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Terry Fowler

Terry Fowler

Terry Fowler makes her home in North Carolina where she works for the city of Wilmington. The second oldest of five children, she shares a home with her best friend, who is also her sister. Besides writing, her interests include genealogical research through the Internet and serving her small church in various activities.
Q&A: Terry Fowler

Q&A: Terry Fowler

(June 2011)
The author discusses her 3-in-1 romance collection Kentucky Weddings (Romancing America): Three eligible bachelors become the unlikely answer to prayer for three women with big dreams.

Q:Your 'Romancing America' book started out as separate titles for the Heartsong Presents readers. Tell us how the individual novels are linked together into a larger picture.
Kentucky Weddings is about three siblings in a large family. The books show the connections between friends and siblings and address the faith struggles each have as they deal with the things happening to them. Each individual book had its own story to tell, with the connection being the characters and themes of each story.

Q: What was your inspiration for the original series?
The series came about as a result of my friend who lives in Kentucky. She told me to propose a Kentucky series and she’d help me research the area. I flew into Louisville to visit her and her husband and they showed me their Kentucky. I decided I wanted a horse farm and Paris, Kentucky became the perfect locale.

Q: How does your faith influence your writing?
I give God complete credit for my success. I wrote for twenty years before I sold my first book. I wrote secular books and had positive comments but always got rejected. In 1991, I lost my parents and in 1992, I was diagnosed with cancer. When I chose to give my life over to God, that included my writing. I prayed and told God He’d need to give me a market if He intended for me to keep writing. Within days I received a card packet with a mailer for Heartsong Presents. I became a club member and knew I wanted to write for this publisher. I submitted and sold my first book twenty years to the month of my first rejection.

Q: What do you most hope readers get out of your fiction?
I want every reader to know God loves us just as we are, and that they can reach out to Him in their time of need.


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