Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Debut Author Spotlight ... Sherry Kyle
I've wanted to be a writer since taking my first writing course at the Institute of Children’s Literature in 1998, but I’ve always have had a vivid imagination. In the fourth grade, I won an award for a story I wrote titled, “Friends Can Be So Mean.”
I started writing women’s fiction in 2007. Surprisingly, Delivered with Love is my first novel. I’ve had some wonderful mentors along the way and I can’t say enough about Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference and American Christian Fiction Writers. My agent called and left a message that Delivered with Love was going to be published. I listened to it several times to make sure I heard it correctly and ran around the house screaming. My poor kids didn’t know what was happening! Honestly, seeing my novel in print makes my faith stronger. Through Christ all things are possible!
DELIVERED WITH LOVE
by Sherry Kyle
Abingdon Press, April 2011
An old love letter found in the glove compartment of a young woman's inherited 1972 Volkswagen propels her to leave her life in Los Angeles and go to the small town of Capitola, California. There her dream of finding the writer of the letter leads her on an unexpected journey that changes her life forever.
Claire James, age twenty-three, is ready to make it on her own. When she's fired from her job as a waitress and subsequently kicked out of her sister's home, she sees it as an opportunity to start over. But even before moving, a thirty-five-year-old love letter written to her mother keeps Claire stuck in the past. Michael Thompson, a middle-aged real estate agent, wants to keep the past where it belongs - at least until his grown daughter is married. But, then a young woman comes to town . . .
Sherry Kyle is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communications, and a minor in Bible. She is the author of two books, The Christian Girl's Guide to Style for Tween Girls, and a contemporary novel, Delivered with Love. Sherry and her husband have four children, three biological and one by adoption. When she isn't writing, she enjoys jazz concerts, watching movies, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in California. You can find her on the web at: http://www.sherrykyle.com/.