Thursday Thoughts on Reading and Writing
When you leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, November 11, 2012 you'll be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of Callie by Sharon Srock. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left column “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I’ll add your name a second time in the drawing. You can read details about my book giveaways here.
Our guest today is Sharon Srock, author of Callie. Sharon lives with her husband, Larry, and two dogs in Rural Oklahoma. She is a mother, grandmother, and Sunday School teacher.
JO: Please tell us a little about yourself.
SHARON: I’ve been married for 17 years. It’s the second time around for both us, and it seems to be working. Between us we have 6 kids and 24 grands and great grands. We attend the Local Pentecostal Church of God.
JO: What 3 fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself that we don’t know?
My favorite pet of all time was an iguana.
I hate reality TV
I love to mow the grass
JO: Please describe yourself with three words.
SHARON: Independent, adventurous, busy
JO: What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?
SHARON: Reading, cooking
JO: How did you become involved in writing?
SHARON: Believe it or not, I went to bed one night, a normal person, and woke up the next morning determined to write a book. I know, now, where that came from. It was more than a little weird at the time. There’s a much longer story, but that’s the short version.
JO: Please tell us about your novel, Callie.
SHARON: Callie’s spirit is broken after a child she was trying to help is murdered by his abusive father. Little Sawyer would still be alive if she’d minded her own business, wouldn’t he? God refuses to allow Callie’s life to be defined by undeserved guilt and blame so he places her in a situation she can’t walk away from. Iris and Samantha Evans need help and Callie is the tool God wants to use. When she steps out in faith and begins working to reunite these girls with the father who abandoned them ten years ago, Callie discovers that God is rescuing her right along with the Evans family.
JO: What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading this book?
SHARON: That sometimes we spend too much time beating ourselves up for something God has already forgiven and forgotten. That we do a disservice to ourselves and others when we indulge in those feelings.
JO: How long have you been writing? When did you sell your first book?
SHARON: I started writing Callie’s story three and a half years ago. This is my first contract.
JO: What are you working on now?
SHARON: The second story in the series is in edits. I’m about ¾ done with the third.
JO: Please tell our readers where they can get your book.
SHARON: Callie is available at the following links:
JO: Where can my readers find you?
SHARON: Visit me at these places:
My BLOG at: http://www.womenofvalleyview.blogspot.com/
Connect with me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SharonSrock#!/SharonSrock
Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/SharonSrock
Find me on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6448789.Sharon_Srock
JO: Sharon, thanks for giving a copy of Callie, which one of our readers will win in a drawing. I enjoyed our interview today.
Remember: leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Sunday, November 11, 2012 and you'll be entered in the drawing for a copy of Callie by Sharon Srock. You must be eighteen, have a U.S. mailing address, void where prohibited. Please, please remember to leave your email address so that should you be the winner I can get in touch with you for your mailing address. I’ll announce the winner in Monday’s blog.
Till next time ... keep on smiling.