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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Interview & Giveaway: Regina Walker ~ Author of "We Go On"

Welcome to Christian Bookshelf Reviews, Regina!! Will you tell us a little about yourself? 
Thank you for having me Melanie! I am so excited to be here sharing about me and my books. I am a write-at-home wife/mom and most importantly, Jesus girl. We live on a few acres and have a garden, chickens, horses, dogs, and cats.  

What is your debut novel, We Go On, about?
We Go On is about a family enduring the grief of losing their oldest son to suicide. They really wrestle with each other and God as they figured out what to do after their loss.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I've written for as long as I can remember. I actually drafted my first novel ten years ago. I couldn't get it perfect and after butchering it and rebuilding it a few times, I was frustrated. That was a two year project. The next eight years saw me blogging off and on, and starting 11 other novels, none of which have reached the end of their first draft.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? 
I don't argue with a muse. If I sit down to write and I draw a blank, I brain dump all my thoughts on a blank document. If clearing my mind doesn't get me in writing mode, then I sit and do a five-minute deep breathing exercise.   One of, or both of, those things always get me geared up and ready to put the words on the page.

Where do you like to write? 
I don't have my ideal writing space right now. Currently I either set up at my desk in the corner of my bedroom or I bring my laptop to my bed and get comfy. Someday, I want a home office that is just for my bookshelves and my writing.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
We are blended and have 7 kids between us. I homeschool the 3 youngest, which I LOVE (most of the time). I also love to ride horses, tend my garden, and read. I will curl up with my husband and watch crime series on TV because that's his love language (nevermind how hooked I get on those stories).  

What is your favorite genre to read and why?
Christian fiction. I like redemption and second chance stories. My life is a testament to the goodness of God and I guess I just really like that in the stories I read, too.  

What is your least favorite genre to read?
I don't care for anything scary. And nothing explicit.  

Is there a place you'd like to visit, but haven’t yet? 
In the US: Redwood National Forest and Mt. Rushmore
Internationally: I'd like to see Ireland.  

Do you have a favorite Bible verse?
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NLT  
Do you have a favorite song and/or movie?
Favorite song: Run to the Father by Cody Carnes and Another in the Fire by Hillsong United
Favorite movie:   Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightley

What is your favorite holiday? 
All of the ones that give me a reason to cook a big feast and pies. I love it when family, friends, and neighbors come together to eat good food and spend time with each other.  

What is your favorite season and why is it your fav?
I am a spring/fall girl. I like moderate temperatures, I like watching everything come to life, and I like watching the earth prepare for slumber.  

Some this-or-that questions:

Snowstorms or Thunderstorms? Thunderstorms
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
Tea or Coffee? Tea
Call or Text? Text
Cats or Dogs? Yes. I love all the furry and feathered things.
Early-bird or Night-owl? Night-owl by nature, but I force a lot of early mornings to write.
Introvert or Extrovert? Ambivert
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook (I'm not even on Twitter)
Mystery or Romance? Either if it's clean.
Sneakers or Sandals? Cowboy boots

Are you currently working on any new novels? If so, could you give us a hint? 
I am working on a second book for the Then Comes Hope collection, titled Still With Us. This book is going to dive into what a family deals with when a teenager attempts suicide and survives.  

Thank you so much for being here! Is there anything else you’d like to tell readers and where can we find you on the web?
Thank you for having me! This has been a fun interview. I want to thank the readers for joining us here to learn more about me and my life. You can find me online at http://reginawalkerauthor.com, www.facebook.com/ginawalkerauthor, http://www.instagram.com/reginawalkerauthor   Happy Reading!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for introducing me to Regina Walker - a new to me author. Enjoyed reading the interview and learning more about both author and book. "We Go On" is definitely a book that I would love to have the opportunity to read and is now on my TBR list. Although not by suicide, our only child died in a car accident when she was 17. Although she would have been 49 this past April, she is always 17 in our hearts. Like I said completely different but a lot of the emotions I am sure are the same. I'd love to read the book to find out.

    Regina mentions the desire to see Mount Rushmore. All I can say is GO. We took a bucket list trip last year going through the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, Glacier, Mount Rushmore and the Badlands before heading home. Maybe once in a life time trip, but so glad we did it and can't recommend it enough. Pictures and what you read don't do it justice.

    I also love spring. To me it's a time of rebirth and a chance to start fresh. We love to garden and plant flowers for all the many birds that we have come to visit us - both full time and those migrating through in the spring.

    Thank you for the fabulous opportunity to win a copy of "We Go On"!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net


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