Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Carole Towriss Interview!

Here is the last interview in the Summer Series! I've enjoyed seeing the answers to each of these three author's questions! I hope y'all will show support to them by leaving a comment down below and by connecting with them by social media and other ways! Also, keep an eye out for the review of Brennan's novella, coming soon!

Without further ado... Here are the answers to Carole Towriss' interview questions! Enjoy!

1: What was your first book?  My first book was In the Shadow of Sinai, the story of the man who crafted the Ark of the Covenant.
2: When did you start writing? 
 3: If you weren't a writer, what would you be? I don’t know! I can’t imagine doing anything else.
4:What is your most recent book?  My most recent is Prize of War. It tells the story of Acsah, daughter of Caleb. He promised her as a “prize” to the man who conquered the city of Debir.
5: Any books upcoming? Besides Deep Calling Deep, I just finished the first in a New Testament series. It’s based on Paul’s travels during his second missionary journey. The first book is about the prophesying slave girl and the jailer in Philippi.
6: Who was your favorite author growing up and why? The book that got me hooked on biblical fiction was The Robe, by Lloyd C Douglas.
7: If you've ever co-authored, is it harder than doing it on your own?
8: What are a few main differences between co-authoring and doing it yourself?
9: What has been the most encouraging comment you've gotten on a book? “It sent me back to the Bible."
10: What are some things that you would say to fans if you met them? Thank you! Which was your favorite book?
 11: What was your favorite part of one of your books to write? The relationship between Arisha and Miriam in The Walls of Arad. Arisha had never known a family, and Miriam became her “grandmother."
12: About how long does your typical book take to write? Close to a year, because of all the research.
13: Outline or Make it up as you go? My basic plot is in the Bible, so I don’t have much leeway there! But the characters involved are usually little-known men and women, so I can make up everything about them. I start with an outline, but I don’t always strictly follow it.
14: What is your cure for writer's block? Or do you even get that? Work on something else.
15: Which of your characters is most like you? Each of my characters has a little something from me in it. I based the little boy in my first book on my son.
16: Why did you pick the genre you write in? I found the story in The Robe, and its sequel The Big Fisherman, riveting. I was amazed at the idea of taking a character mentioned only a few times in Scripture and building a world around them.
17: Are any of your characters/plots drawn heavily from your own background? I think most of the female main characters have the same problem I do, looking to our husbands or other people instead of only to God to fill every need in your life.
18: What social media do you like to share your works through most? How can readers best connect with you? I’m on Facebook and Twitter, and I have a blog. I’m on Pinterest though I don’t keep it updated as I should.
19: What was the most difficult thing about publishing your first book?
20: How do you choose the names for your characters? Do you research the etymology of the names you use? Many of them I have no choice about! But I also research time-specific Hebrew (or Greek or Roman) names.
21: What is, in your opinion, the best book you wrote? The last one I wrote.
 22: Do you do book tours/signings? If so is there a schedule already?
23: What book do you wish you would have written?
24: Which of your character would you want to be your best friend?
25: What advice can you give to fledgling writers? Just keep writing. It can take a long time to get where you want to be, but if you are truly called to be a writer, you have to keep writing.

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