One thing readers maybe not realize is the friendships between Christian authors. Some of my best friends are fellow authors. We help each other, we support each other, and we UNDERSTAND each other!
A few years ago my friend Cara Putman said, “A few of us should come together and write a World War II novella.”
This is Cara and me . . . aren’t we cute?
A third friend join us. Sarah Sundin. She’s very cute, too!
Over the coming months you’ll be hearing more about our joint venture. I will share a few things.
1. Our novella collection will be out fall 2014!
2. It’s a World War II, Christian fiction novel. This may be hard to believe because Cara and I researched by going to the Triple XXX diner! (It’s actually a historical diner in West Lafayette, Indiana. There is nothing “X” about it!)
When visiting West Lafayette, Cara and I visited McCord Candies in Lafayette, which as been open since 1912! McCords does show up in the book.
Here is where the candy is made:
Here is a view of the soda fountain and candy shop.
Sarah also visited LaFayette to research, too. Here is Sarah in front of the house we use for the Turner family. Isn’t it lovely?
And now … the most exciting part. Here is the cover!
And a few more details to leave you with!
A World War II Christmas novella collection coming from WaterBrook Multnomah, October 2014
White Christmas by Cara C. Putman
A candy maker and a puzzle manufacturer have one thing in common: love is the last thing they’re looking for and the very thing they need.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Sundin
A fighter pilot running on empty, a lonely widow, and a little girl searching for what she’s lost—will an unusual Christmas gift fill their hearts again?
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Tricia Goyer
As Christmas nears a combat nurse offers care and cheer to injured soldiers on the front line, but when her patients and the Dutch villagers discover it’s her birthday they work together to give her a great gift—a reason to believe in love again.
What about you? Have you enjoyed any novels about World War II?