Episode 071: Shoshanna Gabriel, Christian Inspirational Fiction Writer

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Shoshanna Gabriel is a Christian inspirational fiction writer. She has a very unique story as she was was previously known as Shoshanna Evers, a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who wrote erotic fiction from 2009-2015 and was published by large New York publishing houses. At the end of 2015, after much thought and prayer, she changed her life and career path to be for God’s glory completely, giving up a new six-book contract and literary agent for the privilege of starting over to write for God’s glory as Shoshanna Gabriel.

No one expected a Jewish erotic romance author from New York to move to the country and find Jesus, least of all Shoshanna herself… but God has a sense of humor, and that’s what happened. She took 2016 off from publishing to raise her new boy/girl twins(!), and started writing sweet Christian inspirational cowboy romance novels set in north Idaho, where she lives with her husband, homeschools their three kids, wrangles three big dogs named after flowers, and takes in the wonder of the incredible evergreen-covered mountain landscape.

While published as Shoshanna Evers, Amazon had listed her as one of the “Most Popular Authors in Romance,” as well as one of the “Most Popular Authors in Contemporary Romance”. Reviewers have said Shoshanna has “…beautiful writing, and a truly imaginative and wonderfully descriptive storyline” (Night Owl Reviews) with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions…real and poignant.” (The Romance Studio). She hopes to bring the gift of storytelling that God blessed her with to her new inspirational books written under the Gabriel name.

Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist in NY and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time author, home-schooling mom, and the co-founder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the world’s leading marketplace of high-quality, affordable premade book covers for indie authors, available instantly.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

  • Writing fiction stories and the life of a writer
  • Conversion from Orthodox Jew to Born-Again Christian
  • Going from writing best-selling erotic novels to Christian romance novels
  • How authors can get high-quality and low priced book covers

Website: www.ShoshannaGabriel.com

Twitter: @ShoshnnaGabriel

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShoshannaGabriel.

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/shoshannaevers

Tumblr: www.shoshannaevers.tumblr.com

Shoshanna's awesome website for making book covers: www.selfpubbookcovers.com

Self Pub Book Covers Twitter: @selfpubbkcovers

For a detailed explanation of this big change, read her blog post “Saying Goodbye to Erotic Romance“.

Click here to read the article "What happens when a BDSM Author Converts to Christianity."

Bear Creek Saddle Series by Shoshanna Gabriel . . .

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