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Journey of Promise
When converts Richard and Leah Kenyon leave Wales and heed the call to Zion, they are unprepared for the toll exacted by the journey. To face the incredible odds mounted against them they call upon the Lord’s tender mercies to see them through and strengthen their love for one another. Their story will remind you where to turn during your trials.
All That Was Promised
In 1847 Wales Methodist Minister Richard Kenyon converts to Mormonism. Richard’s newfound faith is put to the test when he faces the anger of his former congregation, his wife’s indecisiveness, his brother’s betrayal, and the murderous intentions of misinformed villagers.
Author Vickie Hall
Vickie is a native of Utah, but growing up, lived in the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Nebraska. When she’s not writing, she’s composing music, or shopping with her sister. She loves animals of all kinds and camping with her family. Her favorite pastime is watching old movies on TCM, and unashamedly has a crush on Cary Grant.
Is this your first series or have you published before?
Journey of Promise is actually my third book. Although it is a follow up to my first book, All That Was Promised, I did publish another book called Secrets of the Red Box back in September.
Are you working on anything else?
Yes, I have a new book that should be out in June called Rising Sun, Falling Star about a Japanese-American family from California who are sent to the internment camps during World War II.
Do you have any advice for authors wanting to publish? (Why did you choose to go indie? If this applies – If not why traditional)
My advice would be to learn about the craft of writing – attend writer’s conferences, critique groups, book clubs, etc. and seek honest feedback. Family and friends are generally too nice and will think the writing is wonderful (which it well might be) but get unbiased critiques. This is a great way to grow as a writer.
I have had two traditionally published books and one (soon to be two) self-published books. There are pros and cons to both. I chose to go self-published to maintain more control over the process. Whichever method is used, however, requires a tremendous amount of marketing. This was an unexpected surprise to me. I always thought a writer writes and the publisher takes care of the rest. No even close! Be prepared to spend nearly as much time selling your book as you do writing it.
What is your favorite writing snack?
I tend to go with more salty snacks like potato chips or dry roasted peanuts. And of course, chocolate never hurts either!
What gets you in the mood to write?
I write nearly every day so it doesn’t take much to motivate me – I love it that much! While I’m writing my current book, I’m always researching my next project as well.
Who is your favorite character and why?
That’s a tough one! There are so many I’ve liked over the years, but I would have to say one that stands out is Antonia Shimerdas from Willa Cather’s My Antonia. She isn’t witty and coquettish like some other heroines I admire. It’s her stoicism and determination that make me love her.
Favorite book of all time?
Follow The River by James Alexander Thom
What made you want to write this book?
I wanted to give voice to the sacrifices and hardships of those who left home and family to come to America. I have great admiration for those people who made these difficult choices and possessed the courage to make such a journey.
I think breakfast says a lot about a person, what is your perfect breakfast?
My perfect breakfast would be a slice of fried ham, scrambled eggs, and Swedish pancakes with Ligonberry syrup! (Now I’m hungry – thanks)
Do you have a favorite period of time that you like to write about or would like to live?
I have a real love of the 1930s and 1940s. I have two books written in that time period – Secrets of the Red Box, and the soon to be released Rising Sun, Falling Star. I love the clothes, the music, the simplicity of life, the sense of values. I would have loved to live back then.
Please tell us in one sentence why we should read your book!
Journey of Promise will uplift and inspire readers with an understanding that even our own trials can be overcome through faith.