Today I am happy to feature my friend, Christian write Candace A. Jones. Candace has written an awesome book called For Such A Time As This which helps women find their purpose in the Lord.
How long have you been writing?
I have been writing for about 14 years.
How do you get your ideas?
Life experiences from loved ones or those around me. I’m also an avid reader so much inspiration comes from whatever I read
What is your writing background?
I first began writing mock news articles as a 12-year-old. Then when I started taking my writing seriously in high school, my focus was poetry. Now, I mainly write prose for blog posts and books.
When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time?
Being a new mom, I’m spending a lot of my time with my son. Sometimes we’ll watch sci-fi movies like Star Wars or I’ll entertain him with crazy singing lol.
What is your next book about?
I‘m not sure. I have several ideas spinning around in this mind of mine, including some fiction, but we’ll see.
What are some of your favorite books?
The Mark of the Lion series, Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Poisonwood Bible, The Chronicles of Narnia.
What are you reading currently?
Love & Respect by Emerson Eggerich
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Francine Rivers, Lauraine Snelling, Barbara Kingsolver, Karen Kingsbury, C.S. Lewis, Charlotte Bronte, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison.
What advice do you have for other authors?
Market yourself!!! First, be sure you know your target audience and present yourself authentically to them. Create a strong social media presence and sell your book before through your presence before you sell it literally.
Once you get a good following, don’t drop off but keep the momentum going and stay relevant while remembering your WHY (which should be to bring God glory through your gift.)
Interested in reading Candace’s book? Click on the image below!