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Monday, October 27, 2014

Visit with Virginia Tenery - The Watchman

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Virginia Tenery visits Lagniappe today to discuss her latest release, "The Watchman."

 Virginia, tell us about your current release.

The Watchman  is my second novel with the Pelican Book Group, and also the second novel I wrote in my writing journey. I fell in love with Noah Adams, the main character. Noah is a noble hero facing dark memories from his past with faith and humor. I try to infuse my stories with a stellar supporting cast and Noah has some very special friends to aid him as he tries to rescue the abused family of a powerful judge.
If you knew ahead of time your book would benefit only one person on their spiritual journey, would you still write it?

Absolutely. One person’s salvation is worth whatever effort it takes on our part. That’s what the great commission is all about.

Do you feel pressured to compromise your standards in order to reach a larger audience or be more successful?

Not at all. I don’t claim to be called to write, but I do believe my inspiration and any talent I have is a gift from God. I just write what’s on my heart and for His glory.

How do you push past the fear of your writing being average and be bold enough to sell it to a publisher? 

LOL, I pray a lot and remind myself that I write for His glory and therefore it has to be the best I can do. No exceptions. I’ve been fortunate that my work has been well received.

Do you have your plotline and character development already laid out before you begin writing a book, or do they develop as you write?

A little of both. I always have the plot and characters outlined in my head before I set down to write a novel, but I’m flexible and open to changes as the story progresses.  

Virginia, thanks so much for visiting Lagniappe and sharing a bit about yourself and your writing journey!

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When Detective Noah Adams meets the abused son of a powerful judge, he knows he must intervene, and fast. The violence is escalating, and even Noah’s special gifts may not prevent the unthinkable.                  

Relentlessly pursuing two cases, Noah receives a chilling message: Cody’s deranged father has taken his son and it’s up to Noah to follow the judge’s twisted trail to find the boy before it’s too late. 

Corrupt city officials, a missing socialite, an attempted murder, and a rescue in the middle of a blizzard entangle Noah in the most complicated case of his career. A case that will mean his ultimate redemption or will take him back into the dark history that haunts him.

Author V. B. Tenery lives with her family in East Texas. Her passion is writing books with shining characters and settings with plots so exciting readers come away feeling delighted with the experience. Not content to stay in one genre, her novels range from contemporary suspense and supernatural suspense, to an upcoming historical suspense set in WWII England. When not writing she enjoys reading, hiking, and tube-floating down rivers in the beautiful Texas Hill Country   

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.

Be sure to leave a comment to let Virginia know you've been here!

I pray that each of you find 
"a little something extra" 
in each of your days.


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