Author-Author: Romance, Westerns, Devotionals
Grace Filled Fiction Spotlight is thrilled to showcase one of our favorite authors who is a wonderful writer and a wonderful person…Suzanne D. Williams. We’d like to get to know a little more about her.
GFFS: Grace is an important concept to Grace Filled Christian Fiction as a Christian writers organization and a theme that runs through everything we do. How has grace been important in your life and what does it mean to you?
Suzanne: When I was at the bottom of life, too afraid to leave home, though I didn’t fully understand God’s grace, looking back, I was the least deserving of it and in no mental shape to earn my freedom. But then, that is the grace of God, that He loved me enough to show me the way out, one step at a time, one day at a time. And to give me the gift of writing to express myself and share what God wants to do for others, whether in fiction or nonfiction format. I write what God gives me, humbled that He uses me at all.
GFFS: What is your latest release and what would you like us to know about it?
Suzanne: I have 2 books this fall and Christmas season. A compilation set, COWBOYS, BILLIONAIRES, and OTHER CHRISTMAS FANTASIES and a book release on October 15th entitled, GRAVEROBBER (The Reserrectionists, Book 1). The first is a set of 4 exclusive Christmas-themed stories, which includes a double crossover to two of my billionaire series. This is a story I have wanted to write for quite sometime.
GFFS: What will you be doing next, either in writing or in life?
Suzanne: I am writing Book 2 of a western series and a top-secret novel to be released next year.
GFFS: Looking back at books you’ve loved by other Christian authors, tell us about one.
Suzanne: LIGHT OF MY HEART (Silver Hills Trilogy Book #1) by Ginny Aiken ~~ This is a beautiful book. The description and turn of phrase put me in mind of Jane Austin’s novels, although set in the Midwest. I could see Hartville and felt myself pulled back in time with each page. Dr. Morgan was a delightful spunky character with a great heart for others. Eric, the newspaperman, made for a stubborn, handsome contrast. I can’t recall a male character with a mustache that I enjoyed reading about quite so much. There was also a wonderful array of sub-characters, each one unique and perfectly painted, especially the Patterson children. There were a few instances of head-hopping and a couple times that I got lost in the action sequences, but in general, the plot flowed well and kept my interest, introducing enough new elements as it went along that I wanted to turn the page. The story was clean with a nice attraction in the romance. A couple should show some physical desire, or the book grows stale. That said, there’s no sexual content and no cursing. The Christian message was very clear and, in my opinion, needed in the church. Many would turn their noses up instead of helping those less fortunate. But Jesus consorted with sinners far more than saints. I did feel Eric did a bit too much self-impalement. Overall, a really beautiful book that I enjoyed. I recommend it to adults or teens who read Christian fiction. I’d love to read book two.