1. What inspired you to write this
book?
  Over the years when I was active on Facebook I would post
encouraging words that the Lord would place on my heart. As I received
the word I would then share in hopes of helping another. One day a friend
reached out and stated that my posts have been an encouragement to her when she
really needed it. I then began asking myself if one person has been helped by
this, how can I reach many more? I don’t have many followers on social
media but I prayed for a way to reach more and one day the idea of writing a devotional
came to my mind. Devotionals have been of help to me over the years so I wanted
a way to give back and help others.
 

2. What exactly is it about and who
is it written for?
This book is a Christian daily devotional that is intended to
encourage one in their walk with the Lord, remind readers of Christ’s love for
them and who they are in the eyes of Jesus.

 

3. What do you hope readers will get out
of reading your book?
That regardless of
where they are in their walk with the Lord, to know that they are not alone in
it. We are all a work in progress.
 

4. How did you decide on your book’s title and
cover design?
Book title was based
on my experience over the years as a believer in Jesus Christ. I have learned
that as a believer we are not exempt from trials and tribulations. In moments
where it seemed as if I was alone in my pain, the Lord reminded me, He was with
me, carrying me in those moments that felt unbearable. The title stemmed from
that reminder. The cover design signifies the transformation process as a new
believer. As a butterfly’s transformation evolves from the start of a
caterpillar to the cocoon to the result of a beautiful butterfly, we too have a
transformation process that involves us growing as we go through life
lessons which ultimately prunes us into this beautiful butterfly. 
 

5. What advice or words of wisdom do you have
for fellow writers – other than run!?
Step out in faith while afraid. Faith should always be over
fear. If you know the Lord has called you to write, know that He is
with you every step of the way and will equip you with all that you need.
You may make mistakes but it is ok. Mistakes are inevitable. Afterall, you are
human and you learn and grow from those mistakes. It is part of the process.
 

6. What trends in the book world do you see —
and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
The trend I see in the book world is that the
book world is ever evolving as technology evolves. We started with hardcover
and paperback books to now ebooks, audiobooks. Although I do not know the stats
regarding which book format is more popular over another, I do believe that
Ebooks and audiobooks may be more of the trend now and increasing
in numbers. Between the price of hardcover/paperback vs an Ebook, the
latter is more affordable and I can see how the publishing industry can grow
more in this area. However, there is still a good portion of people who prefer
the actual hardcopy/ paperback copy as I do in some cases. There is something
about having an actual physical copy of a fresh new book in your hands. 
 

7. Were there experiences in your
personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?
  Yes, there were experiences in my
personal life and career that came handy in writing my first book. Some
examples would be heartbreaks, to insecurities to name a few which have been
used for a greater purpose of helping those who may be in these exact seasons
of their life.  
 

8. How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing
similar to? Honestly these two questions are hard for me to answer due to
I being a new author. I have yet to learn what my style is and whose writing it
may be similar to. I have stepped into the unknown expecting to learn and grow
in my writing. 
 

9. What challenges did you overcome in the
writing of this book?
Some of the
challenges I overcame in writing this book were my insecurities and my fear of
the unknown. 
 

10. If people can buy or read one book this
week or month, why should it be yours?
  Because it comes from a sincere heart. My writing
includes some personal experiences that others can relate to. 
 

About The Author: Madeline Gandy born and raised in upstate New
York is a new Christian author. A wife and a mother of three beautiful kids.
Life has not always been easy for Madeline but through her experiences she has
made every effort to keep pushing through. One word she holds on to from the
Holy Bible is perseverance and that is what her life consists of; persevering
in all trials and challenges that life throws at her with Christ as her
foundation. When Madeline could not focus enough to read the Bible in moments of
despair or heartache, she found that devotionals which included scriptures
inspired her and gave her the encouragement to keep moving forward. Her heart
is to encourage those around her who may just need a glimpse of hope in this
dark world, by allowing the light of Jesus shine through her. Although Madeline
is a new writer, she hopes to provide encouragement and inspiration to many
through her writing by the leading of the Holy Spirit. Please see:
https://www.instagram.com/author.you.are.not.alone_?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA==

 

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