As part of the Celebrate Lit blog tour for Runaway Romance, I’m pleased to welcome Miralee Ferrell to the blog today!
Ironically, Miralee, now the author of over twenty books, with many more on the way, never had a burning desire to write—at least more than her own memoirs for her children. So she was shocked when God called her to start writing after she turned fifty. To Miralee, writing is a ministry that she hopes will impact hearts, and she anticipates how God will use each of her books to bless and change lives.
Her novel, Runaway Romance, is also a movie produced for UP TV!
When a reality TV star meets the reality of life, will it be her downfall or her salvation?
Ann Stanway had it all—a starring role in a reality show, an adoring boyfriend, and a sparkling future with limitless possibilities. Until the rules changed and the life she’d thought was real no longer existed. Leaving L.A. seems like her only option, and she lands in Kentucky at a quiet Amish inn—as far removed from her past as possible. Now she knows what was missing in her life–peace, true friendship and, dare she hope, a man who accepts her for who she is–or at least who he thinks she is.
Hunter Lewis is intrigued by the new woman staying at his friend’s Amish inn. Annie appears to be what she claims, but she’s secretive and won’t open up. He’s been burned by a woman before and can’t tolerate deception. But his interest in Annie is growing, and the attraction seems to be mutual—until something happens that makes Hunter question everything he’d thought was real. Dare he risk his heart, when he’s certain Annie is keeping secrets?
Can their new romance withstand the pressure, or will Ann choose to run again?
Hi Miralee! Welcome to the blog!
Miralee: That’s hard! I love them both! Apples for the crunch, oranges for the juice, both for the flavor.
Carrie: ooo good answer!!
Miralee: Definitely summer. I hate being cold and I love hiking and horseback riding.
Carrie: My horseback riding class in college was entertaining for my classmates. lol.
Miralee: Like them both, but LOVE dogs. Especially my 7 lb. fluff-ball, Lacey (long-haired Chihuahua).
Carrie: awww ♥
Miralee: I’ve never cared for the taste of coffee. Iced tea is my favorite!
Carrie: I’m not a coffee fan either!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Miralee: Two—ministry to women (counseling/prayer) and ministering through my writing.
Carrie: Excellent superpowers to have 🙂
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Miralee: I have two…sorry! Anne of Green Gables and Nancy Drew.
Carrie: I would have a hard time choosing between those two also! Great characters.
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
Miralee: I only write in my office where it’s quiet. It’s away from the TV room, and I can’t handle noise when I write (or read). I can settle in with a snack and write to my heart’s content, with little Lacey often curled up in my lap.
Carrie: I have to have it quiet when I read too. And a dog sidekick is really just the best!
Q: Describe your main characters, and tell me who you would cast in their roles if Hollywood wanted to produce Runaway Romance as a movie! Oh… wait…. 😉
Miralee: This one is easy, since my book HAS been produced as a TV movie. Trevor Donovan was cast as Hunter, and he’s perfect. He’s calm, steady and caring. Danielle C. Ryan plays Annie. She’s thoughtful, helpful, wants the best for everyone around her.
Carrie: How fun!!
Q: What surprised you about Runaway Romance or your characters as you wrote their story?
Miralee: Their commitment to help a homeless woman who’d lost parts of her memory discover the truth. When I started writing about a reality star running away from her past, I didn’t totally see that part coming. Annie and Hunter both proved themselves to be compassionate and their faith showed through-out the story.
Carrie: What a great twist!
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Miralee: I’m starting the second book that follows Runaway Romance – Sarah’s story. She’s a young Amish woman who befriends Annie in book one. We’ll learn more about her romance in book two. It will be a little harder choice for her, as she’ll have two amazing men to pick from. Coming summer of 2018. Title to be decided soon.
What about you? If you had to choose between Anne of Green Gables or Nancy Drew, who would be your fave?