Today, I’m interviewing author Liana George, author of Perfectly Matched.
About the Book
Book: Perfectly Matched
Author: Liana George
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction
Release date: April 4, 2023
Nicki Mayfield is getting married!
Three days after deciding to marry so she can adopt the little girl who has captured her heart, Nicki Mayfield is heading to Texas to become Mrs. Ben Carrington. However, as the unlikely pair prepares to say “I do”, a shocking revelation threatens their plans to become a family.
Searching for the answers to the mystery that’s holding her future hostage, Nicki must also figure out how to keep Ms. O’Connor’s legacy alive at New Hope while simultaneously navigating a relationship with a guy she barely knows. None of which are proving to be easy tasks to manage.
Sacrifices will have to be made. Challenges overcome.
Can beloved organizer Nicki Mayfield succeed at building the unconventional family she wants or will circumstances beyond her control keep her from being perfectly matched in work, life, and love?
Find out as the final chapter in the Hopeful Heart Series comes to a conclusion!
About the Author
Liana George is a sought-after speaker, blogger, and author. Before pursuing a career in writing, she was a professional organizer and the former owner of By George Organizing Solutions in Houston. Her first two books in the Hopeful Heart Series, Perfectly Arranged and Perfectly Placed (Scrivenings Press), are based on her experiences as an organizer and her time living abroad in China. The third and final book in the series, Perfectly Matched, will release in 2023. In addition to penning novels, she is also the Co-founder and Creative Director at The Author’s Write Hand, a marketing/platform building/virtual assistance agency for Christian authors as well as a co-host of the Uncluttered podcast. When she’s not putting things in order or scribbling away, you can find her reading, traveling, or watching tennis.
Q: Do you have an author hero? If so who and why this person?
A: Yes, my writing coach of 5 years, Sandra Byrd. Not only is she a wonderful coach, but she is an amazing storyteller!
Praising God for our author heroes and mentors.
Q: What genre do you write in and why?
A: Contemporary Christian Women’s Fiction; I’ve only written 3 novels (all in the same series) and the inspiration for the books came from my personal experience as a professional organizer and my time living overseas in China. Since those were recent experiences, it only seemed natural to write them in a contemporary setting. Plus, all the details and research required to write historicals scares me! J
I’m with you on the scariness of research to write historical fiction!
Q: Do you have any writing preparation quirks? (For example, do you have a favorite coffee mug you use before you sit down at your computer to write?)
A: Not really. I do love having a Coke Zero and some Twizzlers on hand when I write though.
How could we write without our favorite snacks? LOL!
Q: If you are multi-published author, which book was the hardest to write? Why?
A: The last one – Perfectly Matched – because I needed to make sure I tied up all the loose ends and gave the reader the happy ever after they’ve been wanting since the end of book 1 (Perfectly Arranged). Plus I’d been with these characters for 5 years so having to say good-bye to them was hard.
It’s hard to leave our characters, isn’t it? I still think about some of my characters in previously published books.
Q: Are you at work on a new novel? Can you tell us a little about it?
A: I’m not. I’m working on a non-fiction book (devotional) and a romantic Christmas novella, but not a full-length novel. My plan is to take a break and figure out what story I want to tell next then pick up my pencil again in the fall and start writing (FYI … I write my all my stories by hand).
Wow! It’s amazing that you can write your stories by hand. I can’t wait to read this entire series.
Thank you for visiting with us today, Liana. God bless you and your latest book, Perfectly Matched.
More from Liana
Nicki Mayfield’s Guide to Preparing for the Unexpected
At the beginning of Perfectly Matched, Nicki Mayfield and Ben Carrington are about to tie the knot AND adopt a toddler. Being a wife and a mother are foreign concepts to Nicki, who never dreamed she’d be either. Especially not within such a short timeframe!
However, just as Nicki and Ben began to move forward with their new family, a shocking revelation threatens their happily ever after and throws their perfectly arranged plans out the window. Thankfully, being a professional organizer Nicki knows how to prepare for a surprise or two.
Here are Nicki’s five best tips for preparing for those unexpected moments in life:
- Don’t panic. That usually only makes things worse! Take a few deep breaths, pray, and see if you can get a clear understanding of what’s going on so you can get a handle on the situation.
- Devise a temporary plan. Knowing that things are not going according to plan doesn’t mean you have to jump ship completely. See if you can come up with an alternate plan to carry you through the next few hours, days, or weeks until you can get back to your original agenda.
- Stand together, not divided. Don’t let the unexpected cause division – either mentally, relationally, physically, or spiritually. Now more than ever you and your friends/family/significant other need to band together. Find ways to make that happen—even if it might be costly—because you’ll need all the support you can get during those turbulent times.
- Don’t make assumptions and give up. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment, assume the worst, and be tempted to quit. Don’t! Keep the faith and keep fighting until you’re absolutely certain there are no other options left.
- See the unexpected as a blessing rather than a curse. While we may not enjoy the interruption of an unexpected circumstance, it might just be part of God’s divine plans. If it is, then you can expect a blessing to come from it, regardless of how dim the situation may look at the moment.
See how well Nicki follows her own advice and handles all the unexpected twists and turns she faces in Perfectly Matched, book three in the Hopeful Heart Series, released April 4, 2023.
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Christina’s Corner, April 18
The Sacred Line, April 19
For Him and My Family, April 20
Splashes of Joy, April 21
To celebrate her tour, Liana is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card & copy of the book!!
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