Author Interview – Stacey Weeks

About the Book

Book:  In Too Deep

Author: Stacey Weeks

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: November 2017

Like an anchor wedged in the lake floor, Grace Stone’s heart is submerged in the past. Drowning in guilt over the role she played in her father’s and sister’s deaths, Grace prays that launching her water survival program at Camp Moshe will properly honor their memory and enable her to move on. But success depends on Grace risking everything on the man hired to rebrand the Christian camp. Kye Campton’s usual confidence wavers when his extreme sports campaign lands him in hot water with the cautious instructor and it becomes increasingly evident that Camp Moshe’s fight for survival is against more than a declining economy. Will Kye be able to save the camp—and Grace—from a saboteur determined to close the camp at any cost?

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About the Author

Stacey Weeks is the multi-award-winning author of Glorious Surrender (2016), and Chasing Holiness (2020), inspirational romances The Builder’s Reluctant Bride (2016), Mistletoe Melody (2018), Mistletoe Mission (2019), and inspirational romantic suspense novels In Too Deep (2017), and Fatal Homecoming (2019). Stacey lives in Ontario where she speaks at women’s conferences, teaches writing and bible study workshops, and writes about the things of the  Lord. www.staceyweeks.com

Meet Stacey

Thank you for joining us today, Stacey, and answering a few questions.

When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?

When I’m not writing, I’m teaching my kids (we homeschool), running on either the treadmill or outside, depending on the weather, or completing tasks in the house (cleaning, meal prep, etc.). Our days are pretty busy. I’m also a student at Heritage Bible College and Seminary, working on a graduate certificate for women in ministry.

What historical figure do you admire and why?

I plan to begin Esther Ah nook Kim’s story called If I Perish this summer. I’ve heard her powerful story, and I am looking forward to reading it. I’ve recently finished reading Fanny Crosby’s biography. Crosby’s comments regarding Cholera apply so well in the year of COVID19. She writes that she coped by remembering “the same Friend above that had been so merciful thus far, would not desert us now; that he would do things best for us, both in this world and the next. We rest secure in His promise that we should all be held in the hallow of His hand. And we prayed — and waited” What a timely word for us! We pray, and we wait. God holds it all in his hands.

Where did the inspiration for this story come from?

The inspiration for In Too Deep came from two newspaper articles that I read about dramatic water rescues.

What is your current WIP?  What can you tell us about it?

I’m finishing up Mistletoe Movie Star. This is my third and final installment in a trilogy of holiday novellas set in the fictional town of Mistletoe Meadows. In Mistletoe Movie Star, a tenderhearted veterinarian with a soft spot for stray animals teams up with an unfulfilled actor to begin a compassion ministry in a Christmas town unconvinced they have a homeless problem.

Every year I organize a Young Authors Day for the kids at our school. What advice would you give to a child who wants to be a writer?

I would tell a child interested in writing to believe that they can. I’m not a writer because I have been fortunate enough to publish a book. I am a writer simply because I write. (The book deal is a bonus!) So, keep writing. The more you practice, the more you improve. No one can tell a story in your unique voice, so each new writer has something fresh to contribute.

Thank you Stacey for taking time to join me. My readers always enjoy learning more about the author behind the book.

More from Stacey

Why I Write Christian Romance

In Too Deep builds the romance between Kye and Grace through their emotional connection and growing respect. In all my novels, the plot moves the story forward—not shocking or steamy scenes. I take Ephesians 5:4 seriously, “Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.”

I love romance because I believe that each one of us are in the middle of a love story. Some of our love stories are like In Too Deep. They’re full of heart-wrenching moments and climatic events. They might even have you biting your nails wondering if good will ever prevail. Some love stories are like a feel-good-girls-night-out, and everything falls into place at the right moment and clicks. And some of you are thinking – love story? – yeah right!

I don’t know your circumstances or life, but what I hope all my readers understand is that there is Someone who does. He is greater than any fictional prince, and He left his kingdom to pursue your heart. Not only is He pursuing you, but He is writing your story as a part of His story. He has promised that the stories of all His children end in victory for His glory.

While we wait for certain victory, we can refresh our weary souls with clean, wholesome, and God-honouring stories. Stories of purity, highlighting characters that honour God first. Stories that contain illustrations of how true satisfaction comes from a right relationship with God not from a human relationship. In Too Deep thrives within the boundaries God has created for love, and that gives hope to those who have only known broken love. Not hope in the right man, but hope in the Lord.

In this genre, you can count on your happy ending—and I like that. But more importantly than Grace finding her one-true-love is her growth in her walk with the Lord. More important than saving the day, winning the girl, and defeating the villain is Kye’s surrender to God.

So yes, I write romance. But the real story is exposing the lies Kye and Grace believe about themselves, the world, or God and proving those lies to be untrue. The real story is that God is the Hero, the pursuer of our hearts, and the lover of our souls.

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Remembrancy, June 24

Betti Mace, June 25

For Him and My Family, June 26

Inklings and notions, June 27

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, June 28 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 29

deb’s Book Review, June 30

Quiet Quilter, July 1

Mary Hake, July 2

Blogging With Carol, July 3

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Stacey is giving away the grand prize of a dainty “You Are Loved” bracelet with each word spelled out in morse code with beads!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/fcd2/in-too-deep-celebration-tour-giveaway

Disclaimer – I have not read this book so I cannot speak to its appropriateness for a K-12 Christian School library. I encourage librarians to read the book before making a purchasing decision.

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