Her’s was my second most touching book of all time. Yes! One Woman Falling was cued from her life experiences and with fictional twist. Very touch book.
Let us meet the wonderful Melanie
1. Tell us a little about yourself?
I live in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley with my husband and three daughters. We have several pets: three dogs, two cats, two hens and a pond full of Koi and gold fish. My day job is being the office manager for my husband’s construction business. In my free time and when the weather is agreeable, I like to spend time outdoors. In the colder months I enjoy reading, baking and watching movies.
2. How did you get yourself to write One Woman Falling?
I’ve always loved writing, but writing One Woman Falling was difficult because it was inspired by painful events in my own life. However, over and over again, God convinced me writing One Woman Falling was something I needed to do. I knew there were so many other women with stories similar to mine and I wanted to make those stories known and, hopefully, understood.
3. How many books have you written, which one is most dear to you?
One Woman Falling is my only novel so far (I’m currently working on my second, One Way Home, scheduled to be published September 2020.) I’ve also written a children’s book, but it has not been published. No matter what I write next, One Woman Falling will have a special place in my heart because it’s my first novel and reflects my own journey of healing from abuse.
4. What was earnest in your heart you wanted to communicate when write your book?
One of the main things I wanted to communicate in writing my book was that God is always pursuing you, even when you are not pursuing Him. When bad things happen, it’s easy to wonder where God is in all of it and if He really cares. In One Woman Falling, I wanted to show how God uses people to both help us and show us His love. He speaks to each one of us in a unique way.
5. One Woman Falling is not the typical kind of book authors wrote about? How do you handle the depth that comes with writing it?
The depth came naturally to me because I’m a deeply emotional person and the story reflects my own inner journey. It’s also the reason it took me several years to write the story. I had to take it slowly because God was working on my heart throughout the writing process.
6. Did you have support from friends and family when writing?
Yes! My husband has always encouraged my writing and pushed me to keep going when I wanted to give up. My children believed in me thoroughly so I had a strong commitment to not let them down. My parents rooted for me and believed I would succeed. I have friends who are also writers and they encouraged me and helped me become a better writer by critiquing my work.
Melanie, it has been wonderful getting a peak into world.
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