Book Talk Stop Q&A
This book was inspired by the realization that in order to overcome the past, a person has to face it and then move on. One of the main obstacles to be overcome is the tragic circumstances brought on by domestic violence, which is one of the reasons for writing this story; to call attention to the dire consequences of domestic violence, especially on children and how it can alter one's future if it is not addressed.
My biggest challenge in writing this book was to let the characters speak rather than to speak for them. Sometimes we want a happy ending so badly that we want to direct the story toward that end. Although happy endings are possible, they are not always realistic. The characters had to learn to face their situation and come to a place where they understood that on their own they couldn't make their own happy ending. They had to draw on God's strength. It is my hope that the contentment they find in the end was this was told with authenticity.
I would like readers to walk away with a stronger faith in God and in the promise that with Him all things are possible. The main characters in the story were faced with challenges that seemed so insurmountable. But by letting God direct the course of their lives instead of succumbing to the temptations to give up or to control their own fate, they receive the blessings that God had in store for them; blessings that they thought they would never attain.
I like to collect prayer figurines. They make nice decorative pieces and they also have a spiritual quality about them. They often remind me to pray.