Last December my friend, Diane Estrella, contacted me about reviewing a book written by Heather Blanton. Heather had a few books to choose from but I couldn't decide and at the time, my mind-set and schedule didn't allow the time necessary.
Fast forward to January, Diane contacted me again to share an opportunity to guest blog for Heather. Since life seemed to be into a new normal, I accepted. I'll admit I was nervous at first because I never viewed myself as a Lady in Defiance.
Thank you Diane and Heather for seeing an aspect of me I didn't realize, and for the chance to meet new readers and introduce Heather to my readers.
Please click her to hop over the Heather Blanton's "Ladies in Defiance" website to read my guest blog on her page and learn more about her fabulous books. To learn more about Heather, read below and visit her author page. It's a cold winter night so why not spend it meeting Heather?
Heather writes, "I love Christian Western Romance because this is the genre that lets me write about strong, pioneer women and men who struggle to find God and then live out their faith in real ways. Romance is always a strong element in my stories because it is such a beautiful gift from God, and a perfect reflection of how he loves us: sacrificially and lavishly. My stories aren't preachy or cheesy, but I hope they are inspirational, heart-warming, realistic, illuminating, and glorifying to God. Like good old fashioned Westerns, there is always justice, a moral message, American values, lots of high adventure, unexpected plot twists, and more than a touch of suspense.
I am a huge researcher, as well, and you will find hints of historical romances inspired by true stories in my novels!
I grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a steady diet of Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and John Wayne Westerns. My most fond childhood memory is of sitting next to my daddy, munching on popcorn, and watching Lucas McCain unload that Winchester! I love exploring out West, especially ghost towns and museums. I've walked parts of the Oregon Trail, ridden horses through the Rockies, climbed to the top of Independence Rock, and even held an outlaw's note in my hand.
"I believe Christian fiction should be messy and gritty, because the human condition is ... and God loves us anyway." -- Heather Blanton
To Learn More About Heather and her books, or to follow her on Twitter:
To read my guest psst on Heather's blog: click here
To Visit Heather's Website "Ladies in Defiance": http://ladiesindefiance.com/
To Follow Heather Blanton on Facebook: Author Heather Blanton
To Follow Heather Blanton on Twitter: @heatherfblanton
About Heather's books: http://ladiesindefiance.com/my-novels/
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Lisa M Buske
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