Monday, May 3, 2010

Seasons in the Mist by Deborah Kinnard

Deborah Kinnard's Seasons in the Mist

We're happy to have Deborah Kinnard with us today talking about her book, Seasons in the Mist. Read on to learn more about Deborah and her book.

1) How did this story come to you?
It came the year I vacationed in England, walking around Cornwall and just letting my imagination run wild. There was a ruined building near my hotel, that had once sheltered a well. I got the “holy well” idea from that.
2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I first wrote it in 1982 on an Apple //C, on software that doesn’t exist anymore. When I got the idea to rewrite it, I couldn’t, so I had to rewrite from scratch. It’s a far different (and better) story now.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
(1) I write characters who are surprised by God in some way;
(2) I’m the only woman in America who cannot make Jello;
(3) I’m a singer by nature but do not ask me to dance. It ain’t pretty.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Working on a sequel to SEASONS IN THE MIST, working title SEASONS OF RECKONING. I’m thinking to finish this story before the ACFW conference this September.

5) Parting comments? I hope readers will want to journey back to the 14th century with me. It was a fascinating time.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. I would love to win this book. It sounds excellent.

  2. Whoops, forgot to leave my email.

  3. My friend's husband comes from Cornwall! What
    a marvelous place...Thanks for the book giveaway
    drawing! Cindi

  4. Would love to read this book! Enter me in the drawing!

    Gail Mundy
    johngailm at bellsouth dot net

  5. This sounds interesting. Could you please put my name in the hat for this book.


    Nora :D
    Finding Hope Through Fiction

  6. I love the time period of her book and cracked up when she said she can't make Jello!

  7. I have heard wonderful things about this book and would love a chance to win! I already subscribe via email.

    Michelle V

  8. I am already a subscriber to your updates and I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds excellent. Thank you.

  9. SEASONS OF THE MIST sound like a good read.
    It is intriguing how writers come across ideas that lead to novels.Just looking at a ruin and then, puff, a complete novel. Well, probably not just that quick, but still amazing.

    Thanks for the opportunity to receive a copy.

    A J Hawke

  10. Sounds very different and interesting. I would love to win it.

  11. I'd be more than willing to journey to the 14th century with you, as long as you sing... :-)


  12. I've never read a Christian time-travel book, but it sounds like fun.


  13. Thanks for the interview
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. This looks liek a book I would really enjoy.
    HM (at) HVC (dot) RR (dot) com

  15. I already have this book, but my daughter is entrenched in it and won't give it back. So I guess I'll wait my turn. Blessings, Deb! Great interview.


  17. I'd like to take the journey. lol gahome2mom/at/gmail/dot/com

  18. is it too late to enter this giveaway? i just heard about deb's book from a sheaf house newsletter and did a brief search and your blog came up! i'd love to be entered if it's not too late....i didn't see where you had announced a winner yet, so crossing my fingers!

    congrats on being the bestseller for desert breeze for april!!!

    The Character Therapist

  19. Thanks for the congrats, Jeannie! You're not too late on this giveway. Sunday is the last day to enter.

  20. wow, it so sounds good.. please enter me..

  21. Wow, this one got away from me! I can't blame it on jello--but I'm working hard on the sequel and...well, it just got away from me.

    I'm pleased to announce that through a totally unscientific and randomish process, is the winner of SEASONS. I'll notify her this very evening.

    Dawn, thanks for inviting me on your blog.