Like Santa Barbara author Sue Grafton, local author Kimberley Troutte wrote “what she knew” and set God Whisperer in a fictional town that should feel familiar to Santa Ynez Valley residents.
Solberg is a Danish community nestled in the hills above Santa Bonita California. Known for its aebleskivers, wineries, and quirky, loveable residents, it is suspiciously similar to the town Troutte loves to call home.
God Whisperer is an Inspirational Suspense about a mother and her young son who are hiding for their lives in Solberg when an ear surgery allows the boy to hear God.
The book came from being in a scary place when a mother realizes she is not good enough, strong enough, or smart enough to face the challenges ahead for her child.
Troutte credits her son, Logan Hernandez, as her inspiration.
Logan was born with one incomplete, deaf ear. The surgeons at UCLA created an eardrum and canal for him out of his own tissue when he was six years old. For the first time since birth, he could hear sounds with both ears. The miracle of it all fired up Troutte’s imagination and her desire to give back.
Logan is now fourteen and competes in mud runs like the local American Hot Shot mud run where he won first place in his group.
To help others going through similar trials, Kimberley Troutte is donating 10% of her author royalties to the American Society for Deaf Children.
She will also be signing her Romantic Suspense SEAL EXtreme Team series books.
February 18, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00
The Book Loft
1680 Mission Drive, Solvang CA