Paula Mowery is a pastor’s wife and a homeschool mom. She has always been an avid reader of Christian fiction. She began writing in the area of nonfiction creating three Bible studies which were self-published. However, she crafted fiction stories which she shared with friends and family. When one of her readers encouraged her to pursue publication, she joined American Christian Fiction Writers, learning more about the world of fiction. Her debut work of fiction is a novella published by Harbourlight, a division of Pelican Book Group – THE BLESSING SEER.
Learn more about Paula at her blog – paulamowery.blogspot.com. Read more of her writing in her monthly columns on ChristianMagazine.org.
Great to have you today, Paula! What inspired you to write The Blessing Seer?
I was thinking on an illustration I hear pastor's use sometimes. A man went to Heaven and was touring with one of the angels. They arrived at a warehouse filled with beautifully wrapped gifts. The man asked what they were and the angel said: "These are all of the blessings God wants to grant but haven't been asked for." I was thinking about that one night when I went to bed. Not to sound mystical or anything, but God suddenly "downloaded" the whole outline for THE BLESSING SEER into my mind. I had to get up and write it down. Throughout the writing God has taught me what it means to leave my comfort zone and do something significant for Him. I don't ever want to miss out on the blessings God has in store because I didn't ask or didn't obey His directives. The book releases on July 6th and is available from the publisher - www.pelicanbookgroup.com as well as other ebook distributors.
What a gorgeous, eye-catching cover, Paula! Tell us a little bit about THE BLESSING SEER.
When God sends Addy a special messenger who challenges her to step from her comfort zone, she isn’t sure she’s up to the job. She feels inadequate to take on the task of encouraging others, and when she starts seeing visions, she worries she’s losing her mind. Yet, Addy wants only to be used by God, even if that means seeing visions and risking relationship with family and friends. By stepping out on a limb, can Addy really accomplish something significant for God? What effect will her surrender to His will have on those around her? And, what effect will it have on her own life?
Sounds like an interesting read, Paula! Praying that THE BLESSING SEER will touch many hearts, challenging readers to step out of their comfort zones and allow God to use them.