Hello Carol

 

Welcome. Tell us about you and your new book.

 

How did you come up with your title?
When I write a new book, I always have at least one Bible verse in mind that illustrates a facet of the characters’ journeys. I also have a song or two that meshes with the characters’ hearts and desires. My song for this manuscript was No Longer Slaves by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. If you are unfamiliar with the song, I recommend you listen to it on the internet. It reinforces the idea that we are not slaves to fear, but children of God.
Do you have a person you consider a mentor?
My original mentor was my boss. We worked together for years, and one day she came into my office closed the door, and whispered, “I do a little writing, and I was wondering if you would be willing to proof-read a piece for me.” I was shocked because she’d never mentioned her hobby to me. Through her encouragement and guidance, I began to write. Had it not been for her, I never would have even thought about writing.
What book are you reading now?
I’m a member of three different book clubs, so I’m always reading something. I like participating because I find I read books I would never choose on my own. I am currently reading the book The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap. It’s not Christian fiction, but thus far it is very clean. It’s based on a true story of some bibliophiles who establish a used books store in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. I have enjoyed it so much, my husband and I are planning a trip to the city.
What is your next project?
I’m currently completing the edits of a manuscript entitled “A Time for Singing.” A few years ago I visited Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts and discovered letters written by members of The Secret Drawer Society. I thought it would be a fun concept to write a novel in which the hero and heroine write secret letters back and forth to each other without knowing who the recipient is.
How can readers connect with you?
Below are my social media links:
www.carol-james.com/
facebook.com/CarolJamesAuthor
https://www.instagram.com/caroljamesauthor
https://twitter.com/CarolJamesAuth
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19149238.Carol_James
Amazon
https://amzn.to/3duHqKc

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In no more than
Ten (10) words, what is the spiritual takeaway for your reader?

God’s perfect love overcomes man’s failures and flaws.
Is there anything edgy/possibly controversial in your book? If so tell us what that is in
Twenty (20) words or fewer.

Both the heroine and the hero have lived through childhood abuse and struggle to overcome its pain.
What is your hero's main character flaw?
An inability to completely trust God with the pain of his past.
What is your heroine's main character flaw?
An unwillingness to forgive.
What can readers learn from your villain?
Sometimes a person is his own worst enemy.
What makes your hero heroic?
He has a heart of service and generosity.

what makes your heroine heroic?
She rises above her pain to do what is right.

 

 

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