Wednesday, August 31, 2016

It's raining, it's pouring

Sarah Allerding is back on my blog today! This time with her book now published. She also graciously agreed to answer a few questions about herself.

About the Book

When Thomas gets caught in a summer storm, he is sucked into the world of raindrops through a tornado. He learns he will not be allowed to return until he can defeat the lightning, which has been hurling raindrops from the clouds. Many adventures await him in this strange land. Is everything just as the raindrops say it will be? Is it the lightning they need to defend themselves against, or is there a much greater foe behind the disturbing disappearances?

About the Author

Sarah is a homeschool graduate who enjoys using her imagination to write fiction. She is
working on a degree in theology and hopes to eventually work in the church. She also enjoys umpiring baseball, writing devotions and Bible studies, reading fiction, and playing the guitar.

Author Interview

Hi, Sarah! Welcome to my blog today! I’m excited to have you here today.

Thank you for the interview Faith!

1.   I see from your bio, that you were homeschooled. What was your favorite part of your school?
I would have to say my favorite part was when we would go on field trips to different historical sites around the country. I also enjoyed visiting national parks.

2.      Do you have any siblings? If so, how many?
Yes! I have one wonderful brother! The two of us love to watch movies together and we both really enjoy reading books.

3.      How did you come up with the idea/inspiration for your book?
I would say that the idea for the story was ultimately inspired by watching Narnia. The story started when I was reading a book on breaking the rules when writing fiction. I decided to try one of their writing suggestions. I ended up with this beginning of this book.

4.      Do you have any favorite hobbies?
Besides reading, I like playing the guitar and drawing realistic pictures of people.

5.      Does God play a part in your writing? How much?
Yes. While not everything I write is particularly Christian, all my writing is influenced by God and his word. I want everything I write to be God-pleasing.

And for some this or that questions:

1.      Water or Soda?

2.      Cats or Dogs?
Dogs. My family has a wonderful shepherd mix named Cookie! :) 

3.      Fantasy or Contemporary Fiction (both clean)?
Definitely Fantasy! I really like reading about a make-believe world where things can happen that would not happen in the real world.

4.      Classical or Christian Music?
I really enjoy Christian music! One of my favorite songs is, “By Grace I’m Saved.”

5.      Typing or Handwriting?
Typing. I do not like writing by hand very much. It is hard to go back and make changes that way. By typing my story, I can go back and completely change the plot direction without tearing out a million pages.

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