What is the working title of your book?
More Than This
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I have lived as a foster sister for over two and a half years, and having connections with the many people involved. I felt that people needed to hear about the importance of Christian foster homes.
What genre does your book come under?
YA contemporary Christian
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a move rendition?
Oh, I am so bad at actors. I really have no idea who would do the part well. But, I do have a pinterest board I use for pictures of my characters. More Than This board
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Erynn’s new forever family’s faith fills the holes, but they bring new challenges—of love, forgiveness, compassion—and also blessings she never expected.
Is your book self-published, published by an independent publisher, or represented by an agency?
My book is not yet published, but I intend on finding an agent to represent my book.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
I was off to a rough start so from start to finish, I had my first draft done in a little less than a year.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The Katie Parker Production series by Jenny B. Jones is similar. There is also a young reader book called One for the Murphy’s that is similar.
Who or what inspired you to write this book?
My foster siblings have changed my life. I have seen lives changed by what Christian foster homes can do, and other people need to know of it.
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?Finding a contemporary novel that deals with extreme teenage issues is easy to find on a bookstore shelf, so are fantasy and vampire books. But, finding a book geared toward middle ground teenagers is quite difficult. This is what my novella, More Than This brings to the table. An applicable, relatable book for middle ground teens.
More Than This is an inspirational tale for older teens who are looking for a thought provoking, “what would I do” story. This book is fast paced with an occasional twist.