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Thursday, January 15, 2009


Jubilant Soul Series Book One
by Stacy Hawkins Adams

Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and prestigious husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But her life is not all it's cracked up to be. When her husband goes away on business trip and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle takes up the challenge of a seriously-ill friend to start a list of things to do before she turns 50. She heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect with her past, her purpose, and herself. But when her ex shows up in town looking very fine and very single, Rachelle must confront feelings she thought she'd long buried. Will she give up everything to recover the past? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future? The Someday List is an honest look at what makes us who we are and what can throw us off track. Author Stacy Hawkins Adams writes with a voice that is fresh, sincere, and completely real. Her characters jump off the page and into her readers' hearts.

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a nationally-published, award-winning author and speaker. Her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with social themes and spiritual quests that take readers on journeys into their own souls.

She holds a degree in journalism and served as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade before turning her full attention to penning books, speaking professionally and writing freelance articles.

She is currently writing her sixth novel and her first nonfiction book, an inspirational title that will encourage women in their faith.

Stacy lives in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young children.

For more information about Stacy, visit her at http://stacyhawkinsadams.com/

Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?

I am a 'people person' and enjoy socializing with friends and family, but I can be shy and reserved in unfamiliar situations. I also need my "alone time" after a while, to just relax and enjoy my own company, so I guess that makes me an introvert.

People are surprised when I say that, because I'm also a professional speaker, and because when I'm around friends and family, I can be the life of the party. Maybe I'm just complicated! LOL

Which social networks do you enjoy the most?

To be honest, my time is so limited between writing deadlines and caring for my family that I'm not on any of them often enough to have a true preference. However, I have a presence on just about all of the more prominent social networks, because I'm eager to connect with my readers and with friends. The ones I visit most frequently include Facebook, Twitter and the SistahFaith Network. There's also a Watercolored Pearls Ning site that was started by a Louisiana book club after they read my novel, Watercolored Pearls. I try to stop by there on occasion too.

Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook?

My mother was a professional cater before she passed away, and believe it or not, cooking is one of my least favorite things to do. LOL I'd much rather clean the house and bribe my husband to help with dinner. But just because I don't love it doesn't mean I don't cook. Nothing fancy for me, though. :) Among my favorite dishes to prepare is a salisbury steak recipe I discovered in a Cooking Light magazine years ago. I'm an excellent baker, and I regularly receive special requests for my chocolate cake and carrot cake.

What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend?

Do kiddie movies count? :) If so, I could name just about anything that's out. I go to the movies often with my 7-year-old son and 10-year old daughter. I'm looking forward to seeing Seven Pounds, the new Will Smith movie. Other movies on my list for January are T.D. Jakes' new movie, Not Easily Broken, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Do you like books being turned into a movie? If so, what is your favorite book-to-movie?

I always prefer the book over the movie; however, I enjoy seeing how screenwriters choose scenes from a book to translate onto screen, and how they're able to keep the heart of the story in tact, in less than three hours. My absolute favorite book-to-movie is The Color Purple. I also enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees and both Narnia movies.

If The Someday List was turned into a movie who would you cast to play your characters?

You got me on this one. If you had asked about the three novels in my first series, I could have typed the answers in my sleep. LOL For The Someday List, I'll have to think it through further, but initially, I'd say Boris Kodjoe would make a great Gabe Covington, and his real-life wife, Nicole Ari Parker, could play Rachelle. Sanaa Lathan would also be great as Rachelle. There would also be prominent roles for Hill Harper, Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard. :)

Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?

Do you want the official answer or the truth? LOL Of course, every writer wants every review to be fabulous, and I'm no different. But realistically, I know that just as writing is subjective, so is reading. Just as every movie doesn't resonate with every viewer, and every song doesn't touch a chord with all listeners, neither will every book. As an artist, that's the risk you take in producing something to share with the world. I do pray over every chapter I write, however, that the people who need to read my books and who will be entertained and moved by them most, will be led to buy them.

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Stacy Hawkins Adams is the author of four Women's Fiction books and has contributed to two anthologies. Read the question below to see if you can answer it correctly. Also provide the name of the book in which the answer is found.

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Which real-life gospel artist shows up at a time when Serena most needs encouragement? In which book does this scene take place?

Leave your answer in the comment section. Entries with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the The Someday List Blog Giveaway. View the prize package below:

$50 American Express Gift Card

Autographed Copies of all of her books: Speak to My Heart, Nothing But the Right Thing, and Watercolored Pearls and the anthologies The Midnight Clear and This Far By Faith.

20% Discount Coupon from Tywebbin Creations. (May apply to one service)

Join Us for an Hour Long Chat with Stacy on January 30, 2009. We will announce the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the THE SOMEDAY LIST BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY during the call. Visit her blog for call-in details.

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Continue to visit other stops on The Someday List Blog Tour at:


upwords said...


I LOVE the new blog format! Do it SORMAG!

It's great learning more about you and your books.

Ty said...


I love the new look! Thank you for participating in Stacy's blog tour.

Hey Marilynn,

Thank you for following the tour!

Anonymous said...

Great interview, Stacy. Can you make me a carrot cake?

Wanda B. Campbell

Rhonda McKnight said...

I don't like cooking either. I do enjoy baking cakes and cookies. Everytime he sees a cake, my three year old calls it Carrot cake. He already knows his mother loves it. But chocolate is a close second.

Stacy Hawkins Adams said...


Thanks for hosting me today! I love your new format as well.

Ladies, thanks for following all week. Wanda, the next time I bake a carrot cake, I'll let you know. :) You too, Rhonda and Marilynn!


Tia McCollors said...

Goodness Stacy! I haven't been able to answer your questions yet! Blame it on the fact that my little girl is 6 1/2 months and she's still not sleeping through the night. Maybe I need a full night's sleep. I'm usually good at literary trivia!

Vanessa A. Johnson said...

First things first,
Congrats Stacy on your newest release. Sounds very interesting, and I'm ordering it now from BN.com. Secondly, to answer the contest questions: I've read the 3 excerpts on your site, and can't for the life of me find the answer to this question, so I'm going to guess at: Which real-life gospel artist shows up at a time when Serena most needs encouragement?
I'm going to guess Yolanda Adams
In which book does this scene take place? Nothing But The Right Thing

Love the new look on the site as well.

LaShaunda said...


I’ve enjoyed your blog tour. Thanks for letting SORMAG be a part of your tour. I watched a movie called The Bucket List and it made me re-visit my own Someday List. I decided to update it because I want to see if I could start crossing off a few things.

I’ve always wanted to go to Paris every since I was a young girl, so that’s on the top of the list. I would like to visit Africa too. I think when my youngest is about 10 I might look into it. I want him to be able to appreciate the trip.

I’ve started the book and looking forward to seeing what’s on Rachel Someday list.

P.S. Thanks to all who stopped by for the tour. Glad you like the new DO

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

Great interview!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of hope
Ch. 1 is online!

Kendra Norman-Bellamy said...

Great interview with Stacy Hawkins Adams. She's a jewel.

And the SORMAG Blog looks wonderful. Keep up the good work. As an author, I speak for many when I say we appreciate you!

Stacy Hawkins Adams said...

Vanessa, thanks for taking a stab at the trivia question. I'm itching to tell you, but we'll share answers and announce the winner on Jan. 30. :)

Tia, it's amazing that you're still writing and promoting books with two little ones, including a little lady who doesn't yet sleep through the night. You'll get your "trivia game" back sooner than you think. LOL

Thanks to all of you for stopping by, and to LaShaunda again for hosting me.

Shelia E. Lipsey said...

LaShaunda, Congrats on the outstanding makeover for SORMAG. You are truly a wonderful soul LaShaunda. You go far and beyond to make 'us' authors feel special, by supporting. promoting, advertising and doing everything you can to let us know you are in our corner. I love you and I truly do pray that God will continue to shower blessings of favor over your life, your family and over your bright vision and dreams for SORMAG.

Carol Ann Culbert Johnson said...

My name is Carol Ann Culbert Johnson. It's a pleasure to be here. My latest novel, "I Confess 3" a collection of confession short stories will be out in a few weeks. I reside in Chicago, and I love books and writing.

I also love shades of romance, and LaShaunda. I haven't been around much, but I am back, and hope to contribute to such a great group.

God Bless!

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