Synopsis: “God Has Spoken”
Official Release date: November 25, 2014
How hard is it to forgive? After finding the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby, learning the identity of her birth father and her biological brother, Dupree is left distraught and betrayed. Like a volcano about to erupt, she vows to have nothing to do with her newly discovered family–so help her God! However, if Dupree’s mother, Tiny, has anything to say about it, Dupree won’t be able to keep that vow.
How does a former teenage runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Tiny’s quest for happiness and independence in Kingston, Jamaica, has taken her on a life-altering journey through hell. After a vicious attack and a serious sickness that leaves her fighting for her life in the hospital, Tiny prays for death . . . but then God speaks. Will she listen to His voice? What exactly is He saying?
1. If readers wanted to get an inside look at the person you are, what and whom would they see?
They would see a very kind hearted woman. I love to help people and will give the shirt off my back, if necessary. For me, it is so soul-fulfilling and rewarding to know that I can make a difference in someone’s life (no matter how small) by giving a helping hand.
2. Why did you choose to write Christian Fiction?
As a Christian, I’ll be the first person to tell you that I make mistakes all the time. However, for some reason my God just won’t let me go. He loves me beyond my faults and He is always there for me. This encourages me to try harder and to be grateful for God’s mercy and grace. I knew I had to share this with my readers. It’s important for me to keep it real at all times, because even though we are Christians, we are still human and we live in an imperfect world. So it was a no brainer for me to write Christian Fiction because every praise will always be given to God!
3. Was it your goal to become a writer, or was it something that inspired you to choose this field?
Growing up in rural Jamaica without electricity until I was about eleven-years-old, I used to read a lot (I mean many, many books). I would sit by that little kerosene oil lamp and lost myself into those characters. One day I was Cinderella, the next day I was a Princess marrying my Prince. But most importantly, I had an alternative ending to most of the books I read. I would rewrite the stories in my head with different outcomes. I knew even then that I wanted to become a writer and this feeling only intensified as I grew older. It’s my desire to touch people’s lives with inspirational stories.
4. What are some of the timeless if not memorable occurrences that shaped you as a writer?
One event that helped shaped me as a writer was the unexpected, heartbreaking, sudden death of my uncle. He was like a father to me and his passing shook me to the very core of my being. But through this tragedy came my rededication to Christ and the thirst to achieve a dream that laid dormant all these years…becoming a writer. My uncle was a child of God and he encouraged me to be a better person. Therefore, writing my first novel was not only therapeutic but it was in honor of a man who believed in me, and helped me to believe in myself.
5. What did you learn while writing this novel and how does it impact your life?
While writing this novel I learned that whatever God has in store for me, must be for me. No one can take away my blessings. It was hard to believe I was actually writing my second novel. If someone had told me a few years ago that I would be a published author of not one but two books, I wouldn’t believe it. Nothing in life comes easy for me and getting a book deal was one of them. However, I was more confident when writing this book and absolutely grateful for the opportunity that the Lord gave me. It’s my intention to just keep growing and to continue writing stories from the heart. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Yes, I can!
6. Tell us about your book and what motivated you to write this story?
This book is actually the sequel to my first book, “Are You There, God?” In this book readers will find out what happens now that my main character, Dupree, finds the biological mother who abandoned her as a baby and learns the identity of her birth father and her biological brother. Will Dupree be able to forgive these people for their deception? I was motivated to write this story because it will address something that I think most, if not all of us struggle with on a day to day basis; the will to forgive.
I also answer the question that many wanted to know by telling Tiny’s story. How does a former teenage runaway become a wealthy, sophisticated business executive? Beware because everything is not always what it seems.
So we asked Him the question, “Are You There, God?” and now we need to listen because “God Has Spoken.”
7. What is the underlying message of this story?
The underlying message of this story is very simple yet so very vital to our existence; no matter what you are going through in life, always remember it’s not over until God has spoken. He has the final say in all that we do!
8. What is next on the horizon for you as an author?
Well, I am now writing my third book and have ideas for the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh…LOL. You get the picture. I was hit by the ‘writing bug’ and want to continue to write stories that will not only entertain readers but will inspire and uplift them. It’s my prayer that I will develop a good reader base as I keep on attending book fairs and book signings etc. and I’ll always grow as a writer and be recognized as a good one too.
9. How can readers contact you?
I would really love to hear from my readers and they may contact me through my website at: http://www.theresaacampbell.com. I also have a mailing list that I hope they’ll join so I can keep in touch with them. Also, I’m on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
10. Where can your books be purchased?
My books may be purchased on Amazon (paperback and eBook) and from book stores nationwide. Please get your copies today!