Author Spotlight: Karin Beery

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Today it is my pleasure to welcome Karin Beery. Her newest release is Finally Forever and it’s a wonderful read.

Karin tell us about your writing journey and new release.

  1. Tell us about your latest release. Finally Forever is a contemporary rom-com featuring a champion ballroom dancer, a should-have-been NFL player, and a fundraiser to support special needs women.
  2. Tell us about your writing journey. I wrote my first novel in 2007 as an escape; my husband was battling cancer, and I needed to slip away from reality for a few hours each day. I wrote the story in six weeks and decided to see if I could get it published. I could not (rightly so). Then my competitiveness kicked in and I wanted to figure out what it would take to get a novel published. It took eleven years, but my first novel released in 2018. (My husband is not cancer free!)
  3. What inspired your current novel? My special-needs aunt. She lived with us for several years, and I saw how much she was capable us and how often people underestimated her. She loved watching Dancing with the Stars, so it became our thing. When it was time to start a new story, I decided to pay tribute to her.
  4. Did you choose your genre or did it choose you?  Why? I didn’t want to write romance novels, and for years I denied it. But I couldn’t get away from love stories. And isn’t our relationship with God a love story? That revelation (and realizing how hard it is to write a good romance novel) helped me embrace it.
  5. What are you working on now? I’m writing the sequel to Finally Forever, which features two supporting characters from that book. When I finish that, I’ll start the third book in the series (the story of the third sister).
  6. What common themes do you write about?  Why? My tag line is hopeful fiction with a healthy dose of romance because hope and love are essential parts of my life. I can’t not include them in a story.
  7. What is your favorite Bible verse? Proverbs 3:5-6. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. It is not easy to ignore my own knowledge and trust God for the unseen things, but it’s what he’s called us to do. And every time I’ve finally accepted it and trusted, there’s peace and assurance that goes with it.

Author of hopeful fiction with a healthy dose of romance, Karin Beery lives in northern Michigan with her husband and pets. They drink too much (decaf) coffee, put up their Christmas tree the first weekend in November, and do their best to live every day for the Lord.

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