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Monday, September 07, 2015

Tanya Eavenson - Unconditional

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Today, Tanya Eavenson visits Lagniappe to discuss her latest release, Unconditional.

Welcome, Tanya!

Tell us a little about Unconditional

Unconditional is a story of a husband and wife who struggle with disappointment and heartache and ask if marriage is worth fighting for. But it’s also a story of how God’s grace can lead to healing beyond the imagination because with God, nothing is impossible. 

He will fight for her at any cost...

Elizabeth Roberts can't remember her past, and the present is too painful. She turns to nightclubs and drinking to forget her infant daughter's death, her husband's affair.

When his wife's coma wiped out the memory of their marriage, Chris Roberts found comfort elsewhere. He can't erase his betrayal, but with God's help he’s determined to fight for Elizabeth at any cost.

She wants to forget. He wants to save his marriage. Can they trust God with their future and find a love that’s unconditional?

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Do you listen to music when you write? If so, what's on your writing playlist these days?
Great question! When I have a tough scene to write and need a certain emotion to come through, I’ll listen to music. Several artists on my playlist consist of Shane & Shane, Plumb, Tenth Avenue North, and Mandi Mapes.

What Bible verse speaks to you the most?
I’d have to say Philippians 4: 6-7.Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

For Christmas, do you prefer white lights or colored lights on your Christmas tree?
I can’t decide! =) Every year we add both white lights and colored lights to our Christmas tree, then when the mood hits for a certain color, I plug in the lights.

What is the best WRITING advice you’ve received?
The best writing advice I’ve ever received was to never give up. Writing isn’t easy and the journey has so many highs and lows that if you gave up, you’d never know the person you’d become or the hearts you’d touch in the process.   

What can we expect from you in the future? 
The next novel in the Unending Love series is called Restored. Restored is based off my secondary character, Dr. Steven Moore, from Unconditional. He’s the tall, dark, and handsome type, but not only is he good looking, his heart for the Lord is his driving force. He lives for what is true and right, even if it breaks him in the process. I actually loved Steven’s character so much, I had to write it! Steven’s story releases winter of 2016 and I can’t wait!


Grits or Hash Brown Potatoes? Grits
Sandals or FlipFlops? Sandals
Plotter, Pantser, or Planser? Pantser
Coffee or Tea? Coffee

Laptop or Desktop? Laptop

Tanya Eavenson enjoys spending time with her husband, and their three children. Her favorite pastime is grabbing a cup of coffee, eating chocolate, and reading a good book. Tanya is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Word Weavers International, and writes for Christ to the World Ministries. You can find her at her website on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Google, or on Amazon.

Tanya's Question: 
Are you a writer? If so, what are you working on? Not a writer, what goals have you set for your future?

Tanya, thanks for sharing!

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.

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



Linda Rainey said...

I am a family historian and have not written in awhile.
I concentrate my time reviewing Christian Fiction. Oh,I guess I'm a writer.
My goal is to write Letters to Moma based on 3 years of letters my father wrote to my Grandma from the Pacific during WWII.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Linda, that sounds like a wonderful project and an awesome way to get to know more about your family!

Jennifer said...

Hi, Tanya! Just stopped by to say "hello." Still working on my southern fiction. Hope you are well.

Suzy Parish said...

I loved this interview! Also, that scripture is so good!Conversing with Tanya over the years, I know she puts her money where her mouth is, she loves Jesus Christ with all her heart. I wish only the best for these novels.

Marian Pellegrin Merritt said...

Jennifer, thanks for stopping by! Best wishes with writing your southern fiction!

Suzy, I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. I loved getting to know Tanya through her answers!

Tanya Eavenson said...

Linda, Yes, you are indeed a writer! And I would love to see those letters. How priceless! Thank you so much for sharing! Best wishes on your writing!

Tanya Eavenson said...

So sweet of you to stop by, Jennifer! I can't wait to read your southern fiction. I know it will be wonderful!

Tanya Eavenson said...

Thank you so much, Suzy! You're a blessing and I appreciate your visit!

June Foster said...

I enjoyed Unconditional so much. I'm waiting for another title from this talented author.

Tanya Eavenson said...

Restored should be released next winter, June! I'm looking forward to reading your next novel as well! Grateful for your visit and kind words! Hope you have a lovely week!