about the author
Award-winning Southern writer, Beverly Varnado, is a novelist, screenwriter, and blogger who writes to give readers hope in the redemptive purposes of God.
She has written a nonfiction memoir as well as several novels and screenplays, one of which was a finalist for the prestigious Kairos Prize in Screenwriting. Her work is also included in several anthologies and periodicals. As an artist, her work was recently chosen for exhibit at a State University gallery.
She lives in Georgia with her husband, Jerry, and their chocolate Aussiedor who is outnumbered by several cats. Beverly is Mom to three children and Mimi to two grandchildren.
Read her weekly blog One Ringing Bell, peals of words on faith, living, writing, and art at oneringingbell.blogspot.com.
Share five favorites.
B: outdoor activity – Gardening if I’m at home. I always like to see what’s growing. It’s a surprise every day. Biking if I’m on vacation. Cruising along the beach with the sun on my face is one of the happiest things I do.
place to visit – St. Simons, an island off the coast of Georgia. It’s a small community with a charm all its own. In fact I once wrote a book set there.
childhood author – Laura Ingalls Wilder. One of the great things about homeschooling my children for eight years is I could revisit all my favorite books. One summer as part of our educational travel, we actually visited Laura’s home in DeSmet, South Dakota and where she later lived and wrote the Little House books in Mansfield, Missiouri.
book series – Mitford Series by Jan Karon. I hope readers can see her influence in my work.
Beth: Just to avoid any confusion… plain text B (above) is our author friend, Beverly, and italicized Beth here is your blogger friend hostess interviewer! I love meeting authors and fellow homeschooling mamas, double bonus for today!
What is your favorite activity or hobby not related to books?
B: I am also an artist and enjoy painting in oil and watercolor. I’m a member of an arts foundation and through that have had amazing opportunities to participate in juried shows including several at a state university gallery. I have a small Etsy store where I sell notecards of some of my paintings.
Beth: Oh wow! That’s amazing!
What is your reading style?
B: I read print but also have an ereader which is often easier for travel. My routine is usually reading before bed at night when the day is behind me and I can read without a to-do list begging for attention.
Beth: That’s when I read, too! (plus every spare moment I can squeeze in)
What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?
B: I’m working on a sequel to A Plan for Everything. It’s a Christmas book also set in Worthville, Georgia entitled A Season for Everything.
Beth: Cute title! Thank you so much for sharing with us, Beverly!
about the book
A Plan for Everything by Beverly Varnado
Publisher: Anaiah Press
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Release Date: January 21, 2020
Connie’s Coffee and Cones is thriving, and owner Connie Spencer is right on track to realize her dream of expanding into a catering business. She believes she owes her success to her remarkable ability to plan. In fact, she has a plan for everything. At least, she thought she did—until Michael Cole appears in Worthville.
Michael has an agenda of his own—and a competing business—that threatens to derail everything Connie hopes for professionally. And if that isn’t enough, Michael carries a secret that could cause a backlash for both of them. So, why does she find herself attracted to him? When an accident on a rain-slicked highway leaves Michael temporarily incapacitated, Connie is presented with a dilemma she never saw coming—helping the man she’s falling for, or moving ahead with her meticulous plans.
As life spirals out of her control and Connie faces losing everything, she questions whether her plans are enough. But if hers aren’t, whose are? As she searches for the answer, she learns she must come to terms with her deepest hurt in order to embrace a higher plan for her future.
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