Interview & Giveaway: Author Kathi Macias

Today I’m welcoming author Kathi Macias to my site. Kathi is an award winning christian author with more than 30 books to her credit and is also a popular speaker in a myriad of venues. Kathi is a mother, grandmother and great grandmother who enjoys riding on the back of her husband’s Harley.

Kathy has graciously agreed to do an interview and giveaway for my readers.

First the interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
1948. It’s the year I was born, and also the year Israel once again became a nation. I’d love to have been a part of that historic moment in the Middle East!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
(I’m assuming “things” discounts people, so I’ll leave my hubby out of the mix, but I’d definitely want him there!) A Bible, a laptop with a FOREVER battery, and an endless supply of Diet Pepsi.

What is one book everyone should read?
Besides all of mine (of course!), I would highly recommend Alan Paton’s Cry the Beloved Country. It changed my life and convinced me to write No Greater Love, the first book in the Extreme Devotion series from New Hope Publishers.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Super Granny!

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. Seriously! I’ve wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Jamoca Almond Fudge from 31 Flavors.

How many books do you read a week/month?
As many as I can get my hands on, but it’s never enough. If I’m not writing my own books, I’m busy reading someone else’s!

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl by choice, early bird by necessity. Right now that means early bird, but I hope when my husband retired I can switch to night owl!

How would you classify your books (which genre)?
These are contemporary international fiction—adventure mostly, I suppose, with a touch of romance. We call them “Fiction with a Mission.”

A huge thanks to Kathi Macias for taking the time to answer my questions.
You can learn more about Kathi & her books by visiting her
website.

Now for the giveaway!
Kathi has generously offered to allow me to giveaway a copy of one of her books to 3 followers of this blog.

No Greater Love:
Forbidden romance, an unlikely martyr, and an even more unlikely hero. Orphaned four years earlier when their parents, active in the African National Congress ANC movement against Apartheid, were murdered, 16-year-old Chioma and her 15-year-old brother Masozi now live and work on an Afrikaner family’s farm. When Chioma and Andrew, the farm owner’s son, find themselves attracted to one another, tragedy revisits their lives. Chioma escapes to join an ANC rebel band in her effort to survive and gain revenge for her family and culture. When cultures clash in life-or-death struggles, Chioma must choose between violence and revenge or forgiveness and selfless love. Loosely based on historical events and set near Pretoria, South Africa, in the violent upheaval prior to ANC leader Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and his ascendance to the presidency of South Africa, this story of forbidden romance produces an unlikely martyr who is replaced by one even more unlikely.

More Than Conquerors:
True love ignites their passionate pursuit of His call With violent crime on the rise and the political climate changing throughout certain parts of Mexico, the opportunity for open Christian witness, particularly in some areas of Chiapas State, is rapidly decreasing. Hector Rodriguez pastors a small church in the tourist-popular border town of Tijuana. He also routinely carries Bibles deeper into the hostile areas of Mexico, where he ministers despite increasing difficulty and persecution. Hectors mother accompanied him on one of those trips and felt God called her to stay in the little village of San Juan Chamula, where she uses the Scriptures to teach reading to the families who are open to it. In retaliation for Hectors bringing the Bibles into areas hostile to Christians and in an effort to dissuade him from continuing to expand his ministry there, Hectors mother is murdered. Hector must decide if he will continue his work despite his worries about protecting his wife and children.

Red Ink:
A young Chinese woman, Zhen-Li raised to observe the party line, including its one-child-per-family doctrine falls in love with and marries a Christian, and adopts his faith. Though the couple downplays their Christianity in an effort to survive, Zhen-Li’s family is appalled, and she and her husband are ostracized. When she becomes pregnant for the second time and refuses to have an abortion, the persecution begins in earnest. Zhen-Lis parents, under pressure from the government, pay to have Zhen-Li kidnapped and the baby aborted. It is then Zhen-Li decides she must live up to her name Truth and take a firm stand for her faith, regardless of the consequences, and so she begins to regularly teach children about Zhu Yesu Lord Jesus and to distribute Christian literature every chance she gets. Based loosely on the life of Christian magazine editor Li Ying, currently serving a ten-year prison sentence in China, the story of Yang Zhen-Li tells the desperate tale of her incarceration and separation from her family, as she continues to minister to other prisoners, and even to her guards.

3 Winners will receive their choice of either No Greater Love, More than Conquerors or Red Ink.
Giveaway is open until October 28th. To enter you must be at least 13 years old and be a follower of this blog.

International Follower: Thanks to Kathi’s generosity this giveaway is open Internationally.

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