How do you get the idea for your book Your Adam is Asleep Until God Opens His Eyes?
My daughters encouraged me to write this book—after sharing our conversations with their friends, they could not believe the interest in what we discussed. The book is based on our conversations about men and dating, in response to their initial question, ‘Mom, why are men so slow?’ It was important for me that my daughters understood their responsibilities before saying I Do. When I wrote the book, the three of us sat down and agreed to be transparent and open so that those reading it could see our journey and connect to what we discussed. The book has foundational teaching about God’s original intent for a successful marriage, which begins with preparation. The book has since turned into the perfect call to action for single Christian women and a go-to resource for couples looking for a reset.
What is your favorite line from your book question?
“Ok, Mom,” in my daughters’ voices, “Why are men so slow?” My daughters asked this question because they wanted me to explain several things; the reason men did not notice them, the reason they did not recognize hints or clues, and the reason men seemed unaware of their existence or were slow to respond.
My daughters were stunned to find that the men were not slow, but asleep. After we looked at the Genesis story, which revealed men were asleep rather than slow, it made sense to them.
Which of your characters do you believe are most like you and why question?
Although this is nonfiction and about my two daughters and me, there are other places in the book where I introduce other people and their stories in support of a point I make—the segment is called “A Moment of Truth.” My next favorite is the discussion on the guys to avoid—the counterfeit, the temp, the boo, and the boyfriend.
What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
We are real people sharing real-life issues, and I hope what we discussed resonates with readers. I remember a time before finishing the book, I tested a couple of audiences to see if they connected with the book topics. During one event. I was the guest speaker at a Sunday morning service. As I shared some of the book content, I saw several of the young adults take their cell phones and place them on the front pew to record my presentation. When I saw that, it confirmed there were readers for this book.
How did you get published?
This book was my introduction to the publishing world. My goal was to learn as much as I could about the publishing process, so I decided to go with a boutique publisher. The other benefit of this decision was the ability to make payments; I finished the payments before I completed the book.
What have been your greatest literary accomplishments?
Although I am especially excited about my upcoming book, The CATCH No One Wants, working with my granddaughter was the best feeling. Therefore, my greatest literary accomplishment was when I helped my granddaughter publish his first picture book at age six and she won three awards for the book—The Little Letter K and the Boring Alphabet Line.
Do you have any new books in the works?
Yes. The CATCH No One Wants.
Is there anything else you would like the readers to know?
After you read the book, I would love to hear how much you enjoyed it. Also, stay connected with me, visit my website & sign up as a subscriber to my newsletter—there will be multiple giveaways throughout the month of April. Check out my latest book, The CATCH No One Wants