Jennifer Slattery writes soul-stirring fiction for New Hope Publishers, Christian living articles for Crosswalk.com, and devotions for Internet Café Devotions, the group blog, Faith-filled Friends, and her personal blog. She also does content editing for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas’ Firefly imprint, and loves working with authors who are serious about pursuing their calling. When not writing, reading, or editing, Jennifer loves going on mall dates with her adult daughter and coffee dates with her hilariously fun husband.
About Jennifer’s newest book, Breaking Free
Sometimes it takes losing everything to grab hold of what really matters.
Women’s ministry leader and Seattle housewife, Alice Goddard, and her successful graphic-designer husband appear to have it all together. Until their credit and debit cards are denied, launching Alice into an investigation that only leads to the discovery of secrets. Meanwhile, her husband is trapped in a downward spiral of lies, shame, and self-destruction. Can they break free from their deception and turn to the only One who can save them? And will it be in time to save their marriage?
Read an excerpt HERE
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Get to know Jennifer:
What books have influenced your life the most? Though I love, love, love fiction, the books that have impacted me the most have been Living Proof: Sharing the Gospel Naturally by Jim Peterson, Real Women Leading With Proverbs 31 Values by Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder, and Crazy Love by Francis Chan.
What does your family think of your writing? They are incredibly supportive. In fact, my husband saw the writer in me before I realized God was calling me to write. He’s amazing.
Where do you get constructive critiques and feedback? I’m a critique partner addict. I like having a minimum of three people critique my books, followed by at least one beta reader. This usually calls for a complete rewrite, which then calls for more critiques and beta readers… But eventually, I do hit “submit”.
What is your Breaking Free about? The book is largely about God’s faithful love, how He pursues us, and how freedom is found in surrender.
What was your favorite chapter or part to write and why? And what was the hardest? Which part of your book was the most enjoyable to write? The whole process was amazing. Breaking Free was my first full length, completely fiction book, and I really felt God’s presence throughout the writing process. It went through numerous substantial rewrites, but it’s awesome to see this story I felt so certain God planted within me come to print.
Do you plan on writing a sequel to this story? Are there other books in the works? I would like to write a sequel, and early readers have already requested that I do so. (grin) I actually have a book two plotted, but I need to make some major changes before I write it. And I’ve got a couple other books I’d like to tackle first. To your second question, my next novel releases in February, so I’m excited about that.
What do you want readers to take away from your book? I hope they feel God’s unyielding, pursuing love for them and that they respond to Him with full surrender. Because that’s where the abundant life Jesus promised is found.
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