Sunflowers Beneath the Snow – Teri Brown pt 2

Sunflowers Beneath the Snow

 Teri Brown pt 2

We all love a good fiction story every now and then. We love one that has just enough truth included to make it plausible, but yet keep us entertained and wondering, “What happens next.”

When I can interview an author who has also included some elements of Faith in the story, too… Well, I can’t resist. Amen!

Teri is the author of “Sunflowers Beneath the Snow” a historical fiction that is set in the Ukraine. Little did she know that the inspiration for the writing and publishing of her book was part of God’s plan to have it published right now, in light of what we see happening in the Ukraine. Amen!

“Sunflowers Beneath the Snow” covers three generations of women struggling to survive after the betrayal of one Ukrainian rebel. The rebel was the husband and father and three women, the wife / mother, daughter and eventually the granddaughter. I don’t want to give away the plot as that will be part of our discussion today…

This is part two of a three part interview!

How did you do all of the research on the language, the customs, the food, etc. in preparation for writing this book?

Did you ever have writers block and what do you do counter it?

When you go on a retreat, do you seclude yourself and not come out until you are finished?

On this retreat you are going on, do you have a book in mind or do you just go up there and see what comes out in book form?

“Sunflowers Beneath the Snow” was published, I would say, in a “Godly time frame,” as it relates to everything we see happening right now in the real world. It could be a story of a very real family struggling this very real world. It covers almost thirty years in the story, bringing us almost through the entire modern day era of the Ukraine nation.

Before we close, I wanted to discuss your cross-country bicycle trip with your husband, Bruce, benefiting “Toys for Tots.”  What made you decide to take a challenge like that, supporting Toys for Tots?

What kind of preparatory training did you do in order to get ready for the physical challenges you were about to face?

Since you completed the trip, we know you were successful. But how were the Rocky Mountains on a bicycle? I know when I drove them in a car, it taxed the car a few times!

How long did the entire trip take?

You took the northern trip across to and then down Michigan. How was the Mackinaw Bridge and Mackinaw Island? I’m from Port Huron, Michigan so I was reading those blogs on your website.

I want to encourage you to drop down into the show notes and click the links right there to get in touch with and follow Terri Brown’s work and also to order her book, “Sunflowers Beneath the Snow”.

Be sure to come back for the conclusion of this great interview in the next episode!





Book: “Sunflowers Beneath the Snow” – on Amazon

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