On Wednesdays, we meet an author who is published or on the journey to publication, who shares a writing tip with everyone.
This week, I’m happy to welcome Selena Fulton. Selena won the 2009 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing. She finaled in the 2010 Beacon contest. Thanks for taking time out of your schedule to talk with us Selena.
Thank you for having me.
Your current work is an inspirational. Could you please tell us a little about it and what draws you to this genre?
THE LONG WAY HOME is a contemporary inspirational romance set in Florida. I write about Christians dealing with real life situations and their journey as they grow in their faith. I try to show that no matter how far you may have strayed from God, He will always welcome you back. Being Christian doesn’t mean you’re perfect, it means you’re forgiven.
Here’s a blurb:
Mindy Stanley is far from home in every sense of the word. Not only has her husband, Joe, stolen their grocery and rent money again, he is in jail for killing two people when he wrecked the company truck. She refuses to divorce him, however. She is the daughter of a minister and even though she walked away from the church years ago, to divorce Joe would prove that her daddy was right.
Forced to cope on her own with two small children, she feels abandoned by God and everyone else. When she goes home for her sister’s wedding, she must face her parents, her past and the ex-boyfriend she didn’t wait for.
This sounds like a wonderful story, Selena. Forgiveness and redemption are universal themes. Faith can give us the strength to persevere and overcome any adversity.
What are you working on now?
One project is a time travel romance, which is a novella. I have always been fascinated with the idea of time travel, and “what if,” and soul mates. I also have a few YA ideas I’m working on.
Will you do another inspirational?
Oh, yes. I like to write stories that Christian people can relate to, about the real problems they face in the world.
What tip would you offer writers?
Keep submitting and learning! You are never too old to learn, and you will never be published if your story never makes it off your hard drive.
I love that advice. Is there anything you might add for writers just starting out?
Find a local chapter. Being around other writers provides a wealth of knowledge and is very encouraging. Take courses on writing; some of them are free. Read, read, read. You get a feel for what is selling as well as filling the creative well.
Very true. There's nothing like other writers for understanding and support. Thanks, again, for joining us Selena. We look forward to seeing your work.
Please visit Selena’s blog: http://www.selenafulton.wordpress.com/