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.

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Welcome Stephanie Reed, author of The Bachelor, to Author Spotlight! Leave a comment below for the chance to win a copy of her book.

Reed, StephanieWhat is the smartest writing advice you ever got?

Proverbs 16:3 “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.”

What was your biggest break?

When Kregel Publications picked up my unagented first novel, Across the Wide River. Still with them.

I’m inspired by…

Finding obscure historical moments and wondering, “What if?”
My great adventure has been…

Reading my first book by myself in second grade, Dancing Cloud by Mary and Conrad Buff.

If I could go anywhere, it would be…

Out west where skies are dark and stars are bright.

If you have only…an hour…

Hit-the-hammock-with-a-book time.

Describe yourself in one word?


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

My family.

What drives you to succeed?

Time crunch, usually.

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Shooting stars.

Best Saturday Afternoon Read:

Cozy mysteries.

Best Forgotten Custom:

May baskets of wildflowers hung on doorknobs on May 1.

Best Way to Break a Sweat:

Dust mopping, then Windex-ing my laminate flooring on hands and knees.

Best Style Icon:

Holly Hobbie.

Best Time-Waster:


Best Indulgence:

It’s always doughnuts.

Best Advice:

Follow Jesus.

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