Hello and welcome back to the Coffee Corner! Today,
we have Alexis Goring with us. Pull up a chair, pour your cups and grab a
cookie (or scone, if you like those.)
Welcome to the Corner, Alexis. I’m so happy you’re
here today. This is the first interview from my new home in Wyoming! I almost
can’t sit still to type. We’re in the process of preparing for winter. In fact,
the first snow has already fallen. Where do you live and what’re you looking forward
to in the upcoming months?
Thanks for having me, Renee. I live in a metropolitan area on the East
Coast. I am looking forward to Autumn because it is my favorite season due to
the vibrant colors of the ever-abundant, beautiful foliage and the perfect
Oh, yes, Fall’s an absolutely beautiful time of
year. The mountains are a sight to behold, especially the aspens. I hope to get
some awesome pics of the Black Hills. The leaves are already starting
to change. Any inspiring thoughts?
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
~Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
What an awesome verse…one to cling to in these
times. Speaking of plans, do you have anything in the works? New releases or
books you’re working on?
I am working on my next book that explores my passion for food, writing
Really? Three things I love…well, writing and
photography, definitely. Food’s my husband’s passion, hence, my enjoyment. What’s
your new book about, if you don’t mind?
It’s about a fictional five-star restaurant in Northwest Washington, D.C.
The main characters are closely connected to the restaurant. I have not yet
decided if this will be the only story presented as my first full-length novel
or if it will be one of three stories in another novella similar to my first
book, Hope in My Heart: A Collection of
Food…restaurant…How else do you get ideas for your novels?
Everyday events, people and situations, movies, television and music give
me new ideas for creative stories. Just the other day, I was thinking that it would
be interesting to write a story about a non-Christian professional wedding
photographer who is led to Jesus Christ while photographing a client’s wedding.
Now that sounds like a cool idea too! Do you get to travel?
I didn’t travel much last year but I have been to the Bahamas, Mexico, and
Canada. I’d love to visit Scotland or Australia. I’d think it would spur such
I cannot travel abroad right now nor have I been anywhere special in this
last year. But I’m pretty sure a trip to London, Paris, Switzerland, Denmark
and the Caribbean would do wonders for my writing! Meanwhile, I drive to PANERA
and my favorite mall to absorb the atmosphere, relax and people watch which
gives me more ideas for writing fictional stories.
It’s a fact. We write…the more important question? Why?
I write inspirational romance because I believe in the power of
storytelling and what better way to inspire hearts and encourage a relationship
with Jesus Christ than to create fictional stories that move people with the
power of love?
God offers examples of unconditional love every day.
Sometimes it’s simply through the brown eyes of my cocker spaniel. How does he
remind you of His love?
God shows me examples of unconditional love through hugs from loved ones,
sunshine streaming through my windows that illuminates my room with a soft
brilliant glow. God also demonstrates His unconditional love for me through
surprise notes of appreciation and encouragement from friends.
God shows His love so many ways, and we know our future
in Him is secure. Thanks for stopping by the Coffee Corner, Alexis. It’s been
for hosting me on your blog, Renee! Don’t forget, everyone…for the giveaway,
one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of my book for free!
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Free signed copy ofHope in My Heart: A Collection of
Hope in My Heart is a collection of short,
heartwarming stories with characters in need of hope.
In “Love Unexpected,” a car crash brings
commitment-wary Sebastian and career woman Chandra together. Neither is looking
for romance, but those around them see the potential, and Sebastian and Chandra
discover that sometimes love shows up unexpectedly.
Christmastime is the setting for the middle story,
“The Best Gift.” Christina desires to lose ten pounds so she can fit into her
dress for her sister’s wedding. Jordan wishes her mom would stop trying to
marry her off. And Joshua hopes to be reunited with his ex-girlfriend but
eventually learns that the best gift this Christmas will be the restoration of
his relationship with God.
In “Peace and Love,” three characters living in a
metropolitan area are desperately searching. Elle, a starving artist, aspires
to become a paid professional. Eric, a divorce attorney, wants to resolve his
issues concerning his parents’ divorce. Kristine anticipates finding her birth
mom before she marries Derek. All characters pray their searches will conclude
this holiday season and fill their hearts with peace and love.
About the Author:
Alexis A. Goring is a college graduate with a degree in print journalism from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. Writing is her passion. She hopes that her stories will touch hearts, bring smiles to faces, and inspire minds to seek God whose love for humanity is unfailing. Lead photo credit: HalasiZsolt via photopincc