I love Authors Interview 18
Welcome to I love Authors Interview 18. Today we have the pleasure of meeting Julie. E. Grace, author of A Walk with Heavenly Spirits which is on tour with Celebrate Lit from 3rd-6th April. Let’s all give Julie a warm greeting.
Hi Julie, it is a pleasure to have you sitting on my couch today.
I’m so glad you are doing a blog tour with Celebrate Lit as it gives me an opportunity to get to know you better.
Julie – Thank you, Margaret, the pleasure is mine.
Julie – Yes thank you.
I like to do things a little differently to the usual interviews. So now I want you to imagine that we are on a desert island. The sea lapping on the shores and not a ship in sight.
For my first question, if you can take your eyes away from the breathtaking scenery..
What book would you crave to read (you already have the bible, so please pick another book)?
Julie – I would want it to be a book on survival skills so I could make the best out of the situation. It would be a shock at first not knowing what to expect. I would need to take care of my everyday needs until help came. Knowledge is key.
I can see that you have a practical side Julie, what a great choice. And I like the fact that you would want to make the best out of the situation. You are one cool lady.
This means then that you are likely to explore.
As it happens you find a rowing boat hidden in a cave, what name would you paint on it and why?
Julie – I would paint “FAITH” on it. To remind me each time I looked at it, to have faith in God to sustain me through the circumstances. I would remember that God is a God of miracles and pray for him to give me the strength I needed to endure until I could be rescued.
How right you are, God is a God of miracles and waiting for his rescue will require faith. That is an apt name to be sure and a great way to remind yourself of His faithfulness.
So while you are waiting ..
I know you like writing but do you have another passion?
Julie – I have always been interested in art since I was a young child. My mother gave me oil painting kits for Christmas and it evolved from there. I am self-taught in oils and pastels and try to balance my love of art with my passion for writing. I paint mainly landscapes.
A few years ago, I branched out into digital art. Art is another form of expression that gives me great joy.
I agree Julie art is a wonderful form of expression. As a concession, I will allow you to have your art materials so that you can paint.
On to the next question Julie
The desert island is very hot, do you like hot or cold weather and which helps you focus on your writing better?
Julie – I’m not a hot weather person. My favorite time of the year is Spring when everything is new again and the temperatures are in the 70’s. Winter time with the snow is beautiful but during really cold periods, I find myself indoors at my desk typing away on a novel while sipping on a cup of tea or hot chocolate. It becomes my most productive time as far as writing is concerned.
Oh, Spring is a favourite of mine too Julie, all the new beginnings.
Sadly this is my final question..
If you could be one of your characters which would it be and why?
Julie – It would be Allison. The part of Allison’s journey that I would love to experience, is her visits by Heavenly Spirits. To be able to travel in time and experience the supernatural would be awesome.
Wouldn’t it just. You have left me intrigued Julia. This has been a pleasant desert island visit on my couch today. Thank you, Julia, for sharing with us.
Yes give a round of applause for Julie E. Grace and don’t forget to look out for her book.
Julie has also included a GIVEAWAY today, which you will find at the bottom of my post. Click on the code for a chance to win.
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About the Book
Title: A Walk with Heavenly Spirits
Author: J.E. Grace
Genre: Christian Fiction – Inspirational/Romance
Release Date: December 5, 2017
The wrong path
Allison Stevens became a Christian at a young age, but she makes a wrong decision that takes her on a collision course of disappointment and heartache. God loves her and wants her back, but Satan wants to keep her in a life of despair and lies.
A divine intervention
Heavenly Spirits are sent by God to instruct and remind Allison of God’s promises. Can she learn to trust God’s word and become the woman God meant for her to be?
Can Allison Stevens return to the right path?
A family she didn’t know she had, a man grieving a personal loss, and a felon who wants her dead makes her relationships more complicated than ever. Can she learn to trust God again and walk by faith?
On the road back to God, she discovers that the path doesn’t come without trials but now she realizes she isn’t alone. God is with her. Can she stay strong and follow God’s path?
About the Author
J.E. Grace was born and raised in Northern California. At a young age, she was an avid reader which led to her interest in fiction writing and poetry. She writes mainly in the Christian Fiction genre and continues to educate herself in the craft. All of her work has underlying Christian overtones which are a reflection of her faith in God.
J. E. Grace retired from a career in real estate in 2012, to finally concentrate on her writing. She published her first novel, a science fiction titled, “The Zarion-Saving Mankind in 2016 and her Pacific Cove Series of Short Reads: Haunted Visions & Testament of Faith. Now she is currently working on several new projects: Book 3 in her Pacific Cove Series and a mystery novel.
Guest Post from J.E. Grace
Among the Reads, April 3
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A Greater Yes, April 5
Texas Book-aholic, April 6
Bibliophile Reviews, April 7
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 8
Janices book reviews, April 9
Jeanette’s Thoughts, April 10
Carpe Diem, April 11
A Baker’s Perspective, April 12
Simple Harvest Reads, April 13 (Guest Post from Mindy Houng)
Artistic Nobody, April 14
margaret kazmierczak, April 15 (Interview)
Bigreadersite, April 15
Reading is my Super Power, April 16 (Interview)
Power of Words, April 16 (Spotlight)
To celebrate her tour, J.E. Grace is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!
Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!