Queenie’s Writer’s Week with Author Roe Braddy

Can you please tell us a little bit about the latest book?

My latest book is entitled “Scarred.” It’s a Historical Christian fiction story taking place in 1959.

Please share your favorite lines or quotes from the book.

My favorite quote from the book is, “Y’all best stop Kickin’ up that Alabama dirt, y’all gonna look like little pigs when we get to church.” (Said by Mavis).

What inspired this book?

This book was inspired by stories that my parents have told me as a young child.

How did you get to know your main character? Did they ever surprise you?

I’ve lived with these characters for years, many of the characters are based upon childhood friends of my parents. Yes, there were many surprises from my main characters. I often asked them, “Why did you make that choice?”

What was your favorite scene to write?

The ending of course was my favorite.

What was the most difficult scene to write?

There is a scene where my characters are torn emotionally.

What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

What I want people to take away from this book is that people can come thru any type of adversity with God on their side. I pray that people can see themselves in the characters.

I just finished the second book in the series called, “Surrendered.”

I will be starting a new series called the “Wylie Avenue Chronicles.” I will also be completing a novel I finished last summer entitled, “Serinity’s Peace.”

Synopsis: Scarred

Leaving was the only thing that Mavis Butler could do, after speaking words that she refused to recant. Finding a haven had to be first on her list, despite her desires to stay in a place of familiarity. Packing her bags and never looking back was the hardest thing she thought she would ever do. Mavis soon discovered that love would be more challenging than she could ever imagine.

Ed Proctor spent his life running away from his abusive father until one afternoon changed both his life and Mavis’. Hidden secrets, deep scars, and forbidden tales of pain, torture, and shame caused them to leave the little town of Brewton, Alabama, and head up north to Pittsburgh, PA. Ed and Mavis’ journey won’t be comfortable, but their love will endure the trip.

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