The Inside Scoop!
and her Biblical novel
I grew up in Winter Haven/Rockledge, Florida.
I was inspired to write my first published novel by an editor who said, “Why don’t you try something for adults?” I had been writing articles, nonfiction books, picture books, and fiction for kids for years. (Hint: you don’t just wake up knowing how to write a novel. You learn it as you go.) …
My biggest challenge when writing is the proposal and the first draft. Creating something out of nothing is only easy for God.
One of my favourite authors is Diana Gabaldon. Why? Because she includes so many details, you feel that you are there in the midst of the story.
If I wasn’t a writer, I would be a lawyer. A photographer. And a baker. I have many interests.
The superhero talent I would love to have is turning one hour into four.
Life is not easy in Philistia, especially not for a woman and child alone. When beautiful, wounded Delilah finds herself begging for food to survive, she resolves that she will find a way to defeat all the men who have taken advantage of her. She will overcome the roadblocks life has set before her, and she will find riches and victory for herself.
When she meets a legendary man called Samson, she senses that in him lies the means for her victory. By winning, seducing, and betraying the hero of the Hebrews, she will attain a position of national prominence. After all, she is beautiful, she is charming, and she is smart. No man, not even a supernaturally gifted strongman, can best her in a war of wits.
My latest novel can be described by these 5 adjectives: unexpected, well-researched, eye-opening, historical, and tragic.
My main character is a beautiful woman called Delilah who is half African, half Cretan.
My main character resembles Vanessa Williams.
A previously unknown fact about this novel is that it exists. Everyone writes about the virtuous women of the Bible. Not many want to write about Delilah.
My story’s spiritual theme is whatever the reader feels it is. The Spirit speaks many different things through the same story.
While writing this novel I was challenged by the preconceptions, all bad, about Samson and Delilah.
The title was chosen by my protagonist, since it’s her name.
As an author, the hardest scenes for me to write are the ones where I have to fill time. If five years passes, you have to say something about those five years, but what? I hate extraneous material.
The story I’m currently working on is a historical novel about Cleopatra and her best friend, a Jewish girl.
You may not know this about me, but I have a new puppy
If I could be a character in any novel, I would want to be . . . what do you mean? I am a character in all my novels . . . between the lines