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JEN STEPHENS INTERVIEWS WITH NORA - GIVEAWAY



BIO: Jen Stephens grew up in a small Ohio town where she developed a passion for writing at an early age. She participated in Young Authors contests in grade school, wrote her first novel in high school, and wrote dozens of poems and short stories in between. She majored in elementary education with a concentration in English and the humanities at the University of Toledo.

Jen lives in the Nashville, Tennessee, area with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She teaches third grade at a Christian school and is very active with the youth in her church. A member of Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Nashville Christian Writers Association, she writes in her “spare” time. Her first novel, The Heart’s Journey Home, released in February 2010. The second book in the Harvest Bay series, The Heart’s Lullaby, is scheduled to release in March 2011.




Thank you, Nora! I was just tickled PINK when I saw the first comp and I’m still over the moon with it! When it came time to start thinking about the cover, I told my wonderful publisher, Joan Shoup with Sheaf House Publishers, the vision I had – models for Kate and Madeline walking away from the camera down a little ol’ country road. I just felt that simple image would signify so much. She told me to go for it and let her know what I came up with! Fortunately, I have a good friend who is a gifted photographer. I also quickly found the perfect models. The hardest part was finding a country road in Tennessee that would pass for Ohio since that’s where the story takes place. Low and behold, my photographer found the perfect location just a few miles from her house! We spend a couple hours shooting and then sent the disc off to my designer who tied it all together in a pretty PINK bow. I have the same team – photographer and designer – working on the cover of The Heart’s Lullaby, the second book in the Harvest Bay Series, which is scheduled for release in March 2011, so I’m on pins and needles waiting for that comp! I think the key in the book cover process (or in any process, for that matter) is to, A. have a vision and, B. enlist the help of the most talented people you know to bring it to life.

In your bio you mention you’re a teacher, author, and have two girls and a husband, when do you have time to write? When do you do your best work?

Juggling it all is by far the single most challenging part of writing for me. I try to keep a routine of writing from about 8pm-12am year round, and really I feel most productive from about 8pm-about 10pm because I’ve spent all day thinking about my story and my characters. During the school year, I teach all day and then have my girls in the evening and usually have to run them to soccer, fiddle lessons, cheerleading, church, etc. During the summer I can sometimes write more, but I also have my girls that want my attention and I’m very aware that they won’t be young and wanting my attention for long. My wonderful husband works long hours at least 4 days a week, which I’m truly grateful for, but he isn’t able to be much of a help to me as far as household duties. So routine is very important for me. I’m working on the discipline part. As long as I’m inspired, the two aren’t a chore but a pleasure. But it’s still hard. I mean, really, juggling is just not an easy task!

In the beginning of this book you mention the “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” contest. Where you’ve used the stories of Cassie D. Ground and Dan Olien in your novel. Could you please tell us more about this contest and how you were involved?
















(Here I'm at a book signing in Sandusky, Ohio, with Dan's widow and little boy Spring 2010 and at the same signing with Cassie's family.)

Nora, I’m so glad you mentioned this. No one has asked me about this yet and it’s been one of the most rewarding parts of writing this book. It all came about when I was reading one of Karen Kingsbury’s books, Beyond the Clouds, and noticed she had a “Forever in Fiction” contest type thing where, from what I understand, she auctions off a small role in her book for a loved one to be honored. I thought what better way could little ol’ me really be a blessing in the lives of others? So, with the permission of my publisher, I created the “What a Difference You’ve Made in My Life” contest (named in honor of my daddy who loved Ronnie Milsap). To enter, all anyone had to do was simply email me the name of the person they wished to honor in my book within a designated time period. Each person could nominate a male AND a female. Thankfully, I got two newspapers from near my hometown to help me promote it. Nora, I was so touched by the way people shared their loved ones with me. At the end of the given time period it was hard for me to just pick one female and one male name, but I did. I put all of the female names in a hat and then did the same with the male names and I drew Cassie’s and Dan’s names. The best part of the contest for me is that through learning as much as I could about Cassie and Dan for the purpose of creating their character, I became friends with their amazing families. I just held the contest again for The Heart’s Lullaby from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day so you can look forward to learning about two more inspiring people!

You’ve dedicated this took to your dad and say that he was the master storyteller—how did he inspire you to write? Did he tell you that you were going to be an author? Do tell!









My daddy had the most influence on my love of writing. See, I was (and still am) a slow reader so unlike many other successful authors, I didn’t do a lot of reading as a kid. I didn’t enjoy it and because of that I didn’t do really well in school. And I ended up being a teacher and an author! Go figure! But I never thought anything about it because Daddy always told me I could do anything I set my mind to. He also was a big proponent of having a Plan B, so when I told him as an eight-year-old that I wanted to be an author, he cheered me on, and encouraged me to be something else, too. Anyway, I’ve always loved stories so, since I didn’t like to read, I would make them up or take every opportunity to be read to. My mom and dad divorced when I was just a baby and for a while he’d get us every weekend. At night, when I didn’t want my time with him to end, I’d beg him for bedtime stories and since he was the epitome of daddies, he started writing a book about a little boy named Henry just for me. Every time I saw him he’d add another chapter. When he started, Henry was in grade school and he made it all the way to high school! Henry grew up with me. Daddy kept the story in a three ring binder that I now have and it’s just precious to me because my daddy left us for his home in Heaven 9 ½ years ago, but also because it’s my roots in writing.

Out of all the books you could write why write Christian Fiction? What’s the draw for you?

At the risk of sounding cheesy, the draw for me is the REAL hope that I might be able to give someone who is searching. To be completely and totally honest with you all, The Heart’s Journey Home was not originally written for the Christian market. When I started it many, many years ago I didn’t feel strong enough in my Christian faith to write a Christian novel. So I wrote it for the secular market but when I wrote the last word I didn’t feel that sense of accomplishment that I thought went along with finishing a book. It was really a bummer! As time passed, I learned and grew so much in my Christian faith because of the wonderful, godly women I teach with. I owe so much to them. Also, I acquired writing mentors who helped me learn the craft better. After a considerable amount of prompting from the Holy Spirit, I decided to try to rewrite The Heart’s Journey Home for the Christian market. I figured, what did I have to lose?

What was the hardest scene in The Heart’s Journey Home to write? What was scene did you enjoy most?

*SPOILER ALERT!* The hardest scene to write was the one when Grandpa Clayton died. Since anything regarding the medical field is NOT my forte, I called my RN sister to find out what exactly would happen to someone with his condition. She started telling me and pretty soon I’m sniffling. She said, “Are you crying?” I burst out in tears and said, “I don’t want him to die!” She said, “Well, ya know, you are the one writing it.” I think that’s a pretty funny story and one I’ll probably retell until I’m as old as Grandpa Clayton. I didn’t want it to happen, but it was just how this story had to go. As it turns out, I didn’t plan it this way (Sometimes the very best things aren’t planned, right?) but Grandpa Clayton took on a lot of my daddy’s characteristics. It only felt right for Grandpa Clayton to go Home the day and time Daddy did. Only the people closest to me figured that out. And, as difficult as it was to write, that scene was able to provide closure and healing in a way nothing else could. Pretty neat, huh? As for my favorite scene, well I have several, but the top two would have to be Chapter Twelve – where Kate’s faith is revived and Adam begins to wonder about it all – and, of course, the Epilogue. It left me with a satisfied sigh. I was so proud of how far Kate had come with the help of those who loved her. I don’t think it could’ve ended any other way and I hope my readers feel that way, too!

What authors influenced you the most growing up and then when you caught the writing bug?

Well, as I said before, I was a slow reader so I didn’t really get into reading until about middle school when I fell in love with the drama of the Sweet Valley High series. But I’ve always loved stories and fairytales and make believe so I started writing stories as soon as I could start putting words together. I wrote several short stories from third-fifth grades. In fifth grade, I wrote my first “book” titled Chief Bearing Elk and the Peace Pipe. It was really just a short story but as a Young Author’s project I wrote it in a blank hardcover book. Then I wrote my first novel in middle school and I can’t even remember the title of that one, but I remember the main character’s name was Meghan McDaniel. I wrote my second novel in high school. It was titled The Dark Side of the Mountian and the neat thing about that was that I wrote it in spiral bound notebooks (usually during class, shame on me). My friends would pass the notebooks around reading what I’d written and then they’d write their name in the margin where they left off. That’s a treasure. Then I took some time off during college and gave it another shot after I was married and teaching with our first baby on the way.

QUESTIONS I JUST HAD TO ASK!

1. Which movie impacted me as a kid?

I'm really a Disney fan. Part of it I think has to do with the fact that my parents divorced when I was a baby and it was hard for me, I LOVED stories that ended happily ever after. The movie that really sticks out in my mind in Marry Poppins. Wasn't Julie Andrews just the ultimate nanny??? I loved her interaction with the Jane and Michael and the way she got their father to take a good look at his priorities. I also loved how that ending was bittersweet - she left, but the kids had their father back.


2. What are three things you definitely want to do and/or accomplish before you die?



I definitely want to lose about forty pounds before I die! I’d also love to learn the art of ballroom dancing and I think it’d be an awesome experience to ring in a New Year in Times Square. Oooo. Maybe I’ll shoot for 2020! Now, that’d be cool!

3. What are three things you wouldn’t want to live without?

I’m guessing my husband and two girls are a given since you said “things”? Okay so I’ll say my smart phone, coffee, and my MaryKay face cleasner. My skin is just terrible without the stuff!

4. Your friend has a time machine and their going to let you use it, but you can only experience two events in the history of the world. What two events would you like to experience and why?









Okay, at the risk of sounding cheesy again, the birth of Jesus Christ. To see our Savior be born with my own eyes . . . wow! Also, I think when the Berlin Wall came down. When I think about families that were torn apart and the joy they must’ve felt to be able to see and touch and hold each other again, well, I imagine that’d be a pretty special moment.

5. What are two places you’d like to visit if you had a chance? Why?









I really want to visit Pearl Harbor. I researched the attach on Pearl Harbor for a scene in The Heart’s Journey Home and have just been deeply moved by what our soldiers and America went through that day. That truly was the greatest generation! I’d also love to go whale watching in Alaska. Aquatic mammals just fascinate me. Now if only I wasn’t terrified of flying. Hmmm.

6. Name two moves you could watch over and over again!












Forrest Gump and I have. Also The Miracle Worker. I think Annie Sullivan is an inspiration to all teachers and Helen Keller is an inspiration to all humans!

7. You’ve just been given one million dollars, what would you do with it?

GET OUT OF DEBT!!!! Then, I’d make sure my girls were set for college and then some. After that, I’d split the difference with my school and my church.

ANY FINAL COMMENTS YOU’D LIKE TO LEAVE MY READERS!!

Nora, thank you so much for being such a wonderful host! I really appreciate you asking about Cassie, Dan, and my daddy. I hope that after this interview your readers feel like they know me a little better and I’m really excited to get to know some of them and hear what they think of The Heart’s Journey Home.

Thanks for stopping by Jen and letting us get to know you and your book better. I'm looking forward to discussing your book on the ACFW on-line book club loop. You are our August pick. ALL are welcome to join in on the discussion. Joining ACFW is free go to http://www.acfw.com/ look for Book Club and click there. Discussion of Jen's book starts August 21st and the Live Chat is Sept. 7th.


Blessings to you in your future writings Jen. Talk to you very soon.


Sincerely,


Nora :D

TO BE ENTERED: LEAVE A COMMENT ABOUT THE INTERVIEW for your name to be entered into the drawing for The Heart's Journey Home. Love to hear what you think about the interview.

Be sure to leave your email address so that if you win I can contact you.

DRAWING WILL BE August 19th

CONGRATS TO JENNIFER DOVE You've WON a copy of The Heart's Journey Home!!

Thanks for everyone stopping by and encouraging Jen. Jen Thanks for stopping by too!! It made this really fun. You are a blessings--I appreciate you giving away a copy of your book here!
(winner was picked by using random.org)

Sincerely,
Nora :D

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81 comments:

  1. Great interview. I really enjoyed it. The book should be just as enjoyable.

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  5. Wonderful review as always, Nora!
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  9. Posted a link on my blog, as well as on Facebook.
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  12. Nora and Jen, I love this interview. I love the questions you asked, Nora. So much to talk about. I wanted to linger and discuss and love your "cheesy answers!" Me, too.

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  13. I am a member of the Bookclub Network, a wonderful place to be! If you are not a member, please join us!

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  14. this sounds like an incredible book.please enrer me into the contest.
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  15. Great interview. WOW! I love the story about Jen's daddy writing a book through the years. What a wonderful treasure to have. Look forward to reading The Hearts Journey Home.
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  16. I'm a member of The Book Club Network.
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  17. Hi, Lynn and Jo! Thanks for stopping by and reading the interview! Doesn't Nora do such a great job???

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  18. Love the interview, can't wait to receive the book so I can read it for the book club. Jen, if you want to see the whales in Alaska, don't fly, take a repositioning cruise from Florida around to Alaska. :)

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  19. Jen's such a wonderful person. I've had the chance to know her through Middle Tennessee Christian Writers. She always brings a smile and light-hearted attitude to the meetings!

    (BTW...don't enter me in the contest.)

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  20. I would love to win your book!
    Loved your interview...have lost that weight, and then when my Hubby broke his neck...gained it all back! I have been to both of the places you want to visit..and can't say which I loved more!

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  21. I am a follower!

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  22. I loved the sweet things you said about your father.
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  23. I love that the author dedicated this book to her fathere and was able to include some of his characteristics in Grandpa Clayton.

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  25. Thank you so much for this interview, Nora. Oh, Jen you have me tearing up again. No need to enter me as I won this book and I think it wasn't coincidence :). As much as I've wanted to read your book I think I've been a bit nervous to read it because I have an idea of the emotion its going to bring up for me. Sometimes I avoid things for that very reason. But I'm glad your book was picked, because I think its going to be a good thing. Thank you so much for sharing about your Dad on the internet. I miss my Daddy everyday and the sharing you've done has been such a blessing on my life.

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  26. Wow! What a blessing you all have been to me today! Thank you so much for your kind words, especially about my daddy. I thank you so much, Nora, for asking about him! I still miss him so much after almost 10 years! Julia, I understand your hesitation. I'm praying right now that The Heart's Journey Home will be a source of comfort and healing for you. It's so hard when we lose loved ones but it does make our hearts long more for heaven, doesn't it? Good luck to all in the drawing!

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  27. I've never read one of Jen's books. I'd loved to. The cover is precious. M/D walking hand in hand.

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  28. Following on Twitter. Jennifer

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  29. I loved the interview - I also get me reading/writing done between 8pm - 12am.

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  30. I joined your book club, SO Excited!!!!

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  31. I joined Book Club!! Great tool! Jenn

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  32. Grabbed your Button - Thanks, Jenn

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  33. I commented on my Blog - "This is a great Blog that talks about great works of Christian Fiction. – Jenn" I also gave a link:)

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  34. Great interview, I really enjoyed it. i love the cover of the book. It fits perfectly. I can't wait to read it. Please enter me in the contest...
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  36. belong to book club

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  40. Thank you all so much for your interest in The Heart's Journey Home! I'm overwhelmed by your kind words! I pray you all enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

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  41. I just got re-involved in the ACFW book club, so I only heard today what the book we were reading this month. And then I get to read this interview! I've already put it on hold on the library and it was so interesting to read a bit about the story behind the story. I'm looking forward to reading this one. Thanks!

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  42. I hope you enjoy it, Ley! I'm really looking forward (and kinda nervous, too) for the discussion that starts on the 21st of this month!

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  43. Loved the interview and look forward to the book.

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  44. Beautiful post. Count me in.

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  45. Great questions and answers in this interview. I would love to win this book.

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  46. I love what you are doing for Cassie and Dan's families. What a blessing from the Lord for them!

    Please enter me in this giveaway - Thanks!

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  47. I am a member of ACFW!

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  48. Thank you so much, Linda, Esther, and Judy! Judy, I promise you, it was just as big a blessing to me! Cassie and Dan were amazing and so are their families! Good luck to you all in the drawing! I hope you enjoy the story!

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  49. I am a follow.

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  50. I really enjoyed learning more about you Jen. You are such a beautiful reflection of our Dear Lord Jesus Christ!

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  51. What a sweet testimony...this is one of the best interviews I've read. I'd like very much to read this brilliant lady's writing. She has touched me in a tender way and I can see a very loving touch of the Holy Spirit within her. Please enter me in this giveaway - it would be a very important book for me to win. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  52. I am a follower of Nora's blog.

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  53. I am a member of the ACFW.

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  54. I follow Nora on Twitter.

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  55. I have posted about this giveaway on Twitter.

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  57. Forrest Gump is a movie I could watch over and over, too... :)

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  58. I really like the fact she mentioned Pearl Harbor. My Grandfather was on one of the ships that day and he lived to tell about it.
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  61. Great interview! I can't wait to read this one!

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  62. I'm a follower.

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  65. I already have your button on my blog.

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  66. I already have your button on my blog. (2nd entry).

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  67. Barb, bless you! What a dear woman you are to post such kind words! You have equally touched my heart. Thank you! Michelle, I really got into Pearl Harbor when I started learning about it. It's amazing and heartbreaking what those men and women went through. Teresa, thank you so much! You're so sweet! Mozi, I LOVE Forrest Gump! I think Tom Hanks is a brilliant actor - one of my faves! Good luck to all of you!!!

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  68. I can't believe how much you can fit in a day! You are very talented to juggle everything - I often feel overwhelmed with all the tasks to fit in a day, and I don't think I'm doing nearly as much as you :) And, I have never seen Mary Poppins, but I think that will have to be remedied very soon!
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  69. I follow on GFC
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  70. I so appreciate the interview and would love to read this. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. I loved Sweet Valley High as a teenager, too! I would love to be entered! :)
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  73. I would love to win this book. The interview was great. I can't imagine having time to write with all the other jobs she has. Looking after a family would be enough without everything else. If it were me I would be so tired if I set down to write, I'd probably go to sleep. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  74. Public follower on Google Friend Connect. Thanks for the extra entry. ybutler@oppcatv.com

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  75. Great interview. The Heart’s Journey Home sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

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  76. Awesome interview! I loved all the photo inserts too. I have heard wonderful things about The Heart's Journey Home and would love to win a copy. Thank you for the chance.

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  77. I am a GFC follower.

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  78. CONGRATS TO JENNIFER DOVE You've WON a copy of The Heart's Journey Home!!

    Thanks for everyone stopping by and encouraging Jen. Jen Thanks for stopping by too!! It made this really fun. You are a blessings.

    Sincerely,

    Nora :D

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  79. Congratulations, Jennifer! Thank you for this opportunity, Nora!

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