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Number of Pages: 200
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Located in: Eustis, Florida
Submitted: December 22, 2008
Tell us a little about yourself. Im really amazed when I Google my name and see three novels. (# 4 soon) Me! Whod have thought? I still feel so new at the craft. I love it. Im a mom and a wife. We have three children, two beautiful daughters-in-law, a grandbaby, and a grandbaby on the way. We live in central Florida. I am very blessed!
What was your motivation behind this project? My initial motivation was simply to start my third book. I sat at a blank screen and started typing with only a vague idea of character development or purpose. (A method that ensures hours of rewrites.) As the plot began to take shape my motivation also developed. I found that I was working to show my main character, Matt, as a Christian teen who allowed God to help him through some really tough situations. Even when a short-cut seems tempting we can remember that God has a purpose for every long step of the journey.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? My motivation became a strong desire to show teen readers that God is there with the road map to help us avoid those dead ends. Ill consider The Ocher Flask a success if this message is clear: Gods direction for our lives doesnt include short cuts and dead ends.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? I continue to be amazed that God gave me the words when I had no words. The good parts of this book couldnt have come from my mind really. I thank God for every word or phrase that is helpful or meaningful to readers.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? When my children were in school, Tony Symonds, pastor and chemistry teacher, demonstrated a chemistry experiment in chapel one Friday. He took a clear liquid and added a few drops of something that turned the liquid black. Analogy/sin. Then, he added a few drops of another chemical that turned the liquid clear again. Analogy/redemption. Presto, the idea for The Ocher Flask began to stir in my mind.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: Id love for my readers to know how much I want to be used to advance the Kingdom. If I can do that through my writing, Ill be very grateful to God.