Please join me in welcoming June Foster to the blog today to chat about For All Eternity, the first book in her Almond Tree series!
An award-winning author, June Foster is also a retired teacher with a BA in Education and a MA in counseling. She is the mother of two and grandmother of ten. June began writing Christian romance in 2010. She penned her first novel on her Toshiba laptop as she and her husband traveled the US in their RV. Her adventures provide a rich source of information for her novels. She brags about visiting a location before it becomes the setting in her next book.
To date, June has written twenty-one contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels and novellas. She loves to compose stories about characters who overcome the circumstances in their lives by the power of God and His Word. June uses her training in counseling and her Christian beliefs in creating characters who find freedom to live godly lives. She’s published with Winged Publications. Visit June at www.junefoster.com to see a complete list of her books.
FOR ALL ETERNITY by June Foster
SERIES: Almond Tree #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Forget Me Not Romances
RELEASE DATE: February 15, 2019 (originally October 2014)
When Joella Crawford meets handsome accountant, JD Neilson, he’s the man of her dreams—polite and clean cut with strong moral values. He’s the perfect Christian man. Or is he?
JD Neilson falls in love with interior designer, Joella Crawford despite his father’s command to marry a woman of his faith, the one true church, the Exalted Brethren. Yet despite his efforts to gain status in the afterlife, he can’t attain the quiet peace he sees in Joella’s life. Can he find the strength to forsake the teachings of his childhood to embrace The Truth? If he does, will Joella accept him or has he lost her forever?
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Hi June! Welcome to the blog!
June: I love the warm, barefoot days of summer.
Carrie: I love winter… but not barefoot 🙂
June: I love dogs. They’re man’s best friend, and cats are such aloof creatures.
Carrie: I agree!
June: Definitely the Hallmark Channel since the movies provide great ideas for my contemporary romances.
Carrie: they are sweet, aren’t they? 🙂
June: This is a great question that put a smile on my face. Over!
Carrie: haha! Good!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
June: It would be a magic wand to propelled my novels to the New York Times Best Seller list. But mostly, God is my superpower.
Carrie: haha He’s a good superpower to have 🙂 The other one is probably overrated anyway 😉
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
June: I always head to the section that displays Christian fiction. I look first in the end times category then turn to the contemporary shelf.
Carrie: The Christian fiction section is getting more and more difficult to find in most bookstores :-/ I’m surprised you are finding some that actually have categories! LOL. Clearly I need to go to these bookstores of which you speak!
Q: Writing spaces are as diverse as authors and books. Where is your favorite space to write?
June: I actually have no choice in where I write my novels. My husband and I travel full time in our RV, and I’m limited to my kitchen table. But I’ve never had a problem. I have plenty of storage room in the wide drawers below the seats, and I store my printer on the other side. I’ve basically monopolized the area, and when we eat dinner. I move my computer on top of the printer. I’m pretty sure my space hasn’t hindered me because as of today, I’ve written twenty-one novels and a devotional, most of them in the RV, and I’m working on number twenty-two.
Carrie: It’s definitely working out well for you!!
Q: Which character has been the most difficult to write?
June: I wrote a book called Ryan’s Father which my current publisher is rereleasing. Ryan is a young teacher who was raised by a less than moral mother and absent father. When he met Jesus as his Savior during high school, everything changed—most everything. Ryan discovered same sex feelings he knew weren’t pleasing to the Lord, but no amount of prayer brought him freedom. Writing in Ryan’s POV was extremely difficult. I didn’t want him to be gay, and my critique partner had to continually remind me I shouldn’t give him a break. He had to suffer before he came face to face with the Lord and His healing power.
Q: What surprised you about For All Eternity or your characters as you wrote their story?
June: My book, For All Eternity, was the very first story the Lord placed on my heart and the novel that propelled me into writing Christian fiction. In the story, my hero belongs to a religious cult that mirrors Christianity and deceives the Christian heroine as she falls in love with him. I truly thought I’d be angry with JD, but it turns out many times, I felt sorry for him and wanted him to know the Truth.
Carrie: Because you know the Truth will set him free ♥
Q: What is one of your favorite quotes from For All Eternity & why do you love it?
“JD bolted up in bed and glanced at the clock on his nightstand. Four a.m. His heart raced. The dream engulfed him like warm water. He had to discover the Source of the knocking. A yearning bubbled up in him. He needed to know, longed to understand Who knocked on the old door. He lay back down and hugged his pillow. Maybe if he went to sleep again…”
JD had just awoken from a dream. The dream adds a bit of a supernatural touch to the story and hints of things to come.
Carrie: I’m intrigued!
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.
June:I’m in the process of writing a Christmas novella which will be published in 2020. After that, I’m planning a romantic suspense entitled The Inn at Cranberry Cove.
Carrie: ooo i love that title!
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What about you? What interests you most about For All Eternity and/or June Foster from our Q&A?