Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.
Thank you for having me on, Robin! Glad to be your Monday Guest!
First of all, I’ll share that I was a psychologist for over twenty-five years, working with mostly children and teenagers as well as their families and teachers. I trained hard for my profession and I loved what I did. However, my Rheumatoid Autoimmune Disease caught up with me and about six years ago I became disabled from my multiple arthritis diagnoses. But PTL, God gave me some other plans, too. While I couldn’t see clients randomly, in the middle of a pain-filled night, I could write!
I’d always wanted to be a writer since I was a child, growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (hence I can call myself a former “Yooper”) and many of my stories are set there. My national award in Historical Fiction from Family Fiction’s “The Story” was for my short story “The Quilting Contest” set in fictitious Northwoods, Michigan, which pretty much is Newberry, Michigan where I grew up. My Maggie unpublished manuscript finalist was also set in the Straits of Mackinac, on Mackinac Island, one of my favorite places in the world. That story will be published in 2017 by Barbour Publishing. All three of my Christy Lumber Camp books were finalists for Family Fiction’s Book of the Year, all set in northern Michigan, and The Fruitcake Challenge (book one) was a Selah Award Finalist. My novella “Requilted with Love” which is set at the 1889 Michigan state fair releases in November, 2016 from Barbour, too! Seems like God is encouraging me to keep writing!
Although I grew up in Michigan, I live in the Historic Triangle of Virginia. What is cool about this is that many of my ancestors lived in Virginia, including Johan Adam Rousch, who inspired my upcoming release “Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter” which I am so excited about! White Rose/Pelican Publishing gave me a gorgeous cover, wouldn’t you agree?
One Liner: Can an aristocratic girl escape those who pursue her for her Huguenot parents’ beliefs and will a German peasant need to save her?
Giveaway: I’m giving away an ebook copy of Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter to one of the commenters. Thanks for coming by!
Links to purchase:
“Requilted with Love” in The Blue Ribbon Brides Collection (Barbour, November 2016)
Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter (White Rose/Pelican Book Group, June 2016)
Return to Shirley Plantation: A Civil War Romance (2nd edition, January 2016)
The Steeplechase (Forget-Me-Not Romances, February 2016)
The Substitute Bride: A Novella (October 2015)
“The Fruitcake Challenge” in the Christmas Traditions Collection (Forget Me Not Romances, July 2015)
“Snowed In”, in A Cup of Christmas Cheer, (Guidepost Books, 2013)
Contributor to God’s Provision in Tough Times (Lighthouse of the Carolinas, 2013)
Carrie Fancett Pagels is a multi-published award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn’t “cure” her overactive imagination! She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time!
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