I adore Misty M Beller and her books, and I’m delighted to welcome her to the blog today for a chat about her newest release, Freedom In The Mountain Wind!
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.
She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.
FREEDOM IN THE MOUNTAIN WIND by Misty M Beller
SERIES: Call of the Rockies #1
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Misty M. Beller Books, Inc.
RELEASE DATE: January 14, 2020
The last epic journey before her life changes forever.
Susanna Wilkins will do anything to make her father’s final dream come true, including trek along the path Lewis and Clark explored into the untamed wilds of the Rocky Mountains. Every mile is more crucial now that lung cancer is stealing Pa’s last days faster than she can come to terms with losing him. The journey becomes harder than she ever expected, but paddling upriver through fierce rapids and fighting hungry grizzlies isn’t what terrifies her the most.
Beaver Tail endured more than he can stand from the women in his Blackfoot camp, but the last disaster gave him the final shove he needed to join this band of brothers searching for one of their group who’s gone missing. The last thing he expected was to find a white woman and her sick father stranded at the base of a massive waterfall. His plan is to help them carry their oversize canoe and supplies, then leave them to their strange mission. Yet, the more he learns about the pair, the more he realizes his life is about to be derailed—again.
From a USA Today bestselling author comes another epic journey through breathless landscapes and adventure so intense, lives will never be the same.
Hi Misty! Welcome to the blog! How have we not done a Q&A already?!?
Misty: Coffee, please. The more caffeine the better!
Carrie: I agree with you about the caffeine for sure!
Misty: Audiobooks! I love music (I was a piano major my first year in college), but I consume audiobooks like some people drink water.
Carrie: I could get so much more reading done if I liked audiobooks – I’ve been trying to like them for years! LOL
Misty: I’m a good Southern girl whose Mama raised me right, so of course I always have my toilet paper going over the roll. My house might not be clean, but at least my toilet paper roll is put on correctly. ?
Misty: Mountains! ? When I was a kid, I didn’t even like to go to the beach…too much sand and itchy salt. My husband’s a Florida boy, so I’ve learned how to enjoy the relaxation at the beach, but my heart will always be in the mountains.
Carrie: Yes to this!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Misty: Goodness, most days I feel completely unsuperpowerish! (Like my new word?) Maybe writing mountain stories? Not sure I’m anywhere near superpower status on that, but it’s one of the things I like to do most! ?
Carrie: Well I would definitely consider that your superpower! I mean, have you READ your books?? lol
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Misty: Gideon! So much so, I named the hero in one of my first books after him (The Lady and the Mountain Man). ? I’m not sure what it was about Gideon’s story that drew me, maybe the fact that God used a plain old fellow to do amazing things.
Carrie: oh i love that!
Q: If I sneaked a peek in your purse right now (which I would never do, I promise!), what would it tell me about you?
Misty: Well…my purse is actually the diaper bag for our sweet 7-month-old, Matthew. Since his stuff takes up most of the room, all you’ll find for me is a wallet, a hair brush, and my phone and keys. It’s just easier to travel with only the necessities!
Carrie: Babies are so fun but they do sort-of take over everything, don’t they? lol
Q: If Hollywood wanted to produce Freedom in the Mountain Wind as a movie, who would you want to be cast as the lead roles?
Misty: Oh goodness! He might be a bit too old now, but I actually used an old picture of Rick Mora as the inspiration for my hero. (He’s a Native American who used to star in a lot of westerns.)
Carrie: Ahem. He’s only 2 years older than me so I consider him still very young 😉
Q: What is something God taught you while you wrote Freedom In the Mountain Wind?
Misty: Family has always been dear to me, even more so as an adult. Just like Susanna and her father in Freedom in the Mountain Wind. I’m blessed to be surrounded by almost all of our immediate family—parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters. But writing this story made me realize even more than before how important our family relationships are. God gave us to each other for a reason, and I need to make sure I show my people how grateful I am for their love and support. ?
Carrie: Such a wise reminder – yes! We’ve always lived near my parents but they recently moved to Atlanta to be closer to the grandkids and Emory’s cancer center for my dad’s myeloma treatment, so we have no family in the area anymore. (Hubby’s immediate family is scattered far away lol) I’ve realized more than ever how much they mean to be – and how I probably took their proximity for granted when they lived a mile down the road. I certainly appreciate my visits with them now ♥
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.
Misty: This is going to be such a fun year for book releases!! Book 2 in this series, Hope in the Mountain River releases in March, and book 3 in October. I also have my second book from Bethany House releasing in June, Love’s Mountain Quest. So many stories I can’t wait to share with everyone!! ?
Carrie: I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THEM ALL!!! lol
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