JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Vanessa Richardson, author of Love Found Me
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Mike Montgomery once lived the American dream: gainfully employed, beautiful home and a wonderful loving wife. His source of strength was the fact he grew up in a loving family with unbreakable faith. Mike’s faith would one day be shaken after losing the love of his life in an unexpected tragedy. Mike thought he would never love again until he meets Sheila Lawson. Everything about Sheila made him want to love again. Could he risk his heart again?
Sheila Lawson, a womanâ€™s health advocate, was strong and independent. Yet something was missing in her life. Immersing herself in her work, she vowed off any relationships. Sheila would find her self-made decree shaken when she meets tall, dark and handsome Mike Montgomery. There is an evil lurking in the shadows. Mike and Sheila will have to unite to overcome evil forces trying to keep them apart. Will their love be enough to see them through the testing of their faith?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to wrote Love Found Me?
Vanessa Richardson: The idea to write Love Found Me came when I was writing one of my many short stories. The concept of â€œThe New World Orderâ€ came to my mind, and the characters develop from that. I found they would not leave me alone. They wanted their stories told, and I obliged them. The story of how these wonderful characters are affected in some way by this phenomenal theoryâ€”and them overcoming their own personal turmoil was born.
JP: What sets Love Found Me apart from other novels in its genre?
VR: Love Found Me is filled with many ingredients that will lead to a zesty taste into the hearts and mind of readers. This is an inspirational suspense with elements of love lost, found, and redemption–with some mystical elements to it.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Love Found Me getting out to the public?
VR: God and faith. Faith to write it. Faith to promote it. Faith readers will love it. It is s given that word of mouth is the best of advertisements. Also, having a Plan B is a phenomenal plan to have! Many times our Plan As can go awry. Plan B is simply being prepared for the unexpected.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Love Found Me?
VR: I am an early bird. It is in the early morning, I find that I am able to write clearly and freely. It took me a year and a half to complete, Love Found Me. Due to my busy schedule and life unexpected interruptions. Hopefully, Love Lifted Me, the second in the series, will not take as long.
JP: What’s next for Vanessa Richardson?
VR: In addition to my being an author, I am also an inspirational playwright. I am currently working on the stage production version of Love Found Me tentatively set to be performed in December 2010. We are currently in production with God Knows My Heart! Please, check out the Youtube clip on my website http://www.vanessarichardson.net/. In addition, I am also frantically working on the next installment of my “Love” series titled Love Lifted Me to be released in 2010. This time, the wait won’t be as long.
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