Thursday, October 4, 2012

Discovering God's Will in Life and Fiction

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I write long inspirational historical romantic suspense from first person point of view and am represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency. In December of 2013 I signed a contract with Whitaker House to publish my first three books.

I'm a member of ACFW, Secretary for the Indiana ACFW Chapter (Hoosier Ink), an associate member of The Great Lakes ACFW Chapter.

I have a Bachelor Degree in Christian Education from Taylor University. I’ve been actively writing for four years and have three completed historical romantic suspense manuscripts. Because they are written from the first person point of view of three different characters, they can be considered ‘stand-alones’ or as part of a series.

I’ve had the desire to someday write a book ever since I read Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca in high school but it wasn't until after my husband found out about it that I began looking into it. I love to make up complex and emotional, character-driven stories, and I began writing my first book simply for my friends to read until they (and my husband) encouraged me to go to my first ACFW conference in 2011 when that book was just barely finished. This was where I met my agent, Joyce Hart. I signed a contract of representation with her a few weeks later.

I have a Facebook Fan page at facebook.com/DawnCrandallWritesFirst. I also host a book review blog called A Passion for Pages at apassionforpages.blogspot.com and tweet those reviews at @dawnwritesfirst.