Share the Book Part VII, with Guest Paula Rose Michelson, author of Casa de Naomi

Happy Friday everyone. Have I got a treat for you today. Over the past few months, I joined several writing groups and met many authors on Facebook, Twitter and other social medias. Actually, I featured many in this blog over the past several weeks. Today is no exception. It was in one of those groups that I met Paula Rose Michelson, a wonderful Christian author. I liked how, despite the fact that I’d never met her, nor had I yet heard of her, and without even knowing what kind of books she wrote, I knew she was a Christian. So I checked out her book Casa de Naomi, and sent her a message. And as most Christians do, we clicked right away. 🙂 So for those of you out there who love a good Christian novel, you’ll want to check out this book. Here’s what Paula had to say when I asked her to tell her readers about the writer behind Casa de Naomi. Paula Rose Michelson 1. Can you tell your readers a little about yourself?

I am the wife of Lutheran Pastor and Chosen People Ministry Field Missionary, Ron Michelson. The mother for two married daughters, grandmother of seven, I am a dyslexic artist who Messiah (Christ) called to write for Him.

2. How did you get into writing?

I started writing for Messiah while Coordinating Missionary Church Visitation Calendars while on staff with Chosen People Ministries. I wrote five of the six Naomi Books before God called me to write full-time for Him.

3. What genres do you write? And why? Casa de Naomi Book One - Jacket SM I write both fiction and nonfiction now. Had you asked me before Naomi began telling me her story, I would have said that I write nonfiction, because as a teenager I wrote a weekly ‘Teen Scene’ column for the San Diego Register, and poetry because I love the cadence of various poetic work. Now as the author of Books 1&2 of Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, and with a new fiction, The Naomi Chronicles, Book One, Beginning Anew, which continues Naomi and Chaz’s story, and a nonfiction, How Did We Become Angry, which is the first book of seven in my LAMB Ministries 7X7 Biblical Recovery for Women Suffering from Trauma and Abuse due to release in 2014, I can tell you that all Messiah has taught and shown me has been a blessing that I share in my work.

4. How did you come up with the idea for Casa de Naomi?

I met with a friend who was a small Messianic publisher. She had collected several of my writings, and wanted to publish my work. We discussed a book I wanted to write. She loved the idea and promised to publish my work. During the ensuing months, I did the research for the book. I got delightfully bogged down while reading primary source material about what the Jews who were baptized into the Catholic faith to survive the Inquisition had gone through so I could write Naomi’s character sketch that the publisher asked for my dailies to see what I was doing. After reading them, she let me know that I had begun writing a different and much better book! This is how The Naomi Books began.

5. Are you working on a novel now? And can you tell us anything about it? Naomi Cover 1-e I am editing “The Naomi Chronicles, Book One, Beginning Anew,” due to release in February of 2014. Here’s what readers will see when they open the book:

On Choosing to Begin

Joshua 24:15 “…then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.   The process of choosing, which many call beginning, can be difficult, challenging, and affirming. Beginning is a foundational step in become an individual, and it occurs within a loving family as children become teens and their parents encourage them to begin their exploration of appropriate possibilities, see which ones they will chose, and try to assist them along the way. Although all grow from childhood to adult for some this process does not occur. Whether that is due to the environment, generationally taught fear, or the individual’s own fear is not important. What is important is that God holds each of us accountable for our choices.

We are the sum total of all we have chosen to think, do and say.

Casa de Naomi, Book One

A Woman from an Unknown People

An Illegal Emigrant

Bound by Secrets

Trapped by Choices

An Arranged Marriage

A Forbidden Love

Casa de Naomi, Book Two

A Never Intended Journey

Believing What She Feared


Returning to…

Marriage & at Long Last, Love

6. When asked “Where do you get your inspiration,” what do you say?

I love writing about people making choices and what happens to them thus showing that choices can trap and define, or set us free. As Messiah’s scribe, it is my joy to show those who believe a Jewish Christ, and those who do not yet believe the one who redeemed them.

Thank you so much Paula for being here, and talking to your readers. It’s been an honour having you here.  Paula has agreed to do a book a giveaway. So I do each week, I’ll ask you to leave a comment and on Wednesday October 30, we’ll select a random winner. And don’t forget to connect with Paula on Facebook. She has a beautiful and inspiring page you won’t want to miss.

Until next time, blessings to all.  Renee-Ann <><


12 thoughts on “Share the Book Part VII, with Guest Paula Rose Michelson, author of Casa de Naomi

  1. Like you, Renee~Ann, I was delighted to see how Messiah (Christ) forged an immediate connection between us. And very blessed that a chat lead you to invited me to guest today. Your blog is amazing.

    I’ll be popping in throughout the day so I can answer questions, or comment on what reader say, so I hope those who drop by will leave a comment or two, and invite their friends to do so too.

    At they end I’ll chose one person to gift a signed copy of Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing, Book One too and look forward to sending it out.

    Yours in Messiah,
    Paula Rose Michelson – Author of Faith Stories
    Author – Casa de Naomi: The House of Blessing and the upcoming Naomi Chronicles Books
    God said, “…all people on earth will be blessed through you.”
    Coming Soon: The Naomi Chronicles, Book One, Beginning Anew

    Author of Faith Stories
    Baby Tears

  2. This looks like a great story! Thanks for sharing the details with us. Was it hard to leave your full time job to go into writing full time? Or was it a more natural progression?

    • Melinda,

      I love your question!

      It was easy to go because God was calling me to do that. However, it was hard to leave the mission because I loved working for them, and one of my great joys was managing my husband Ron’s calendar.

  3. Paula and Melinda, if I may add to this:
    I still work full-time outside the home but I write as well. It is something I want to eventually do full-time. I have a great advantage though, working in a small call centre where it’s not busy. I’m allowed to write between calls. It is distracting, I admit, but still better than not being able to write at all. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

    • Renee~Ann,

      I admire your commitment to write God honoring books, and I know if your hearts desire is to do that full time, He will call you to do that when the time is right.

      Though Ron knew God had called me to leave the mission and write full time, I too had to wait for my husband to tell me that I could leave. That was a very difficult and painful time because my work was no longer bearing fruit. However, Ron is my spiritual covering so I need to wait. Looking back I see the blessing in waiting because by the time I left, I had finished writing five of the six books that comprise Naomi’s Saga.

      • Jocelyn,

        Thanks for popping by! I loved answering Renee-Ann’s, and I’m glad you enjoyed the interview.

        I hope you win, but then I hope that for everyone that’s dropped by.

        Yours in Messiah,
        Paula Rose Michelson

  4. Well, it’s Wednesday already and as promised, we have a winner for Paula’s book. This random winner is………

    Katrina Epperson. Congratulations. Paula will be in touch with you to send you a copy of her book.

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Come back on Friday. Who knows what’s coming up on Share The Book. Until then, blessings. Renee-Ann <

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