Monday, May 5, 2014

Meet Author Hallee Bridgeman ~ Plus Monthly Book Give-away!

Hallee Bridgeman
I’m excited to introduce to you today Christian author, Hallee Bridgeman. I hope you enjoy this interview. She will be giving away a copy of one of her intriguing novels, so be sure to leave your comment below in order to be added to the drawing. 

Tell us a little about yourself, Hallee.

I live in central Kentucky with my husband and three children. I am an Army brat married to an Army brat turned National Guard soldier. In a nation that has been at war for 13 years, that has meant an interesting and sometimes exciting life. By our 10th anniversary, my husband and I had spent more time apart than together. During the absence and distance that we endured, we spent hours writing and reading long love letters to each other. In the end, I think we have a stronger and more intimate marriage because of it.

Tell us about your writing and your current release.

On May 13, I will release A Carol for Kent, the 3rd book in my Song of Suspense series.  It’s my 8th fiction book. I have been publishing books since March 2012. I write Christian romance and Christian romantic suspense. I love “love and romance”, but I also love exciting, action-packed plots. I also have three cookbooks. (Click on the titles for a link to more information.)



What started you on your writing journey? Did you always want to write?

I didn’t grow up wanting to write.  I never sat down and penned short stories or poems. It was absolutely nothing on my radar. However, one night when I was 27 years old, I had a dream. It woke me at 2 AM. I could not get it out of my mind. I got out of bed, turned on my computer, and started writing. Six weeks later, my book A Melody for James, Book 1 in the Song of Suspense Series was finished. I thought that book might have been a fluke, but as soon as I typed, "The End," ideas poured through me. I can barely write fast enough to keep up with them.

Do you feel pressured to compromise your standards to reach a certain audience or sell more books?

One of the reasons that I self-publish is so that I don't feel constrained by a publisher's standards or market research. I am able to write what I feel led to write by the Holy Spirit.
My faith incorporates my entire lifestyle. I don't compromise my values or standards in my day-to-day living, and I would not compromise them in my writing. My characters are human and have been known to make mistakes. Mistakes come with consequences. But, thankfully, we all can learn of God's grace. I believe that God is using my books to speak to someone specific with every book I publish.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?

Write. Write well. Don't let someone tell you not to if you feel God is leading you to.

What is your favorite Scripture?

My favorite scripture is Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
I love that scripture because it assures me that even when I stupidly intervene in my clumsy human ways on God's behalf, He can still make it good and make it work for Him.

Thank you Hallee for being my guest today.  By the way, the titles of your novel and cookbooks are very appealing.

Thank you readers for visiting Write Moments with God. I am honored that you would spend your time with us. 

Please participate in the drawing for A Melody for James by leaving a comment below with your email address and please share this post on at least one of your social media sites.  We appreciate that so much.  Be blessed.

Find Hallee’s books:
Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Kobo, Lulu

Connect with Hallee online:
Her Blog -- Facebook -- Twitter -- Google+ -- Goodreads -- Manic Readers

28 comments:

  1. I love Hallee's books. Keep up the good work, Hallee and thanks for a great interview Rose.

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  2. Two of my favorite authors on one page! <3

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  3. Hallee is a wonderful writer. As each new book is released, it becomes my favorite!

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    1. Thank you, Becca! I pray the next one is always the favorite!

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  4. Kristina UnderhillMay 5, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    I love each of Hallee's books and eagerly await the release of her new book!

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  5. Hallee is an exceptional writer as she tells faith filled stories with characters that are a real reflection of reality. She creates characters that struggle with issues and learn the true meaning of love through the Word.. I love how Hallee has her characters marital life and dating times be a reflection of purity and like the Old Testament Book Song of Solomon. Her newest suspense series is off the charts, the tension woven in the tales kept me up late at night reading they are that engaging!
    So read her books, connect with her as she loves to engage with her readers!
    Keep pressing on Hallee!

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    1. Lisa - such encouraging words! Thank you so much!

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  6. Love your books. great interview. Looking forwaed to the new book coming out.

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    1. Thank you, Diana! I hope you enjoy it!

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  7. Very good interview, Hallee. And I'm always amazed at how quickly you write. Can't wait to read the latest.
    Teresa R.

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    1. Thank you, Teresa! You're so encouraging. I hope you enjoy the new one!

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  8. Rose, thank you for hosting Hallee. Hallee I love why you self-publish. I feel exactly the same way. God bless as you continue to serve Him.

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  9. Hallee's books are very well done! The Song of Suspense series is my favorite, so far!

    (shared on FB. My email (without the spaces): phronsie @ gmail dot com)

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    1. I love romantic suspense vs. "just" romance, too. :)

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  10. Awesome interview! Hallee, it sounds like you definitely have the writer's bug--more ideas than you have time to jot them down. I know that feeling well!

    danarongi1@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Dana! I appreciate the comment!

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  11. It was fun to meet Hallee. I haven't read any of her books, but it sounds like I need to do so.
    I'm looking forward to doing that.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Kay (which is my mother's name!) I have two free books out there if you ever wanted to check me out!

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  12. Love your books Hallee and loved the interview. Keep writing.
    lizd225(at)gmail(dot)com

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  13. I love reading all these comments. How wonderful that Hallee's writing is reaching so many. Thank you all for your kind and encouraging comments.

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  14. Hallee your books are amazing! And have changed my life!

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    1. You are amazing, Desere. I'm so happy God brought us together.

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  15. I'd love to explore the work of this new-to-me author!

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