Well, folks, this wraps up this month’s edition of the CSFF Blog Tour. I hoped you’ve gleaned something from my interview with Kathryn and really hope you’ll go out and purchase one of her amazing books for either yourself or someone you know. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Thanks again for coming by and spending some time with us!
Interview with Kathryn Mackel – Part 3
CH: If you even have time to read yourself, do you have any favorite authors?
KM: I worry about mentioning favorite authors because I donâ€™t want to leave anyone out. So Iâ€™ll mention some authors whose books are a must-read for me. Angela Hunt, Nancy Rue, Eric Wilson on the CBA side. On the secular side, I make sure I buy any Jonathan Kellerman and John Sandford book on the market. If you can get by the profanity (and thereâ€™s a lot), Sanfordâ€™s Prey books are great models for novelists.
CH: Would you mind sharing a noteworthy testimony about how your writing has influenced someone’s life?
KM: A retired couple with significant health issues told me that my books helped them â€œget awayâ€ from their problems. A group of teenagers formed a Birthright club and modeled on the principles of the books and characters. But the most heart-warming responses Iâ€™ve heard from readers came with The Hidden. Many readers who had been abused as a child found the message of forgiveness and opening oneâ€™s heart to God a powerful step in their own healing. And this is what our fiction is all about. We write in different genres and styles, but if we can open Godâ€™s glory to just one reader, we have been blessed.
CH: What can we expect from you in the future? Any clues on the next Christian Chiller? Or are we headed in a different direction?
KM: Iâ€™m working on a YA Science Fiction right now, and preparing Darkening (book 2 of the Vanished series) for release.
More importantlyâ€”much more importantlyâ€”I am studying about the International Justice Mission, the horrific abuse of children by sex traffickers and in slavery, and praying the Lord will allow me to write a novel to illustrate the tremendous need in this world, and the amazing work that organizations like the International Justice Mission do.
CH: Thanks again, Kathryn! I really appreciate your time and willingness to share some insights into your writing and a behind the scenes look into a little bit of your life. We’ll be praying for your continued success!
KM: Christopher, thank you for hosting me. And many thanks to all the bloggers who support our work. I canâ€™t say that enoughâ€”I praise God for you all.