Today we are speaking with Author, Laura J. Marshall. Her Novella, Persistent Love will be free May 14th & 15th on Amazon find the link below.
Laura, tell us a little about you?
I have five sons and work full-time from home at my "day job". I love to sew (I make rag quilts) and I love to read.
Were big Pet lovers here do you have any pets?
Yes, I have a female cat and a female dog..I prefer to think the three fish my son has are females as well, then I'm not so outnumbered. My dog follows me from room to room during the day. She's a black lab.
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
Yes, since high school, but I never thought seriously about it until I started writing children's stories when
my children were young.
When did you start writing?
I've been writing seriously for about six years (meaning...with the belief I could actually write a book).
What would you like to tell us about your current book?
Persistent Love is Christian romantic suspense. The story is about the main character, Tara, who is planning to run away to India to find answers to her mother's death, which she witnessed as a child. The story takes place at Raven's Cliff Castle in the late 17th century in England.
How did you get into Self Publishing?
I had some really great responses from publishers and agents over this book. I actually changed the story quite a bit at one request and then realized it had lost "its heart". So, I changed everything back and decided on one last ditch effort at a publisher. That publisher really took a lot of time with me and with a critique, but I heard yet again..."do this and resubmit". I did take her wonderful advice and implemented the changes, had two editors who I hired go through Persistent Love, and then decided not to wait to launch. I had the tools I needed through friends who had self-published to do it myself.
Did you learn anything along the way as you wrote the book?
Many things. One of the best lessons though was to not let fear rule what I do in regards to writing. This book is about Tara and her fears and in the end, the lessons helped me to release the book to the world.
From start to finish, how long does it generally take you to write a book?
If I am working on it every day, it takes me about a month to write a book..that's not counting editing. My nonfiction devotionals take me about three months from start to finish and that includes edits.
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Persistent love is free May 14th & 15 check it out
Fear has been Tara's constant companion since age nine when she witnessed her mother's murder. Tara's father moves his family to the ancient castle of Raven's Cliff, far from the ships that could carry her back to India and the answers she believes lie there. Andrew offers her friendship and guides her gently to the One who will give her peace. Will she find hope for something other than revenge?