Friday, April 11, 2014

Interviewing Christian Author V.B. Tenery

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Virginia. We are glad to have you here with us today.

Question: Is there a story behind your book Works of Darkness?
I wanted this story to show the consequences of not taking responsibility for ones actions, and the consequence of failing to do so.

Question: What started you on your writing journey?
I’ve always been an avid reader of mystery/suspense novels and found that more and more of what was available had too much graphic violence and sexual content. I wanted to write the kind of wholesome novels I liked to read. Works of Darkness was the first novel I wrote and it has undergone many transitions.

Question: Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote?
Police Chief Matt Foley.
Why?
He is a good, honest man and a good cop, who overcame a brutal childhood and is fighting the loss of his wife, while trying to keep the bad guys off his streets.
   
Question: What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I let a friend talk me into entering a dance competition in the tango. I was so nervous I don’t remember anything from the time the music began until it ended. But somehow, we won a bronze medal.

Question: What is your strangest habit?
I sing, a lot. While I write, while I clean house, in the shower, etc. whatever song that gets stuck in my head during Sunday services. I didn’t say I was good, just that I sing.

Question: What makes you smile and/or laugh out loud?
Ironic humor, and of course the antics of my grandchildren, especially when they were small. They grew up to be a bunch of clowns.

Question: What is your favorite season of the year? 
I love fall, and the anticipation of a new school year, the football season, the changing colors of the leaves, and the cooler weather after a long hot summer.

Question: Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
If I have to choose, it’s a series of verses I memorized as a child.  When things look bleak I recite these verses of Jesus’ admonition not to worry, that he is building a place for us.
John 14:1-6 “Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In my father’s house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and received you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also. Where I go you know, and the way you know. And Thomas said, Lord we know not whither thou goest and how can we know the way? And Jesus said. I am the way, the truth and the light. No man cometh unto the father except by me.” 

Question: When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
My next novel is Dead Ringer and it releases May 9. It was a Genesis semi-finalist and is about mistaken identify that takes a young woman into a life of personal discovery and extreme danger. 

Readers, thank you so much for joining us today. 

You can purchase V.B. Tenery's Kindle ebook at:
And she assures me that the paperback will be available in June

V.B. Tenery is giving away a Kindle copy of Works Of Darkness 
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)

5 comments:

Unknown said...

would like to read this book.
Rita Navarre

Tea norman said...

I like the police chief in your mystery. It's fun to learn something about the personal life of the detective or police chief. This one has led a very sad life. Probably, makes him better at his job.

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cjajsmommy said...

I am a singer too. And if not singing, then whistling. And no, I don't do either well. I try to only do it when I am alone, but occasionally the song slips out when others are around. I enjoyed your interview and would love to win a Kindle copy of your book, "Works of Darkness." cjajsmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

cjajsmommy said...

I am a singer too. And if not singing, then whistling. And no, I don't do either well. I try to only do it when I am alone, but occasionally the song slips out when others are around. I enjoyed your interview and would love to win a Kindle copy of your book, "Works of Darkness." cjajsmommy (at) gmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

"Works of Darkness" appears to me to be a good mystery. I too am tired of all the evil descriptive novels out there. Thanks for your writings. Joyce Guard guardje13@hotmail.com

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