Thanks to Lynda Schab for asking me to do this blog hop. I’m tardy in posting. My writers conference is coming up and I’ve been a bit distracted! Please look over Lynda’s blog and follow the link at the bottom to the blog of another author friend of mine.
Here are the answers to some questions about my book released last November.
What is the working title of your book?
“A Heart Out of Hiding/No more hide and seek”
Picture is on the right.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
The book has morphed over time. As I spoke to other women about their struggles and observed how circumstances and personality traits affect our lives, I felt the nudge to explore why we as women don’t live our full potential. The more I studied and shared with women, the stronger I felt that it was a valuable topic.
What genre does your book fall under?
Women’s help – Christian. But I’ve also had men tell me they liked it!
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Most women hide their true selves from the world, and it’s time to be rid of your hiding places to become who God created you to be.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
My book has been self-published through Amazon CreateSpace.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I spent several years dabbling on the topic, but once I got serious, it took me about six months. I learned so much about the craft of writing and I really liked the process.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
“Hiding From Love” by John Townsend
“The Woman Behind the Mask” by Jan Coleman
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I truly feel that God had this in mind for me. I learned so much about myself. It felt good to come to terms with some of my own hiding habits.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Some of my personal stories I believe will spark some ah-ha moments. I’ve not led a tragic life, but I have had my share of pain and personal discovery. The questions at the end of each chapter can serve as a group study format.
Hop over to the blog of Linda Jo Reed. She has written a wonderful book that will be released soon by Morgan James Publishing.