I’m super excited to have Angie Dicken here visiting with us today chatting about her new book, “The Yellow Lantern” set to release in August. Be sure to stay with us till the end and enter the #Giveaway!
For those of you who have not yet had the pleasure of reading any of Angie’s books, allow me to introduce you…
Angie Dicken is a third generation Greek American, the granddaughter of strong men and women who endured hardship to grow American roots. My Heart Belongs In Castle Gate, Utah is set near the birthplace of her grandfather, a Greek coal miner’s son, and published 100 years after his birth. Angie is a contributor to The Writer’s Alley blog and an ACFW member since 2010. She lives with her husband and four children in the Midwest where she enjoys exploring eclectic new restaurants and chatting with friends over coffee.
About the Book:
In Massachusetts in 1824, Josephine Clayton awakes on the table of the doctor she’s assisted all these months. She was presumed dead by all and has become the doctor’s next corpse for his medical research. Frightened, the doctor tries to kill her, but Josephine begs to be spared. A deal is struck–Josie will leave her village and work at a distant cotton mill. All the while, she’ll await her true mission–posing as a mourner to help his body snatcher procure her replacement. At the mill though, Josie is praised for her medical remedies among the mill girls, gaining attention from the handsome factory manager Braham Terrance. Yet, when Braham’s own loved one becomes the prey for the next grave robbing, Josie must make a choice that could put her dark past behind her or steal away the promise of any future at all.
What price will Josie pay for love when her secrets begin to unravel?
The Yellow Lantern (August 1, 2019)
Trisha: Welcome Angie, I’m so glad you can visit with us today to talk about your upcoming book The Yellow Lantern. Let’s jump right into the questions!
Q: What is your favorite season, and why?
Angie: I’d have to say Fall since I moved to the Midwest (ten years ago). Changing color, apple orchards, sweater weather…love!
Trisha: Fall is a beautiful season!
Q: What is the best part of your day?
Angie: I really enjoy getting up early before everyone else. I love my coffee on the deck with the birds chirping, reading and writing in peace. J
Trisha: I too enjoy the quiet peace of mornings.
Q: What are some of your favorite CF reads from 10 years ago, or further?
Angie: One of my first Christian Fiction reads ever was Liz Curtis Higgs Thorn in My Heart. And…Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers!
Trisha: You’ve listed two of my long-time favorites!!
Q: If we took a peek at your “recently played” music, who would we find?
Angie: Actually, you would find the Pandora station, Native American World Drums. I am writing a novella set on the frontier, and I love this music! The instruments are soulful.
Trisha: Ohhh, I love a good Native American story! I can’t wait!!
Q: What do you love about this story?
Angie: I loved weaving suspense throughout it. I’ve never written suspense before, and it tapped into some new creative juices for me.
Trisha: It sure is suspenseful, with a handful of surprises tossed in for good measure! I’m sure it will be well received!
Q: Which character took you by surprise?
Angie: The main grave robber, Alvin! I can’t say much, but all I can say is, secondary characters can do some crazy things. 😉
Trisha: Alvin took me by surprise too. I thought I had him pegged down. I won’t spoil it for our friends and say more.
Q: What is something you hope readers will tell others about this story?
Angie: That they didn’t know how it would turn out until the last page. I love that comment!
Trisha: It’s sooo true! The ending could have gone several directions, and will keep the reader guessing!
Q: What is something that didn’t make it into the final copy?
Angie: One of the first scenes ever written showed Josie discovering her younger sister on the doctor’s table after being buried alive. I like how it turned out—the heroine having the experience instead.
Trisha: Oh, wow! That would be awful to see your younger sister on the doctor’s table. Thank you, Angie, for chatting with us today about The Yellow Lantern!
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