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: Misty M. Beller!
I’m still new to Misty’s books, but have loved each one that I have read so far! I had the chance to see her at the last CFRR. Her books are definitely worth checking out!
Misty M. Beller is a USA Today bestselling author of romantic mountain stories, set on the 1800s frontier and woven with the truth of God’s love.
She was raised on a farm in South Carolina, so her Southern roots run deep. Growing up, her family was close, and they continue to keep that priority today. Her husband and children now add another dimension to her life, keeping her both grounded and crazy.
God has placed a desire in Misty’s heart to combine her love for Christian fiction and the simpler ranch life, writing historical novels that display God’s abundant love through the twists and turns in the lives of her characters.
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: I’ve always leaned toward reading and writing in school and knew I expressed myself better through written words than spoken. But I didn’t attempt my first novel until January, 2013, when I added “Write a novel that’s published” to my bucket list. I thought it would be a one-time thing, but I realized I loved writing! It became my special “me” time, and I’m incredibly blessed to get to do it full-time now.
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: I’ve just started writing book 6 in the Call of the Rockies series. I’m still getting to know the characters, but so far they’re intriguing! The story is set in a Nez Perce village, and the heroine is Telipe, the sister of Meksem who readers met in book 3 when Meksem’s friends went with her to free Telipe from the Blackfoot war party who had captured her. Telipe is such an amazing lady! I think readers will love her as much as I am…and her Blackfoot brave hero, too. 😉
This is my first story where both the hero and heroine are full Native American, and honestly, I never expected to write stories like these. Not even when I started this series. But I’m loving all I’m learning about the Nez Perce, Salish, and Blackfoot groups I’ve been researching. I’ve so appreciated all the sweet and enthusiastic comments from readers!
Q: What are some of your writing must haves? (Drink, snack, supplies, etc.)
A: For my last several books, I’ve been dictacting my stories as I walk our neighborhood. I’m loving that, but I’ve learned I always need a good strong cup of coffee before I head out to get my mind working. ☺
Q: What is your favorite time period to write about? Or read about?
A: I tend to be a bit of a sentimentalist, so Historical Romance is perfect for me! My favorite period is between 1800 – 1880, when the west was still an extreme frontier. I love the simpler life, where there’s no rat race. Just hard work, plenty of alone time (can you tell I’m an introvert?), and a strong family unit.
I have saved my favorite question for last!
Q: What would you like readers to take away from your books?
A: One of my favorite themes to write about is God’s love, and the way He guides us in His plan if we’re intentional about seeking His will in each decision. Trust can be so hard when we really love what God is asking us to place in his hands (like when God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac). But that’s the only way God can give us the bigger, better things He has in store!
To connect with Misty, please click on any of the following links: her website, Facebook, Twitter, BookBub, Goodreads, and Pinterest.
I’m also featuring her book, Faith’s Mountain Home. This one is currently on my TBR and I suggest adding it to yours! Be sure to add it to your Goodreads shelf!
About the book:
Nate Long has always watched over his identical twin brother, Aaron, even when it put him on the wrong side of the law. When Aaron is wounded in a shootout, the brothers are taken to Settler’s Fort to recover. As Nate works to make reparations for their past, he marvels at the nursing Aaron receives under the care of a woman with all the reason in the world to resent him.
Laura Hannon knows what it is to start over, and she knows Nate’s newfound faith is real. What she can’t look past is how far he allowed himself to be led astray by his brother’s weaknesses.
As a fledgling trust grows between Nate and Laura, they stumble upon a mysterious cave in the mountains that may not be as uninhabited as it seems. As they work together for a common cause, will the new lives they seek for themselves include love, or is there too much that stands between them?
Thank you Misty for your time! Please leave some love in the comments!