Dawn, we’ve never met in person, but we have met in cyberspace. I’m excited to welcome you to Proof, See the Evidence. As a young adult author, I’m sure our readers will be excited to hear what you have to say.
Tell us about your new release, The Secret of the Love Letters.
Here’s the cover blurb:
When Zoe Mack moves in with her grandparents to start college, she’s thrown into more mystery than she bargained for. Her cousin, Emma, is terrorized by a stalker who breaks into her house and leaves a photo-shopped image of Emma hanging from a tree. Nothing is as it seems and Emma soon learns that even the man she thinks she can trust is suspect.
Zoe can’t wait to reunite with Nate, the bad boy who doesn’t talk about his feelings much, but the passionate kiss he gave her last summer had to have meant something. When she arrives back in town and discovers that he’s in trouble with the law, she must take matters into her own hands in order to clear his name. She has her hands full with a needy Emma, a cop who gives her the creeps, and Nate, the guy she desperately wants to call her own. Can Zoe solve the mystery, clear Nate’s name, and make him fall in love with her?
You have a YA blog, zoe-mack.blogspot.com. What can teens expect to find there?
The Zoe Mack blog is just getting started. I’d love to have blog spots from teens talking about what’s going on in their world. If you’re a teen who would like a spot on the blog, please mail me at email@example.com.
How do you feel you are fulfilling God’s will by reaching out to young people through your writing?
I love young people and they’re so much fun to write for! Mistaken Identity, a young adult romance is my most-Christian based novel. The Zoe Mack Mystery series is very light on the religious side, but there is a page about Zoe Mack’s faith on the blog at www.zoe-mack.blogapot.com. It’s written for both the secular and Christian market.
What is the largest obstacle you had to overcome on the journey to publication? How has faith helped you in that journey?
The largest obstacle I had to overcome in my journey to publication is learning to wait on God. I’m a “fixer-upper” and want to take the bull by the horns and fix whatever is wrong or move things forward when I decide they’re at a standstill. I’ve had to give it all to God and say, “Okay, Lord. It’s yours. Whatever is your will is fine.”
Do you think it is harder for a young Christian to show their faith today than it was when you were growing up?
I’m not sure it’s harder for a young Christian to show their faith today than it was when I was growing up because peer pressure is peer pressure. I believe that in all generations, there will be those who stand up for God and those who seek to embarrass them.
What advice would you give to those who are experiencing doubts about their faith?
If you’re having doubts about your faith, my advice would be to pray for God’s direction and then read the Bible. It’s important to ask God to reveal the answers to the questions you’re seeking. Also, you might want to seek out someone who is strong in the Lord and seek their guidance.
This month, we celebrate St Patrick’s Day, which brings four-leaf clovers and the “luck of the Irish” to mind. Do you believe in luck?
I don’t believe in luck. The Bible says that the footsteps of a righteous man (or woman) are ordered by the Lord. I believe that whatever happens in our life, good or bad, God allowed it to happen.
Thank you so much for dropping by to spend some time with us, Dawn! The first to leave a comment will win this book!!!
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