Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Today’s featured author during the 31 Days, 31 Authors event is Natasha Frazier! Not only is she a Christian Fiction author, who is best known for her fiction stories, Love, Lies, & Consequences, but she has also published a devotional, titled The Life Your Spirit Craves, and Not Without You.
Now, here’s Natasha! 🙂
Since graduating from Jackson State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Accounting, Natasha earned a Masters of Science degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University. Natasha current role is an Internal Revenue Agent in the Large Business & International Division with the Internal Revenue Service. Natasha is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Natasha has authored two devotional books. Her first book is The Life Your Spirit Craves (released November 2012), a 30-Day devotional and journal that encourages readers to seek, accept and pursue their God-given assignment. The Life Your Spirit Craves won the Readers’ Choice Award at the Christian Literary Awards November 2013. Her second book, Not Without You: 365 Days in the Lord’s Presence (released March 2014) encourages readers to make devotion a part of their everyday life by seeking God every day. Not Without You has been nominated for the Henri Award. The Henri Award recognizes excellence in Christian literature. Natasha has also began a fiction series that focuses on real and relevant issues in today’s society,
such as sex, adultery, blended families and more! Her debut series contains three titles – Love, Lies & Consequences, Through Thick & Thin, and Shattered Vows (January 2017 release).
With a love for God’s people, especially women and children, Natasha channels her passion through writing and participating in SASSy, an organization whose focus is to inspire and encourage women to take second steps and become the person God has called them to be. Each month, women participating in SASSy select a different cause and give our time and resources by volunteering in the community. We have volunteered at women’s shelters, Kids’ Meals, Inc. and have performed random acts of kindness throughout the Houston, TX area.
Natasha resides in Missouri City, TX with her husband, Eddie Frazier, Jr. and their three children, Eden, Ethan, and Emilyn. Her greatest joy and commitment is to her family who she hopes to inspire above all else. One of her many mottos in life is: If you can see it, it’s yours; you just have to go after it!
1. Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
Besides writing, I love to read, cook and coupon! I love clean romance stories and motivational books. When it comes to cooking, I’m constantly looking for new recipes to try so I spend a lot of time browsing recipes. My family are the guinea pigs. 🙂 When it comes to couponing, I’m not an extreme couponer, but I try to get the best deals possible. I don’t think I’m actually saving most of the time, just stretching the dollar to buy more stuff I guess, especially when there is a little person tagging along constantly adding things to my cart.
2. What inspired you to become an author?
For me, writing is a calling. I write to inspire others to become the best they can be as I strive to do the same.
3. What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
My first book cover has a picture of me on the front. When the books first arrived in the mail, pure excitement and a bit of nervousness rushed through me. I had accomplished what I set out to do –write a book. Little did I know, writing the book was the easy part. Getting it into the hands of my audience was the hardest part.
4.Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In five years, my goal is to have launched my daughter’s children book series. I hosted a women’s conference last year titled, How Long Are You Going to Wait? We won’t be having it this year, but next year I will host it again. In five years, my aim is to make that conference even greater by providing relevant workshops to help women grow spiritually, relationally, and financially while working toward the visions that God has placed inside them.
5. What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
If you’re looking to become an author, make time to write. Sometimes, getting started can be the hardest part. Schedule a few minutes a day to start writing. Don’t worry about the order, that’s what editing is for. The most important thing is getting everything onto paper. If you’re consistent over a few months, you’ll have yourself a finished rough draft!
Excerpt from Through Thick & Thin
“It seems as though you’re intent on doing exactly what it is you want to do, regardless of what I think. Is that right, Cami?” Caleb dangled the Ziploc bag in the air. His voice was filled with disappointment and the grin he wore when he left moments ago was long gone.
Raegan could see the pained look in his eyes. She hated that what she needed to do for herself hurt him, but she felt like she had no other choice. Hearing him say her name like that made her decision even harder, but she couldn’t let that stop her.
“I thought you understood that I needed to do this . . . for me.”
“I, I, I! Seems that the only person you’re thinking about here is yourself! It’s not just you anymore Cami. Remember that we’re building a life together. Is it not enough that I’m going to be here with you through it all?” Caleb was amazed at her selfishness, especially after the moment they recently shared over the baby gifts he purchased. She had just promised that she would live in the moment, but it was clear to him that she took that literally—a moment—and now she was back to playing detective.
Raegan walked over to him, wrapped her arms around his waist and snuggled in close to him. Caleb reluctantly returned the hug, but not as tightly as she would have liked.
The last thing she wanted to do was hurt him, she thought, as she listened to the sound of his heartbeat. As the moments passed, the rhythm escalated and she knew he was upset. There would be no reasoning with him. This would just have to be something they disagreed about. “Having you around is enough, but that isn’t the point. Aren’t you the least bit curious about this baby’s paternity?” Raegan backed out of the embrace, held his waist, and stared up at him. His face was still, his emotions unreadable.
Caleb removed Raegan’s arms from his waist and handed the Ziploc bags to her. “Do whatever you think you need to do. If this doesn’t work, let me know if you need hair follicles,” was all he said. He kissed her forehead and turned to walk out of the door. Sure he was curious, but he didn’t think it was necessary to go through such lengths to find out. They were going to be a family and that was enough for him.
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