It's blog tour time for Susan J. Reinhardt! Susan joins us today to discuss her debut novel, The Moses Conspiracy. Be sure and check out the giveaway details below.
Welcome, Susan! When did you feel that you were called to be a writer?
Thank you, Karen, it's good to be here. I've
written for many years, but never thought of myself as a "writer." When
people began telling me how much my writing impacted their lives, I
began pondering those statements and praying. I wanted to follow
through, but didn't know how to go about it. When I married and moved to
another state, I discovered a supportive writing community. The Lord
gave me favor, and many of my non-fiction pieces were published. There's
a sense of peace when you know you belong in a particular spot. I have
that as a writer.
You've told me that this is the book of your heart. Why do you feel
I had an experience
while in Gettysburg in 2004. I tried to write a non-fiction piece, but
failed. Fiction wasn't on my agenda, but God had other ideas. My husband
and I prayed for direction, and the Lord impressed on him it was to be
the inspiration for a novel. I sat down at the computer and started. The
early days were discouraging because I quickly learned my fiction
skills needed major help. When my husband got sick and died, I
determined that I would finish the book to honor his memory and in
obedience to the Lord's direction. The Moses Conspiracy is dedicated to
What do you hope readers will take away from The Moses Conspiracy?
like them to see God's faithfulness in difficult times, the need to
protect our freedoms, and the importance of family relationships.
Sounds like a great message! The Moses Conspiracy is the first in a series of three books - can you give us a peek at books 2 and 3?
novel is a stand-alone book. Book 2 has a working title of, "The Scent
of Fear." I thought the main characters from, "The Moses Conspiracy,"
would be the focus of this book. However, as I began writing, another
character jumped onto center stage. Ellie, John, and Peter will be
featured prominently in this book, but I'll let you in on a little
secret. Keep an eye on Jim Kenneman, the Director of National Security.
Book 3 has a working title of, "Lost and Found," but I have a strong
feeling that will change. I've written a mere 6,000 words. While I know
the beginning and end, I have only a general idea of how to get to the
final page. This book will include favorite characters from the previous
books, but add one major female character. She's quite a handful and
will challenge the patience and fortitude of the others.
One final question just for fun - what is your favorite writing snack? :)
There's chocolate, of course, but I have to limit my intake. Milk and
cookies are another favorite. Hmm, maybe that's why Peter, in "The Moses
Conspiracy," loves whoopie pies so much! Ellie is also big on
M&M's. She could forgive a lot, but it's a good thing those soldiers
didn't steal her chocolate.
Thanks so much for joining us, Susan. Wishing you much writing success!
Thank you, Karen!
The Moses Conspiracy is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, & Kobo.
Visit Susan at her Blog, Facebook page, and on Twitter.
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