Today I am pleased to have Sarah Jae Foster, author of Broken Identity, on my blog.
About her book
How did you come up with the title Broken Identity?
I wanted something thought provoking and if you know what Mona struggled with, Broken Identity fits beautifully.
Did you base any of your characters on real people?
If I said yes, I could be in big trouble with them! No, I did not. <grin>
Which of your characters is your favorite? Do you dislike any of them?
Well, Mona is my favorite. I actually liked and disliked Brian throughout the story. I had to be careful when I wrote his POV, to not have an attitude towards his apathy.
About the Author
How do you conceive your plot ideas?
I conceived the plot for Broken Identity by sitting in a bookstore and “what if” thoughts kept coming at me. Such as: what if a Christian woman had an affair? What if the man was younger than she? What if she were labeled a cougar? What if this is too much for Christian readers? I’m not opposed to gritty or controversial stuff, so I dived in and came up with Broken Identity. And as you may know, it takes place in a bookstore with a café’, just for fun!
Do you outline your books or just start writing?
I begin writing after I create (for weeks) characters, setting and scenes in my mind. Before I finish for the day, I write a sentence or two of thoughts on the next scene, it helps me get started the next day.
Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your next book?
Yes. It is a western series and I’m having so much fun with it! I’m writing book three currently, and the first in the series is to be released March 1st. It’s called Three Hearts, One Town.
Just for Fun
Do you have a specific snack that you have with you when you write?
Swedish Fish candy.
Do you have an all time favorite book?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. Definitely!
What book are you reading right now?
Love’s Reckoning by Laura Frantz
A Christian woman has an affair. It’s a betrayal beyond mention. She stands to lose everything. Mona Leigh Anderson, a good mother and even better wife, is unaware that her tidy and sheltered world is going to explode into a thousand pieces. And by her own hand, she launches the grenade of destruction. Brian Anderson is a principled man, a leader in the church. Never in all his days did he believe his marriage could come to such a heart-rending testing of his faith, although this is exactly what he’s about to endure. Damaged by deception and infidelity, Mona and Brian seek to repair the mistrust between them because that is the right thing to do. But can they fall in love with each other again, wholeheartedly and without reserve? Can they truly let go of the past and of the most egregious of marital sins, and survive in this world of seduction?
Sarah Jae is a Christian, a wife, and a mother, wholeheartedly yet imperfectly, loving God since she was a child. She wants to share stories about characters with faith who mess up big time due to the seductions in society. In doing so, she’s willing to take a risk and be on the cutting edge of writing for the inspirational market, sharing what’s in her heart and in the world today.
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