Browse through interviews and reviews for the books in the Paths of Grace and Love that Counts series, along with guest posts. Scroll down to find short and long bios, which you’re free to use for promotional purposes.
Interviews and Reviews
One Plus One Equals Trouble
- review by reviewer Carrie Schmidt at Reading is My SuperPower
- review by reviewer Sarah Ruut
- review by author Lesley Ann McDaniel
- review by author A.M. Heath
- review by Christian Bookaholic
- review by Singing Librarian
- review by Through the Open Window
- review by Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
Two Ways Home
- interview by reviewer Sarah Ruut
- review by author A.M Heath
- interview (and excerpt) by Fiction Aficionado (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
- Who’s that Hero matching game with Kathleen Denly (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
- Interview by Joy of Reading (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
- Setting spotlight on Pine Creek, WA, on Faithfully Bookish (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
- Character spotlight on Mary Smith (and excerpt) with A Baker’s Perspective (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
- Character spotlight on Luke Thomas (and excerpt) with Singing Librarian Books (part of the May 2017 TWH tour)
Such a Hope
- interview by author Toni Shiloh at Soulfully Romantic
- interview by author Kathleen Denly
- review by reviewer Rebecca Maney on More than a Review
- reviews by Interveiws and Reviews: Laura Davis, Beverly Wallin, Carol Brown
- review by Diana Flowers on Overcoming with God
Reading Fiction In Him, Reading is My SuperPower (October 20, 2017): . . . I’m thinking of Paul’s words, “In him we live and move and have our being.” And read our fiction. Do you read your fiction in him? When Jesus gets under your skin, you don’t look the same. You don’t think the same. You don’t watch movies the same. You don’t read fiction the same. So how are you reading fiction? And I don’t mean by the fire with a cup of coffee or in the bathtub with your tea. Although—yes to both those ways. Read more.
The Best Reason to Go Indie, Reading is My SuperPower (May 16, 2017): . . .a few months later, the miracle happened. After an author friend shared her experience going indie, and I in turn shared with my husband, he began to research about the world of indie (thank you Joanna Penn at The Creative Penn for such great information). And then he said to me, in a moment when the heavens opened and birds sang, “I think you should consider going indie.” Read more.
Kiss or Miss, Reading is My SuperPower (December 18, 2016): Y’all know how much I love KissingBooks. So when author Sondra Kraak and I were talking about ideas for her guest post today – and when she suggested the kiss or almost-kiss concept – I immediately pronounced that the perfect topic for this blog! A chance to read some of the best KissingBook kisses/almost-kisses? YES PLEASE!* Read more.
Pistols and Petticoats (January 27, 2017): Some places sow themselves into your memory. They must be cherished. Revisited, even if only in the imagination. And if those places have been sown into the fertile loam of a writer’s imagination, they must be written about. Plain, Washington, is such a place for me. Read more.
For the Joy of Banter, reviewer Sarah Ruut’s blog (June 24, 2016): Banter. That ping-pong, witty dialogue we avid readers of Christian fiction LOVE to see in a romance. In fact, it’s on the top of my list for choosing authors and books. I can’t make it through a story—reading or writing—without some good repartee. Read more.
feel free to use these bios in association with reviews and interviews
A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children, blogging about spiritual truths, and writing historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She delights in sharing stories that not only entertain but nourish the soul. Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was a Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015). Sondra has since published three novels.
A native of Washington State, Sondra Kraak grew up playing in the rain, hammering out Chopin at the piano, and running up and down the basketball court. After attending Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington, she moved to North Carolina to work for a small non-profit ministry. It was in the backroom of that office, amid the clamor of copy machines and printers, that love blossomed. She married her mountain man in 2004, and they spent the first season of their marriage in New England where Sondra attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated with her Masters of Biblical Studies.
Now settled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she works part-time at her church doing worship ministry and leading Bible studies. Life at home with her husband and children is full of Uno, backyard scrimmages, bedtime stories, and magically multiplying loads of laundry. She writes historical romance set in the beautiful Pacific Northwest through which her passion and delight is to provide readers with stories that not only entertain but nourish the soul.
Her debut novel, One Plus One Equals Trouble, was a Genesis semi-finalist (2015) and the winner of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Unpublished Women’s Fiction Award (2015). Sondra has since published three novels.