Thank you so much for joining us at the Barn Door Book Loft. Is there a story behind your book A Reluctant Assassin?
I never thought I would write a story about an assassin. I've written about aliens and I've written about humans surviving an ice age but I never envisioned this story.
I believe that God blessed me with a gift for storytelling and I believe He has inspired my novels, but the way A Reluctant Assassin was born is different than any other of my novels.
The story unfolded in my mind differently. The journey I have taken is different; the writing, the editing, etc... Even the way the book is published is different than I would have done – if it were not for God's leading.
Question: What started you on your writing journey?
My mom. She had faith in my talent before I did and she encouraged me to write down my stories. It took several years before my faith found its way into the writing – but when I finally let it in, I found my true path!
Question: What easily distracts you from writing?
Social media. I get online to look something up or to find a synonym and end up checking e-mail or answering posts and replies on Facebook – and Ohhh, the dreaded Pinterest draw... it pulls you in and escape is nearly impossible.
Question: What kind of books do you enjoy reading?
I enjoy a wide range of novels. I highly recommend any book by Sarah Sundin or Rachel D. Muller – if you enjoy WWII fiction. I could not possibly mention ALL of the wonderful authors of Amish fiction I love but the two on my current TBR list are Cindy Woodsmall's Ties That Bind and Amy Clipston's The Forgotten Recipe. And in my own genre (sort of) my absolute favorite is K.E. Ganshert's The Gifting series; The Gifting, The Awakening and The Gathering.
Question: What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I dip onion rings into vanilla milkshake – which most of my friends think is really gross.
Question: Where is your favorite place to travel/vacation?
Myrtle Beach. We visit before the season begins so the beach is less crowded. It doesn't hurt either, that we get to avoid the high temperatures of late summer. We stay right on the beach. There is nothing quite so relaxing as writing with the sound of the ocean crashing just beyond your balcony.
Question: Are there spiritual themes you like to write about?
I like to write about the types of things I have encountered in my own spiritual journey; God's plan, His patience, redemption. I have not walked the straightest path of faith and I feel like God has led me to use these mistakes to help others.
Question: Where do you escape for some quiet time to reflect, pray, read, etc?
Quiet is difficult to come by around here. Typically, my escape is putting in headphones and playing soothing music.
But my dream is to have a screened in porch where I can relax in a hammock or on the swing while the kids play outside.
Question: Share a verse or Scripture passage with us that is special to you.
“And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2 KJV – this is my life verse; mostly because it describes my journey so perfectly. It tells me how important it is to share the message God has given me – with others!
Question: When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
The next book in the Order of the MoonStone series is A Traitorous Decision. It is scheduled to release December 29th, 2015
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JC Morrows is giving away a copy of Reluctant Assassin. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
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