Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LIVING SEPARATE LIVES - Paulette Harper - One Free Book

Welcome, Paulette. What genre(s) do you write and why?
I write in both Christian fiction and non-fiction. When I began writing in 2007, I started writing Christian non-fiction, inspirational. With a passion to teach for the spiritual growth of the believer, I put pen to paper. My first book chronicled the transformation my life took after experiencing a divorce. I felt such a nudge from God to share my story with other women who were in the same boat. I love writing inspirational books because they do touch our hearts and souls. With that same passion to write, I crossed genre in 2013 with two fiction books, The Sanctuary and Living Separate Lives. I’m still learning the craft of fiction writing but to watch a story develop is so awesome.

If you were to choose one superpower, what would it be?
When I was a child watching cartoons, I liked wonder woman.

Do you ever get stuck when you’re writing a book? What do you do to get unstuck?
I would have to say yes. I get stuck. When moments like this happen, I listen to music, mainly jazz and it brings about a peace and I’m able to relax and allow the melody to penetrate my mind.

What is your least favorite part of writing?
My least favorite part of writing. I’d have to say editing. Editing a manuscript is so time consuming. Once an editor gets a hold of the manuscript, the chopping begins. “Take this out … put this in … you don’t need that … try this instead … At the end of this process you know you’re really done.

If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
My family loves my lasagna, garlic bread, fried chicken and salad. For dessert, banana cream pie and if you are not a fan of banana cream pie, we would substitute it with pound cake.

What is your typical day like?
My typical day starts off with prayer and meditation followed by work, a walk in the park, and running errands if need be.

What is most difficult for you to write? Characters, conflict, or emotions? Why?
Developing characters is something I’m learning how to do. It’s easy to write how these characters are but describing them instead of just telling is a craft, something in which takes time, patience and years to learn.

How likely are the people you meet going to end up in your next book?
That’s funny. I read somewhere that this is exactly how a few fiction writers get their stories. Well, I think it’s very likely. I haven’t gotten as bad as some writers by listening to every conversation or to watch every person, but I can look at my own life experiences and those in my family and friends life that would make good stories.

Tell us about your hero. Give us one of his strengths and one of his weaknesses.
In Living Separate Lives, I would have to say that the shero, is a character named Kaylan. She is the glue that is keeping the sisterhood together. Her strength lies in her ability to keep things together, when everything around her is falling apart. Her weakness would be not allowing others to help her deal with her pain.

Tell us about your next book and when is it being published?
My next book is a children’s book called ... Princess Nevaeh. It will be released in July, 2014

Please provide links to your website, blog, books.
Twitter: pauletteharper
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/living-separate-lives-paulette-harper/1117391317?ean=9780989969109

Thank you, Paulette, for sharing your new book with us.

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18 comments:

Paulette Harper said...

Thanks so much Lena, for having me on your blog and allowing me to introduce my latest novella Living Separate Lives to your audience.

Anonymous said...

Love to win this book! Shelia From Mississippi

Paulette Harper said...

Thanks Shelia for stopping by

Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

California

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Paulette Harper said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for stopping by and reading a little about LSL.

Mary Preston said...

A lovely interview thank you.

Mary P

QLD AUSTRALIA

Marianne Barkman said...

This novel sounds unique and amazing. Thanks for a great post
Marianne
Alberta

Jan Hall said...

I liked that you called her a Shero. I had never heard that term before but I like it. It is so easy to get so busy that you start living separate lives before you realize what is happening. I would love to read "Living Separate Lives." Jan from Sunny West Texas

Mary Brandis said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I enjoy women's fiction. I am curious what the secret is and if it will destroy their friendship. Would love to win.

Mary from Wisconsin

marybrandis@gmail.com

Paulette Harper said...

Thanks Mary for taken the time to read the interview

Paulette Harper said...

Marianne LSL is one of those stories about sisterhood. I'm sure you'd love it.

Paulette Harper said...

Hi Jan Hall,

LOL. Yes. We all should have a Shero in our lives. I agree life pulls us in so many directions. Even the best of friends might find themselves experiencing the same issues as some of the ladies in LSL.

Paulette Harper said...

Mary Brandis,

I'm glad you are a fan of womens fiction. As a author, we love to hear that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Danielle Hull said...

Looks good! In Indiana!

Paulette Harper said...

Danielle thanks for stopping by.

Sharon Richmond Bryant said...

Enter me!!
Sharon Richmond Bryant
Conway,SC.
sharonruth126@gmail.com

rubynreba said...

I like to try to hold things together so I know I would enjoy this book.
Beth from IA

Paulette Harper said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Appreciate the love