**Update 1/5: Alexis has graciously offered to give away 2 eBook copies of her book! I will draw two winners from the comments on this post on 01/10/18.
I am happy to have returning guest, Alexis Goring, with me today, talking about her 2013 novel, Hope in My Heart: A Collection of Heartwarming Stories. Alexis A. Goring is a passionate writer with a degree in Print Journalism and an MFA in Creative Writing. She loves the art of storytelling and hopes that her stories will connect readers with the enduring, forever love of Jesus Christ.
Hope in My Heart is a collection of short, heartwarming stories with characters in need of hope.
In Love Unexpected, a car crash brings commitment-wary Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking for romance, but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra discover that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly.
Christmastime is the setting for the middle story, The Best Gift. Christina desires to lose ten pounds so she can fit into her dress for her sister’s wedding. Jordan wishes her mom would stop trying to marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend but eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be the restoration of his relationship with God.
In Peace and Love, three characters living in a metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his issues concerning his parents’ divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love.
Why do you feel your book, Hope in My Heart: A Collection of Heartwarming Stories, will be uplifting for readers? I feel that this debut book of mine, which was published in Sept. 2013, will uplift readers and warm their hearts because it features characters that are in need of hope. These characters, though fictional, are facing real-life situations that weigh on their hearts. However, the reader will see how perseverance along with a strong faith in God helps these characters to not only survive but also thrive. Therefore, people in the real world can receive inspiration for their real-life struggles through the stories of my fictional characters. I hope that each story (there’s three) will warm the hearts of my readers and encourage them to seek God for solutions.
What is your favorite holiday dessert? Sweet Potato Pie! I love my Grandma’s recipe. It’s the best!
What is the first goal on your 2018 list? Exercise daily
What is next for you writing-wise? I signed the contract for my third book “Love in Pictures” last Christmas 2017. It was like God gave me a Christmas gift! My new book is going to be released sometime soon in this New Year 2018. It’s a story about a wedding photographer who’s never been in love…until she meets the one man she cannot forget.
Anything else you’d like to add? I’d love for your readers to visit my “God is Love” blog every Monday/Wednesday/Friday to read a new devotional in my new series, “Devotionals for the Heart”! Here’s the official address to my blog, http://capturingtheidea.blogspot.com.
Alexis, even the title of your debut novel sounds encouraging! Don’t you love how we talk about that delicious sweet potato pie and then exercising daily in the very next question? Ha! That is definitely something I need to do as well. I wish you the best of luck with your newest release, and with your older ones too! Thanks for stopping by!
You can also connect with Alexis at the following places online:
I will see you next week for a chat with author Deborah Picurelli. See you soon!