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Today I’ve got author Lisa Renee here talking about writing, although I have to be honest, I kind of wish it was a podcast. I just want to hear her voice!! But I’ll just imagine it 😉 She’s got a sweet contemporary romance that released this year, Acres of Promise, and is giving away an ecopy of More Than a Second Chance!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Join the journey with Chantelle Anderson as she actions all in her power to prevent her teenage son from falling into a life of crime and drugs.
Along the way, in her vulnerable state, she struggles to find a suitable life partner. With the trials she’s experiencing with her son, who’d want to take on the whole package? Unless, God intervenes and shows He hasn’t forgotten Chantelle’s desperate situation.
Acres of Promise is a beautiful story of how God restores what was lost and stolen, replacing it with more than we can ask or imagine.
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Amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083M7HJML
INTERVIEW WITH LISA RENEE
Hi Lisa and welcome to the blog! Can you tell us where are you from?
I’m a third-generation Australian, living in Perth.
Awesome! What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
When I tell people I have seven children, it usually gains some raised eyebrows. LOL.
I bet it makes things interesting though! What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside writing and reading?
I enjoy developing businesses. I even branded and manufactured an organic smoothie and latte range, which I sold in Australia.
That’s cool! My daughter is big into smoothies 🙂 What inspired you to start writing?
I’ve read several lovely Christian novels of first-time love. Unfortunately, not all of us experience a healthy, lasting marriage. I’ve met women whose husbands have turned away from their faith and marriage vows. I want to encourage those women that God can bless them with a faithful man.
My message is not to rush ahead of God’s timing. My characters are more cautious since they know life can throw unexpected blows. They learn to trust and open their hearts again, which takes time.
My first series tackles the central issue of divorce. More Than A Second Chance also addresses the challenges of infertility and grief. The story wraps around a new romance with plenty of humor and light-hearted moments to balance out the themes.
The second novel, Acres of Promise, also shows the challenges of raising a teenager as a single parent.
The third in the series will address mental health issues. Gee, I sure don’t take the easy tropes!
No, I guess you don’t. But they need to be addressed in my opinion! Where is your series set?
Another desire of mine is to see more Australian themed novels released into the international market. So, the Single Again series begins in Perth, Western Australia. The third novel’s heroine ends up in the United States. That story will be released at the end of 2020. All of my books have an American main character involved.
Australia is on my bucket list for the record. But for now, I’ll just visit through books. What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
Once into the flow of the story, I love seeing my main character’s personality shine through the dialogue. My female protagonist usually has a sassy aspect with lots of “spunk.”
I love spunky characters! What would you like readers to say about your books?
I’d like readers to feel encouraged through their trials and the body of Christ to swap judgment for compassion toward those that have made mistakes but desire to move forward, putting the past behind them where it belongs.
Amen! What’s your inspiration for writing Christian fiction?
I feel compelled to write about real-life people where their tragic story has a restorative ending. Real people overcoming setbacks inspires me.
I love this. Thank you for writing these stories. I’m so glad you came to visit today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lisa Renée is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Omega Writers, Australia.
Lisa adores babies enough to have seven of her own. Recently, Lisa has taken up breeding Ragdoll cats instead of breeding humans.
The tribe lives in Australia, where Lisa and her husband enjoy their writing projects and publishing ventures.
Connect with Lisa:
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Lisa-Renee/e/B07VXPD47T
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