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THE COPPER BOX
by Suzanne Bratcher
Welcome, Suzanne. If you could have dinner with one person from today or history (except Jesus) who would it be? Why?
I’d love to have dinner with Madeleine L’Engle (1918-2007). I enjoy her writing, which spans multiple genres from Young Adult fiction to reflective personal essays. In particular I’d like to talk with her about her book Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art.
What is your favorite Bible verse?
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 8:38-38, NIV)
What do you enjoy most about writing?
I love revision. Writing the first draft is very difficult for me, and I generally wind up wondering why I ever thought I could write. But once I get the story on paper, I start to have fun with writing. I may start at a different place, leave out a chapter, change the point of view in a scene, or write several different endings. I’ve learned that I don’t really have a story until I’ve revised that first draft pretty drastically.
What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
Readers who enjoy The Copper Box can help make it successful by posting a review on Amazon or Goodreads. I’m just now learning how important reviews are. Positive reviews encourage people to try a book by an author they’ve never heard of.
Please tell us a little about your novel, The Copper Box.
Jerome, Arizona: the largest ghost town in America
Antiques expert Marty Greenlaw comes to Jerome to face the horror that haunts her dreams: Did she kill her little sister twenty-two years ago? Historian Paul Russell is in Jerome to face his own horror: Was the car crash that killed his wife his fault?
Their lives become intertwined when an old lady dies on a long staircase in a vintage Victorian house. As Marty and Paul search the house for a small copper box Marty believes will unlock the mystery, accidents begin to happen. Someone else wants the copper box, someone willing to commit murder to get it. As Marty and Paul face the shadows in the house and in their lives, they must learn to put the past behind them and run the race God is calling them to.
Where can readers find you online?
Website where readers can sign up for Suzanne’s newsletter, Storyteller
Blog: Suzanne’s Scribbles
Amazon Author Page
Where can readers purchase The Copper Box?
Amazon Kindle eBook
Any parting comment?
The Copper Box grew out of my love of Jerome, Arizona. I’m fascinated by how the past and present are layered in that tiny town. I’ve already got ideas for two more mysteries set in Jerome.
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer.
What’s makes a favorite town of yours special?
Suzanne, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Suzanne is offering an eBook copy of The Copper Box to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 31, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you’re the winner.
The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Moonstone Secrets by Dawn V. Cahill is Wendy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.