Friday, May 14, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Chesapeake Weddings is a collection of inspirational stories that are as different as they are familiar.

Bittersweet Memories introduces Karen Brown, who, after suffering heartache and shame brought on by a former fiancé, returns home only to face unexpected challenges from a surprising source.

Milk Money relays the story of polar opposites, Emily and Frank. Despite their personal and religious differences they join forces to straighten out the financial tangle that will place the dairy farm Emily’s father established, into her hands.

John’s Quest gives us insight into what can happen when anger collides with the power of innocence. This happens when college professor John steps in to tutor Monica’s blind nephew.

Inside each story Author Dowdy has the ability to draw the reader into the story with her special brand of storytelling. Neither story is a heavy read, nor were they meant to be. What they are, are memorable stories, told with a fresh voice.

I spent the first ten years of my life on a military base in Aberdeen, Maryland since my dad was in the Army. We moved to North East Maryland when I was about ten. I always remember the joy of opening a book, and reading mesmerizing stories that entertained me for hours! I went to the University of Maryland in College Park, earning my degree in Finance! My freshman English teacher claimed I was a great writer, and recommended that I change my major from Finance to English, but I didn’t heed his wise advice!

Instead of pursuing a literary career, I worked as an accountant for a travel agency for ten years. During that time, I traveled all over the world, including the following places: Germany, France, England, Tahiti, New Zealand, Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, and Santo Domingo.

In 1994, I began writing for fun, and I kept doing it until I sold my first inspirational romance novel. Before I sold my novel, I wrote sweet romantic short stories regularly for national women’s magazines. I’ve published thirty-seven of these stories.

I love both secular and Christian fiction. I also love young adult fiction, and I hope to have my own young adult inspirational series someday!

I've been happily married to my husband for six years. We currently reside in Maryland with our son.

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*Book was purchased by reviewer.


  1. Thanks a bunch for featuring this today Linda!! I hope you have a blessed weekend!

  2. These stories sound great! Novellas, anthologies and short stories are fast becoming a favorite of mine so I am looking forward to reading your book. Be blessed.