Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Interview with Julie Arduini

Why do you write the kind of books you do?

I long to see readers find freedom through surrender so I write about surrender issues that we all probably face.

What is your current work in progress?

Entangled, Book 2 in the Adirondack series. This is Carla’s story and I can’t wait to share it.

I can't wait to read it, Julie. How do you choose your settings for each book?

I want to introduce readers to Upstate NY so this series is based in the Adirondacks. I’m already thinking of ideas for another series and that would be the Finger Lakes region.

I've driven through that area years ago. Beautiful country. What three things about you would surprise readers?

I was born on Good Friday with tornado warnings, I hate eggs, and enjoy NASCAR.

I'm not overly fund of eggs either. What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

 I enjoy taking amateur nature photos. Anyone can take a look on Instagram or Pinterest @JulieArduini.

 Tell us about Entrusted

Entrusted is about a city girl who moves to the Adirondack mountains and produces a lot of change for the local grocer.

Is there one particular message or “moral of the story” you hope readers walk away with?

To surrender fear. For Jenna, it’s the fear she won’t belong. For Ben, it’s fear of death and change. God’s got those things. And He’s got you.

Will we know what happens to your character after the end of the book?

Not only that, all the characters from Entrusted will be included in Entangled. Jenna has a few key scenes with Carla in Entangled.

 What’s on the horizon for you?  What will you be writing next? 

After Entangled comes the last in the series, Engaged. That will be Trish Maxwell’s story. I’m also one of the Write Integrity authors involved in the romance where readers choose the heroine, The Love Boat Bachelor.

Where can readers find you online?

 You can find me across social media (FB, Twitter, G+, Pinterest, Instagram) @JulieArduini. I’d love for readers to visit me at my website, http://juliearduini.com.

Julie Arduini is an author with a passion to encourage readers to find freedom through surrender. Her first Adirondack contemporary romance, Entrusted, gives readers hope to surrender fear. A Walk Through the Valley will soon be available as an infertility devotional with 5 other authors. She blogs every other Wednesday at Christians Read and is a frequent contributor to Jasmine’s Place. To learn more about her writing and love of chocolate, visit http://juliearduini.com. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children.


Julie Arduini said...

Thanks, Laura! That was fun. The only eggs I like are chocolate peanut butter.

Judy said...

Great interview with Julie!

Judy B

Julie Arduini said...

Thanks, Judy!

Penny McGinnis said...

I know readers will love your books! Nice interview, Julie.

Kathleen Friesen said...

Great interview, Laura and Julie! I've never been to upstate NY, but your descriptions make me want to visit there. And I love your goals in writing. What a blessings you are!

Deborah K. Anderson said...

I enjoyed this, ladies. And . . . I also enjoy scrambled eggs . . . with cheese. :-)

God's blessings on both of you.