Wow….are you in for a treat!!!! You picked the perfect day to stop by and visit because we have a special guest today. Amy from Phenix & Phenix Publicity contacted me and asked if I would like to have a guest author drop by, and you know me, I love it when authors want to take time out of their busy schedules and talk to us about their newest book. So get comfy, grab a cup of tea or coffee and help me welcome Ms. Erin Healy to our group!!
Now, with The Promises She Keeps (Thomas Nelson February 2011 978-1595547514 $14.99), Healy continues to deliver a unique take on suspense with a little decidedly feminine point of view.
Healy is the owner of WordWright Editorial Services and specializes in fiction book development. She has worked with popular authorssuch as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, L. B. Graham, Brandilyn Collins, Rene Gutteridge, Michelle McKinney Hammond, Robin Lee Hatcher, Denise Hildreth, Denise Hunter, Jane Kirkpatrick, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.
Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont
College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today during the
mid-1990s. After advancing from assistant editor, to associate editor, to editor while working for the
magazine, she moved on to serve as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. She founded WordWright
Editorial Services in 2002.
Healy began working for Dekker the same year, editing 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories,
before collaborating with him as a co-author on Kiss and Burn. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go, is a
supernatural suspense tale about a single mother’s struggle to protect her daughter as threatening elements from her past unexpectedly re-emerge.
On the differences between Never Let you Go and The Promises She Keeps, Healy says:
“Promises keeps the supernatural core, but without angels and demons this time, and without as much
oppressive darkness. The result is a spiritual conflict between characters that is more interpersonal than
private. I hope readers feel that Promises still does a great job of asking high-stakes spiritual questions in
exciting, dramatic and memorable ways while drilling a few more inches into the human heart.”
Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colo., with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is a
member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit www.erinhealy.com for more information.
Promise, a talented young vocalist with a terminal illness, is counting on fame to keep her memory alive after she dies. Porta is an aging witch and art collector in search of the goddess who will grant her immortality.
When Promise inexplicably survives a series of freak accidents, Porta believes that Promise is the one she seeks. But Chase, an autistic artist who falls in love with Promise and opposes Porta, comes between the women with his mysterious visions and drawings, and plunges everyone into a flesh-and-blood confrontation over the true meaning of eternal life.