Today we’re continuing our Featured Fiction Friday series, and celebrating one of the authors that helped make the our contest possible. Introducing Cynthia Ruchti!
Q: Cynthia Ruchti, can you tell us a little bit about your new book?
On the way to Christmas with his extended family, Micah asks Katie to marry him. She says no, but there is no getting out of Christmas now. The Binder family celebrates every Christmas as if it were their last. Too many people, too much snow, and too little room should be a recipe for disaster. But sometimes too much is just enough. Especially when it’s Christmas.
Q: Do you have any writing advice for the MBT Audience?
Don’t give up on stories that languish in a computer folder somewhere. Reader interests change. Publishing climates change. Styles and trends change more quickly than Kelly Ripa changes shoes. God accomplished some of His most stunning work at the end of a long delay–for Eve who waited for the Redeemer she didn’t see born before she died, for Moses as he served in other roles before the role of a lifetime, for Joseph who was in and out of prison for 13 years before he stepped into his hero costume… The other day I dragged out a manuscript I loved but thought would never find its way into the pages of a book because of both plot and character flaws. A brainstorming session with a new friend brought breakthrough on both counts. The novel releases in 2016! And I’m excited to finish writing it. So, even though you may need to set a project aside–maybe even for years–don’t make the mistake of shredding it. Your breakthrough could breathe new life into it.
After three decades writing and producing a 15-minute radio drama/devotional program, Cynthia Ruchti now tells stories hemmed in hope through her award-winning novels, novellas, devotionals, nonfiction, and through speaking events for women or writers. Her work has been honored by many key honors in the publishing industry. Her constant prayer is that readers will read the final page of her books with renewed confidence to say, “I can’t unravel, I’m hemmed in hope.” www.cynthiaruchti.com