Monday, June 27, 2016

Gail Pallotta's Breaking Barriers

We're happy to have Gail Pallotta with us today talking about her book, Breaking Barriers. 

1. What would you like readers to take away from your book?
I hope readers of Breaking Barriers come away realizing that anger can leave lasting scars, but forgiveness heals. I’d also like them to see the hurt in the anger, and if they know someone who suffers from it, attempt to help that person. If they aren’t already working to preserve Christianity, I hope they will. 

2. What kind of planning do you do before writing a novel?
I research the main topic. Then I write a rough plot, overview and character sketches. Sometimes, I have a character journal through me to get to know him or her a little better.

3. What are you working on right now?
I’m writing a series of romantic comedies. 

4. Tell us about your latest release and why you think readers will enjoy it.
 Breaking Barriers is part of Prism Book Group’s Love Is...Series taken from I Corinthians 13: 4 - 8. My sub-title is “Love Isn’t Easily Angered.”
In the action-packed thriller gunshots ring out as Ann Jones enters church. She hides in the bathroom until they stop then stumbles into the sanctuary. The congregation lies dead in pools of blood. To
rebuild the church she starts True Light Guardians. At the first meeting she’s attacked by a terrorist but rescued by James Crawford. He melts her heart, cold from her father’s abuse, and they fall for each other. She’s afraid to commit to love that might grow angry later like the type she knew as a child. James yearns to stop other attempts on Ann’s life, but can’t. Tormented by her constant risks, he breaks up with her. When an assault sends her to the hospital, an unlikely ally shares Ann’s plight with James, but he reveals a lead that puts all three of them in even more danger.
I think people will enjoy the suspense, the developing friendship between the main character and a co-worker, her unlikely romance, her realization that love is kind and the importance the book puts on our Christian faith.

5. What is your personal definition of success?
Living in peace and happiness, which I believe we find through Christ.

6. How can readers get in contact with you?
Several ways. I love to hear from readers.
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