Interview

Author Interview with Jennifer Pierce

Happy Monday, Reader Friends!

I hope you had a great weekend. We’re kicking off the week with an interview with Jennifer Pierce. Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and chat with us!


Interview

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Toni: Welcome! I’m so happy to have you here and talk about your book Giving Grace. Tell us a little about your story?

Jennifer: Nothing is more embarrassing than Grace Dixon’s dog peeing on the new mailman. Except maybe when she thinks she’s hit the handsome man with her SUV.

When he’s assigned to cover an injured co-worker’s route, Evan McDonald assumes it will be like any other mail route he’s done. But then he meets Grace Dixon, and he’s thrust into total Christmas chaos.

As Grace spreads the love of God and Christmas cheer to her community, she encourages Evan to join her. The two grow close as Evan learns about giving of not just possessions but of time and grace, setting him back on the path to God.

Grace is a force to be reckoned with, though, and when she shows compassion in a situation that Evan disagrees with, he realizes he might not be the right man for her. Will Grace’s lifestyle of giving overwhelm him, or can he muster some of that grace and compassion she so easily spreads?

Toni: Sounds like a great read! What life verse would your main character choose and why?

Jennifer: Matthew 5:16. Chloe actually quotes the verse to Evan and explains it.

Toni: I like that! What would be the verse that fits your story and why?

Jennifer: Just like Grace’s life verse,  Matthew 5:16.

Toni: Makes sense to me. 🙂 What message do you hope readers will get out of reading your story?

Jennifer: That everyone needs Jesus and it’s not a difficult process.

Toni: So true! Why should a reader choose your books if this is the first time they’ve heard of you?

Jennifer: Um, because I asked nicely? I’m not very good at selling my books. Lol.

Toni: Y’all, please go get Jennifer’s new book. We asked nicely. 😉 Now, who would you cast to play the characters in your book?

Jennifer: Hmmm. I’ve not really thought about it. Probably Fiona Gubelmann would play Grace and Jesse Metcalfe as Evan.

Toni: Awesome! What is your writing process like?

Jennifer: Honestly, I don’t really have a writing process. I write on my lunch break and in the evenings but don’t have anything special about it.

Toni: Well that’s still your process. What’s exactly does a normal writing day like for you?

Jennifer: I work full time so I don’t really have a normal writing day. I do a lot of my writing on my lunch break. I can focus a bit better at work. When I’m writing at home. I find a comfortable place, turn on some music and start writing. I actually write everything by hand and then transcribe later. I use that time to edit the story. A lot of times I’ll find a better way to phrase things.

Toni: By hand?! That’s amazing! When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

Jennifer: I wrote poetry in high school but stopped after moving off to college. I toyed with the idea of NaNoWriMo a time or two but didn’t every really follow through with it. It wasn’t until 2015 that I took writing seriously. My dad died in January 2014. I spent that year with my nose buried in a book as therapy. In 2015 I thought “I can do this.” And I did.

Toni: I’m so sorry for your lost. I’m glad you decided to start writing. What’s next in your writing?

Jennifer: My dream publishing goal is to publish a novel with Love Inspired Suspense. I’ve got a few story ideas to work with.

Toni: Oh, good luck! Now, do you like coffee or tea? Chocolate or candy? Beaches or mountains?

Jennifer: Tea, chocolate, beaches

Toni: My faves too! Before you go, tell us how we can pray for you.

Jennifer: I’d greatly appreciate prayers for my health. I’ve recently had blood work done and it indicated I could have an autoimmune disease. I’m currently waiting on an appointment with a rheumatologist.

Toni: We’ll be praying! Readers, do you have any additional questions for Jennifer?


About the book

Nothing is more embarrassing than Grace Dixon’s dog peeing on the new mailman. Except maybe when she thinks she’s hit the handsome man with her SUV.

 

When he’s assigned to cover an injured co-worker’s route, Evan McDonald assumes it will be like any other mail route he’s done. But then he meets Grace Dixon, and he’s thrust into total Christmas chaos.

 

As Grace spreads the love of God and Christmas cheer to her community, she encourages Evan to join her. The two grow close as Evan learns about giving of not just possessions but of time and grace, setting him back on the path to God.

Grace is a force to be reckoned with, though, and when she shows compassion in a situation that Evan disagrees with, he realizes he might not be the right man for her. Will Grace’s lifestyle of giving overwhelm him, or can he muster some of that grace and compassion she so easily spreads?

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About the Author

Jennifer Pierce currently lives in Arkansas with her husband and two children. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and River Valley Writers, where she serves as secretary. Her debut novel, Hidden Danger, won a 2019 Selah Award and her 2nd novel finaled in the 2019 Selah Awards.

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