I’m so excited to introduce you to Ramona K. Cecil today! I first met Ramona at a writers’ meeting, and her passion for writing and all things history were immediately evident. She has a new full-length historical romance out with Barbour this month, so keep reading for details!
Ramona K. Cecil is a wife, mother, grandmother, freelance poet, and award-winning inspirational writer. Now empty nesters, she and her husband make their home in Indiana. A member of American Christian Writers and American Christian Writers Indiana Chapter, her work has won awards in a number of writing contests. More than eighty of her inspirational verses have been published on a wide array of items for the Christian gift market. She enjoys a speaking ministry, sharing her journey to publication while encouraging aspiring writers. When she is not writing, her hobbies include reading, gardening, and visiting places of historical interest.
You can connect with her at her website, www.ramonakcecil.com.
Welcome, Ramona! Let’s get to the questions, shall we? 🙂
Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?
Optimistic, trusting, happy, determined, resilient, dreamer, crier.
1) The Grand Canyon or Yellowstone? Yellowstone; I prefer grass and trees to sand and rock and bison and bears to snakes and scorpions.
2) Gourmet chef or Chef Boyardee? Chef Boyardee; Nothing against gourmet, but I’m all about comfort food and Chef Boyardee qualifies.
3) On the move or Home sweet home? Home sweet home; I enjoy an occasional trip, but Dorothy was right, “There’s no place like home.”
4) Snoopy or Garfield? Garfield; Hey, I’m a Hoosier. I have to like Garfield better, his creator is fellow Hoosier Jim Davis.
5) Strawberry sundae or Chocolate cheesecake? Chocolate cheesecake; This was a close one, but in the end cream cheese trumped ice cream.
6) Full steam ahead or Life in the slow lane? Life in the slow lane; I was born with one speed—slow.
7) Sunflowers or Roses? Roses; Though corny, cliché, and trite, roses have always been one of my favorite flowers. When I was growing up, we had rambling rose bushes growing all along our front fence.
Fun answers, Ramona! I love that you’re an optimistic, happy crier…living proof that emotion doesn’t have to be all sad. 🙂 And your Yellowstone answer made me laugh. As a person with phobias of all things creepy and slithery, I completely understand. The scenery in both places is gorgeous, but at least we can see the bears from farther away, right? 🙂
Thanks for being my guest today! It’s been a pleasure to have you here!
A Bride’s Sweet Surprise in Sauers, Indiana
Regina Seitz’s sisters were allowed to marry for love, but Regina has been told by her father she must marry a man she has never met—just so Papa can have a German son-in-law to inherit the family homestead. Diedrich Rothhaus is as reluctant as she is, until her striking beauty and deep faith stir emotions he hadn’t expected. Against both their wills, love claims their hearts. Then a cruel family secret is revealed, and Diedrich must fight to save the most precious thing in his life—Regina’s love.
Blog Readers: Let’s talk…Do you have any phobias of creepy or crawly things? Any stories of overcoming or facing your phobia head-on? Or if it gives you the willies to think about, let’s talk emotion…Are you a happy crier? What’s the silliest thing you’ve found yourself crying about? Anybody known to cry at a commercial?