Andie is one of my editing clients and I just adore her! She’s a veteran of the USAF and mom to a beautiful teenage daughter. Her new book, The Journey Home, was just released last week. While it can stand alone, it is a sequel to her first book, A Heart’s Journey. I think everyone will love these heartwarming stories!
Be sure to read the Q & A I did with her below!
|Q: What made you want to write?|
A: I had never aspired to be a writer like most authors. My prior experience with writing was academically. One day this story popped into my head and wouldn’t leave me alone. I had to get it out so I started writing. That story turned into A Heart’s Journey, which debuted in 2022.
Q: Do you feel a connection with your characters? Which one(s)?
A: Genny is at the top of the list. Her growth throughout the two books is remarkable.
Q: What message do you hope your readers pick up in your books?
A: Though the characters are fictional, the storylines are not. As a therapist, I write about tough, real-life experiences. My wish is that readers who have experienced difficult situations come away with a sense of hope. And for those who have friends or loved ones who have experienced those difficult situations, understanding.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I have two standalone books in the works. Phoebe’s Garden is about a woman who is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Her family struggles with her decision regarding treatment. Phoebe prays that she will reconcile with her estranged daughter before it’s too late. In The Knitting Club, three women from different backgrounds meet in the yarn aisle of a craft store. They find healing through spending time together knitting.