Each Monday I would like to take some time to get to know some of our favorite authors. My hope is that this will help readers connect with the authors.
Today I would like to introduce you to: Stephenia H. McGee!
I’ve had the chance to meet Stephenia at CFRR. She’s so kind! She also writes some great Civil War historical fiction!
Best-selling author of Christian novels, Stephenia H. McGee writes stories of faith, hope, and healing set in the Deep South. When she’s not twirling around in hoop skirts, reading, or sipping sweet tea on the front porch, she’s a homeschool mom of two boys, writer, dreamer, and husband spoiler. Visit her at www.StepheniaMcGee.com for books and updates.
To help us get to know her, I have given her some questions and here are her responses:
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: Technically, I wrote my first story from a first grade spelling list. =) But I didn’t really start thinking about writing a book until my junior year of college. After the birth of my first son in 2009, I decided to start going to writing conferences, take classes, and read a lot of books on writing. Writing was something God had put in my heart and I couldn’t ignore it any longer. My first novel published with a small press in 2012. In 2014, I dove into the Indie world and have since published ten other books, with a new novel coming out October 6th. My first book with Revell will come out in October of 2022.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: Right now I’m finishing up the final proofs on a Southern small town contemporary, The Cedar Key, which comes out this October, and working on the second book in a new time travel series. Those will begin releasing next year.
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: I’ve been writing a lot of books set in the South in the mid 1800s, but I really wanted to explore other times and places. That’s how I got into writing a time travel series for next year. These whimsical stories are so much fun! They give me a chance to see what it would be like if I was dropped into different points in the past.
What would you do if you suddenly found yourself on a Wild West wagon train? Or in the middle of a Revolutionary War battle? What if you had to save your grandparents’ 1950’s romance in order to have one of your own?
I read everything from medieval to contemporary, and I love them all. I think it’s the adventure I love the most. Books give you a chance to go to different places and experience different times and cultures.
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: The overall theme in my books deals with the lies women believe and finding their worth, identity, and purpose in Jesus. Along the way, they also have some adventures and find love while overcoming a host of obstacles. While reading my stories, I hope that readers will be able to see a little of themselves in the characters and God will use the picture of His grace to touch the reader’s heart.
To connect with Rachel, please click on any of the following links: her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
I’m also featuring her newest release, The Cedar Key. It comes out tomorrow, October 6th. Be sure to order your copy here!
About the book:
Could the key to Casey’s future be hidden in someone else’s past?
Casey Adams unexpectedly inherits an old Victorian house full of other people’s memories. Stuck in a quirky little Mississippi town, Casey’s hope for a fresh start died as soon she had to lay the grandmother she’d just met to rest.
But Grandma Ida carried secrets beyond the grave.
Before her death Ida carefully planned a trail of clues to help Casey unlock the Macintyre family secrets and finally explain why they abandoned her. But each of Ida’s letters will only come from Casey’s handsome—and often frustrating—new neighbor. As Casey pieces together the stories behind the objects filling her grandmother’s house, she embarks on a heart-stirring journey that rattles her foundations, ignites her faith, and leads her to a startling discovery that will reshape her future. But only if she can face the lies that have been slowly tearing her apart.