Author Interview – Linda Chadwick – The Counterfeit Convert

I asked author of The Counterfeit Convert, Linda Chadwick, to tell us a little about herself…
I was born and raised in Providence Utah, just outside of Logan. I married the love of my life twenty-three years ago and we now have five great children ages 21, 19, 15, and eleven-year-old twin girls. I work for the Cache County Senior Citizen Center as the Kitchen supervisor.

Some of my favorite hobbies include, of course writing, cooking, and scrapbooks.

I don’t have one particular favorite book, but I love to read mystery and romance.

I have always loved poetry and have written poetry since I was about thirteen. It wasn’t until four years ago that I found my passion for writing full-length novels. With my first novel, Second Chances, I was inspired by a dream I had one night. Since I had never been to college I didn’t have much faith in myself as a writer. One night I decided to sit down at the computer and write about the dream. Once I started writing I couldn’t stop.

With a full-time job and three children at home, I find it difficult to write as much as I would like. I’ve made it a goal to write everyday, even if it’s just one sentence, and sometimes that is all I get done.

Like my first novel, The Counterfeit Convert came from a dream I had. When I woke up I could only remember a small portion of the dream, but it was enough to inspire me to write.

When I began searching for a publisher, Cedar Fort stood out from all the rest. They believe in publishing good, wholesome books that will inspire readers to live better lives. That was exactly why I wrote Second Chances. I wanted to inspire my readers to put their families first and not take life for granted.

I love to write, especially fiction. It’s like an escape from the real world for just a short time.

Fun Fact: I was engaged to my husband after only knowing him for two weeks and we were married six weeks later. You just never know how things are going to work out!

The Counterfeit Convert
After failing to fight his way into the advertising arena of New York City, Tristan Taylor is sure his luck is about to change when he meets the wealthy Rachel McMillan and her two sisters. With the recent death of their father, the girls must marry quickly in order to inherit their late father’s fortune.
Even when Tristan finds out the three women are Mormons, a religious group he knows nothing about, he is positive he can lure Rachel into marriage””if he can convince her he’s a member of her church. Tristan soon finds himself fascinated by much more than just Rachel’s money. After a life of doing whatever’s necessary to close the deal, Tristan wonders if a fledgling testimony of the gospel can give him the strength to come clean to the woman he loves, even though it could mean losing her forever.

This fresh, romantic tale is anything but your typical boy-meets-girl love story. Told with equal parts wit and heart, The Counterfeit Convert will keep you laughing while reminding you that facing consequences is the best way to conquer them.