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Monday, November 16, 2020

Katherine Barger and Free Books!

A dream interpreter races ahead of the president’s deadly pursuit to bring an antidote and a dream interpretation to her poisoned family.

Before we meet today's author, I want to announce that the winner of the free copy of Allie Pleiter's inspirational romance novel, His Christmas Wish, is:


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And now let's visit with Katherine Barger, author of the Christian YA dystopian novel, Fortune’s Fall (Anaiah Press, November 2020).

Katherine Barger is a stay-at-home mom and writer who previously worked as an attorney. She writes stories about characters of faith in a world where faith is challenged. 

When she’s not busy wrangling kids, she’s writing, eating Mexican food or snuggling with her family’s two rescue pets: a dog named Queen Elsa and a cat named Princess Jasmine. 

Katherine and her forever-forbearing husband live in Mississippi with their two daughters.

Please tell us one random thing we might not know about you.

When I binge watch shows (which, let’s be real, doesn’t happen that often in this stage of life), I inevitably begin to dream I’m one of the characters, at which point I know it’s time to do something productive.

At least you dream you're one of the characters. When that happens to me, I'm not usually a key player. Calling Dr. Freud...!

Please tell us a bit more about the plot of Fortune's Fall.

In Fortune’s Fall, 17-year-old Nyssa Ardelone, dream interpreter to the American president, learns that her mentor lied about the president’s latest dream to save the residents of Nyssa’s hometown, where the president ordered a gas attack to thwart a suspected rebellion. Nyssa’s parents are among the survivors.

Nyssa flees the security of her own well-planned life to bring the survivors an antidote as well as an interpretation of another dream only she can give. But the president launches a deadly pursuit, and Nyssa must evade him at all costs, learning on her journey that faith in God is the only thing that can save her.

I love that she's a dream interpreter. That's a cool job to have in a dystopian novel, and it's also reminiscent of Biblical times. 

What is it about Nyssa that will make your readers care about her?

Nyssa has been brought up in a world that believes logic and science and cleverness are all that matter. Through her journey, however, she’s forced to question everything she’s been taught, to analyze truths and lies and come to her own conclusions about what’s real and what’s not. It’s relatable because it’s something many of us have experienced.

How wonderful that you're encouraging young readers to do more than simply swallowing information without doing research. It's so important, especially these days, to delve deeper into issues as they're presented on television and social media, especially while applying one's faith to the equation. 

What have you learned about yourself as a result of your writing career?

That I’m not the only one who talks out loud to my characters! But in all seriousness, I’ve learned that God gave me a passion for using my imagination to bring clean, faith-based books to Christian girls. I love Jesus, and I want my books to reflect that. I want to take readers on an adventure both in a physical and a spiritual sense. Following Christ can be daunting, especially today, and I hope the characters I create encourage readers to be bold in their faith.

Amen to that! 

What is the last novel you read that you would recommend?

The last novel I read was The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I read it as a teenager—pretty sure it was required reading—but I re-read it recently and definitely recommend it! Kit, the protagonist, is so relatable. She has to figure out how to live totally out of her comfort zone, and she does it with grace and strength.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second book in The Exiled Trilogy.

Where else can readers find you online?

Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @kbargerauthor, Goodreads, Amazon, and my website: katherinebarger.com.

The book can be purchased online via the following button:

Readers, you can access a sample of the book HERE. Click on Look Inside.

Finally, Katherine, what question would you like to ask my readers?

My main character, Nyssa, can interpret dreams. It’s not really a superpower, but we’ll say it is for the sake of the question ;-) What superpower would you want to have?

I love that question. Thank you, Katherine, for visiting and telling us about yourself and your book. Readers, Katherine has offered to give away a free copy of her book. To enter, leave a comment and your email below in answer to my question, above. "Please enter me" won't get you entered. Remember that U.S. subscribers are entered an additional time in each drawing. The drawing is done by email, so leave your email address, like so: trish[at]trishperry[dot]com. 

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Smith said...

"Bold in their faith...with grace and strength." Thank you for the challenge in a fun book.

Trish Perry said...

I have always said the superpower I would choose would be teleportation. I've never been a fan of the whole airport wait and security hassle, and I think I would love traveling much more if I could just BE there, where I wanted to go, in a flash!



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