Today, I am part of a fun blog tour called “The Next Big Thing”. Big thanks to fellow White-Fire Publishing author, Normandie Fischer for including me!
Normandie emailed me a list of questions to answer! So…here goes!
1. What is the title of your book?
2. How did you get the idea for this book?
Oh, goodness. This book came from so many different places and times in my life. I guess the best answer is, I got this idea from living in a broken world that is redeemed by the Father of Lights.
3. What genre is it?
Well, technically, it’s women’s Christian fiction. However, I’ve had several men read it. One such man (Greg Stauffer) said,
“Paint Chips is not a book just for women. I would think that most men would enjoy reading it as well. The novel is a story with almost all female characters but it is not a book about women. It is a powerful demonstration of the love of God, the healing power of Jesus Christ and the providential work of the Holy Spirit. The subject of sexual exploitation and trafficking is both heart wrenching and eye opening. It is a problem that every responsible individual should have on their radar.”
4. What is the one sentence synopsis of “Paint Chips”?
A story about God’s redemption in the midst of brokenness.”
5. Who published your novel?
I have the pleasure of being published by WhiteFire Publishing. I can’t imagine a better experience for my debut novel.
6. How long did it take you to complete the novel?
Hmm…that’s a great questions. I would say that from writing the first draft to publication date, it took about three years.
7. What inspired you to write this story?
Originally, I was just interested in the characters. At some point during the writing of the first draft, I felt that it needed to highlight the damage that sexual trafficking does to families and communities. I also wanted to show that, through Jesus, victims can become survivors and find joy in life.
Thanks to Normandie for inviting me to take part in this interview!
Have the loveliest of evenings!