I met Megan DiMaria at Barnes & Noble Centerra in Loveland, Colorado. It was October 24th, the same day I signed with a group of mystery writers. Megan had been scheduled for the hours just prior to our appearance.
When we heard the announcements, and realized there was another author in the store, we hurried up to meet her before she could get away. As I heard about her books and listened to her pitch, I realized Megan was writing in a genre that I haven’t covered much on this blog: Christian fiction. I am pleased to introduce her work to my readers, but must caution you mystery and thriller writers that you won’t find any dead bodies, killers, or sleuths in Megan’s work.
Suspense, on the other hand, is as necessary to a good romantic or general fiction novel as it is any other genre. The synopses for Megan’s stories demonstrate that writing fact.
Searching for Spice (synopsis from barnesandnoble.com):
“Linda Revere longs to have a sizzling affair . . . with her husband, a practical, no-nonsense community college science teacher. Unfortunately, life isn’t scripted, and nothing goes according to plan. From having a demanding boss, and at times a frustrating job, to helping her family and friends with their troubles, life seems to be preventing Linda from achieving her goal of an exciting and passionate marriage. Linda hopes God will answer her prayers to jazz up her marriage, but is she ready for what happens next?”
Out of Her Hands (synopsis from barnesandnoble.com:
“In this second novel, Linda Revere is back and continuing to struggle with the turmoil of contemporary life. Linda has been praying for her children’s future spouses since they were very small. Confident that her prayers will be answered, Linda is not prepared for the young woman her son brings home. But Linda soon learns that while everything she once controlled is out of her hands, God is still in control. Megan uses her trademark humor while dealing with issues to which her readers will relate.”