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Dive into the past with Amber Miller

22 Dec

Joining us today on Kat Logic, is Amber Miller.tiffany-miller1

Amber  is an author and freelance web site designer who lives with her husband in beautiful Colorado Springs. She has sold six books to the Heartsong Presents line of Barbour Publishing. Other writing credits include nine contributions to the book, 101 Ways to Romance Your Marriage. A born-again Christian since the age of seven, she seeks to share her faith in Christ with others through her writing.

It’s an honor to have Amber visiting us today so let’s dive in and get to know more about her and her latest release Deceptive Promises.

Katrina:  It’s great to have you here Amber. Why don’t you start by telling us a bit about Deceptive Promises.

deceptive_lgAmber:   Is deception fair in wartime? Margret Scott finds she must deal with this question as she becomes attracted to the enigmatic Samuel Lowe. As the tensions grow between the colonists and the British soldiers and loyalists, Margret struggles to determine where Samuel’s loyalties lie, despite his reassurances that they lie with the colonists. Samuel’s duties have him working for both sides of this war, and he is often torn between what is right and what is wrong. He promises Margret she can trust him, and Margret promises him she does. But can promises born in deception be trusted? Can relationships built in uncertainty survive?

Margret Scott and Samuel Lowe are the main characters with appearances by characters from the 2 previous books in the series. The biggest trial is surviving in the midst of the Revolutionary War and battling Samuel’s position as a spy. Margret is never truly certain of the side he supports, despite his reassurances, and her family is against her having anything to do with him. So, they must balance their friendship with the fears of being discovered by the wrong army or her family

Katrina:  It sounds very intriguing.  Are any of the characters modeled after you?

Amber:  There is a little bit of me in every one of my characters, but beyond that, they take on their own personalities and characteristics. Determination and inner strength are found often, and I have fun when they put a foot in their mouths or do embarrassing things, as I’m known for doing the same thing.

Katrina:  During your writing process, are there ever any characters that emerge uninvited?

Amber:  Oh, all the time! For instance, there is a scene in this current book where Margret and Samuel are meeting at night and Margret’s brother appears out of nowhere. It wasn’t planned at all. He just appeared. It was fun trying to get the trio out of the circumstances in which they found themselves.

Katrina:  How will the readers benefit from reading Deceptive Promises?

Amber:  If you are a fan of historical fiction and want to read about a time in the United States’ history that often gets overlooked or represented incorrectly, you’ll want to pick up this book. It will bring to light facts that are often skipped in history books and perhaps bring together other pieces that might seem sketchy or incongruent from what you were taught in school. Plus, you get to live history through characters instead of boring facts and dates.

Katrina:  I can imagine you had to do a lot of research for this book.  I can’t wait to dive in and read it all for myself. We’ll open the comment section for our readers to get to know you better.

Amber will be revisiting Wednesday and Friday of this week. Don’t miss out as we get to know her on a more personal level and find out what she’s up to next.

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12 Comments

Posted by on December 22, 2008 in encouragement

 

12 responses to “Dive into the past with Amber Miller

  1. museitupeditor

    December 22, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    I’m looking forward reading more on Amber and her creative thinking. Her book sounds fascinating and I say this because I am not a big fan of historical fiction. This one has captured my interest, however.

     
  2. joylene

    December 22, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Amber: you are one busy lady. Your books sounds wonderful. I’ve always loved history. Best of luck with your books, and Merry Christmas.

     
  3. angie

    December 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    great interview

     
  4. JOY

    December 22, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Enjoyed reading the comments. This book sounds so good I have added it to my TBR list.
    Have a Happy Holiday and New Year. I am making a resolution to read more and faster.

     
  5. Lynn McMonigal

    December 22, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    Great interview. The book sounds very intereesting. so gald you shared it!

     
  6. unwriter1

    December 22, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    You do very good interviews Kat. Historical fiction can be a fun read. So can the other ten or so books I have to read and review, but I have no clue where to start. I’ll never catch up because I love to read and review.

    Thanks Kat, for letting us meet another very good author, keep up the good work.

     
  7. ausjenny

    December 22, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Oh cool great to see Amber here. I love her first 2 books and cant wait for number 3.
    I love Ambers style of writing

     
  8. Marvin D Wilson

    December 22, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    I really enjoy historical fiction. As Amber says, it’s a great way to learn some history and be entertained by learning it through the stories of fictional characters. Good interview – look forward to the rest coming up this week.

     
  9. Tiffany (Amber Miller) Stockton

    December 23, 2008 at 12:19 am

    museitup….it makes me smile to see that this book has captured your attention. I love historical fiction, and if I can convert someone else, all the better! 🙂

    joylene, yes, I am busy, but that’s ok. If I’m not, I get a bit stir crazy or I don’t get anything done because I think in my mind that I have plenty of time. Staying busy forces me to prioritize and schedule. Thanks for the well wishes.

    Angie and Lynn, thanks for the kind remarks on the first part of the interview.

    Joy, what a great resolution! I would love to make that one, but with a baby coming in March, not sure how much reading I’ll get done. LOL!

    unwriter, I love to read and review as well, but my time is more limited these days. I hope you get to keep up with your to-be-read pile and discover some great new authors. Kat’s great about debuting them.

    Jenny, it’s great seeing you here too! Perhaps you’ll win a copy of book 3 before I mail it out to you. 🙂

    Marvin, glad to meet another historical fiction lover. There is more history than romance in my books, but the romance is still there.

    Thanks for dropping by everyone. I’ll be back again as time allows to reply to new comments.

     
  10. Angela Klocke

    December 23, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Very nice to “meet” you, Amber! I’m a neighbor, so to speak — just west of you in Woodland Park. Look forward to getting to know you better!

     
  11. Tiffany (Amber Miller) Stockton

    December 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Angela, that’s great to hear you’re so close. Perhaps you can make it to one of the Springs writing meetings or events in 2009. Keep in touch!

     
  12. Linda

    December 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hi,
    Am anxious to read Deceptive Promises. Wartime changes so many things, that many lies can be perpetuated. Love to see how this turns out.
    I’m also waiting for your baby to be born. Hopin’ it’s a girl!

     

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