Hello everyone! Thank you Jodi for having me as your guest, I appreciate that. My name is Kelly Hagen, and I'm the author of the recently released “Haunted by the Past”.
In “Haunted by the Past”, you’ll meet a young Christian named Nadia. Nadia’s life seemed to be just right, until one day when that all changed.
You’ll also meet Trent. Trent is a friendly guy, and has over a short amount of time grown very fond of Nadia.
But her past is making their friendship somewhat eventful.
Nadia never dreamed her life would be turned upside down, but that’s exactly what happened after her husband’s murder. After she receives a chilling letter in the mail soon after his death, she decides to move out of town, in hopes to leave it all behind. Trent has been praying for God to lead the right woman into his life. As soon as he lays eyes on Nadia he knows she’s the one. But will the situation they find themselves in be more than he can handle? Will their faith in God be enough to bring them through the uncertain future Nadia faces, letting their friendship grow into more?
1. Tell us a little about yourself.
Growing up I never enjoyed writing, or reading for that matter. It wasn’t until a few years back that the reading “bug” got a hold of me. To my surprise I found that I actually enjoyed reading historical romance. That was a very odd thing to find out about myself!
I didn’t grow up wanting to be a writer, like some authors, if not most authors’ do. The thought never crossed my mind to be perfectly honest. But God had other plans. He’s opened the door for me on many different occasions and things continue to move forward. So, for as long as He leads me in this journey, I will follow.
I also enjoy spending time with my family, and listening to music. That is one thing I have always enjoyed.
2. Have you written other books? If so, what are the titles?
As a matter of fact I have. I have a children’s book that was published in 2011 called “Jake and Jesus”. It’s a story about a boy and his best friend- Jesus. You can find it on Amazon.
3. Why do you write?
I write to glorify God, and to bring encouragement to others. I write to let people know, that no matter how old we are or what we’re going through God is there. He loves us.
4. Do you use an outline, plot, or just see where the story takes you?
I just see where the story takes me. I write what God places on my heart, and when God places it on my heart. I’m not one (at least not yet) that can sit down and “force” myself to write. I’ve tried that in the past and let me tell you, it did not turn out well. All that could change in time though.
5. Do you ever get writers block? If so how do you overcome it?
I don’t know that I’d call it writers block. There are just times of silence where I don’t write. Then from out of no where all these ideas and words will hit me. That’s when I tend to be in front of my computer for hours at time.
6. Do you prefer to read ebooks, paperback, or hardback?
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my kindle…but…nothing takes the place of me being able to hold a book in my hands and turn the pages.
7. What are you currently working on?
I’m currently working on the story of Trent’s past. I hope to have it out early next year.
8. What is your favorite book of the Bible?
My favorite book of the Bible is James. I think it really helps me to keep myself in check.
9. Where can readers find your books?
You can find “Haunted by the Past” & “Jake and Jesus” on Amazon.
You can find me on:
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Haunted-Past-Novella-Kelly-Hagen/dp/1617521647/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380657710&sr=8-1&keywords=haunted+by+the+past+by+kelly+hagen
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Jake-and-Jesus-ebook/dp/B0079G0UVM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1380658501
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