Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Reclaiming Nick, by Susan May Warren

It's my privilege to host Susan May Warren on my blog as part of her Reclaiming Nick blog tour! I've known Susie for a couple of years, and have become good friends.

Susie is an extroverts of extroverts. She is lively and full of energy. Always smiling. She loves to help and mentor authors, and has been an anchor on the other side of the phone when I doubted my stories.

Reclaiming Nick is the first in her Noble Legacy series by Tyndale Publishers. I have a special interest in this story because in September of '05, Susie and I sat outside at the Frothy Monkey in Nashville, a few days before the start of the ACFW conference, and brainstormed Reclaiming Nick. Had a blast. And, unlike me, Susie actually sticks with what she brainstorms.

Besides being a great author, Susie is a true lover of Jesus. I'm always challenged by her heart to weave spiritual depth in her books. Her eyes are full of passion when she talks about spiritual truths, and what she sees in Scripture. Susie desperately wants the Lord to be the center of her life and work.

What I love about Reclaiming Nick is the way Susie puts the reader "in the moment." She expertly weaves the five senses into her stories - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - so the reader can believe they are on a Montana ranch.

She also uses great pacing and phrasing in her work.

Run, don't walk to your nearest bookstore and buy "Reclaiming Nick." Support the ARTS!

Susan May Warren is the award-winning author of seventeen novels and novellas with Tyndale, Steeple Hill and Barbour Publishing. Her first book, Happily Ever After won the American Fiction Christian Writers Book of the Year in 2003, and was a 2003 Christy Award finalist. In Sheep's Clothing, a thriller set in Russia , was a 2006 Christy Award finalist and won the 2006 Inspirational Reader's Choice award. A former missionary to Russia, Susan May Warren now writes Suspense/Romance and Chick Lit full time from her home in northern Minnesota.


Kristy Dykes said...

Great post, R. I enjoy Suzy's writing too. And her. Suzy, thanks for your kindness to me on the many occasions we've crossed paths at ACFW conferences.

Rebekah said...

Ok, I am commenting here because I cant post on myspace.
You are my big sister. You are the coolest chick I know, you exude confidence.....So what is up with your 'myspace' post???

Victoria Gaines said...

Just popping in to say hello! Nice post. I've love to meet both you and Suzy some day.


Barbara said...

I have just become one of your fans after having your book chosen for our next book club read. However, I was thrilled to see your connection to SUE WARREN with whom I spent a year in Khabarovsk, Russia loving her and her family. I enjoyed most Sunday afternoon Grandmothering her children. I would like to touch bases directly, but don't know how. Can you help me? Love, Hugs & Prayers. Barbara L. McDavid