JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Desiree Future, author of “The Pastor’s Heart”
Sinclair Madison is the workaholic owner of Aged Out of Foster Care, Inc., an agency that helps former foster kids now aged-out of the system. After spending many years building her business, she ignored her love life because she had her heart broken one to many times to remember.
Pastor Kingston Carter is not only a pastor but the owner of Carter Market. He intends to show Sinclair just what real love is despite her past.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write “The Pastor’s Heart”?
Desiree Future: My inspiration came when I couldn’t find many Christian romance novels in the stores compared to the regular romance. I wanted to read books that reflect who I am as a Christian, so I decided to write one myself.
JP: What sets “The Pastor’s Heart” apart from other books in the same genre?
DF: I believe what sets “The Pastor’s Heart” apart is that my book is not just a great story to read but a great story to read with a message. “The Pastor’s Heart” deals with everyday issues of how bringing past issues into new relationships can effect your life. This book also deals with the fact that it deals with the social issue of aging out in foster care which is rarely spoken about.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to “The Pastor’s Heart” getting out to the public?
DF: Countless hours of very hard work each and every day. If I only wrote one hundred words or four thousand words, I wrote every day because I want to give my audience a great story.
I have learned that everyone needs help at one point or another, so networking became second nature to me. Any chance I come across is a chance for me to tell someone, “Hi, I’m author.” Those are opportunities for growth for me.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish “The Pastor’s Heart”?
DF: My writing process would entail me writing everything on a notepad and then later transferring them to my computer. However, I have now slightly changed my method.
A contact I met through networking suggested I invest in a voice recorder to record any notes for my book in case I am not able to write them down. Considering most times, I am not able to write things now, it works like a charm especially I have a full time job, and I am a mother.
I started this book back in 2011, but I stopped writing it for some reason that I can’t remember. After having been writing stories since childhood, I was staring age 40 in the face with still no completed book. I decided to complete this book. I turned 40 on Dec 27, 2012, and on Dec 31, 2012, my book was finally completed.
JP: What’s next for Desiree Future?
DF: I am currently working on the sequel to “The Pastor’s Heart”. It will be very interesting and it too will hold a message within the story. I will be holding a book signing event in the near future as well as many other things as well.
“When people go on vacation, they always bring back souvenirs. I want my readers to go on vacation in my characters lives and bring back a souvenir which is a useful message embedded within my book for use in their real lives.” ~ Desiree Future