By- Ginger King
Genre- Women’s Fiction
Published By- Second Wind Publishing
Published On- December 10th, 2014
In this intriguing debut novel—a journey that reveals how memories shape our lives and connect or separate us from others- Jamie, a young woman ascending from an oppressive relationship embarks on a desperate quest to escape. However her refuge is to return to the home she despised and left in the dust years before. Only her childhood journal and the family who raised her, can guide her search for answers to questions from decades ago that have molded her choices and left her with the stinging consequences she now must face.
As vivid memories of a tragedy that cost her both parents, come flooding back, Jamie discovers a truth that she kept locked away – something only she knows about the night they both died. Could re-living the memories that have shaped her life and relationships be the key to finding real, lasting happiness? What else may it bring to her door?
Please tell us about yourself using 3 verbs, 1 quirk and a pop culture addiction
1v = laughing
2v = dreaming
3v = planning
1 quirk = finishing other’s sentences
1 pop culture addiction = fitbit
Top 3 Pet Peeves – unanswered text/emails, people who just say they don’t like something or someone but won’t give a reason, wastefulness.
What are your thoughts on book covers- in your opinion do they make or break a book? No they don’t make or break in my opinion but I know the value of grabbing the readers interest with the cover. However, some of the best books ever written in my opinion had a dust jacket with only the title and author name on them.
How do you come up with character names? I usually try to find something that suits what I believe are the main characteristics of that person’s soul. Currently I’m writing about two characters named Hope and Drew. That’s exactly how I chose their names. Other times its just a name I love, or the way it rolls off your tongue when it’s said aloud. How do you come up with novel titles? I try to find something about the book that is representative of it as a whole, or to pick a feature of the climax and use that. Such was the case with Diamond Road. When you read it, you should go Ah Ha… at just the right moment and understand why it holds that title.
This or That-
*Paranormal or Dystopian? Paranormal
*Winchesters or Salvatores? Haven’t watched enough to know them so I can’t say.
*Morning or Night? Night
About the Author-
Ginger King is the author (and or contributor) to more than four books, the Carolina Wine Country Cooking series and contemporary women’s fiction with a kick. Her debut novel Diamond Road (December 2014) marks the first in a four part series called The Lost and Found Series.
Carolina Wine Country Cooking is all about cooking with or pairing with wines from the Carolina vines. These cookbooks include recipes using the famous North Carolina Muscadine as well as European varietals produced in the state. Some titles in the series also include photography, poetry, and short stories inspired by the great tapestry that the NC people and landscape add to the experience of Carolina Wine Country.
The Lost and Found Series – Diamond Road (book one of the series) is about the life and memories of a young woman, escaping an abusive relationship and reuniting with those she turned her back on years before. The stories in this series are centered around loving in difficult situations and the choices, consequences, forgiveness and patience required to move forward. They will resonate with anyone who has wanted a fresh start in life ,suffered tragedy, been abused/stalked or estranged from family. The next title in the series is Hope in Carolina and is scheduled to be published in 2015.
Ginger is also a contributor to her publisher’s anthologies, for example Second Helpings, which is a compilation of holiday short stories and authors recipes. Ginger worked with other food writers from around the globe and the World Food Travel Association on a culinary travel guide titled Have Fork Will Travel. Look for her regular column in Yadkin Valley Living Magazine and other writings for regional NC magazines across the state.