driving over tall, tall bridges.
I don’t eat most white foods.
I love hiking, gardening, and playing the piano.
In this first book in an eerily plausible dystopian series, a memorable cast of characters must navigate a familiar world thrown into chaos.
Back cover blurb...
to Plunge the World into Darkness
Life in Abney, Texas, is predictable and safe—until the night a massive solar flare wipes out all modern technology.
Shelby Sparks, novelist and single mom, had one goal: to provide for her diabetic son. In the wake of this global disaster, her mission hasn't changed. Only now, medication is a priceless commodity and the future resembles an apocalyptic nightmare.
Max Berkman and Shelby were once sweethearts, but he lost his chance at claiming her love years ago. When the abrupt loss of power ushers him into a leadership role, he rises to the occasion. But his highest priority—to keep Shelby and her son safe—could prove to be the biggest challenge of all.
As the brilliant northern lights give way to deep shadows, Max and Shelby's faith will be tested like never before. Only one rule remains: Find a way to survive.
I rated this story 4/5 stars in the August 2016 issue of RT Bookreviews Magazine.
Amazon link for purchase...
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series, and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country. For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com.
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