Monday, April 13, 2015

Interview with Inspirational Author Mary Ball

Mary L. Ball is an inspirational fiction author and lives in North Carolina between the wondrous mountains and beautiful beaches. She writes about real-life problems, suspense or mystery blended with romance.

Her novels include: Escape to Big Fork Lake, Stone of Destiny, Postmarked Ever After, Christmas at Angel Ranch and Redemption in Big Fork Lake. She is also a contributing author of 21 Stories of Faith. When Mary is not working on her latest story, she enjoys fishing, reading, and singing with her husband at church functions.

Welcome back to my blog, Mary. I love the cover of your book. Please tell us about Redemption in Big Fork Lake.

Linda thanks for having me on your wonderful blog again. I can’t take a lot of credit for the cover. My publisher, Prism Book Group did the cover. The editor-in-chief of Prism, Joan Alley does a fantastic job on all the authors’ books. I call her the cover guru. LOL.
 
Here’s the blub for Redemption in Big Fork Lake: Can he be forgiven? Only after Robert Turner hurts a woman does he realize how much of a hold alcohol has on his life. For Robert, a chance meeting with an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor offers hope. A new devotion to the Lord and a relationship with Belle McBride gives him expectations for a better future. His life appears to be on the right track, until he comes full circle with his past and faces the one mistake that haunts him daily. Can forgiveness free Robert or will heartache drive him to return to the life he once had?

I love inspirational stories. Where did you get your inspiration for this book?

My debut novel titled, Escape to Big Fork Lake was released in 2013. One of the characters in this novel has a drinking problem and caused Samantha (the main character) several problems. He actually attacked her. Many readers asked, “What happened to Rob?” Redemption in Big Fork Lake is Robert’s story.

I like it when an author tells the story about a character from a former book. What kind of research did you do for this novel?

I had to research alcoholism, and the Alcohol Anonymous foundation.

I bet it was interesting what you learned about it. You love to write inspirational stories. What intrigues you most about writing in this genre?

I’m a woman of faith and I enjoy writing about situations that we all can face in this world, and taking my characters through the tough times while highlighting their journey to a graceful outcome.   

I love your answer. Where can my readers find you online?
My website
Also, find me on Face Book

Thank you, Mary, for this awesome interview. I hope my readers will check out your websites.

7 comments:

Library Lady said...

I have the first book in her series and looking forward to reading the new one and finding out, what happens next?
Janet E.
von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary L Ball said...

Thanks Library Lady, I enjoyed Robert's unexpected trip to Big Fork Lake

Ann Ellison said...

I love Mary's books and I really enjoyed the interview. Please don't put me in the drawing for the ebook. I have already this one and I would love for someone else to have a chance to read it.

Sonja said...

Love reading Christian books and hearing about wonderful Christian authors. So happy to read safe books! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cover! Wish I had an e-reader.

Shirley Strait said...

This sounds like a wonderful book.
Thank you both for the interview and giveaway.
Shirley
straitfromthehive(at) gmail(dot) com

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Library Lady! I know you'll enjoy this book since you've read the first one.