Monday, May 2, 2011

Martha Rogers "Summer Dream"

We're happy to have Martha Rogers with us today talking about her book Summer Dream. To learn more about Martha and her book, read on!

Title: Summer Dream
Publisher: Realms Fiction of Charisma House.

Cover blurb: A bitter southerner, bound by his past, meets a stubborn Christian girl and finds hope for the future.

1) How did this story come to you?
I read about the great blizzard of 1888 in New England and decided I had to write a story with the storm in it. The storm plays a pivotal part in the hero’s life. History called it “The Great White Hurricane” and it happened in March of that year.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It came about because of the success of the books in my first series. They asked me to do a second series of four books.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) I was in nurses training at Baylor University before I switched to Home Economics. I became ill and couldn’t handle the long hours of nursing classes and hospital rotations.
2) I was an editor for our high school newspaper and wrote a “gossip” column called “Around the Halls
3) I was working on my doctorate degree in education when I decided to quit and spend more time with pursuing writing.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m in the middle of second series and working on Book 3, Winter Promise

5) Parting comments?
I’m really excited about my new series and hope my readers will like it as much as they did Winds Across the Prairie series.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
http://www.marthawrogers.com/

15 comments:

  1. Interesting cover. Please enter me in drawing.

    Blessing,
    Jo
    ladijo40(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. I have read Martha's first four books and LOVED them. I would LOVE this one!
    angelmom1165(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I'd like to see how this story comes off from 1888 and enjoy reading historical fiction with Christian twist. Put me in for the win. ad-turner@hotmail.com

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  4. Love to be included in this book giveaway thanks.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  5. I would love to win this book. Put my name in. Love Christian historical fiction.

    cgdinasia@yahoo.com

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  6. Please enter me! I am a true Southerner and this sounds great!!

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  7. I love a book with a basis in history! Thanks for entering me.

    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

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  8. would enjoy reading this novel...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  9. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love to read one of Martha's books. :)
    Ann_Lee_Miller@msn.com

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  10. I love historical books....I also own 3 more of your books! Thank You!

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  11. This sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance. I'm an email subscriber.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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  12. A storm surely can enliven a story, please include me in the drawing for Summer Dream. Thanks!

    I'm a subscriber.
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  13. A Summer Dream sound like an awesome book. Please enter me!
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953{at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. I've never heard of "The Great White Hurricane", but can imagine it'd make for quite a story. Looking forward to reading all about it.

    Blessings...and thanks for the chance to win!
    eviesmommo at yahoo dot com (already a subscriber)

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  15. My favorite book as a teenager was set during a snowstorm, so I am anxious to read this one!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Many Blessings and Smiles:)
    Charlotte Kay
    charlovesmark at gmail dot com

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