Hi, This is a chat with June and Cindy (the pr gal). We wanted to share with you as we talk about about Bellewood Book 3, Deliver Us, coming out in April of this year.
First of all I want to share the book blurb from Deliver Us
young fraternity man who coaxed Jillian Coleman upstairs that night is
only a blur in her memory. Now she lives with the unrelenting guilt that
she aborted her baby. God might forgive her, but she can't forgive
herself. As Bellewood's premier gynecologist, she hopes to open the
Jeremiah House to offer teen girls an abortion alternative. Though the
handsome and successful Dr. Jett Camp wants to marry Jillian, he
believes her plan is a waste of her skills.
Riley Mathis spent ten
years in jail for dealing drugs. Now as a Christian, he's trying to put
his life back together. Working as a janitor at night, he attends
college by day. When he meets Dr. Coleman, he recognizes her from the
sapphire necklace she wore the night he stole something precious from
her. When she confesses the choice she made to abort her baby, Riley
can't tell her he's the father of her child.
Wow June this book sounds wonderful, I cannot wait to get to read it. Once again, you are head on with the issues. Did you know someone who has struggled with this pain of having an abortion that cause you to want to write this book?
Hi, Cindy. I'm so excited about talking to you today concerning my upcoming release - Deliver Us. Actually, there isn't a particular person in my life I'm close to who had an abortion. But through the years, I've learned so much about the pro-life movement. Just thinking about how a mother could take her baby's life brings tears to my eyes. It's an issue I feel we, in Christian fiction, need to address.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I had to do a lot of research on the duties and responsibilities of the OB/GYN doctor. I had to learn about delivering breech babies. My husband's niece is a nurse practitioner, and she gave me lots of valuable information. I researched what limitations an ex-con had when reentering society as well as the resources available. I discovered a student grant for Christian felons which I describe at the end of the story.
The story of Dr Camp sounds interesting, I guess you would call him a protagonist in the story, what inspired you to include him in the story?
I wanted to give Riley, the hero, a little competition. Too, a wealthy, handsome doctor would seem like a better candidate for a husband rather than an ex-con. But I wanted to make the point that Jillian feel in love with Riley, not because of his status in life, but because of his Christian values and worldview.
Riley has spent ten years in prison, was his story hard for you to write?
At times, yes. I felt so sorry for Riley because he got kicked around a lot by his boss and his competition, the handsome doctor. Too, at one point Riley stumbled and almost fell back into his old lifestyle. I didn't want him to suffer, but of course, he had to or we wouldn't have a story.
I have asked you some questions about writing each person's story. Can you share a bit with us about how you write? Some people write with an outline, others write the story as it comes to them. How would you describe your style?
Yes, the panster vs. the plotter. I am basically a plotter, writing from am outline I've planned out. But sometimes, the characters tell me things I didn't know about them before and the plot could change - sometimes drastically.
So this is book 3 of the Bellewood Series, is this the
final book of this series?
Sigh, yes it is.
Just a few more questions, and we will wrap it up. Life has changed for you. You and your husband Joe, recently bought a home. Are you missing living in the RV? Are you enjoying having a house to live in, after living in the RV for three years? What is your favorite part of living in the RV, and now in the house?
Cindy, I do miss living in the RV just a little. Can you see my thumb and pointer finger about an eighth inch apart? I miss the freedom to get up and go when and where we want. But... that's about all I miss. The close quarters was really getting to me. I love having a big kitchen now to cook meals in. I love my king size bed and bathtub which I didn't have in the RV.
So the book will be out in April, available at all the retail sites where Desert Breeze Publishing books are sold.