A Plan for Everything:
By Beverly Varnado
Contemporary Christian Romance
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.
About the Author
Southern writer, Beverly Varnado, writes to give readers hope in the redemptive purposes of God. She has two novels in print, Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees and Home to Currahee. A recent nonfiction book, Faith in the Fashion District, is the story of how her life on Seventh Avenue launched a lifetime in ministry while helping readers discover God can use them right where they are. She also has a novel releasing in 2018, The Key to Everything. Among several periodicals that have carried articles about her, Southern Distinctions Magazine highlighted her in an editorial of Georgia Authors, and World Radio featured her work as a result of a blog series she did on her family’s 7,000-mile cross-country road trip one summer.
She has won numerous awards for her work including being a finalist for the prestigious Kairos Prize in Screenwriting, a finalist in screenwriting at the Gideon Media Arts Conference, a semifinalist in Christian Writer’s Guild Operation First Novel, and received several Writer’s Digest Honorable Mentions. She currently has a screenplay under option with Elevating Entertainment.
Her nonfiction has appeared regularly in The Upper Room Magazine, as well as ChristianDevotions.US and a Focus on the Family publication. Her work appears in several anthologies, Faith and Finance, Short and Sweet: Small Words for Big Thoughts, Short and Sweet Too, and Merry Christmas Moments.
She has over 700 posts on her blog at One Ringing Bell (http://bev-oneringingbell.blogspot.com) where you will find “peals of words on faith, living, writing, and art.” She has also been writer and editor at One Old Dawg: mostly true Bulldog lore, which chronicles her husband’s football experiences playing on legendary Coach Vince Dooley’s teams at the University of Georgia.
She graduated cum laude with a degree in art, and works as an artist recently exhibiting in a state university gallery.
In addition to speaking at civic clubs, churches, and book clubs across Georgia, her volunteer efforts have included twelve years teaching and leading worship in maximum-security prisons for women, President of the North Georgia Conference United Methodist Church Clergy Spouses, Lay Witness Mission Movement participant, University of Georgia Wesley Foundation board member, and vocalist in the Athens Symphony Chorus.
Conferences and writer’s events where Beverly has spoken include: The Harriet Austin Writer’s Conference, East Metro Atlanta Christian Writer’s, and an American Christian Fiction Writers’ chapter.
She lives in North Georgia with her husband, Jerry, and their chocolate Aussiedor who is outnumbered by several cats. She is the mother of three children and Mimi to two grandchildren.
Excerpt from an interview with Beverly:
Q: Where is your book A Plan for Everything set? And why did you pick your genre to write in?
Beverly: A Plan for Everything is set in Worthville, Georgia. It’s a fictional town, but I hope it captures the heart of small-town America. I had written in another genre but have always enjoyed watching rom-com movies. So, I thought maybe I ought to try my hand at writing one.
Q: Where is your happy place when you write? Indoors, outdoors, office, coffee shop?
Beverly: I love writing in my office, which is actually a sunroom. Perched at my desk, I have a portal to nature. Woodpeckers, cardinals, chipmunks, one chocolate Aussiedor, and three cats distract me as I write. No wonder some critter usually finds its way into my writing.
For more of her interview, hop on over to Melony Teague’s Blog
Beverly Varnado talks about A Plan for Everything
Find both Beverly’s books on Amazon:
A Plan For Everything The Key to Everything