Toni Shiloh is a wife, mom, and Christian fiction writer. Once she understood the powerful saving grace thanks to the love of Christ, she was moved to honor her Savior. She writes to bring Him glory and to learn more about His goodness.
She spends her days hanging out with her husband and their two boys. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and president of the Virginia Chapter.
Thanks, Toni, for being on Coffee Cups & Camisoles today!
Hello, Reader Friends!! I’m so excited to be a guest on Coffee Cups & Camisoles. Jaime Jo kindly invited me to share about how my faith factors into my writing.
Grab some coffee (or tea) and let’s chat. J
I’ve been an avid reader since childhood when I discovered that opening a book was like stepping into another world. The words came to life, the characters became my friends, and my love of reading was born. Over the years, I dabbled with writing. A poem here or there. A short story here and there. Except, I never shared my writing. I was too terrified to let anyone into my thoughts and unsure if I had any talent. It wasn’t until I made the decision to go back to college to earn a degree in English, that I gained confidence to share my love of writing and branch out into writing full time.
My love for God and gratitude for Jesus’ gift of salvation spurred my decision to write in the Christian fiction genre. I couldn’t imagine not writing stories of faith. After all, everything we do is about our faith, whether we realize it or not. When we choose a book, watch a movie, interact with others.
I want my books to show my love for God. I want my readers to see God in different ways.
Prayer is a very important part of my writing process. I pray before writing, asking for God to give me the words necessary so that I may glorify Him. After all, as a pantser – one who doesn’t plot – I have to depend solely on Him. If He doesn’t give me the words, then I’m a bit lost. ;) Of course, God’s blessed me with writer friends who will brainstorm with me. Reader friends who will tell me if I’m on the right track.
The body of Christ is constantly with me as I write and my faith blooms with their friendship. Wherever you are, I pray that God blesses you with a community of friends to do life with you on your faith journey.
Don't miss out on Toni's upcoming release (June 28th)!
Delaney Jones has finally started to pick up the pieces of her shattered life after the death of her husband, Parker. Just as life enters a new normal, in walks Army soldier, Luke Robinson. Just when she makes the decision to trust him, life deals her a heavy blow.
Sergeant First Class Luke Robinson can’t get over his part in the death of Delaney’s husband. In hopes to assuage his guilt, he offers to lend a hand. Only, he never counted on the feelings she evokes with just a smile. Will his secrets widen the gulf or will he finally find absolution?
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