JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Wanda B. Campbell, author of Right Package Wrong Baggage
(Urban Christian/ Kengsington)
For five years, Pamela Roberts has balanced the demands of being a single mother and a devoted Christian. She unselfishly places the needs of her son, Matthew, above her own. Although she tries to convince everyone that sheâ€™s happy with Jesus alone, Matthew handpicks the perfect present for herâ€”a husband. Everything about the man her son chooses is perfect, except for his past.
Micah Stevenson is excited when he learns the son of the woman he has been praying about wants him to join their family permanently. Believing Pamela Roberts is his soul mate sent from God, Micah pursues her. Once he is certain of her love for him, Micah reveals his dark history, shaking the foundation of the once loving and stable relationship. Trust is broken as judgments and prejudices threaten to deny the coupleâ€™s destiny.
Will the man he used to be prevent Pamela from loving Micah for the man he is now?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Right Package Wrong Baggage?
Wanda Campbell: Without giving away too much of the â€œbaggageâ€, my main inspiration in writing this story were the prejudices and stereotypes I have witnessed in and around the church and in society as a whole.
JP: What sets Right Package Wrong Baggage apart from other novels in its genre?
WC: Right Package, Wrong Baggage doesn’t just identify a conflict, but walks readers through the process of forgiveness.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to Right Package Wrong Baggage getting out to the public?
WC: I can sum the answer up in one word: courage. Everyone has ideas and dreams. It takes courage to turn dreams into reality. I had to summon courage I didnâ€™t know I had to transform the words in my head into a published novel.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish Right Package Wrong Baggage?
WC: I am a plot driven writer. The plot comes first then I develop the characters. I write every free moment until the voices in my head stop. I completed Right Package, Wrong Baggage in about seven weeks.
JP: What’s next for Wanda B. Campbell?
WC: My publishing company, Micah 6:8 Books, LLC, will release its inaugural project, an anthology titled Home Again: Stories of Restored Relationships, November 1, 2010. My next novel with Urban Christian, Silver Lining, is scheduled for August 2011.
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