Finding Love in San Antonio Blog Tour w/ Celebrate Lit (Interview with Miralee Ferrell)

About the Book

Book: Finding Love in San Antonio

Authors: Miralee Ferrell & Kimberly Rose Johnson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release date: June 1, 2022

For TV chef Adela Romero, the lights of LA have lost their luster. The grief of her husband’s death three years ago still hangs heavy over her and her daughter, Fabi.

When Adela hears her mother-in-law’s Mexican diner is struggling, she decides to return to San Antonio and try to make a fresh start—though she can’t leave the media attention entirely behind.

Local food critic David Agraponte has a history with Adela. A history he’d like to rekindle. When he interviews Adela, sparks fly—both good and bad. In Adela’s struggle to put her past behind her, she’s tentative about a new relationship, but David hopes she’ll stay at Romero’s long enough to give him a chance.

Sandra always dreamed of managing Romero’s one day, but her chances of proving herself to her aunt are slim with her famous TV-chef cousin taking all the attention. Can’t her aunt see that Adela’s just passing through on her way to her next big gig? Still, as much as she resents it, Sandra may need Adela’s help if there is going to be a Romero’s left for her to manage.

When Adela gets a TV offer that’s sure to shoot her career to the stars, her choice may hold more than just her future in the balance. Can David and Adela find a way to save Romero’s and hold onto their own dreams, or will Adela’s opportunity push them apart?

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About the Authors

Miralee Ferrell is an award-winning, best-selling author of 27 books. Her novel, Runaway Romance, released in January 2018 on UP TV, and subsequently on Hallmark on Demand, and From the Heart, aired in 2020 on Hallmark. Finding Love in Bridal Veil, Oregon, aired September of 2021, and Finding Love in San Antonio will air sometime in 2022.

Miralee is the owner and founder of Mountain Brook Ink, a traditional publisher with over 100 titles, a large number them being award-winners. She lives in the Pacific N.W. with her husband, two cats, sixteen chickens, and one very spoiled little dog. Miralee loves horseback riding and hiking with her married daughter.

While Miralee has spoken in a number of venues, she doesn’t see herself as a speaker as much as an encourager. She loves helping writers find ways to succeed, improve, and learn to believe in themselves, whether by teaching a class, leaving positive comments in an edit or critique, or speaking to groups about her writing journey and how the Lord might minister to them.

Website: http://www.miraleeferrell.com

Award winning author Kimberly Rose Johnson married her college sweetheart and spent most of her life in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance and romantic mystery and suspense with a heart.

Kimberly holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers.

You can sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter via her website at: https://kimberlyrjohnson.com/

More from Kimberly

Kimberly Rose Johnson here. I’m excited to share my story behind the writing of Finding Love In San Antonio. Last year Miralee Ferrell approached me about a project she was working on. She wanted me to write the story of a secondary character into a book she was adapting from a movie, and bonus, I was given license to choose the character. She sent me the script and my imagination took off. What fun!

I knew right away which character’s story I wanted to write. So many ideas of who this woman was behind the scenes filled my mind. I chose Sandra, the heroin’s cousin by marriage. Sandra was sassy in the script and somewhat negative toward Adela. As a positive person who tries to see the bright side in every situation, this bothered me about her, so I had to create a strong reason why she would be this way. In the final cut of the movie, I don’t think Sandra came across nearly as negative as she did in the version of the screenplay I originally saw, so I think along with the backstory I gave her and the fact that I toned Sandra down worked well.

Before this book neither Miralee or I had never co-written a book before,, but I must say, I enjoyed it! I had written a story within a story for one of my own books in the past, so I basically did the same thing for this one. We are both so pleased with the outcome that we are going to do it again.

We hope you enjoy seeing the fleshed out version of the movie in our book!

Interview with Miralee

Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.

I worked at a sawmill (my husband and I owned it) off-bearing boards from our planer and helping stack boards in the dry kiln…I also broke two fingers tossing small logs into the boiler, when I miscalculated and slammed my fingers between the steel wall of the boiler and the log. Ouch!

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Determined. Loyal. Kind-hearted.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

Mordizan, book two in the YA Wraithwood fantasy trilogy by Alyssa Roat. I LOVE fantasy!! And Realm Makers just announced it as a finalist in the Reader’s Choice awards!

What has been your favorite part of the publishing journey?

Interacting with/meeting/finding friends within the industry with so many wonderful, like-minded people, whether editors, other writers, or other professionals. That’s been the highlight of my career, along with meeting readers and seeing the hearts that have been touched by my books.

Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?

Yes, and it’s pretty cool! It’s going to be a made-for-TV movie, at some point in the future, but it will not be on Hallmark or other highly watched channels…it might be on a Hispanic channel as it has a Hispanic influence with some of the characters. However, having seen the movie, I truly believe the book is the better of the two, so you’ll definitely want to read the book, as it has so much more depth and a secondary thread not contained in the movie at all.

What were the highlights or key challenges you faced when writing this book?

Writing with a co-author for the first time in my life. I’ve thought for several years now if I ever wrote with another person, I’d want it to be Kimberly. We think so much alike, and I really appreciate her writing style. It was a lot of fun and so much easier than writing alone!

What is the key theme and/or message in the book?

Learning how to let go—a daughter/teen who needs to let go of her own desires and trust her mom’s wisdom, and a mom who needs to learn to trust God for her future, instead of looking to what the world wants for her life.

Any current or upcoming projects you’d like to tell us about?

I’m back to working on the final book in my middle-grade Horses and Friends series… book 7… which I hope to have done for Christmas this year, if all goes well. I’m also an editor and publisher, so making it all work can be a challenge at times, but one that I love.

Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

The best place is http://www.miraleeferrell.com where they can sign up for my newsletter or find out about all my books.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, June 16

Texas Book-aholic, June 17

Locks, Hooks and Books, June 18

For Him and My Family, June 19

deb’s Book Review, June 20

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, June 21

Tell Tale Book Reviews, June 22 (Author Interview)

Mypreciousbitsandmusings, June 22

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, June 23

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, June 24

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, June 25

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, June 26

Inklings and notions, June 27

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, June 28 (Author Interview)

The Sacred Line, June 28

Blossoms and Blessings, June 29

Giveaway

To celebrate their book, Miralee and Kimberly are giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/1eff4/finding-love-in-san-antonio-celebration-tour-giveaway

8 thoughts on “Finding Love in San Antonio Blog Tour w/ Celebrate Lit (Interview with Miralee Ferrell)

  1. Eva Millien says:

    I enjoyed reading the interview and Finding Love in San Antonio sounds like an excellent book for me to read! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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