World War II flight nurse Lt. Kay Jobson collects hearts wherever she flies, but C-47 pilot Lt. Roger Cooper seems immune to her charms. Still, as they cross the skies between Italy and southern France, evacuating the wounded and delivering paratroopers and supplies, every beat of their hearts draws them closer. Can they confront the fears and misunderstandings of the past in order to take hold of the future?
How many books do you have published?
In Perfect Time is my sixth published novel. I can’t believe it! I still feel like a complete newbie.
I understand that feeling. I’ve contracted five books and I feel the same way. 🙂 Congratulations on having six books out there!
What is next for you?
In September, Where Treetops Glisten releases—a Christmas novella collection featuring stories from Tricia Goyer, Cara Putman, and me. I just turned in my next novel—Through Waters Deep is the first book in the Waves of Freedom series, which follows three US naval officers based in Boston in WWII. It releases in summer 2015. And I’m starting work on the second novel in the series.
It sounds like you are keeping busy. That’s fantastic! I’m looking forward to having you return in October to share with us about your Christmas novella.
Did you or do you have anything fun planned for this summer?
I just returned home from vacation in Pennsylvania (visiting my parents) and Boston. While in Boston, I was doing research for the Waves of Freedom series. I got to walk around in a 5-inch gun mount on the WWII battleship USS Massachusetts and explore the ammunition handling room on the WWII destroyer USS Cassin Young. Yes, this is interesting to me. I’m weird.
Then I’m weird too. It sounds fascinating to me. Do you have a favorite spot in which to write?
I write wherever I can. When I first started writing, my kids were in the blur of soccer/ballet/karate/choir, so I learned to write anywhere. Now my kids are older, so I get to do most of my writing from my desk in my office. Much more efficient!
If you weren’t a writer what do you think you would be doing?
I’m also a pharmacist, and I still work one day a week at the local hospital. I never had any plans to be a writer until God smacked me with a story idea. Then another. Then another. So if He hadn’t done that, I’d be working full-time as a pharmacist.
What was the last fiction book you read that you can recommend?
My favorite read this summer has been Melanie Dobson’s Chateau of Secrets. This is the first time in years I’ve read an entire book in one sitting. I was completely drawn in—a Frenchwoman in WWII hides Resistance members in the tunnels under her chateau—which is occupied by Nazi soldiers. This is based on a true story, and it’s mesmerizing.
Thanks for sharing with us, Sarah.
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Sarah Sundin is the author of six historical novels, including In Perfect Time (Revell, August 2014). Her novel On Distant Shores was a double finalist for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards. In 2011, Sarah received the Writer of the Year Award at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Sarah lives in northern California with her husband and three children. When she isn’t ferrying kids to tennis and karate, she works on-call as a hospital pharmacist and teaches Sunday school and women’s Bible studies. You can find her at http://www.sarahsundin.com