Friday, May 8, 2015


This week’s blog post highlights one of the Seymour Agency’s authors: 
Pepper D. Basham. 
Pepper writes inspirational fiction and her book, The Thorn Bearer released in April, 2015.

Have a look!

 The Thorn Bearer- May 2015
Ashleigh Dougall is running away.

When her fiancé leaves her eight months before their wedding, the unexpected blow ignites a battalion of insecurities stemming from her father’s intimate betrayal. Her worst fears are confirmed – who could ever love a soiled woman?

In an attempt to escape her shame, Ashleigh boards the ill-fated Lusitania to cross the war-torn waters of Europe. Much to her dismay, she isn’t traveling alone.

Sam Miller is always making up for his best friend’s mistakes. Determined to help his childhood friend, Ashleigh, he offers his compassion and companionship as she ventures across a perilous sea. With the faint hope of renewing his lost love for Ashleigh’s sister, Sam never expects to find the woman of his dreams in the love of his childhood friend.

As they travel across the Atlantic, neither is prepared for the life-altering and heart-breaking journey of their friendship.
When the truth of Ashleigh’s past explodes in the middle of a hospital in England and Sam rejects her, Ashleigh must decide if God is enough – or if the double weight of her betrayal and past will crush her life forever.

From the decks of the ill-fated Lusitania to the hospitals of the English countryside, Ashleigh must choose between the forgiveness of her past, life in the present, and a Savior who can rescue her from them all.
Pepper D. Basham

Pepper Basham is an award-winning author who writes romance peppered with grace and humor. She’s a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a mom of five, a speech-language pathologist, and a lover of chocolate. She enjoys sprinkling her native Appalachian culture into her fiction whenever she can. She currently resides in the lovely mountains of Asheville, NC where she works with kids with special needs, searches for unique hats, and plots new ways to annoy her wonderful friends at her writing blog, The Writer’s Alley. She is represented by Julie Gwinn and her debut novel, The Thorn Bearer, released in April 2015. 

You can connect with Pepper on her website at:, Facebook- 

Take Care,

Kathleen S. Allen
Literary Assistant


  1. Thanks so much for the feature, Kathleen!!

  2. So glad to read about the Thorn Bearer! Let's get together if you go to ACFW!

    1. Patricia,
      That would be great! I hope to be there on Monday and Tuesday. Not sure if I'll get to stay for Wednesday yet!

  3. Congratulations to Pepper! That is such a beautiful cover!

    1. Thanks so much, Heather! It's been quite the journey :-)