About the Book
Author: K.J. Rowe
Release date: February, 2022
Dylan Saunders has got it all. He’s got a great job as a Diesel Mechanic, a killer Harley Davidson Motorbike, his local Football club has just won the Premiership cup and he’s sure the girl he wants feels the same about him. Life is good.
Only, at home it isn’t.
His troubled younger brother, and his mum’s depression since his dad’s death, take a lot out of his time and the only break he gets is at youth group, work or playing football. Reluctant to accept the captain’s role at his local Football club because of the extra strain it would place on him, Dylan finds however he cannot say no when out of the blue, the Australian Football League come knocking!
Thrust into celebrity status with a booming ALF club, Dylan finds his grasp on things that once grounded him begin to slip. Tension increases in his friendships; his younger brother is caught up with bad company; his mum’s behaviour is odd; but he’s playing football at the highest level. He can support his family and he’s set up for life now. God is blessing him!
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About the Author
Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve be writing.
In primary school, I wrote stories about my pets, my own version of princess stories, a classroom crush…
In high school, I wrote stories about horses, adventures, my sister…
However, as strong as the writing hobby was, I still pursued a career in Veterinary Nursing.
It wasn’t until God intervened and moved me out of the city and into a small country town to be a farmer’s wife, that he resurfaced the writing desire – and gave me the stories. So was born my debut series, each book holding a part of my own testimony, Casts of Silver.
It is my prayer that you enjoy the journey these stories take you on, and that they challenge, encourage and inspire you.
More from K.J. Rowe
Hello! Im Karen, or Kazzy Wazzy to my husband. 😃
Since I could hold a pencil, I’ve been writing.
In primary school, I wrote stories about my pets, my own version of princess stories, a classroom crush… *grin*
In high-school, I wrote stories about horses, adventures, my Sister…remember that story sis? *smile*
However, as strong as the writing hobby was, I still pursued a career in Veterinary Nursing by day, and a professional Ballroom Dance teacher of an evening.
It wasn’t until God intervened, moved me out of the city at into a small country town to be a farmers wife, that He resurfaced the writing desire – and gave me the stories. So was born my debut series, each book holding a part of my own testimony, Casts of Silver.
Centred around five youth group leaders, the stories look at very real circumstances young people face without sugar coating consequences of individual actions. However, where is God when problems arise?
Well, He’s always closer than you think, and He’s always working for your good.
It is my prayer you enjoy the journey these stories take you on and that they challenge, encourage and inspire you.
Interview with K.J. Rowe
What is your favorite childhood book?
Beauty and the Beast is the first book I remember reading and re-reading over and over again in primary school. I remember Mum and Dad bought me a beautiful hard copy for Christmas one year and I used to take it with me on holidays.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
For me, plot. I knew what I wanted to convey, and then the characters were developed around that objective.
Who is the author you most admire in your genre?
Francine Rivers. I started reading her work when I was about 12. I know she is in the adult genre, but I was reading her as a teen/young adult. Her writing was and still is an inspiration to me.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
When I’m not writing you can find me playing with my two little kids, grooming dogs for my grooming business, or tending to our vegie garden and orchard. We are cropping and sheep farmers, so always need to be on hand to help out. I love raising orphan lambs, helping at shearing time and baking!
If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?
It might sound corny, but Jesus. To speak with Him face to face is something I long for. Not sure what I’d cook for Jesus. I’m not known to be a very good cook. But I can bake! I’d probably bake him my recent first prize placing at our local country show, Gluten Free Pumpkin Fruit Cake.
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