1.) Which five words best describe your 21-Day Devotional, Finding Peace During the Healing Process?
Five words to best describe the devotional are healing, encouraging, restoring, transparency, and acceptance.
2.) Can you share one highlight from the book?
Sure! It is an excerpt from day 21 of the devotional. “Do not be afraid to shed tears. They are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign your heart beats and feels. They are a sign you can begin to heal.”
3.) What is the purpose of this book?
The purpose of the book is for anyone who is crying out to the Lord after suffering terrible loss. Its purpose is to encourage them to wait on God’s promises and endure the times to come. It reiterates believing in God to use the times of great pain as a way to perfect their faith. Designed for people with tight schedules, the devotional meets their needs as something succinct yet impactful. Perfect for starting a day strong with insight and clarity, it’s “small but mighty.”
4.) Are there themes that you find turn up again and again in your work? A common thread?
Commons threads throughout the book would be order and focus. Readers are reminded to be patient with themselves during the healing process, too. I am very adamant about pointing out that each person heals and grows within their own timing.
5.) Which character or part of the book was the most fun to write? Which part was the hardest?
The hardest part was building on each devotional entry to maintain a sense of continuity in the book. I did not want to introduce certain topics without building toward them with background and insight. To reference an instructional term, I tried to scaffold the observations.
6.) Can you tell us something that even your most loyal fans may not know about you?
I’m a fanfiction writer. I prefer writing fanfiction based on the anime shows I watch. For anyone who’s thinking of looking for them, you’re out of luck. I write under a pseudonym. 🙂
7.) Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Well, it’s a writing quirk I have… Normally, when I begin a new fiction story, the first scene I write is the penultimate confrontation between the protagonist and antagonist. It establishes their motivations and helps me keep their conflict on track toward a ‘goal.’
Cassidy A. Lee is an educator, librarian, freelancer but most importantly a worker in the kingdom of God.
Her writing ministry grew from a desire to strengthen and encourage others. In July 2020, she released her first book, Finding Peace During the Healing Process.
She provides book coaching services to new authors. In the near future, she will host writing and consulting workshops to mentor creatives.
- Website: https://cassidyalee.com/