Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blessings In Disguise

     How many times have you been driving and come upon a wreck that happened just a few minutes before you arrived?  I know I have.  As you wait in the car for traffic to be detour, do you ever think wow if I had been a few minutes earlier that could have been me?  I have to admit that until recently, I never thought of how God's hand could have played a role in the delays that keep you from being in the wrong spot at the wrong time.  Maybe you can't find your purse, your keys.  Or maybe your son wants to go back in the house because he forgot his hand held gaming system.  Little delays that may be irritating, but in the end could be blessings in disguise.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Next Big Thing

I have been tagged by the very talented author, Lynette Sofras to answer 10 questions about my new release, The Christmas Answer, which will be published in November by Prism Book Group.  You can read about Lynette's 'Next Big Thing' on her blog, Manic Scribbler.

Okay here we go:

What is the working title of your book?  The title of my book is The Christmas Answer.  The title did not come about until I finished the last paragraph and there it was just starring me in the face.

Where did the idea come from for the book?  I was listening to a Christian television show and there was a couple who where performing together.  It gave me the idea of writing a story about married Gospel singers and then my imagination took over from there.

What genre does your book fall under?  My book would be Inspirational.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  The main character, Donna Whitestone Dubois would have to be played by Carrie Underwood without a doubt.  I saw her in Soul Surfer and thought she was great.

The male character lead, Mark Dubois could be played by country singer, Jake Owen.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?  That is difficult.  How about two sentences? The Christmas Answer is an inspirational story of gospel singer, Donna Dubois who's missionary trip to the Appalachian Mountains forces her to reexamine her life, marriage, and her faith. She discovers God has a plan for her, even when she seems distant from Him.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?  I am very blessed to be signed with Prism Book Group formally Inspired Romance Novels.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?  I worked on and off for about six months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?  I am not sure that I could compare it to another book.  It is a Christmas, love, uplifting and redemption story     

Who or What inspired you to write this book?  I wanted to prove to myself and my son that whatever you want to do in life is achievable if you work hard and stick with it.

What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?  It is an inspirational Christmas story.  What else do you need to snuggle with in front of a fire with a cup of hot chocolate?

Next Wednesday, October 17, 2012, the next writer tagged for the 'Next Big Thing' is Carlene Havel.
Be sure and check out her blog: Carlene Havel Blog