I decided why not have two tours collide. I’ve actually had Willowy on here
before. But whatever, here is an interesting interview.
What honor would you like your book to receive?
I will be submitting Angel Gate in a writing contest to compete for the Selah Award, so I would be so honored if my book were to be a finalist.
I’m not very well educated on book honors. I can say that if it does receive some sort of an honor I’ll probably be shocked out of my socks. But honestly, the biggest honor that it could receive in my opinion is simply the chance to bless girls lives. I tell people I wrote this book for one girl. The one girl that needed it in her life to tell her that yes, she is loved; yes, God sees her; yes, she is important and not forgotten. I believe with all my heart that God worked through me to write this book for that girl and I trust Him completely to get it to her, and that’s the best honor I believe I could ever receive.
If I got a physical copy of your book would you rather I kept it forever or gave it away?
Keep it forever! I would rather my books be safe in someone’s treasured bookshelf than lost in a thrift store somewhere.
Oh dear, if you get a physical copy of the book it’s really up to you! If you want to give it away feel free! But if you want to keep it it’s your book XD. If you feel led to give it to a girl though, I highly encourage that! God can work through any person and I just want this book to reach the girls that need it most.
What character are you a little bit jealous of and why?
Bitter yet gentle Audrey Wade finds a love that balms old hurts, satisfies a lonely heart, and brings her happiness again. I suppose that is something anyone can envy and admire.
Ooo what character am I jealous of… Can I say the MC Rose? Although I wouldn’t want what she has in this book, she’s got quite the great story in the second book that takes place four years after Dewdrops and Butterflies (that book is already handwritten and typing all glorious 165k w handwritten words up is my NaNoWriMo project for this November) and I wouldn’t mind living in her shoes for a day or two. 😛
What detail are you most proud of in this book?
Tomblin! He’s just one of those characters who floats around in the book, inconsequential—I suppose—but so rich in personality that I feel as if I know him. He’s quirky, temperamental, and somehow humorous. You just got to love him.
There’s two parts of this book that I’m most proud of. The first is how much I allowed it to grow and shape itself and how it’s developed from the early stages. I knew God was writing through me and I didn’t want to stifle that if He was guiding me to change or adjust something. And the final manuscript is so much more than I could have gotten it to be on my own.
The second part is just how many personal references I made in the story. You have to know me really well to catch almost any of them, but reading it and recognizing them in my own book makes me grin every time.
What is the least common thing you are a fan of? i.e. something you are one of the only people you know of that likes that thing.
Smelling old books, walking in a thunderstorm, drowning my food in A1 sauce…
That’s an interesting question. I don’t know the answer to that one. I’m a pretty agreeable person I guess. I don’t disagree with everybody else about things…
What is the oddest thing on your bucket list?
I want to be a stowaway on a train! Whether or not that will ever happen is yet to be seen.
Oddest thing on my bucket list. Well, I don’t have a physical list, but I do have an abstract, ever-shifting list in my head. The oddest thing I can remember right now is… to spend a week with just my best friend and I in a condo on the California coast. It’s a wild dream that’s probably not going to happen but that’s what a bucket list is for right?
What character surprised you the most?
Long forgotten ex-fiancé from Audrey’s past makes an abrupt reappearance and tries to reenter a romance he abandoned years ago.
AAAAlllex my friend. This man went from being the picture of perfection to a character that I could relate to so much more than any of the others. I’m really pleased with the way he turned out. Although I am sorry for putting him through what I had put him through, I wouldn’t take it back XD.
I’m maybe planning on doing a tour collision. What do you think?
*I wasn’t certain on this one, so I wanted to check with you. What is a tour collision? Thanks so much!*
A tour collision is when to blog tours collide.
8. Great idea! 👍
I don’t know exactly what a tour collision is, so I couldn’t state my opinion on it, but it sounds either fun or destructive.
Thanks for interviewing me!
Would the penalty for his questions—and his love—be lethal?
He’s got it all—looks, charisma, the compelling grin—everything Hollywood could ever ask for. Cass Remmlone is finally living his dreams. Maybe he’s not like he used to be. Maybe he doesn’t call home anymore, doesn’t read his Bible, doesn’t darken the doors of a church. But he’s having fun—and he’s having it with his best friend, Eddie Barlow.
Cass should have known God wouldn’t shut His eyes forever. Chastisement slams so fast Cass hardly knows what’s happening. Eddie is lying on the pavement, paramedics hunkering over him, even as his face goes slack. He whispers one name: Madeline.
Drowning in the horrors of his grief, Cass climbs into his convertible and drives away, leaving behind a career he spent most of his life pursuing. With nothing more than a letter and a name to go on, Cass finds himself in a town called Angel Gate, West Virginia, where he hopes to uncover more about the woman named Madeline. It is mere providence that leads him to the rundown farm, where he catches his first sight of Audrey Wade. If he thought she was beautiful before, the fact that she wants nothing to do with him only increases his attraction. But are his efforts even fruitful? Or is he wasting his time?
The longer he spends in Angel Gate, the more he begins to sense something sinister. A child is in danger, yet no one seems to notice. And who is Madeline? Why does the town go hush at the sound of her name? The closer he comes to the answers, the deeper he sinks into a nightmare.
Cass Remmlone can star in a movie…but can he rescue a child, win Audrey’s heart, and uncover a grisly truth? Or will he die trying?