I’m blogging today over on Charis Connection. My post is called From the Deep Places. Here’s a clip:
Soon after my first CBA novel, The Forgiving Hour (a story
that deals with adultery and forgiveness), was released in 1999, I paid
a personal visit to my publisher. One of the sales representatives made
a comment that he thought the story rang so true because I’d
experienced that particular betrayal (twenty-five years earlier). I
remember saying something to the affect of, "If I have to personally
experience every story the way I did this one, it’ll kill me."
I’m not dead yet, but I have found myself mining those deep places of personal experience in the books I’ve had released since The Forgiving Hour.
How can a writer do otherwise? No matter the subject matter of the
novel I’m writing, the lessons God has taught me and is teaching me
find their way into the fabric of my stories. They can’t help it, and
neither can I.
Pop over and read the entire post. And leave a comment if you feel so inclined.
In the grip of His grace,