Hey y’all, for my first post of July I’m here with an interview with Julie Grace!
(I am in bold)
Why did you become a writer?
I have been an avid reader since I was very young and for eight years I was an only child until my mom re-married. Reading was a way of entertaining myself. I have always loved to write and started out writing poetry.
When I retired from a real estate career and had more free time, I felt a tug inside of me telling me that I was destined to write. I started out as an Indie author and then in March of this year I signed with Winged Publications-Forget Me Not Romance. The more I write, the more I feel that it’s God’s chosen gift and that I am called to write to glorify God.
How long have you been writing?
I wrote poetry and won a few awards during the 1990’s but didn’t take up novel writing until 2012 after I retired.
What genre do you write?
I write Christian fiction in the genre of romance, mystery, suspense and science fiction.
How many books have you published so far?
I have authored three full length novels and the Pacific Cove series.
What is your most recently released book and what is it about?
My most recent published novel is “Redemption at Shadow Lake.” It’s about a young real estate agent, Samantha, that relocates to broker her own office in the small Colorado town of Shadow Lake. She is trying to overcome a romance that went bad. She meets Jonathan, a photographer who is carrying around some pain of his own. There is a mystery that comes to light that changes both of their lives forever.
What is your favorite book you've written and why?
My favorite release so far has been, “A Walk with Heavenly Spirits.” Through the writing of that book, I have grown in my faith and walk with God. There were times as I was writing, that I felt a nudge to write certain things and discovered that it was actually a form of healing for me. There was more of myself in the book than I originally realized.
What is your favorite thing about writing?
Having an outlet to bring the characters that I have in my head to life on the written page and being able to glorify God through what I write.
What is your favorite book to read and why?
I would have to pick the Bible. It’s full of insights and uplifting information that is pertinent to my everyday walk with God. When I’m going through a specific struggle, I can always find something that helps me through it.
Any advice for young writers?
If you have a passion to write and it seems as though among everything else, it’s the one thing that drives your thoughts, you were probably meant to write.
Start out keeping a journal. It’s a great way to write down your thoughts everyday and can be a wealth of information for a book you could be called to write. Read everything you can get your hands on about writing and read books in the genre you feel you want to write in.
Join a writer’s group online or in person in your home town. Being around fellow authors can be great encouragement when doubt starts to creep in. And it will…It’s normal.
As you write, don’t compare yourself to another author. They started exactly where you are now and we each have our own style of writing. The only way to get better is to keep writing. Every day if possible.
If y'all would like to see more of Julie and her books check out the links below. If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.
Social Media Links:
Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/jegrace
My website: http://jegrace.webs.com
Book Blog: https://literaryreflectionsbookblog.webs.com
A daughter of the KING, an ambassador of Truth, a soldier of the Cross.