Sunday, January 19, 2014

Novel Notions Welcomes Paulette Harper to Self Published Sunday!

Paulette Harper is my special guest today.  She is the author of Living Separate Lives.  Before I introduce Paulette, she is going to introduce you to her characters and give you a little background on their stories.

Q. Please tell the readers who are the main characters?

Living Separate Lives, a Christian Novella, centers around four high school friends, who have not seen each other in years. Candace Walker, Kaylan Smith, Jordan Tate, and Tiffany Thomas have agreed to come together for a mini retreat in Napa County.  

QIntroduce each character in the story-

Each of the characters is dealing with their own personal issues. For Candace Walker, life has left her battered and bruised.  Kaylan Smith has struggled with prejudice from her in-laws. After fifteen years of marriage, bitterness is trying to raise its ugly head for Jordan Tate, whose husband wants to call it quits. And for Tiffany Thomas, dealing with rejection has never been one of her greatest feats. Each one of the characters is compelling people living their own individual stories. A novella that displays the sad realities of the world we live in, but through the perspectives of four Christian women at different stages in their faith.

Q. Which character are you most like?

I would have to say Tiffany Thomas. She is very successful, opinionated, and knows exactly what she wants. Her strength as a woman is something I truly admire.

Q. Take us inside “your book” What is the major events taking place?

The major event that takes place is the weekend retreat that was supposed to be a time of fun, relaxation and a reunion but turned into a nightmare.

Q. Are your characters from the portrayal of real people?

Yes they are. I wanted to introduce readers to relatable characters who are flawed and are dealing with life’s issues just like us. They face tuff situations that tests their faith—faith in God and faith in one another. I wanted to show the strength of sisterhood and how the dynamics of their friendship would play out after receiving unpleasant news.

Q. Describe each character in three words?

Candace Walker, confused, wounded, scared
Kaylan Smith, peacemaker, caring, ambitious
Tiffany Thomas, trail blazer, faithful, tenacious
Jordan Tate, quiet, patient, loving 

Now that you've met the characters, let me introduce you to Paulette!

Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008.  Paulette is the author of That Was Then, This is Now, Completely Whole and The Sanctuary. Her articles have appeared on-line and in print.

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Genre: Christian Fiction, Novella
ASIN: B00GLF5BW0 $2.99
ISBN: 978-0989969109 $9.00
Publisher: Thy Word Publishing (November 10, 2013)
Pages: 148

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