I’m participating in a “blog tag” event with many other wonderful writers. Right now I’m “paying it forward” for my dear friend Donna Fletcher Crow (http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php?id=147).
Next Monday you’ll want to check out author Karen Whiting’s post. Karen will post about her new book My Mini Dream Room and the fun of simple pleasures for children, from past and present times. Here’s the link:
I hope you’ll play along with us by tagging this blog post on your own blogs and passing it on to others to get to know more authors personally and to learn about their current writing projects.
Here re some questions and answers about the book I’m working on right now:
What is your working title of your book (current WIP–Work In Progress)?
The Singing Quilt
Where did the idea come from for the book?
It’s the third book in my Quilt Series from New Hope Publishers, each a contemporary story built around a current social issue but told against the backdrop of a woman in American history who made a difference because of her faith and courage.
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I would leave that to those who actually watch movies and know the current actors/actresses!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jolissa Montoya has been ridiculed most of her life due to a speech impediment and her strong Spanish accent, but learning of the blind Fanny “Queen of Gospel Song Writers” Crosby’s many accomplishments gives Jolissa the courage to step out in faith to minister to others.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Literary Agency, and contracted by New Hope Publishers.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I am just now beginning to research and write it, and have allowed myself three months for the entire process. It won’t release until Spring 2014.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I haven’t come across anything similar to this, other than the first two books in the series, The Moses Quilt (about Harriet Tubman), which deals with an interracial romance, and The Doctor’s Christmas Quilt (about America’s first female doctor, Elizabeth Blackwell), which deals with the issue of abortion.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The first book, The Moses Quilt, was the impetus for the series, as I am a strong admirer or Harriet Tubman and believe we can learn a lot from her, even today.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Anyone who has ever felt inadequate to answer God’s call on his/her life needs to read and be inspired by the life of Fanny Crosby.