Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Author Kay Marshall Strom

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Call Of Zulina Abingdon Press (August 2009)
Kay Marshall Strom


Of Kay Marshall Strom’s 34 published books, four have been book club selections, nine have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been optioned for a movie.
Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, two prize-winning screenplays, books and stories for children, and booklets for writers. Her writing has appeared in several volumes, including More Than Conquerors, Amazing Love, The NIV Couple's Devotional Bible and The NIV Women's Devotional Bible, and The Bible for Today's Christian Woman.
Her work also is included in a number of compilations, including various books from the Stories for the Heart series. Her best-known book is Once Blind: The Life of John Newton, which is packaged with the recently released DVD Amazing Grace. She also has written several books with her husband, Dan Kline. Kay is a partner in Kline, Strom International, Inc., leaders in communication training. She currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.
As an activist against modern slavery, Kay Strom takes an indirect approach to calling attention to that issue with her newest fiction title, the first of three planned in the Grace in Africa series, set in West Africa in 1787.


Grace Winslow, the daughter of a mixed marriage between an English sea captain and an African princess, is swept up in a slave revolt after she escapes the family compound to avoid an odious betrothal.
As the truth about the fortress of Zulina unfolds, Grace begins to grasp the brutality and ferocity of the family─the capture and trade of slaves.
Despite being held for ransom, viciously maimed by a runaway slave, and threatened with death, Grace sympathizes with the plight of the captives. She is especially moved by the African Cabeto’s passion, determination, and willingness to sacrifice anything, including his own life, for his people’s freedom. Leaning on the faith of her nanny Mama Muco, Grace risks everything to follow her heart.

If you would like to read the first chapter of
Call Of Zulina, go HERE
The book link is:


  1. That's a huge body of work! Congratulations on your success and thanks for introducing me to Kay.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. This sounds interesting and a new way to tackle a lot of issues. My guess is that Strom handles all the issues well. She's definitely an accomplished author.

    Straight From Hel

  3. You certainly find authors with great writing credits and interesting sounding books. This one must have taken a lot of research.

  4. You always do a great job of these author feature posts and this one is no exception. Impressive body of work and reach of topics issues. Also just LOVE that cover.

    Marvin D Wilson

  5. Anyone who publishes 34 novels has my undying respect.

    Bob Sanchez

  6. I love books that have a tolerance theme, and this one seems to. Most of my fiction and poems do, too. Nice to meet you.
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Author of the multi award-winning This Is the Place, Harkening and chapbooks of poetry

  7. Thanks for introducing this author to us, Linda! I'm always inspired by such prolific authors.

    I love the cover of her book!