Arkansas Author: Sandra Jones
Title of book: Wish for the Moon
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Target Audience: Adult
Genre: Historical/ Time Travel/ Romance
Where is it available to purchase?: The book may be ordered through Amazon, Hastings, and Barnes & Noble.
Tell us about the book, what’s it about?
Matthias, a heroic knight, is accused of a horrible crime he doesn’t remember. Believing his guilt, he flees his home in shame, but in the flight he stumbles across an ancient portal taking him far away to the future. In modern day Wales and far from his troubles, Matthias guards the mystery on his ancestral property as closely as he guards his own heart—until Carrie Greer, a modern-day herbalist, accidentally discovers his secret and drags him back to the hell he’d left behind in the 13th century. Thrust into close confines with Carrie, Matthias forms a tenuous bond with her that soon ignites a burning passion. Carrie’s faith becomes his inspiration as he fights inner demons that could shatter the bond of trust growing between them. Together they face enemies of the flesh and time as Matthias attempts to win Carrie’s love before his dark secret chases her away.
What inspires you to write?
I’m an only child and began writing to entertain myself when I was little. I’ve been writing ever since. I wrote my first book when I was a little girl. It was a picture book about a duck named Lonny. I didn’t finish writing anything else for years. I preferred reading mysteries and Stephen King novels until I read my first romance when I was around eleven. I couldn’t get enough of them! When I would finish one romance, I would imagine what I would do differently if I’d written it. In junior high school, I was a big fan of the band Duran Duran, and I began writing fan fiction about the band.
My classmates discovered what I was doing and asked me to write short fan fiction stories for them about celebrities they liked. We had lots of fun fantasizing about being stranded on deserted islands with Bon Jovi and being on pirate ships with Adam Ant. I wrote tons of those! Years later at a job working in a bookstore, I was writing about original characters whenever I had a free moment–mostly on the backs of napkins or whatever I could get my hands on. That’s where I got the idea for my first novel.
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