Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Author Kathryn Cushman

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Leaving Yesterday Bethany House (October 1, 2009)
by Kathryn Cushman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I graduated from Samford University with a degree in pharmacy, but I’ve known all my life that I wanted to write a novel “some day”. For me, “some day” came about five years ago, when I started writing and never looked back.
My third attempt became my first published novel.
A Promise to Remember was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers Book-of-the-Year in the Women’s Fiction category, and Waiting for Daybreak was a finalist in Women’s Fiction for the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. Leaving Yesterday just arrived on scene and I’m very excited about it!
On the homefront, I’ve been married to the wonderful and handsome Lee for over twenty years now, and our two daughters are currently braving the worlds of elementary and high school. We’ve lived in Santa Barbara for the last seventeen years. When I’m not writing or reading or braving seventy degree holidays, you’ll find me watching the younger daughter play softball, or the older daughter building amazing high school theater sets

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Alisa Stewart feels like she's lost two sons: her youngest to a terrible tragedy and her eldest, Kurt, to a life ruined by addiction. But now Kurt has checked himself into rehab and found a healing faith that seems real. It's like he's been raised from the dead.
But then a detective arrives at Alisa's door asking questions about a murder--the death of a drug dealer before Kurt entered rehab. Alisa fears losing her son again, and when she finds evidence linking him to the killing, she destroys it. Her boy is different now. He's changed and deserves a second chance.
But when another man is charged with the crime, Alisa finds herself facing an impossible choice: be silent and keep her son or give up everything for the truth.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Leaving Yesterday, go HERE
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764203827

5 comments:

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

I commend you, Kathryn, for pursuing your dream of writing! To be on one path and decide to do something you love is a risk many don't take. Apparently it was the right decision, with your books having gained the recognition they have.

I also envy you living in Santa Barbara. It's such a beautiful area of California!

Leaving Yesterday sounds compelling. What an incredible moral dilemma this mother faces. The synopsis says the mother finds evidence linking her son to the murder - but the question of whether he actually did commit the crime is still there. And how will she handle it?

Looks like another book to add to my list that just keeps getting longer (and longer...)

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love to hear about the moment when a writer *becomes* a writer and works it into their life. Very inspiring.

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Creative Chronicler said...

Sounds like a very poignant book. I'll have to add it to my list.

Karen Walker said...

I agree with Crystal Clear Proofing - it's an incredible moral dilemma for a mother to face. And bravo, Kathryn, for pursuing and succeeding with your dreams.
karen

Missy said...

A very thought-provoking story which I would love to read! I'm adding it to my wish list now.