Thursday, January 21, 2016

Clarice G. James novel



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DOUBLE HEADER
                 by Clarice B. James

Clarice G. James writes smart, fun, relatable contemporary women’s fiction. As one of the winners
in the 2014 Jerry Jenkins Operation First Novel contest, Double Header is her first published novel. The first novel she wrote, Party of One, was a finalist in the 2011 Operation First Novel contest, and her third is titled Manhattan Grace. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or involved in a home decorating project. Clarice has been a follower of Jesus Christ for over 35 years. She and her husband David live in Southern New Hampshire. Together, they have five married children and ten grandchildren.

Welcome, Clarice. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
Ralph David James, my husband, because I learn from him, we get each other, and we always have a good time.


What fun or unique things can you tell us about yourself? 

1. When I was a little girl, I used to soak all the family’s toothbrushes in Lestoil.
2. If I ever invite you on a road trip, say no. I once got lost in a beach parking lot.
3. Once, as a kid in a confessional booth, I wet my pants. And I didn’t confess it. (You guessed it, I’m a Protestant now.)

Where is your favorite vacation spot?
My husband and I recently enjoyed Newport, RI off-season, and we would go back.  In general, a quiet place alone with my husband.


Please describe yourself with three words.
Faithful, funny, and sociable.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." ~Colossians 3:17 (NIV)


What do you enjoy most about writing?
Developing interesting characters and watching them interact with each other.  I never know what they’ll do until they do it!

Do you have a dedicated place to write, or a nook or corner of a room, or the kitchen table?
My husband turned a lower level bedroom into an office for me. I decorated it in colors of blue and green with a pop of orange. I love it because it’s nice and quiet and all mine.


What can your readers expect from you next?
I hope to get Party of One published. It’s the prequel to Double Header. I’m almost finished with Manhattan Grace. The protagonist is one of the characters in Party of One but it is a stand alone novel.


What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Word-of-mouth in person or via social media can be a huge boost. 

Please tell us a little about your novel, Double Header. 
Casey Gallagher credits a carefully crafted game plan for her wins: her solid marriage to Sam; her lucrative

marketing career in Boston; and her popular sports column, Double Header, which she writes with her brother, Griffin. When Casey discovers that her late father, the one man she idolized, had an affair which produced a son even he didn't know about, she’s determined to identify this walking threat to her father’s memory before he can do any harm. When Casey attempts to fit the changes that life throws at her into her idealistic plan, she’s challenged by the dialogue running in her head. Is it her conscience or her imagination? Or is it the voice of the God she’s not sure she believes in?

Where can readers find you online?
Website & Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest


Where can readers purchase Double Header? •   Amazon
Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble

Barnes and Noble Nook
kobo
iPad


Any parting comment?
Thanks, Jo, for sharing your online presence with me. You’re a blessing!

Please leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
Have you ever had an issue with control? And how did the Lord help you give your control over to Him?


Thank you, Clarice, for visiting with my readers and offering a print copy of Double Header to one of the commenters to this blog post.

 

The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Intertwined by Jennifer Slattery is Linda R. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.



Thanks for reading my blog! My next novel in the West Virginia Mountains Series is titled Promise Me. Look for it next spring.

19 comments:

  1. Have I ever had an issue with control? Yes I have. I'm always questioning God in difficult situations. I try to handle everything instead of leaning on Him. I need to just have complete trust in Him. And then I know all will be well.

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  2. I love the blurb about your book! It really draws me in. And you wouldn't want to travel with me, either. I got lost in that same Florida parking lot.

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  3. I don't know but what any one who is human has a problem at one time or another with control. Usually I will stop and ask the Lord to help me and you know what, He actually will do it. I am a follower. spotts06(at)comcast(dot)net.

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  4. Control has always been one of my weakest traits! I'm really trying hard to put the Let Go & Let God philosophy to work in my life. I know He's always in control but my emotions just jump right past that at times. rw620 AT aol DOT com

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  5. I like to control everything and figure out how it is going to turn out. It is really hard to turn it over and release the control. dDOTbrookmyerATyahooDOTcom

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  7. Me I like to be in control and I learn how to figure it out.

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  8. Control is a hard one ! I fall short in the control area on a daily basis. Thank you for this great interview and Miss Jo, you know I am a follower!

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  9. I do like to be in control but am learning that I need to follow sometimes too!
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