Have you ever felt like too much was going on and you just couldn’t handle anything more? Or maybe someone has bothered you so much that you avoid them as much as you can, but they still keep coming back. David felt that way in Faith Blum’s short story, Faith is the Victory, and she’s here today to tell us more about her book.
About the Book
Winning story in Perry Elisabeth Design’s short story contest.
I don’t like change. I know most people get used to it, but I have never been able to. When Dad announced their move and I couldn’t go with them, I didn’t handle it well. Would I ever find the faith to be victorious?
Content warning: A character does attempt suicide, so please read with caution.
Paperback coming soon!
About the Author
Faith Blum started writing at an early age. She started even before she could read! She even thought she could write better than Dr. Seuss. (The picture doesn’t show it well, but there are scribblings on the page of Green Eggs and Ham). Now that she has grown up a little more, she knows she will probably never reach the success of Dr. Seuss, but that doesn’t stop her from trying.
When she isn’t writing, Faith enjoys doing many right-brained activities such as reading, crafting, playing piano, and playing games with her family. One of her dreams is to visit Castle City, Montana. She currently lives on a hobby farm with her family in Wisconsin.
There are many ways to connect with Faith online. All of them can be found in one convenient place: http://FaithBlum.com. On her website you can find links to her various social media sites and both of her blogs.
This book doesn’t have much to do with Faith is the Victory, but if you like Westerns or stories about mail order brides, you might just like this novella. And it’s written by Faith Blum.
What was your original inspiration for this story?
The book cover. My cover designer, Perry Elisabeth Design, announced she was having a short story contest. There would be two winners and the winner would get the cover their story was written for. At first I didn’t think I would enter, but then I came up with a small snippet of an idea of what that young man was doing and I started writing it.
What five words would you choose to describe this story?
Poignant, challenging, victorious, Faith-filled, and intense.
Are you a plotter, or a seat-or-your-pants author?
A little of both, actually. I usually do a little bit of plotting, but then I write without too much regard to the plotting. I try to follow my outlines, but my characters sometimes don’t let me.
Tell us something about you that most people don’t know.
I very rarely go barefoot. I don’t like the feel of whatever dirt is on the floor.
What scenes do you find hardest to write?
The ordinary, day-to-day happenings like a family dinner. It’s hard to write those without the action dragging.
What do you hope readers will take away from your book?
Just because you grew up in a Christian home, does not mean you are a Christian or that you will have a perfect life.
Thank you, Faith, for a great interview!
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Truth Through the Ages Party
Faith and her friend, Amanda Tero, are hosting a Facebook party on September 30th to celebrate their new releases! There will be giveaways, games, fun times, and a grand prize. They are also giving away a set of 4 eBooks to the person who invites the most guests. So head on over, invite some friends and then ask them to vote for you in the poll. The Party link is here and the link to the poll can be found here. They are also doing some fun pre-party posts and on September 26th and 27th, they are taking questions from the guests.