Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The Lovechild Blog Tour
Ashea Goldson, originally born in Brooklyn, NewYork is a wife of twenty three years, a mother of two daughters, a grandmother of one, a graduate of Fordham University, a writer, a poet, a publisher, a reviewer, an internet radio host, an educator, and a co-founder of a Christian preparatory school. Active in the ministry, she is a dedicated member of World Changers Church International for many years. She has a lifetime of experience with writing which ranges from being published in local newspapers, magazines, and online publications to full length books.
Her first Christian fiction novel is The Lovechild, published by Urban Christian Publishers in 2008. Ashea’s short story entitled “The Kit Cat Trial” will be released in an anthology named Pets Across America in September 2009. Her second Christian fiction novel, Joy Comes In The Morning, will be released in July 2010, also by Urban Christian Publishers. She has recently released a non-fiction title, Resurrecting Vision: 45 steps To Digging Up Your Destiny And Seeing It Through God’s Eyes through her own publishing company.
Calling herself a kingdom writer, and passionate about this calling, she is currently working on her third novel, random poems, several short stories, a children’s book, and is organizing a literacy group for youth in her community. During her relaxation time she can be found hanging out with her family, snuggled up to a good book, or listening to gospel music.
Ashea, tell us about The Lovechild.
The Lovechild is a story about family secrets and one woman’s struggle to forgive them. After escaping what seems like the most dysfunctional family ever to become an international fashion designer, Makaeli Hunt is on her way to the top. Yet when a family emergency forces her to come home, she is faced with truths so devastating that she risks losing her loved ones, her own identity, and the opportunity to reconcile her relationship with God.
How did you come up with ideas for this book?
I wanted to write about a character who was strong, independent, yet wounded , who would encounter something so devastating it would cause her to question everything he or she believed in. So I started to shape the story from that premise.
Who are your main character(s)?
My main characters are Makaeli Hunt, her sister Lisa, and her love interest, Antonio
Did you have a favorite character(s)? Who and why?
My favorite character is Makaeli because she is independent, and ambitious, but still caring.
Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this novel?
Yes, I had to research quite a bit about Italy since Makaeli was living there. I also had to research mental illness for the mother’s character.
What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading The Lovechild?
I hope that people will realize that redemption is available to everyone no matter where you are spiritually, no matter what has happened to you, no matter what you have done, or haven’t done. Nothing can separate us from God’s love, nothing. God will meet you wherever you are and do a divine work in your life if you allow Him to.
Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?
Reviews help to encourage me as a writer, nothing more and nothing less.
ABOUT THE BOOK
In The Lovechild, Makaeli Hunt, a successful fashion designer, has been driven far away from home by her family’s dysfunction. While living in Italy, trying to heal the wounds of yesterday, ambition becomes her comforter. When a family emergency forces her to return to her home, in seven life altering days, amidst memories of a tumultuous past, will one revealed secret drive her away from her family and God forever? Or will she discover what it means to be God’s lovechild?
Dealing with issues of racism, depression, self-esteem, drug addiction, mental illness, verbal and physical abuse,The Lovechild is a story of redemption and re-dedication, confirming our victory in Jesus Christ.
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For more information about Ashea, visit her at http://www.asheagoldson.com
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