Friday, July 08, 2011

He Left Me Blog Tour

About the Author

C. M. Jones is well on her way to becoming a household name. She has just completed her third publication, He Left Me, a story about a close knit family from Ghana West Africa that faces harsh realities very different from anything that they have ever seen. She is also the co-owner of a publishing company with her family, HortonJones Inc. In addition she offers writing seminars and motivational speaking services. When asked about her endeavors, C. M. Jones has said that writing and mentoring is her ministry, and she does it all to the glory of the most high God, Jesus Christ.

Her debut novella, I Still Do, which was published through Author House but is now a part of the HortonJones, Inc. portfolio, sold thousands of copies in the United States and abroad as well as the sequel, Nothing Is Too Hard For God. This Christian fiction writer indeed is no stranger to writing creative and inspiring stories. She began writing at the young age of eight years old while acting in her elementary school drama club.
C. M. Jones has written countless poems, musicals and short stories that include themes of redemption, forgiveness and a real picture of the things that can happen in life, when you have faith in Jesus Christ.

C. M. Jones is committed to continuing to publish and promote her work with her own publishing company, HortonJones, Inc., and hopes to one day see her writings on the big screen. C. M. Jones is a wife and mother who draws inspiration from her husband, children and her relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Tell us about He Left Me.

He Left Me, like all of my work is a Christian based short novel. This book is about a family from Ghana West Africa with a lot of family secrets and issues that have plagued their family for years but no one wants to talk about it, not the grandparents, or the parents. However the children are different, they want to move on and pursue their dreams and love, among other things but because of the weight of the family secrets they are having a hard time. However, when one of the parents give his religious beliefs all of his attention, he finds out that what the family thought were just secrets are actually generational curses and he decides to do something about it.

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

All of my work is inspired by my relationship with Christ. I write to entertain people and at the same time teach people, through fiction, how to deal with real life problems and this book is no different.

Who are your main character(s)?

The main character in, He Left Me, is Tete Abula. She is a beautiful Ghanaian woman who married her husband young and had five children but still maintained the spark and love in her heart that she had the day that she fell in love with him. But, when her husband leaves her she feels abandoned and she becomes a bitter woman but he does not realize it. Eventually, Tete unconsciously makes everyone around her miserable and now has to figure out how to change that.

Did you have a favorite character(s)? Who and why?

My favorite character is Emoni; she is the oldest daughter of the family. I like her because she is determined to reach her goals no matter what. She has to go against her family, even her mother at times but she does not let anything break her spirit.

Did you have to do quite a bit of research for this novel?

YES! I researched for almost an entire year one-stop for this novel. I am not from Ghana West Africa but I have a lot of friends from their and I have read a lot of literature about the country and the continent as a whole. I interviewed five different people from Ghana and asked all kinds of questions; I had them read parts of the novel and tell me what they thought and so far I have had rave reviews. I hope that everyone else loves the story as much as my reviewers did.

What do you hope readers will learn/discover from reading, He Left Me?

I want people to learn the difference between a family secret and a generational curse. I also hope that persons will learn that what we do in our lives does have the potential to affect our families for generations to come.

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

As a writer reviews are very important to me. I wish that more people would log on to Amazon and Barnes and Nobles and document the great things that they have to say about my work. I really appreciate you coming out to the signings and telling me great things so don’t stop but also don’t stop there. Documented reviews is the avenue through which Authors travel to become bestselling Authors; this is how our books becomes films. So, for all of the readers that want to know when I am going to write a film script, I can finally answer their question. I need your help, log onto the retail book websites or at the least, email me your reviews on my website or on face book. This way, when I present my work to film companies I have your reviews to back me up, to show a demand for my books to become a film.

About the Book

Tete Abula was born into a wealthy West African family. Through an arranged marriage based on the customs of their tribes, Tete becomes Kenu’s wife. But several years and five kids later, a lot has changed including their wants, desires and religious beliefs. It’s not until Kenu leaves Tete and the children that they both begin to see what was right in front on them the whole time.

Kenu and Tete both believe they know how to rebuild their family and their lives, but the family’s generational curses have blinded their eyes. Is it too late? Are the children’s lives ruined because of their parents’ and grandparents’ decisions?

Destiny will have its way in their lives, but the question is, are they each other’s destined end.

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