Erin Rainwater

Biography

I am a Pennsylvania native who probably should have been born in the 19th century but somehow got flash-forwarded into the 20th. There was never any question I would be a nurse when I grew up, regardless of which century I was in. And beginning in about the seventh grade, there was no question that I’d launch that nursing career in the military. As an Army nurse during the Vietnam War era, I was privileged to care for the bodies and spirits of soldiers and veterans, including repatriated POWs and MIAs. My military experience has helped in writing parts of my novels. My support of the military is ongoing, and one of my favorite pastimes is volunteering at the USO in Denver.

My first two historical novels are set in my favorite time period in American history, the mid-nineteenth century. True Colors takes place in Virginia during the Civil War. The Arrow That Flieth By Day (the title is taken from Psalm 91) is set in post-Civil War Colorado. My novel Refining Fires takes place in the late 1950s, and is the story of a disfigured Korean War veteran and a nurse with a tainted reputation.

Check out my web site at www.erinrainwater.com. Contact information can be found there.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Considering I wrote a form of my novella, “Blind Courage,” as an English assignment in the eighth grade, I guess you could say I started then. I got an A on that, and never did get the story of this little girl out of my mind. But there was a gap of about twenty years before I started writing for real, and waaay longer before I got around to rewriting "Blind Courage" for publication.
Do any of your real-life experiences factor in to your plots?
They sure do. Clare Canterbury in Refining Fires is a former Army nurse, as am I. Cassie Golden in True Colors is also a nurse, who works for the government during the Civil War. I have incorporated some of my military experiences into theirs.
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Where to find Erin Rainwater online


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Books

Kept Woman: A Novella
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Series: Refining Fires, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,530. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
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A woman kept by men all her life learns through an old love that she has been kept all along by Someone else. Part Three in the Refining Fires series. Three stirring episodes. One magnificent Love story.
Blind Courage: A Novella
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Series: Refining Fires, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Historical
A young child who never leaves her mountain home must make a treacherous journey to save her mother’s life. With fear as her only companion, she braves the remote mountain road and the city that holds as formidable a foe as the scary Piney Woods. Until a man comes into her life offering prayer and hope. Part Two of the Refining Fires series. Three stirring episodes. One magnificent Love story.
Refining Fire: A Novella
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Series: Refining Fires, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,610. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Her career in ruins, a desperate nurse answers an ad to care for a disabled veteran. Disfigured in the war, an antisocial businessman can’t get his mind off the nurse he had tossed out of his home. Strangers bringing redemption into each other’s lives in ways neither of them could have predicted. Part One of the Refining Fires series. Three stirring episodes. One magnificent Love story.
Refining Fires
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,140. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Christian » Romance
A ruined nurse. A disfigured veteran. A tormented child. A kept woman. Strangers whose paths cross, bringing redemption into each other’s lives in ways none of them could have predicted.
The Arrow That Flieth By Day
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 93,970. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
The course of her life diverted by a mistaken accusation, a young Denver woman’s journey now leads her into a faith tested by fire, and a love tested by sacrifice.
True Colors
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,290. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Her war is not with enemy soldiers but with battles of the heart and of the will. Only truth can conquer this type of foe. And truth is in short supply.

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