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History and Murder with Jean Kinsey

Posted by Lisa Lickel on March 20, 2012

Debut author Jean Kinsey has my highest respect. She freely admits to being a septuagenarian, and gracious, I only hope I can still hold a pen and put two thoughts together when I get there.

Welcome, Jean!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For beginners, I have dabbled with writing ever since I was old enough to put two sentences together, and over the past several years had a few stories published in Chicken Soup. It was not until my husband died in 2005, after a five year bout with cancer, that I started writing seriously trying to fill the void in my life.  I sold ten more stories to Chicken Soup and started taking writing workshops. I joined ACFW two years ago and began my first novel. At the age of 71, my first book will be released by Desert Breeze March 15, 2012. My three-book Willow Shade Series will be released in 2012 and 2013.

Short story, “Slow Dancing” is in the current edition of Splickety magazine and others.

I have three children, five grandchildren and live in Brooks, KY.

Visit Jean at her blog

and Facebook

ABOUT THE BOOK

THE LIGHT KEEPER’S DAUGHTER is an historical romance, set on the South Carolina coast from 1915 through 1918.

It is the story of a young girl, Belle Montague, as she grows into womanhood. Caught in her affluent fiancée’s family secrets, she is falsely accused of theft. Her papa, a lighthouse keeper, relocates them to a place where he feels they will be safe. “Papa” is a rich character who teaches by example with his love for people and God. 

Belle’s hide-out is soon found by the dapper Captain Fred Logan who helps her with her new life. Her escapades include rescuing a child from the sea during a hurricane, exposing fraudulent “baby farms,” tending wounded soldiers and nursing influenza victims.  When she rescues the old fiancé from a shipwreck, she must choose between her first love and the man who has loved her for the past two years.

 

The Light Keeper’s Daughter March 2012-Desert Breeze Publishing

Willow Shade Trilogy- Desert Breeze

Secrets at Willow Shade August 2012

Foreclosure of Willow Shade March 2013

Murder at Willow Shade Oct. 2013

 

Thank you, Jean, for sharing about your upcoming books. Can you tell us what you love about your books?

I am fascinated with lighthouses, so when I decided to write my first novel, I naturally thought how interesting it would be to learn more about them. I remember my grandmother telling about WWl and the flu epidemic. I loved the hours researching this whole era.

My Willow Shade Series is set in Logan County, KY, where I was born. All my characters are fictional, yet I put little bits of everyone I knew in each of them. Anyone in Logan County who reads this will recognize my dad as Daddy in the books.

 

That is so precious! What a great way to keep memories of your family alive. How about sharing something you learned during the publishing process?

I am still a newbie in the publishing process with THE LIGHT KEEPER’S DAUGHTER being my first book. I am surprised at how much other Christian authors are willing to help new authors get started. I hope I’ll be able to do the same soon.

Thank you so much, Jean. Blessings upon all your work!

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