Ashea Goldson is a new Christian fiction author, but she is certainly no stranger to the craft of writing. She has written for local publications such as The Atlanta Christian Chronicle, The Senior News, The Georgia Poetry Society Newsletter and a variety of online publications. She has published several poetry collections as well as a non-fiction book entitled Resurrecting Vision:45 Steps To Digging Up Your Destiny And Seeing It Through God's Eyes.
Editing for her own publishing company, Goldwrite Publishing, a faith based traditional small press, keeps her busy. She is currently working on her second Christian fiction novel entitled, Joy Comes In The Morning.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, she is a graduate of Fordham University, a wife of over twenty years, a mother of two, the co-owner of a Christian school, and a devoted member and community groups ministry leader of World Changers Church International.
by Ashea Goldson
Published by Kensington Publishers
ABOUT THE BOOK
Makaeli Lovechild Hunt, a successful fashion designer struggles with her biracial identity until a family emergency forces her to face her tumultuous past. In seven life altering days, she discovers what forgiveness really means and amidst crises painful enough to make her turn her back on God forever, she learns what it means to be God's lovechild.
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1. What gave you the inspiration for this book?
There was no particular thing except an internal need to heal hurting people with the word of God. A need to see people saved and delivered from the tragic situations that satan attempts to plague our lives with.
2. How much of your own experiences influenced your characters? What aspects became traits that are theirs and theirs alone?
Naturally, I identify with the characters in Christian fiction novels, who like myself are imperfect, but who ultimately strive to do God's will. I think that good Christian fiction reflects the real struggles and problems of a Christian and yet, delivers the powerful message, that through all circumstances, we overcome. These characters in particular truly took on a life of their own and had very little, if any at all, to do with my own experiences.
3. If one of your characters were an ice cream flavor, what he/she be and why?
Chocolate because its flavour is deep, dark and rich. Makaeli is deep dark and rich in character.
4. What themes exist in The Lovechild that you hope the reader sees? Are there any themes that weren't overt but developed as the story progressed?
The themes were of unconditional love and forgiveness. If we as Christians can ever get a revelation of God's overwhelming agape love. One underlying theme was that of rededication to God producing the best life possible.
5. What were your most difficult parts to write? Your favorite?
The most difficult parts to write were when Makaeli was being tortured by her sister. I think the details of the brutality were scary. Sometimes I had to close my own eyes and just let it flow. My favourite part to write was when Makaeli decided to rededicate her life to the Lord, when she had finally found peace. That was awesome.
6. When is your next book coming out and what is the story?
Right now I am busy completing my second Christian fiction novel Joy Comes In The Morning where the past of a twin with the seemingly perfect spiritual life threatens to destroy everything and everyone she cares about. For more information about The Love Child, or my other books, you can log onto http://www.asheagoldson.com.
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