Why did you decide to write Spiral?
I wrote Spiral to show readers how entangling and lasting giving into fear can be, even affecting entire families – an entire town. Set in the 1940s, at the time when America is deep into the ravages of World War II, Spiral pits the powerful African American Tilson family against another powerful and wealthy man. Past decisions and secrets come back as hauntings. Yet, two of the Tilson grandchildren have the gift of vision. Can they stop what’s about to happen next?
What’s the best part of being an author?
Creating stories that entertain, teach and inspire! I love creating complicated characters and powerful story plots!
What’s the worst part of being an author?
It’s challenging to find and connect with book buyers, people who appreciate story enough to purchase and enjoy reading an entertaining story.
Who is your favorite character in the book, and why?
Tammy Tilson and her granddaughter and grandson are my favorites in “Spiral”. Tammy is strong akin to Harriet Tubman. But, she has a secret.
What was the hardest part of writing the story?
Getting through the parts about the grandchildren’s gift of vision (they’re seers).
If you were to write a book about your life, what would the title be and why? (Wow! A woman who never quit – that would be the title. I’ve faced some of life’s hardest challenges, events I never thought I’d ever face, and I’m still writing, believing and moving forward.)
What is something readers would be surprised to know about you?
I started writing my first novel when I was 12. May never publish that story – it’s mine!
What are you currently working on right now?
Escaping to Freedom and Gada’s Glory, among other books.
Do you have anything else you would like to add?
Thank you! Please visit me online at http://www.chistell.com! Take a story home! Thank you!
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