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Book Spotlight:That Was Then, This Is Now

That Was Then, This Is Now

ISBN# 978-1-60462-554-7
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Genre: non-fiction, inspirational, encouragement

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BAN Interview with author Paulette Harper

Ultimately, what do you want readers to gain from your book?
There are several things I would like the readers to gain from reading That Was Then, This Is Now. I want them to be empowered, each chapter builds from the previous chapter. The first chapter lays a foundation to ones faith and hope in Christ and from that we can be empowered knowing that our faith is what we need in these difficult times.

I want the readers to be encouraged. We live in such uncertain times, yet we serve a God who has promised to provide and meet all our needs. We can be assured that God will take care of us because of the covenant He has made with us.

I want the readers to know that the best is yet to come. I realize that some people are not going to believe that statement because they are looking at a situation that looks impossible, however I know because of my own experiences I can say with complete confidence that what ever people are facing it will get better.

What would you say has been your most significant achievement as a writer?
My most significant achievement as a writer has been touching the lives of those that have read the book. When I have captured the readers attention in my writings and have pulled them into the story and they walk with me through the pages, I believe that is a great achievement. Writing is my ministry so if I have encouraged and have given someone hope when there was none, I've achieved much.

What advice would you give a new writer?
Promote, promote, promote. I would suggest they start early. Contacting everyone that could possibly help with the finances and marketing. Looking on the Internet for ways to reach your readers, getting a website, flyer's and if you could afford it, hire someone to help promote.

Name 3 things that it takes to make a successful author, in your opinion?
In my opinion a successful auhor has these qualities: determination, patience and finances.

A successful author has to be determined to complete his/her manuscript regardless of the delays one may face. Life will constantly put distractions before you but your project must take priority.

A successful author must be patient. Although you may have a time frame when your manuscript will be completed but the production of a book depends on others. You must be patient with the process when your release date gets pushed out, when there are printing problems or when something happens that you have no control over.

A successful author must have finances. Without properly considering the cost to promote and market your book you will get discouraged when opportunities present themselves and you are not financially able to take advantage of those opportunities. Do your research to determine how you are going to get your book published, mainstream traditional publisher or self-publishing. There are disadvantages and advantages to both.

Paulette Harper
Best Selling Author of That Was Then, This Is Now This Broken Vessel Restored

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