Congratulations to Barbara Britton on Heavenly Lights: Noah's Journey

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I am a terrible typist, so I script all my stories by hand. I have notebooks full of my scribble. I type the story into the computer chapter by chapter after I'm done with a scenes. My brain works faster than my typing fingers.
How did you come up with your title?
In "Heavenly Lights" there are some scenes with stars. Noah sees a shooting star at night and follows it to meet a special woman. Jeremiah sees God's beautiful stars when he is in a coma. I found James 1:17 and it fit perfectly with my story. "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
Are plots based on someone you know or events in your own life?
"Heavenly Lights" follows the daughters of Zelophehad through the first chapters of the book of Joshua. The five sisters are there when Jericho's wall falls and during Achan's sin and the subsequent battles for Ai. They are with the Israelites when they recommit to following God. The next and final book in the series–"Claiming Canaan: Milcah's Journey" has the girls getting their historic inheritance of land.

What makes this a "must read" and why?
The daughters of Zelophehad are historic girls. They secured land rights for women without the support of their parents or their clan. I had not heard of the daughters until a friend mentioned them at Bible study. I am so glad I discovered their story. I have had so much fun bringing their story to light. The book of Numbers can be exciting.

 

What is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?
Go forth with God even when God seems silent.
Is there anything edgy/possibly controversial in your book? 
Nothing really. The Israelites battle for Ai and there is a battle.
What is your hero's main character flaw?
Jeremiah believes he is less than other men because of his disabilities instead of seeing himself through God’s eyes.
What is your heroine's main character flaw?
Noah is headstrong and bold but sometimes life’s events need patience and waiting on God.
What can readers learn from your villain?
Keenan tries to take the desires of his heart by deceit instead of being a man of God and petitioning God for wisdom.
What makes your hero heroic?
Jeremiah considers other's needs before his own. He is willing to risk his life to save his friends.
what makes your heroine heroic?
Noah takes her responsibility to provide for her sisters seriously. She works hard in the sun taking care of stubborn animals.

 

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