Amant Betsy St. It was seriously that good, and I am thrilled to have Betsy here today to discuss her novel, as well as give away a free autographed copy to one lucky reader. Throughout this journey she begins to "rethink" her reputation as the good girl. Were you writing from your own experience as a teenager?
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Amant Betsy St. It was seriously that good, and I am thrilled to have Betsy here today to discuss her novel, as well as give away a free autographed copy to one lucky reader. Throughout this journey she begins to "rethink" her reputation as the good girl. Were you writing from your own experience as a teenager? If not, what inspired you to write this story? Yes and no. I am not a PK but I grew up in a similar fishbowl of sorts in the church. I drew from those experiences and feelings to portray Addison.
I can definitely relate. I absolutely loved Addison and found myself connecting with her in many ways. Did you incorporate some of your own strengths and flaws when creating her character? She surprised me a lot ::grin:: I gave Addison some of my quirks, like my affection for mochas and sprinkles, and her love of books. Never quite fitting in because of my "good girl" status at school, sometimes stuffing emotions for the sake of other people we love.
Addison and I have a lot in common, to be sure. Including climbing out a window in the middle of the night ::wink:: Oh, I craved a mocha with sprinkles so many times while reading your book! And once I did, I fell in love with YA and hope to continue to write more stories in that genre. Romance is always a key element of anything I write, regardless of genre, so readers can always expect a strong romance thread and a happily ever after from a Betsy St.
Amant book - whether in adult or YA fiction. Always time! I do so much and am responsible for so much that having a tight deadline on a story that was literally twice as long as my typical Love Inspired romances was hard. But the first person POV point of view really helped the story progress, I think. That style was new for me but really fun. Thankfully, God seems in the habit of giving me holy time warps when I honor Him with my time, so it all got done.
What I loved most about your book was that it was eye opening, yet entertaining. How did you master the art of telling a Christian story without coming across as preachy?
Thank you! Mastering the art, however - well, bless you! What do you hope your readers will take away from this story? I hope readers who are already believers will be stretched in their faith and challenge themselves to ask the hard questions "WHY do I believe what I believe?
Now for the fun questions. Mochas with sprinkles ::wink:: No, seriously, Starbucks helps. So does sitting in Barnes and Noble with my open Netbook, surrounded by other artsy types. What does your writing routine and writing space look like? I have no writing routine. What is time, again? I take what I can and God makes it work.
If those shirts were on sell, I would definitely have to buy one. Do you have to snack or sip on anything while you write? Mochas, Coke Zero, Nerds, or goldfish crackers. Do you have any final thoughts? Who would YOU date if you were Addison?? Betsy St. She lives in Louisiana with her hunky fireman hubby and an adorable toddler that is already smarter than she is, is often found consuming massive amounts of chocolate and then attempting to work it off in the gym, and is an avid reader who is constantly wondering where Mr.
Darcy went. A freelance journalist and fiction author, Betsy is multi-published through Steeple Hill romances and has a BA in Christian Communications. Visit her website , check out her personal blog , or check out her blog for writers. Posted by.
Addison Blakely : confessions of a PK
One of her short stories, "Kickboxing or Chocolate," appears in a Tyndale compilation book, and she is also multi-published through The Wild Rose Press. She has a BA in Christian Communications and regularly freelances for her local newspaper. Welcome, Betsy. God has really been moving in your writing life.
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Yay for me! She gets to cook him dinner three days out of the week, worry about his health, and maintain the image hat is the PK by getting the best possible grades, choosing the right choices, and Addison Blakely is a PK. She gets to cook him dinner three days out of the week, worry about his health, and maintain the image hat is the PK by getting the best possible grades, choosing the right choices, and overall being perfect. Then comes in Wes who she has been obsessively stalking. He is the brooding-leather-jacket-motorcycle-riding-get-away-from-my-daughter type of person. Luke is the boy your mother and father would love to meet.