Megan Besing has graciously offered to give away a hard copy (US ONLY) of this new release. You can enter by using the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post. (Giveaway ends March 1, 2018. If you are the randomly chosen winner, I'll contact you and pass on your information.) Here's Megan...
Write what you know…
Or maybe not.
When I first started writing, there was no way I would have pictured myself as a historical author. For one, I’m not a history buff, and two, the idea was a bit overwhelming. I mean, what if you write something that wasn’t accurate to the time period? And just, no. Never.
I was happy to remain in my comfortable YA world I was reading and writing in and planned to stay far away from all the things I didn’t know much about.
Have you ever been pushed out of your comfort zone? Yeah, me too. This time, thankfully, I didn’t have to jump in right away. I just tipped my toe over the edge. A contest called for historical story ideas, and one popped into my head, so I sent it off.
And they liked it.
Which was exciting and scary and sent me into a bit of a panic mode.
But you know what the advice of: “Write what you know” doesn’t tell you? That you can learn new things.
Who knew. 😉
I became a ‘student’ again, reading fiction and nonfiction of the time periods. Antique stores became my best friends. The end result of stepping out of our comfort zones is usually growth. And braving all things historical eventually led me to my debut, Perfect for the Preacher, which is included in The Mail-Order Brides Collection.
So, yes, write what you know, but don’t let that stop you. Keep learning and pressing on and never say never … it might just be the open door ahead.
About the book...
The Mail-Order Brides Collection: 9 Historical Stories of Marriage that Precedes Love
What kind of woman would answer an advertisement and marry a stranger?
Escape into the history of the American West along with nine couples whose relationships begin with advertisements for mail-order brides. Placing their dreams for new beginnings in the hands of a stranger, will each bride be disappointed, or will some find true love?
About the story...
Perfect for the Preacher by Megan Besing
Fresh from seminary, Amos Lowry believes marriage will prove to his skeptical congregation that he’s mature. If only his mail-order bride wasn’t an ex-saloon girl and, worse, pregnant.
Megan Besing adores reading, writing, and reviewing stories with happily-ever-afters. She’s received many awards, including being a multi-category finalist in ACFW’s Genesis and a winner of MCRW’s Melody of Love contest. Her debut Perfect for the Preacher released February 2018 in Barbour’s Mail-Order Brides Novella Collection.
She lives in Indiana with her husband and their children, where she dreams of the beach and drinks way too many Vanilla Cokes. Connect with Megan on Facebook and at www.meganbesing.com.
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