Fionne Foxxe Farraday is a medical professional working in the area of pulmonary and critical care medicine. After years of working with patients, Farraday faced medical issues in March 2020 that put her on enforced medical leave without call responsibilities. An avid reader, she soon exhausted her list of books and found herself bored with TV, leading her to begin outlining the story that would become KAIRN: Mates of the Alliance. Returning to ICU work during the dark days of the first Covid-19 wave, Fionne continued writing as a way to cope with the intense demands and the losses of countless patients.
The writing took on a life of its own as Farraday fashioned the fictional happy endings which were in short supply in the ICU full of Covid-19 patients. With her background in medicine and family members who served in WWII and Vietnam, Farraday’s books are a salute to all medical and military personnel whose sacrifices allow us to do what we do. A mother, grandmother, and animal lover, Fionne Foxxe Farraday lives in Cookville, TN. Today she discusses the book series, her International Award for Kairn: Mates of the Alliance and a new screenplay. For more information go to her website at: https://matesofthealliance.com/
Our second t guest today is Martha Bolton, the author of 88 books, Emmy nominee, Dove Award nominee, and the ‘with’ author of 3 New York Times best-selling books. She was nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award for the Emmy-winning Bob Hope- The First Ninety Years. Martha was Bob’s first full-time female staff writer and wrote for his TV specials, personal appearances, and special events. She has also written for Phyllis Diller, Mark Lowry, Chonda Pierce, Jeff Allen, and numerous others. Since 2010, she has spent much of her time developing and writing fun, engaging, intense, and hilarious projects for Blue Gate Musicals.
Today she discusses “The Confession Musical,” based on the New York Times best-selling book series “The Heritage of Lancaster County,” written by Beverly Lewis and written for the stage by Emmy-Nominated screenwriter Martha Bolton. The Confession Musical story is about Katie Lapp, a young Amish girl who discovers her parents have been keeping a secret from her… she is adopted. Katie decides to seek her birth mother, defying the rules of her Amish village and risking a shunning. Meanwhile, her wealthy birth mother, Laura Mayfield, battling an illness that might take her life, begins searching for her long-lost daughter to bequeath her inheritance before it is too late. Secretly plotting against her is the gold-digging husband Dylan (played by John Schneider), who is scheming to make sure he inherits her fortune. With the help and prayers of her Christian maidservant (played by Chonda Pierce), they try to foil Dylan’s plan and reunite Katie and Laura. The Movie is in select Theatres on February 20th, one day only. For tickets in your area, go to confessionmusicalmovie.com.