Hey everyone! Today I’m here with a super exciting blog post: I’m part of the release team for Faith Blum’s retelling collection, Tales of the East! I’ve reviewed a couple books of hers in the past on the blog, and this collection of novellas sounds super interesting! I’m excited to share the details of it with you all! Not only that, but Faith is doing an exclusive interview here, which I’m super excited about!
About the Book:
Five fairy tale retellings…
Go back in time to Old Testament times for imaginative retellings of Hansel and Gretl, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, The 12 Dancing Princesses, and Cinderella. Love Lifted Me is also a retelling of the Song of Solomon.
Trust and Obey is set during the end of King Saul’s life, Lo, How a Rose, Rock of Ages, and The Haven of Rest are set during King David’s reign, and Love Lifted Me is set as Solomon starts to take over for King David.
All five books are now in one volume for a limited time! Don’t miss out!
This is a limited time volume that will go out of stock at midnight, December 31, 202. Purchase now on Amazon*
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While I haven’t read all of the books in the series, I was able to read and review two of the books in the series, Trust and Obey, which is book 1, and Rock of Ages, which is book 3. I enjoyed both of them and look forward to reading the rest from the collection!
- Trust and Obey by Faith Blum (Tales of the East #1)
- Rock of Ages by Faith Blum (Tales of the East #3)
Exclusive Author Interview-
What is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process?
My favorite part of the writing process is writing the first draft. I love working out what is going to happen in the story.
What are ways that you have learned to adapt to writing with a baby?
Write whenever there is a free moment. Usually this means after David goes to bed.
What is your ideal writing situation?
Right now after 7pm has been the best time of day to write. I like to make sure I have my water available and have some classical music or soundtracks going.
Do you prefer reading or writing and why?
That’s a tough one. Reading is obviously easier because the book is already written, but writing means creating new stories. I think it’s a tie.
I noticed that a lot of your books share titles with classic hymns. What was your inspiration for that?
When I was coming up with the title for my first book, I noticed that the hymn A Mighty Fortress was predominant in the novel, so I decided to go with that for the title. After which, I decided to make that as part of my brand
About the Author-
Faith Blum is a small-town Wisconsin girl. She has independently published over 25 books in over five years. Most of her books are Christian Historical Fiction with an emphasis on Westerns. During an eBook sale, she was #2 overall in Kindle eBooks on Amazon. Faith resides in Central Wisconsin with her husband, son, and their cat, Smokey. When not writing, you can find her cooking, doing dishes, sewing, reading, or spending time with her husband and son. She loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to contact her on her website: https://faithblum.com.