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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Peggy Trotter - Riving Jules

Good Monday Morning Readers!

Today,  Peggy Trotter visits Lagniappe to discuss her latest release, Reviving Jules.

Welcome, Peggy!

Tell us a little about Reviving Jules.

Reviving Jules is a Christian Contemporary Romance. Jules Summers reels in pain and flees her life—literally. And she firmly shuts the door on God, who is the very one who could restore her. Rhett Carson vows never to marry again. But when his daughter bonds with Jules, he finds he might just need a helping hand. They work together as a team to care for Rhett’s child. But is, “practicality” the only thing God has planned for these two? Or could there be a whole lot more?

If you could be any character, from any book who would you be?

Probably Jules.   Why? I love her quirky sense of dark humor.

What Bible verse speaks to you the most?

Well, my favorite verse is fluctuating on what trial I am trying to overcome at the time.  Right now, Proverbs 3:5-6 is my lifeline. I want to direct the steps of my life and career, but God is forever reminding me it’s in His time on His terms.

 For Christmas, do you prefer white lights or colored lights on your Christmas tree?

I prefer white, but I bought a set that flashes from white to colored just to satisfy my thirst for a little flash.

 What is the best NON-writing advice you’ve received?

Given I have a tendency to open my mouth when unnecessary, probably, “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

 What is the best WRITING advice you’ve received?

Don’t give up. Lol. Since there were so many people advising this, I’m not sure where it originates.

 What's the worst job you've had and how has it helped your writing?

Waitressing. And that’s what Jules ends up doing. Lol. So I drew a lot of stuff from having worked that job. So it wasn’t all bad. And yes, I worked at the same place that has the greasy yellowed clock from Reviving Jules.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m working on a contemporary and a historical while editing a contemporary in the Smokey Mountains.  It’s called, The Secret Things and it adds a dash of intrigue. Throw in a little agoraphobia and amnesia, an wha-la! Trifecta.

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Plotter, Pantser, or Planser? Panster
Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
Socks or slippers or both? Socks
Vacation: Beach or Mountains?  Beach
Favorite Decorating Color? Just one! Blue

Peggy Trotter has been writing something for over 30 years. The empty-nest syndrome set her to groping for a new direction, and wow, did God answer! Year of Jubilee, a Christian Historical Romance set in southern Indiana, debuted in April of 2015 through Prism Book Group. A second, a Contemporary Romance entitled, Reviving Jules, is set to follow on Oct. 9th, 2015 as well. She loves to reveal God’s miracles through the world’s underdogs and mix in a little love, a dash of romantic heat, and of course, a happy ending.

She took third place in the Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest in 2013 in the Inspirational Category, and won the coveted Genesis Award in 2014 from the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) in the Novella Category with her entry, Spun, a Historical Romance.

God blessed her with a wonderful husband who cooks and helps clean while supporting her crazy dreams. She has two incredible grown kids plus two fabulous in-law kids, and two rays of sunshine, commonly called grandchildren. Seldom does she stand still, but when she does, it’s to praise her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Creator of all gifts and Bestower of all blessings!

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Peggy, thanks for sharing!

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.

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


1 comment:

Ann Ellison said...

Another interview with Peggy that I enjoyed. I have read and loved Reviving Jules.