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Meet Mesu Andrews!

Today we have a treat in store, with a visit by author Mesu Andrews! She’s here to share a bit about herself as well as tell us about her new book, Love’s Sacred Song! Hi Cathy, and thanks for inviting me to share with your readers! I laughed out loud when I saw the three…
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Book Buzz!

Anybody read any good books lately that you want to talk about? I recently read Into The Free, by Julie Cantrell. Julie was actually a guest on the blog a few weeks ago, and soon after that, her book, her debut novel no less, hit the NYT Bestseller List! Amazing, isn’t it? And yea, I…
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Don't Talk To Me, I Don't Want To Be Your Friend!

Okay, I know what you’re thinking. And you’re right. That’s a really weird title for a blog post. What kind of person writes something like that on a Monday morning? Maybe she needs more coffee. I do. I always need more coffee. But that’s not what this post is about. This post is about making…
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Write What You Know?

You’ve heard it a million times. Write what you know. I’m sure the reasons behind the saying are sound. You can bring knowledge and authenticity to any subject you are on familiar ground with. But for most of us, we don’t write what we know. We take what we know and expound on it. We…
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Meet Author Robin Bayne!

Robin is here to chat with us today! First, here’s a bit about Robin! Robin Bayne is the award-winning author of six novels and five novellas, along with a variety of short stories. She has contributed to collections including God’s Way for Teens, God’s Way for Fathers and Cup of Comfort Devotionals; and published articles…
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Where Are You Going?

And how are you going to get there? It’s so easy to get frustrated with the writing life. Some days it feels like this picture. A long, dusty road, no end in sight. You get thirsty. Lonely. And oh, so tired. The great misconception among unpublished authors is that publication is The Promised Land. You…
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Meet Dianne Christner!

Today’s featured author is Dianne Christner! Dianne is going to answer my very inquisitive questions, so let’s get started! Who Are You? Thanks for asking, Cathy. I’m a vain-plain gal who colors her gray hair brown and usually dresses in jeans. I might add that I earned my not-so-gray hair from forty years of marriage…
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I Love You

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, (cough), I thought we could talk about love. Confession: I write romance, but I am probably the least romantic person in real-life. I have no idea why that is. Perhaps it’s because in my family growing up, we never said it. I mean, we knew we loved each other, me,…
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Winging It

I’ve never been great at blogging, even though I’ve been doing it for years. Even before I was published or knew I was going to be or that I even wanted to be. I just love to write. These days, it’s all about platform, tribes, Twitter… The ways we can connect with one another are…
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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!!

December 6, 2017 | 4 Comments

Welcome to the 6th day of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! 12 Authors of Christian Fiction have teamed together to bring you this amazing giveaway, and I’m honored to be included! The prizes are building, and today’s winner will receive ALL of the below! The Memory of You  & A $5 Starbucks Gift Card…

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Buh-bye 2016 And What's Up 2017?

December 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

So here’s my last vlog for 2016, not that there’ve been many. But I did get my feet wet and that counts, right? I have a bit of a cold, so I sound stuffy, and I apologize for the unsteadiness of the camera, not real sure what that was all about! Anywhoo, here I am…

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Get Back Up ~ Dedicated To My Friend Sandie

December 2, 2016 | 34 Comments

You should know, I am a die-hard GWTW fan. I’ve lost track now exactly how many times I’ve watched the movie. But I have read the book only once. I’m thinking I need to rectify that. The GWTW experience for me began as a lonely and homesick thirteen-year old wandering the musty maze of books…

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No, You're Actually Not That Great

October 17, 2016 | 19 Comments

I don’t know how you’re feeling as we approach November, but I’m tired. Tired of the frustration, the anger, the vitriol, tired of everything that this nasty election has exploded into. More frustrating for me is that it’s not even my election. But it’s everywhere. You can’t turn on the television or the radio or…

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More Coffee … Need

January 11, 2016 | 1 Comment

Yeah, okay. But it’s Monday morning and I just spent two hours working on changing up this blog, and five minutes ago I sat staring at this screen in full out panic mode, thinking I’d just deleted the ENTIRE THING!! So I need more coffee. Because this is pretty much me in the morning. And,…

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I Have A Place?

November 9, 2015 | 5 Comments

I’m going for the record on starting blog posts with, “So, I haven’t blogged in a while…” And it’s true. I haven’t. Why? Good question. Oh. You want the honest to God truth, huh? Because I haven’t felt like I have anything to say. Nothing you haven’t heard before at least. And let’s face it,…

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This New Revolution

August 24, 2015 | 10 Comments

Whoa. It’s been awhile. I’ve been off at my happy place the past few weeks. Our lakeside hideaway in Northern Ontario. And it wasn’t quite the holiday we were expecting, with family illness that added some stress to what was supposed to be a stress-free time. But such is life. You move through it. You…

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If You Don't Know Me By Now …

June 15, 2015 | 16 Comments

We’re almost at the mid-point of the year and I’m … re-grouping. Breathing deep and re-evaluating, sorting boxes in my head and sticking to what is true. Discarding what is not. Figuring out who this girl really is. I haven’t always known for sure. Fear of failure and self-doubt swirl like monster waves and I’ve…

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Will You Give It Up?

April 17, 2015 | 9 Comments

Reading through my blog posts lately, I had a thought. Wow, this is depressing. Okay, yeah, that was my thought, but I kind of giggled afterward. Not just because it’s true, but because it’s been so much a part of my journey of late. All these challenges, battles and trials, the wondering, the waiting. And sometimes…

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COMING SOON! Cover Reveal & An Invite!

February 21, 2015 | 14 Comments

I’m delighted to announce that I will be releasing my next novel this spring! (Cover by Yvonne Parks @ Pear Creative). Two lives taken down different roads – one enduring love – one shot at starting over.                                If only they believed in second chances.  Julia Connelly is finally free from twelve long years in…

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Meet Mesu Andrews!

Today we have a treat in store, with a visit by author Mesu Andrews! She’s here to share a bit about herself as well as tell us about her new book, Love’s Sacred Song!

Hi Cathy, and thanks for inviting me to share with your readers! I laughed out loud when I saw the three questions you sent! Great questions!

  • Who Are You?
  • Where Are You Now?
  • Where Are You Going?

The trick is: what about me, in each of those questions, would readers be interested in hearing?

Let’s begin with a story…that sort of gives y’all a flavor for who I was, am, and will probably be! My husband and I have known each other since third grade. He was a snotty little red-headed boy until seventh grade, and then we became good friends. He was the quarterback. I dated a linebacker. But when the linebacker broke off our five-year relationship in college, it was Roy who took me on a date the following week…to a football game, of course. The next weekend, we went out again, and he asked me this question: “Where do you see yourself ten years from now?”

Overwhelmed with the loss of a long-term relationship, the tears flowed, and Roy was a rock as I poured out my hopes and dreams that had been shattered. With all my heart, I wanted to be a wife and mom, to love and be loved. Fast forward three DAYS. I get a phone call from a friend who attends college with Roy. She’s furious that I’ve made wedding plans and haven’t included her. Totally stunned, I ask what she’s talking about. “Roy said you two are getting married.”

I was furious!!! I called him, demanded that he drive to my house so I could yell at him in person. I called him every name but his own (this was in my B.C. days). His response? A cocky grin and, “We are getting married. You just don’t know it yet.” Two months after that conversation, he led me to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Six months later, we were indeed married (And nine months + two weeks later our first child was born, but that’s another story).

Who am I?

I’ve worked in banking, optometry, and cosmetics. I’ve been a student’s wife, coach’s wife, factory worker’s wife, pastor’s wife, and professor’s wife—all while married to the same wonderfully infuriating man. I consider myself a full-time wife, learning to be a mom to adult kids, and beginning to enjoy the firstfruits of grandkids! OH! And somewhere in there I write!

I need God’s Word like I need air to breathe. It fascinates me. The stories, in their context, become living things in my mind. And then when I read a Psalm written by David or Moses or Solomon—it’s a cry from the heart of a friend to the God we both serve. I learn the lessons Paul learns on his missionary journeys. I hear the Pharisees’ ridicule of my Savior. Scripture is God-breathed. Living and active.

Where Are You Now?

After a 2002 life-altering illness kept me in bed for six months and homebound for nearly a year after, my priorities and stamina have changed considerably. I continue to struggle with chronic health issues, the most annoying being daily migraines. Fibromyalgia and POTS keep me close to home most days, but the Lord gives strength for every ministry door He opens.

I’m still learning the craft of writing. When I began this journey, I knew absolutely nothing about plot or characters or POV or…well, you get the picture. All I knew was the Word. So that’s what I write about. Biblical fiction is my “big project” passion—specifically Old Testament because I believe so many believers misunderstand God’s wrath as hate rather than love. My “ongoing-project” passion is the weekly e-devotional ministry. You can sign up to receive the (free) full version in your inbox each Monday morning, or check out my website to read the highlights of each week (http://mesuandrews.com/category/devotionals/).

Where Are You Going?

I’m thrilled to say that I’m going deeper into God’s Word! Revell has blessed me with another contract for two more books scheduled to release in March 2013 and March 2014. The 2013 release will explore the heart-rending marriage of Gomer and Hosea and teach of Yahweh’s inexpressible love for our wayward hearts. The 2014 release will delve into the dark world of Jezebel’s daughter, Queen Athaliah, who almost succeeded in annihilating David’s royal lineage; but even pure evil couldn’t snuff-out God’s saving light.

Thanks so much for letting me share a little about the past, present, and future! It’s been fun! I love to hear from readers, so please contact me with comments or questions!

Mesu has graciously offered to give away a copy of Love’s Sacred Song, so be sure to leave a comment for her to have a chance to win the book! 

About Love’s Sacred Song –

Overwhelmed at the thought of ruling Israel in King David’s shadow, young King Solomon seeks the Lord and is given God’s wisdom to rule. However, the northern tribes of Israel remain as unsettled as Solomon’s heart. Will he avoid civil war by taking a Treaty Bride from his own nation? Will the king be content with his harem or learn sacred love through passion’s fire?

About the Author:

Mesu Andrews is an author and speaker who passionately brings the biblical world alive for her audiences. Mesu and her husband, Roy, served in pastoral ministry for fourteen years, and in 2007 the Andrews’ moved to the Pacific Northwest, where Roy accepted a teaching position at Multnomah University. They have two grown daughters, Trina and Emily, and a Rottweiler-pitbull named Bouzer.

Mesu’s debut novel, Love Amid the Ashes, released in March 2011 and tells the breathtaking story of Job’s life through the eyes of the women who loved him. Love’s Sacred Song is scheduled for release March 1, 2012 with two more biblical novels on the horizon for 2013 and 2014.

Connect with Mesu on her Website