Tonya L. Matthews

Roxie Applesauce

Our lives are full of scenes: some short, long, seemingly insignificant—others life-changing. Weaved together, those scenes reveal a person’s heart. Their life-story blesses ours!  – the author.

God takes broken pieces and brings them together for something amazing

In life, Marcella Ciscal’s enjoyed few good days. The reason she knew that she would make it until tomorrow, the way she stayed sane, the friend that never left her side was Roxie Applesauce.

Homeless and beaten, Marcella awakens to the care of Haleya Kage who’s going through a difficult season—a demanding career, raising two teens, and her husband Thomas’s business a casualty of the 2009 economic downturn. Yet, with life unstable and the future unknown, it’s the unpredictable that propels His greater plan.

In a story of reconciliation, love, and legacy, we are reminded that life’s not always perfect or predictable, but God can make all things beautiful – in His time.

Tonya L. Matthews

Tonya grew up on a family farm in Riverside, Kentucky. Her father recognized early on that hoeing tobacco and running hogs weren’t in her skill set. He opted to send her to college. Graduating from Western Kentucky University with honors, Tonya went on to support the business community for two decades as an executive for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce where she served a primary role in the organization’s multiple national honors.

Tonya has found writing to be a healthy escape and effective therapy in tough seasons throughout her life. Tonya began writing Treasure Atop the Mountain 15 years ago when she and her husband were trying to start their family and encountered multiple disappointments. Ultimately, they signed up to be foster parents and adopted.

Tonya’s been married to Todd Matthews for 25 years. They have two grown daughters. In August 2019, she published Treasure Atop the Mountain—a fiction novel based on real-life emotions that can be related to by many. Tonya’s second novel in the Treasure series, Roxie Applesauce, released in August. She’s currently writing the series’ third book, Get Will. Additionally, she has 4 children’s books in the works. You can visit tonyalmatthews.com to learn more.

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