I love Authors Interview 18 this is J. E. Grace

I love Authors Interview 18

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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.

A Walk with Heavenly Spirits

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.

Comfy?

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.

Click here to purchase your copy!

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About the Book

 

A Walk with Heavenly SpiritsTitle: 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

Julie profileJ.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.

In 2000 she moved to the Midwest with her husband and now calls it home. She loves the Missouri countryside and is amazed by the variety of subjects that serve as inspiration for her artwork. She is an oil/pastel painter and digital artist.  Her work can be seen at Fine Art America, Society 6 and Zazzle.

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

My inspiration for writing A Walk with Heavenly Spirits:
I was thinking about a Christmas Carol and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future one day. I’m a Christian author, so I thought, why not use Heavenly Spirits to enlighten a person who has lost their way. It just evolved from there. I did a lot of praying for direction during my writing process and consulting God’s word along the way. God I felt was giving me the inspiration to write it. As a result, I found myself getting very emotional while writing certain parts of the book which is something I had never experienced before with any of my other novels. I was feeling the characters pain and /or joy at times.
My purpose for the story was to get the message across, that we are all broken, but God uses the broken for great things. Within the story, Allison’s one decision to finally follow the path God intended for her, not only changes her life but the lives of the all the people who come to know her.

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Giveaway

e5f4939d-cd96-45de-b748-8fb15bc1a0afTo 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! https://promosimple.com/ps/ca38

Author: Margaret Kazmierczak

For over fifty years I have laughed and cried through my life – it has been exciting, exhausting, emotional, challenging and infuriating. No one gave me a map or a ‘How to get out of stressful situations’ manual, to help me on my journey. Instead, it has been God and me, His Word and my mistakes. So let’s cut to the chase, I am a wife and mother of three almost adult children! I live in the South of England and dislike the rainy climate. Yes, it looks green but so does my face with little sunshine! With many occupations under my belt, I now spend my time writing – mainly Christian inspirational works on my blog. However, I also include book reviews and some humorous pieces too. I have one published book so far….. keep looking as there are plans afoot for more! My life is hectic; I am disorganised, and God continually sorts me out. I hope my words bring you hope, comfort and laughter as I sit here in my dining room praying for inspiration and for the cat to get off my laptop!

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