Author Spotlight: Angela Correll

Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.

The winners from last week’s Author Spotlight with Stephanie Reed are Patty Tolliver, Debbie Carney, and Kim Garton! Please email with your mailing address!

This week we are featuring Angela Correll!  To win a copy of her new book, Grounded (Koehler Books, 2013) leave a comment on this post.

HeadshotTell us a little about your new book . . .

Grounded is the story of an international flight attendant who finds herself back on the family farm after her life falls apart. The country quiet, a stubborn grandmother and a farm in disrepair all make her long for her old life. Reconnecting with her childhood friend is some consolation until she realizes he is about to marry the wrong girl.

Ultimately, the story is about the healing power of God’s creation and how two women of different generations find common ground. It’s about community and the sacred trust to care for one another and for the land. It is about deep roots and a long heritage. And, it’s about hope for second chances.

How can readers find you and your books?

My website is a great place to start: with upcoming events and links to purchase the book. Grounded is available in bookstores and on websites like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books A Million.

Anything new for you on the book horizon?

I’m planning a sequel to Grounded and want to write more about characters in and around the fictional town of Somerville.

What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

That writing a book takes a little talent, but mostly perseverance. A writer has to learn, grow, improve, and always be willing to revise. And revise. And revise.

Why do you write?

Because I can’t sing, dance or paint very well and I have to express myself!

I’m inspired by . . .

The outdoors – I love landscapes: the sea, the mountains, high desert and the rolling hills of my beloved Kentucky.

My great adventure has been . . .

An unplanned long weekend in Morocco. My husband and I decided on the spur of the moment to take the ferry from Spain to Tangiers. From there we caught the midnight train to Marrakech and spent the most exotic weekend experiencing a culture that seemed straight out of Biblical times.

If I could go anywhere, it would be . . .

Back to Sicily

If you have only an hour . . .

I would work in my vegetable garden.

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If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?

My father’s marked-up Bible.

What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?

Meeting Jan Karon, who I have admired for years.

What drives you to succeed?

The desire to be excellent at what I do, not perfect.

Best Saturday Afternoon Read

One of Lillian Jackson Braun’s “Cat Who” mysteries.

Best Indulgence

Spa treatments! A good massage or facial.

If you could give your ten-year-old self one piece of advice, what would it be?

“Hold on, honey. It gets better.”

If a picture paints a thousand words, what are you doing on that picture?

Sitting with my family in the center, surrounded by gardens and books with a brilliant sun shining down.

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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Julie Smith says:

    Thank you for the introduction. I’d really enjoy reading your material. pudy68 @ gmail dot com

    • Judy D. Kramer says:

      This sounds like a very good book that I would Love to read !!! Thank You for writing….Judy

  2. Melanie Backus says:

    Grounded sounds like a really wonderful book and Angela sounds delightful. Than you for a great interview!

  3. Connie Hendryx says:

    Sounds like a good read!

  4. Patty H says:

    Thanks for the intro to Angela. I looked up Grounded on Angela’s website, it sounds like an interesting book.

  5. EmmaJ says:

    Her spur of the moment weekend to Marekech sounds so exciting!

  6. Shelley Morris says:

    Your new book sounds like a weekend read for the fall months. Thanks & keep up the good work. I love to read.

  7. Karen Peckham says:

    Grounded sounds like a book “I” should read, most definitely. 😀

  8. Cindy Thurman says:

    Would love to win and read this!

  9. Cindy Buckley says:

    Love to read your books. “Grounded”sounds like a wonderful read.

  10. I enjoyed “meeting” Angela and look forward to reading GROUNDED. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  11. Jackie McNutt says:

    Really liked this interview. Angela sounds like a real down home type person, loved that her book touches on second chances, what a great thing it is to connect to an older generation and to God’s creation .I’m a country girl and God has blessed us with beauty if we take the time to see it. Older generations are a blessing that we should treasure. In our younger days we forget that one day it will be us who will “old”. Definitely going to look for this book! Thank you.

  12. Shirley Blanchard says:

    This sounds like a great book, injoyed reading about you also, i sure hope i win, thanks for the chance
    Shirley B

  13. Martha J. Sturm says:

    I would give a lot to spend some time on the family farm with my son and daughter in law. A lot of good memories there.
    Wow! To have an unplanned, spur of the moment trip. Sounds wonderful, as does your book.

  14. Marsha Saenz-Jones says:

    I haven’t read this yet, but am already looking forward to the sequel. Your books never disappoint!

  15. Brenda Ayers says:

    This sounds like a good book that I would like to read. I hope I win.

  16. angela chesnut says:

    would love to win. we share the same name.

  17. Kathleen Berman says:

    A very long time ago my husband and I took that ferry from Spain to Morocco. It was fascinating, but I have to smile when I remember my husband, who is always hungry, decided that he didn’t want to eat any food while we were there after some of our touring about. Please enter me in the drawing for your book!

  18. Bonnie Traher says:

    She cannot sing or dance but she can write wonderful stories. Would love to win so I can read Grounded.

  19. Thank you for sharing a bit of Grounded. It sounds like it would be a great book and I would love to win this. Thanks again. Judy F

  20. Laurie says:

    Sounds like a great story — and what a beautiful cover!

  21. Rebecca Booth says:

    As a country girl that worked on my dad’s farm, I know what a hard life farming is, but now I look back and remember all the good times I had, swimming in the pond, getting an apple off the apple tree, a fig off the fig bush, or picking blackberries and eating more than I put in the basket for a cobbler. Just sitting with my family under a tree after supper and talking and enjoying being together or just reading a good book. Those were the good, old days! GROUNDED sounds like a great read!

  22. Wilani Wahl says:

    Thank you for introducing another author. I would love to read your book.

  23. Katrina says:

    This was a great interview. I love hearing about author’s writing styles, while getting to know them a little also. The book looks very good. One generations has their way of doing things and meets a new generation with a different set of ideas to do the same things. I predict a lot of patience would be involved on both parties. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  24. June Shirey says:

    Sounds like another great book. I love the character and also about second chances. God’s love and grace are so wonderful.

  25. Am having a full shoulder replacement Oct. 23rd. Would love to win this book to read while recuperating.

  26. Carol Kelley says:

    Sounds good. Haven’t heard of this author. That’s why I like to read your author spotlight columns.

  27. Robyn L says:

    I bet your heroine gets a rude awakening being back on a farm after her jet set lifestyle; would love to read this story.

  28. Shelia Hall says:

    thanks for introducing me to a new author that sounds so good! Love to win the book1

  29. I haven’t read any of Angela Correll’s book and would really like to have this one.

  30. Sharon says:

    Grounded sounds wonderful and special. Thanks.

  31. Heidi says:

    Her new book sounds great! Looking forward to reading it!

  32. Rebecca Rankin says:

    Your book Grounded sounds like a good read!
    I love to read. I am always looking for new authors and/or new books to read.
    I would love to win your book.
    Have a great day! 🙂

  33. Cindi Altman says:

    This sounds like an unusual yet interesting novel. Please enter my name in the drawing to win a copy.

  34. Sharon Timmer says:

    Sounds like a really great book – I would love to win!

  35. Barbara Thompson says:

    Angela, you’re a new author to me, but your book sounds great. Would love to win and read “Grounded”. Enjoyed the interview. Thank you for the chance of this giveaway.

  36. Jan Hall says:

    It is a big adjustment going back to the family farm. I look forward to reading Grounded.

  37. Marie says:

    Sounds like a wonderful. Will review if win.

  38. LeAnn Mooneyham says:

    Her book sounds interesting. Thanks for another new author. I enjoy reading and learning about new authors.

  39. Sonja says:

    This sounds like a book that fits to current times, when things don’t go as planned and we end up at our “roots” where we began. It sounds really good and I would love to read this!

  40. Sara Johns says:

    Grounded sounds like it will be a wonderful book with an amazing setting. I would love to read it. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  41. Jodi says:

    Thanks for the introduction! I will be adding this to my tbr list.

  42. Barbara Lima says:

    Second chances. That’s what many need!

  43. Renee Jackson says:

    Sounds like a wonderful book!

  44. Great interview, Angela! Loved your words of wisdom to your ten-year-old self. I just said the same thing to a college senior. Thanks for sharing your life with my readers! Warmly, Suzanne

  45. felecia says:

    This looks great. I would love to read it.

  46. MS Barb Dawson says:

    Your book sounds fascinating–about real life problems! THANKS for a nice giveaway!

  47. Suzanne, thanks for introducing another new to me author, Angela. At first wasn’t sure I wanted to read this one until it told about the story. That’s when I got on board. I was raised in the country. Was a good life full of love and good memories. Thanks Angela for the give-away. Hope to win your book. Maxie Anderson

  48. Hi,I just wanted to say ,I think your book sounds wonderful! I would love to win a copy and If I do ,I’ll be honored to read it and leave you a nice review Thanks!

  49. Sue says:

    The cover pulls me in. Hope I win a copy.

  50. Mary P. says:

    I love to read and know I would love the book. I would write reviews.

  51. Linda Jo Block says:

    Sounds like a great discussion book for our Book Club meeting, thanks!

  52. Carolyn Snider says:

    Wow … a book about second chances & going back to your roots. I can’t wait to read it & would love to win it!

  53. Angie Carroll says:

    It sounds like a great book! I can’t wait to read it!

  54. Sheri says:

    Love the title and the cover!! This sounds like a great book!!

  55. Ola Norman says:

    “Grounded” sounds like a good read. Hope to find it soon.

  56. Ola Norman says:

    “Grounded” sounds like a good read. Hope to find it soon. Going back to the farm after a jet set lifestyle would be a big change.

  57. Veronica Sandberg says:

    love to read this book

  58. Kathie from CA says:

    Would love to read Grounded. Sounds different from what I usually read.

  59. Katie Shope says:

    The book sounds very interesting! I would love to enter!

  60. Judith Cooper says:

    The book sounds great and thanks for the contest.

  61. Suzanne says:

    I haven’t read anything by Angela, but I want to. Will look for her book at Barnes and Noble when I go there today.

  62. Rhonda Lovell says:

    So many times I wish for the country life again, and how simple things were when I was growing up. Would absolutely love to read this book.

    Thank you so much and God bless.

  63. Loretta says:

    An author unknown to me. Hopefully I will get a chance to read this book and get to know her!

  64. Love her answer to the “If a picture paints a thousand words” question. 🙂 Blessings!

  65. Valerie Monschien Laux says:

    would love to read it

  66. Merry says:

    Grounded sounds like a great story, please add me to the drawing! Thanks.

  67. karenk says:

    thanks for the chance to read this novel 🙂

  68. Janet Estridge says:

    I am not familiar with this author but would love to read her book.