Introducing Gabrielle Meyer (and her wonderful new series)
A few months ago, my book club read an intriguing time-slip novel by Gabrielle Meyer called When the Day Comes. We all loved it so much that I decided to introduce Gabrielle's work to you.
Let me tell you about When the Day Comes:
Libby has been given a powerful gift: to live one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and the other in 1914 Gilded Age New York City. When she falls asleep in one life, she wakes up in the other without any time passing. She has one conscious mind but two very different lives and bodies. On her 21st birthday, Libby must choose one path and forfeit the other forever—but how can she possibly choose when she has so much to lose in each life?
A few years ago, I finally got to visit Colonial Williamsburg. While reading When the Day Comes, I could see the streets, houses, and shops in my mind's eye. You don't have to visit Virginia to enjoy the novel, but having been there it made reading that much more fun.
To get to know Gabrielle, I asked her a few questions to share with you.
What is your favorite season and why?
I love summer! Mostly because I live in Minnesota and we embrace our summer with gusto. I live along the banks of the Mississippi River and I love watching it come alive during the summer months with boating activity and wildlife. I also homeschool my children and love our summertime breaks.
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
When I was ten years old, my 4th-grade teacher told us to write a story about something that had happened when we were children. I had a lot of good stories to tell, but I wanted to write a fictional story about my two best friends and me. I asked my teacher if I could make up the story and she said yes. As I wrote that story (about making mud pies as three-year-olds), I discovered my love for storytelling! Soon after, I read my first Christian Fiction book and saw the Bethany House logo on the back and knew I wanted to write Christian Fiction for Bethany House.
What other books have you written?
When the Day Comes was my twenty-fifth published book. Each year, I publish about six books with three different publishers. I write historical fiction for Bethany House, cozy mysteries for Guideposts, and contemporary romances for Love Inspired.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
Without a doubt, my greatest accomplishment is being a mother. I have four children, ages 18, 16, 12 & 12 and they are some of the coolest people I know. I can’t take credit for all of it—but I like to think that my husband and I have helped to shape them into the neat young women and men they are becoming. I love watching them grow and discover new things about themselves every day. They are truly good kids and it’s fun to experience life with them.
What would you like to tell us about the featured book?
When the Day Comes is a unique time-crossing story that was so much fun to write! It’s unlike anything I’ve ever written (or read), and it is set in two of my favorite eras (the American Revolution and the Gilded Age). I wrote the majority of it while I had Covid and then while I was going through surgery for a tumor that I discovered in the back of my throat. As I wove the last few chapters of the book together, God met me on the pages and reminded me of His sovereignty and faithfulness. It was something my character needed and something I needed. Thankfully, the tumor was benign, but the lessons God taught me have stayed with me since then.
How can readers find your book on the Internet?
Readers can find me on my website: www.gabriellemeyer.com. I love Instagram and Facebook and spend far too much time there. They can also sign up for my quarterly newsletter on my website where I share all the fun things happening in my writing world.
What's the next book coming out?
I'm excited to share book two in the Timeless series, In This Moment. Since the official cover reveal is tomorrow, I can't share much about this novel today.
If you follow my Facebook page or Instagram page there will be more info forthcoming.
Thanks for stopping by the blog, Gabrielle! I hope my friends take my advice and check out your novels.
I volunteered to be a part of the launch team for In This Moment. (I love to help out writers.) One of the fun promotions for the novel is a video of readers with the cover, and I'll be a part of that. If you're curious, visit one of Gabrielle's social media pages or my Instagram page to check it out.