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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Looking Out the Window: Allyson Carter Talks about Her New Book, Hearts Undone

A Warm Welcome to Allyson Carter

Allyson will give away an e-book. To enter to win leave a comment and an e-mail address below
Hi Allyson, first, tell us a little about yourself.

 I’m a mama and wife. I have 4 kids with three on the autism spectrum. Our children are homeschooled.

Were you an avid reader as a child?

I was! What did you read? Wow, that’s a loaded question. I read so many different things. I loved Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Really, there were too many different genres that I would read.

Where do you get ideas for your books?

Everywhere. That’s pretty much where I get my ideas. It can come from a song I heard on the radio, something I read in a newspaper or even on the news.

Do you have to juggle writing with a job, family responsibilities or other obligations?

Yes I do. How do you balance it? Some days I’m not sure. The only way I get anything done is with God’s help. I try and stick to a schedule, which benefits my kids. My hubby is helpful as well. Sometimes, I also write once the kids are in bed, if I didn’t get everything done before.

Are you a plotter or a pantzer? I’m a plotter.

What is your writing schedule and where do you write?

That depends on if I’m homeschooling or during the summer. I usually write once my husband gets home from work. I’ll write for a couple of hours. I strive for a work count each day…usually around 2-3k.

What themes do you write about?

How life is messy. I aim for showing imperfection in my books and how God fixes that. How we need Him to come in and fix us, because no one else can. I also tackle how believers can stumble and how God is waiting there with open arms.

What do you love about this book?

I love this book because it shows all that I talked about before. It shows how someone can mess up so bad and they think God won’t welcome them back. And what do you hope readers will tell others about it? I hope readers will tell others that my books are fresh and edgy, but that God is the center of the story.

Does your faith affect your writing?

Yes. It didn’t use to but now it does. How? There’s always a faith message in my stories. It may be subtle and yet faith is always weaved into the story.

Tell us about your latest book.

Hearts Undone is book 1 in the Carolina Danger series.

About Hearts Undone

After a bitter divorce, Shelby Johnson is looking to rebuild a life for herself and her daughter, Hannah, while avoiding the thing she mistrusts most: men. Her resolve is tested, however, when her brother’s best friend, Mark, moves in across the street and her long-buried feelings for him rise to the surface. Can she open up her heart again? When someone threatens her life, she realizes that her heart isn’t the only thing on the line. She turns to the only man she feels she can trust.

Mark Daniels returns to his hometown to solve a crime committed in the military. When he gets caught up in Shelby's troubles, he knows she needs someone to protect her, but can he be that man? Being around her again is forcing him to face the way he feels—something he’d rather not do. When his past comes to haunt him, he vows to protect Shelby and her daughter until his last breath.

Through God's love, Shelby and Hannah find their way into Mark's heart. Will there be room for God too?

Buy Hearts Undone

Ebook on eLectio Publishing
Ebook on eLectio Publishing
Amazon paperback
Amazon Ebook

Allyson writes Edgy Christian romance and suspense novels. In her books, readers will find emotionally stirring story lines, as well a compelling mixture of suspense and faith. She resides in Missouri with her loving husband and four wonderful children, and three cats. When not spending time with her family, you can find her knitting, and watching perhaps a few way too many suspense and reality television shows.

She can be found around the Internet at these places, Web site, blog, FacebookTwitter and Pinterest.


Linda Weaver Clarke said...

This book sounds intriguing. It should be a great seller with this theme. Good luck with sales, Allyson.

Ally said...

Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Gail.

Thank you Linda for the kind words.

Gail Pallotta said...

Hi Allyson,

The pleasure's mine.

Finbar said...

Congratulations on having a time to write your ideas while dealing with all the children and a homeschool situation. Dedication and determination are the words, no doubt about that. Keep it up and best wishes for future success.