Barbara Robinson Guests Today! by Paula Rose Michelson

Today, I’ve posted my interview with J.B, a well known author, whose novel Southern Superstitions, releases on Sunday, January 15, 2012. 

Me, “What is your genre?”

J.B, “Christian Romantic Suspense”

“Romantic suspense, I already loving that read! Why are you drawn to this particular style?”

“I love romance with mystery and intrigue.”

Me, “How many books have you written? Had published or self-published?”

J.B, “I'm working on my third. One, Last Resort, released July 15. Southern Superstitions releases January 15. Whispering Cypress will release August 15, 2012.”

“I don’t know how you can accomplish so much in such a short time! But I do know that your readership proves you’re a novelist worth reading! Share something about your writing life.”

“I’m a morning person. and love French vanilla coffee and writing time first thing before daylight.”

“Have you won any writing awards?”

J.B, “I won first prize for a short story in fiction-writing competition in college, first Runner-up in Florida Writers Association novel contest.”

“Which authors do you most admire?”

“Lynn Austin for her writing style, Chris Fabry for Dogwood, Naomi Much for The Green Veil and The Red Fury. Shawna K. Williams for No Other, In All Things, and The Good Fight, Eva Marie Everson for her Southern novels.”

“That’s quite a list! It proves that reading what we like to write, informs our writing. How can your work benefit, build up, or change a reader’s view of, or perspective of topic you're writing about?”

J.B, “My work may change a reader's view about forgiveness, eating disorders, swimming in creeks or rivers during the hot summer months, inspire, or encourage a closer walk with God, as I've been told by a few readers that Last Resort did, illustrate faith, and one reader/reviewer stated that Last Resort presented an inventive take on a villain. I hope readers will be entertained with sensational strawberry stories that keep them guessing until the end, like putting a puzzle together. They're unpredictable.”

“This sounds like a must read!”

Hope Lives even as a Last Resort
By B. J. Robinson

"Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. . . . For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” 1Thessalonians verses 4:13, 16-18

She and I stood in the front yard of the old apartment house. Lisa wore a light pink suit jacket, and her sad brown eyes looked directly into mine as she said, "I hope it's not cancer. I don't want to die." That visual image is sealed in my mind as vivid today as it was seven years ago when I lost my youngest sister. Bird-like hands clutched a shining gold star with a pearl-head pin. She handed  it to me, "I want you to wear this." When she died, the heavens raged. Storm clouds covered the land and hurricanes blew in from the sea. That year, twelve blustery ones battered America's shores. The last, a storm named Lisa, tiny and non-threatening like her, eventually faded out over land. On September 13, a summons came for Lisa. Sent on a mission, angels ferried another angel home. As I fell to my knees bedside my bed and cried, I said a silent prayer. Then, I opened my Bible, and the  Comforter sent me encouragement. I knew then, that even in death, hope lived, for I'd see my youngest sister again in heaven.

Dear Lord, thank you for Your encouraging Word and the gift of eternal life through Your son, Jesus. Thank you for opening my eyes so I no longer grieve without hope, Amen.

Lives disrupted: 

You’re a young adolescent girl and life is too competitive--the competition is being the thinnest. It's  sad when people diet themselves to death. Many lives are disrupted with the loss of a loved one. In Last Resort, the main character Faith has lost her sister to an eating disorder. This was an important topic to brooch because I lost my youngest sister in 2004 right after Hurricanes Charley and Frances. She wanted to share her story in hopes of helping others. Though my novel is romance, mystery, suspense, and intrigue entwined, this subject is one of several important messages. God's love is the most important of all. Without it, we'd all be lost. Even in death, there's hope, and I used this scripture in my debut Christian romance novel Last Resort to encourage those who have lost loved ones through death.
Book Trailer for Last Resort
Read a free excerpt from the publisher. This book may be purchased here as a PDF file to read on your computer. Buy here if you own a Nook. Available here for the Kindle.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ©1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.

B. J. Robinson writes from Florida. Last Resort is her debut Christian romantic suspense. Southern Superstitions releases January 15, 2012, and Whispering Cypress releases August 15, 2012, all through Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. When she's not  writing, she's reading, and reviewing books on her blog. Visit B. J. at

Monthly I post information about a book or an interview with a published author. If you are interested in guesting on my "Year of 5,000 Books Blog," please contact me. 
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B. J. Robinson said...

Thanks for having me as a guest, Paula. I've really enjoyed visiting. May God bless you with sweet success in your writing endeavors for Him. BJ Robinson

Anonymous said...

I've loved having you, and know that readers will have a rare treat when they purchase your latest release.

May God continue to bless you, and your work.

Yours in Messiah,
Paula Rose Michelson

My Name is Paula Rose Michelson said...


Having you as my first guest on this blog has been wonderful! I hope those that dropped by decide to buy your book because I know their in for a great ride!

In Him,
Paula Rose Michelson

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