JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Jennifer Coissiere, author of Crossing Over
(Words Mosiac Publications)
Fifteen years ago, Rachelle Martin stood on the stage at her family church singing, from her heart, her motherâ€™s favorite song. In that same church, on that very same day, Rachelleâ€™s mother died, and so did Rachelleâ€™s will to sing.
Rachelle and her twin brother, Raheem, are now 30-years-old. While heâ€™s gone on with his life, Rachelle is still grieving their lost, refusing to accept any change. When their father, Dwight, asks Rachelle for the ultimate, priceless Christmas present, she begins her journey to crossover into the living.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write Crossing Over?
Jennifer Coissiere: My inspiration for writing anything comes from people or things around me. For Crossing Over my inspiration came from a couple things. My best friend lost her mother when she was 9 years old, and she still talks about her from time to time. You can tell she is still grieving the lost.
The other thing is my fear of death. I know that death is inevitable, but itâ€™s my biggest fear. I wonder how am I going to handle it if any of my family members or a close friend dies. Grief can take over a personâ€™s entire life if she let it.
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