25 Amazing Authors & Their Must-Read Books
Colleen Coble, USA Today Bestselling Author
“Learn POV. Ask yourself who has the most at stake in the scene? Once you figure that out, stay in that POV for the entire scene—no head hopping. Some authors break this rule but jumping from head-to-head and back again in the same scene distracts the reader.”
USA Today bestselling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana.
“I wrote my first book in 1st or 2nd grade. It was about a horse that had twin colts. The teacher praised it, and I thought, wow, maybe I could have a book in the library someday. The seed was planted way back then. I would take that dream out and blow off the dust every now and then, but I didn’t do anything until my younger brother, Randy, was killed in a freak lightning accident when I was thirty-eight. It was a wakeup call for me that it was time to follow my dream.
I am mostly a seat-of-the-pants writer. I start off with an interesting premise, but I usually don’t know who the villain is, and I lay down several rabbit trails to see where they will take me. It makes it more fun for me! I’ve plotted out some books but knowing what was going to happen took all the fun out of writing for me.
Colleen and her critique partner of 22 years, Denise Hunter
Writing helps me make sense of the world. The spiritual themes that make their way into my books are often truths that I’ve learned or am still learning. Faith is at the core of who I am. My books are written from my worldview that God exists and cares about us. That belief doesn’t come out in a heavy-handed way, but it’s woven through there if you look.”
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