|A Touch of Relaxation|
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 weather!
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 and photography.
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 Heartwarming Stories.
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 great ideas.
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 fun!
Thanks 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 of Hope in My Heart: A Collection of Heartwarming Stories
About the Book:
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 photopin cc
Lead photo credit: HalasiZsolt via photopin cc