Thursday, August 4, 2022

Welcome Back, June Foster!

Welcome Back, June Foster!

LM: Welcome back! It’s been a while since you joined me, and you’ve published quite a few books in the meantime. Congratulations on your recent release A Home in Cranberry Cove. What was your inspiration for the story?

June: Hi Linda, I'm so glad to return to your blog. A Home in Cranberry Cove is book 4 in the series. Micah Collins and Madison Mitchell were minor characters in book 3, Christian in Cranberry Cove. I simply had to allow them to tell their story. Afterall, Micah lived with a secret from his previous life, and Madison wanted to share her sudden and regrettable divorce—and how she came to know the Savior.

LM: A Home in Cranberry Cove is book four in the series. Did you set out to write a series, and can readers expect to see more stories? How did you come up with the location?

June: I didn't originally set out to write a series, but the characters continued to ask if they could share their stories. There will be a book 5 in this series, but because of publishing concerns, it won't be available until the end of 2023. The location of the series is the real-life coastal town of Ilwaco, Washington. On the front cover of the first book, The Inn at Cranberry Cove, there's a picture of the actual inn where the stories are set. My husband and I have stayed there several times, and I determined to write a story that took place in the fictional Inn at Cranberry Cove.

LM: What is your favorite aspect of writing?

June: My favorite part of writing is that I can manipulate the plot. In other words, I can orchestrate a
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happy ending. If a character is struggling with their spirituality, I can allow them to decide to accept Jesus into their lives—but in a realistic manner. My prayer is that readers will do the same after their read about a character's decision.

LM: What do you do to prepare for writing?

June: I am not a pantster but a plotter so I have to plan out the story ahead of time. I generally write a scene-by-scene synopsis of the entire book before I begin. I like to do a GMC on each main character. That is their Goals, Motivation, and Conflict. What do they want and what motivates them? Conflict is what stands in the way of the character achieving their goals. I learn a lot about the characters like this. I also like to print off a picture of what I envision that character might look like. Sometimes I draw a sketch of the town where they live. I keep all the information in a notebook.

LM: You and your husband have RV’ed around the country. How does that inform your writing, and did you have a specific adventure that sparked a story idea?

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June: Definitely. The Cranberry Cove series is one example. We lived in Washington state and then when we bought the RV, we traveled in the Pacific Northwest for a while as well. We took many trips to southwestern Washington where the story takes as well as down the Oregon coast.

LM: You’ve accomplished quite a lot. What is one thing you wish you could do?

June: Believe it or not, I've always wanted to be able to speak Spanish. I took two years of Spanish in high school and heard the language spoken when I lived in the southwestern part of the US, but I've never mastered the language. I suppose being busy with a career, raising a family, and now writing is an excuse, but this is one thing I wanted to do but didn't.

LM: What is your next project?

June: I'm working on book 5 right now, however after that, I may take a break from writing—or not. I'll see how the Lord leads.

LM: Where can folks find you on the web?

About A Home in Cranberry Cove

Madison Mitchell will never trust a man again. The love of her life broke her heart and married a French chef. Now she throws herself into her work at The Inn at Cranberry Cove. When she accidentally tangles with the manager of a nearby fishing supply store, she suspects the handsome guy is hiding something. 

Micah Collins flees Sacramento seeking solace in the seaside village in Washington state. But he discovers an enemy has followed him to Cranberry Cove. He must endure frightful threats at the same time keeping his previous life secret. When Madison finds herself in danger, Micah blames himself. Madison and Micah are haunted by someone from Micah's past, but is the culprit the real enemy or should they look elsewhere? Will they find a future together?

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  1. I really enjoy the behind the scenes glimpses, what determines the why, where and what in a book. And the series sounds like it needs to be in my TBR pile!

  2. Linda, thanks so much for allowing me to share on your blog today. I hope readers will enjoy starting with book one in the Cranberry Cove series - The Inn at Cranberry Cove.