Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the signed copy of Hurt, by Travis Thrasher, is:
lorigeorge@ . . .
Congratulations! I'll email you today to get your mailing address, and we'll get your book to you right away. I encourage readers to keep commenting and/or subscribe at right (above my list of books) in order to participate in future book give-aways! Commenters get an additional entry in the drawing.
Now let's visit with novelist Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author of Path of Freedom (Abingdon Press, January 2013).
Jennifer Hudson Taylor is an award-winning author whose work has appeared in numerous national publications, such as Guideposts, Heritage Quest Magazine, Everton’s Genealogical Publishers, and The Military Trader.
When she isn't writing, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, researching her own family history, and reading. She resides with her husband and daughter in the Charlotte, North Carolina.
Please tell us five random things we might not know about you.
--I dislike bananas.
--I love parasailing over the ocean.
--I have never visited Scotland and it is my dream vacation.
--I have been to Disney World 4 times and I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow it.
--My first visit outside the country was to Toronto, Canada.
I'm with you on Disney World, Jennifer. I've lost count of how many times I've gone, and I'm eager to return!
Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Path of Freedom.
When Quakers Flora Saferight and Bruce Millikan embark on the Underground Railroad, they agree to put their differences aside to save the lives of a pregnant slave couple.
With only her mother’s quilt as a secret guide, they embark on their perilous journey of promise where love sustains them, courage builds faith, and forgiveness leads to freedom.
What is it about Flora that will make your readers care about her?
She has experienced ridicule as a child from the hero and has a self-confidence problem in trusting others as so many of us do in real life. Yet, she strives to have a strong faith.
If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your lead roles?
Heroine – Georgie Henley from the Chronicles of Narnia
Hero – Alex Pettyfer from Beastly
As we begin the new year, what do you hope to change about your life, either writing or otherwise?
We plan to start homeschooling our daughter. High school has been difficult for her now that she has Epilepsy and we believe she will have a safer and happier environment at home.
Oh, I'm so sorry about the reason for switching to homeschooling, Jennifer! I pray your daughter will be all right and will thrive in the new environment.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the 2nd novel for the 3-book series, The MacGregor Quest. It is set in Wilmington, NC during the American Revolutionary War.
Where else can readers find you online?
The book can be purchased in fine book stores and online via the following buttons:
I'm going to pose today's question, readers. Jennifer's heroine has to overcome feelings of conflict with regard to the novel's hero in order to work with him and focus on something more pressing. When have you or a loved one been in a similar situation?
Thanks, Jennifer, for visiting with us and telling us about your novel. Readers, Jennifer has offered to give a signed copy of her book to the winner of our drawing on Thursday, January 17. To enter, leave a comment below in answer to my question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Leave your email address, in case you win, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com.
Be sure to check out my interview with Anita Higman, below. Leave an appropriate comment at the bottom of the post to enter the drawing for a signed copy of the book.
And see my post about an exciting new cell phone plan I started using in 2012. I'm thrilled with it--unlimited talk, text, and data for $49/month, with no contract. Send me an email through the "Email Trish" button, above, if you'd like me to send you a link to learn more about the phone plan and the income opportunity it presents.
Finally, I'd love it if you'd connect with me on Facebook. Just click on my name at the right of today's post.
Annoying legal disclaimer: drawings void where prohibited; open only to U.S. residents; the odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. See full disclaimer HERE.