by Molly Noble Bull
Today my guest is Kathi Macias, a friend and an extreme talent. My questions are going to be a little different because Kathi has so many books coming out. She has a series of contemporary novels as well as a stand-alone historical novel. Wow!
The first book in the series is titled No Greater Love, and it is set in South Africa. But all the books in the series are set in exotic places. Kathi, start by telling a little about yourself, and then tell us about all those far away places and about each of the books set in those locations. Finally, we want to know about your historical and the person who is writing that book with you. So Kathi, take us away.
Thanks for the great introduction, Molly. It’s a pleasure to be here.
As a personal introduction, I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who rides with my husband on his Harley (hence my road name of “Easy Writer”). I have published 30 books over the last couple of decades, plus edited/ghostwritten about 100 others.
As for current releases, it’s going to be quite a year! First (March 2010) is the release of the Spanish edition of Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today, one of three nonfiction books that released in English in 2009. Next, on April 5, 2010, is the simultaneous release of books 1 and 2 of The Extreme Devotion Series from New Hope Publishers (their first-ever venture into fiction). Here is a brief run-down on the four books in the series:
No Greater Love (April 2010) is set in South Africa in 1989, during the violence and upheaval just prior to the release of Nelson Mandela from prison and the fall of Apartheid. The main character is a 16-year-old black girl, the orphaned daughter of ANC members, who has found live-in work on an Afrikaner farm. When she and the white son of her employers find themselves attracted to one another, they are forced to choose between the dictates of an Apartheid government/society and sacrificial love.
More than Conquerors (April 2010) takes place in two settings: the San Diego/Tijuana area and the Mayan culture of San Juan Chamula in Southern Mexico, where outsiders, particularly “Evangelicos,” are unwelcome and sometimes disappear. When the pastor of a small church in Tijuana ventures into the area to deliver Bibles, he ends up making more of a personal investment than he could ever have imagined. The price is so great that it causes him to question if should return.
Red Ink (October 2010) is set in China, where a young wife and mother is arrested for distributing Christian materials to children, a twofold violation of the law. Separated from her husband and child, she struggles in the most adverse of situations to maintain her faith and to continue to evangelize the others God brings across her path.
People of the Book (January 1, 2011) takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where two cousins—teenaged girls—are exposed in different ways to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Saudi Kingdom, where women have no rights and conversion from Islam to another religion can mean death, the girls must make some life-changing decisions, compounded by the fact that one of the girls has a brother who is determined to discover their secret and subject them to the worst possible punishment.
Valeria’s Cross (September 2010) is a stand-alone historical novel (third-century Rome) based on true events. It is a story of war and sacrifice, and even love in the midst of the worst circumstances. This book is published by Abingdon Press and co-authored with Susan Wales, wife of movie producer (Amazing Grace, Pink Panther, etc.) Ken Wales.
I look forward to hearing from your readers. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kathimacias.com, and http://kathieasywritermacias.blogspot.com.
Thank you, Kathi, for telling us about all those exciting books. To find books by Kathi Macias, write Kathi Macias in the search slot at online books stores and ask for books by Kathi Macias at walk-in bookstores.
Until next time.