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Goodness, it’s so hard to pick a favorite! I write a lot of myself into all my characters, so each one has a different component that I love. Writing Barabbas as the villain in this book was a lot of fun! But to pick a favorite, I’d probably say Malon. Malon is a sweet kid, yet full of ambition and life. And he’s just adorable. But, he’s patterned after one of my little brothers, so of course I might be a little biased. 😉
While we’re chatting about favorites, what is your favorite dessert? Would you be interested in sharing the recipe (if appropriate)?
Hmmm, I LOVE dessert. Did you know that if you spell stressed backwards that’s what you get?
I have a recipe for a Triple Chocolate Cheesecake that I kinda created on my own. But it’s a secret family recipe, so if I shared it with you, I’d have to kill you. And that’d be kinda hard to do since this is a virtual interview. 😉
Whew, you had me worried there for a minute! 🙂 You’ve accomplished quite a bit in a relatively short time. What accomplishment means the most to you?
If I can yield myself and my will to the Lord each day, that is what means most to me. And I’m my own worst enemy, so I consider that an accomplishment. Everything else fades in comparison. It’s not my accomplishment, it’s His anyway.
That’s so true, Amber. Definitely something to which each of us should aspire. Can you give any hints about your next book?
Oh, I love hints! This is my favorite question to ask authors. 😀
Well, next I am working on a Christmas story set during the Civil War. Actually, we’re giving away the chance to name one of the main and secondary characters in the book! Here’s the link to enter.
This story will be called The Christmas Pardon, and you can see what it’s about by looking at the link above, so that one’s not much fun for hints. How about I give you a hint into Volume III of the Days of Messiah Series? But shhhh, don’t tell anyone else because I’m doing a launch party on my facebook page on the 17th, and this is sorta the answer for one of the prize questions!
In The Master’s Calling we follow Malon and his family after his mother meets Jesus and is healed of leprosy. Malon’s heart desire is to follow Jesus as one of his disciples, but by the time he finally gets a chance to do that, he is too late. He gets to Jerusalem three days after Jesus has been crucified. Not only that, but Peter and the other disciples are hiding out, and Malon’s worst enemy, Barabbas, has been released! It’s going to be a fun story to tell. The tagline for this one is: “The Master’s Calling didn’t end with a tomb, it had only begun.” What do you think?
Wow — that sounds like another one to be anticipating, for sure! Thanks so much for visiting with us today, Amber!
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Best selling author Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call “historical fiction at its finest”. A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and is now the author of over half a dozen books. Between ministry, family and working in their family-owned businesses, Amber loves to connect with readers. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites. Amber is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Historical Novel Society.
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