Thursday, 26 May 2011
Author Spotlight Week - Question of the Day with JoAnn Carter
What's coming up next for JoAnn Carter & why this is writing as a YA novella?
It's great to be back on the DBP blog again today. I hope you're enjoying this week as much as I am. (Don't forget to sign up for the contest! See Monday's post)
Many folks have asked me what's coming up next. Well, the big thing is... a Mission trip to Mexico!
Yes, you read that right. This summer, our family is headed to serve in Mexico.
Writing wise, in the middle of our time away, The Floating Palace ~ A Historical Inspirational Romance will be released. (July 15, 2011) You can check out the premise here~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDcuTF8v9bg
Then in December, Hidden Paths another Young Adult Inspirational Romance. What a great way to finish 2011, huh?
God has been so faithful.
Another question you may be wondering is why is this listed as a Young Adult Novella. Lilly is 21 years old -- older than the typical main character in a YA story.
It is because people of any age often wrestle with that Lilly struggles with. We fall into the trap of believing we need to earn God's favor, and as I mentioned earlier this week, that couldn't be further from the truth. I want to encourage young, old, and in between to really think about what motivates us.
Another big issue in her life is past regrets. Even young women can become lost and caught up in mistakes she has made. Sometimes even wishing she could live someone else's life. Therefore, I dedicated the book as follows
To every young woman who ever questioned why she was made the way she was and wished she could be someone different... Please know you are beautiful the way you are!
Okay, so here is you Question of the day: If you were going to write a story (or perhaps you have) what age group and genre is your favorite?