Friday, April 29, 2016

Feature Friday Author Ginger Solomon and Her Book “Second Choice”

I’m pleased to welcome back Author Ginger Solomon, where here we’ll learn more about Ginger and her 4/28/16 release, Second Choice.
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Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer — in that order (mostly). When not homeschooling her youngest four, doing laundry or fixing dinner, she writes or reads romance of any genre, some sci-fi/fantasy, and some suspense. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and writes regularly for two blogs. In addition to all that, she loves animals, likes to do needlework (knitting, crocheting, and sometimes cross-stitch), and is a fan of Once Upon a Time and Dr. Who.  

Oh, I enjoy cross-stitch, Ginger! Okay, let's get started.

What three books did you enjoy as a child and tell us why? I was an avid reader, so it's incredibly hard to point out just one. I remember loving Charlotte's Web, and then a little later, I loved mysteries. One of my 8th grade teachers had a cabinet full of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. We were allowed to check them out to take home and read. I probably read one every few days. I was a slower reader back then. :)

What three books did you enjoy as a teen and tell us why? Oh, sad to say, I loved Harlequin romances as a teen. I don't remember where I got them, but I could devour one in a few hours.

What was your inspiration for Second Choice? Many of my readers begged for Anaya's story after reading One Choice, my debut novel. When thinking about how her tale would go, I knew I wanted to make it a marriage of convenience/tradition type book, similar to One Choice, but it had to be different, too. I had hinted about her upcoming nuptials in One Choice, so I already knew she had a few noble sons to choose from--a list her father had provided for her. Then I explored the "what if" question. What if her first choice turned out to be someone other than who he pretended to be? What if she only had a few short weeks to make a second choice? And so, Second Choice was born.

This sounds intriguing, Ginger, what do you find is your greatest challenge in the creative process of writing a book? Tying up all of my plot points. I am an organic (seat of the pants) writer. As such, I sometimes forget what I've written in the beginning. Thank goodness for the editing process, even though I hate it.

Sounds like my writing style. What’s your greatest challenge after a book is published? Marketing. I hate trying to "sell" things to people. It feels like I'm being pushy or even arrogant to shove my books in their faces. I'm getting over it.

This is good you’re accepting the promotional part, because it is so necessary, isn’t it.

Where can you be found online?
Inspy Romance Blog:
Where can readers purchase Second Choice?

Give us the book blurb for Second Choice:
Set to be married in less than a month, Princess Anaya Vallis’s intended runs away, leaving only a cryptic note behind. Her father insists the wedding go forth as planned with a new groom. She has days to make a second choice.

Titus Vasco is like a ship without a rudder, floating through life without purpose. Until she calls. He accepts her proposal without hesitation.

But wedded bliss does not come easily. Two virtual strangers brought together by unforeseen circumstances must learn to trust each other and God’s plan for their lives in order to achieve the happily-ever-after they both long for.
Great teaser, Ginger. What do you hope readers will take away from this book? As Isaiah 55:9 tells us, God's ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. Life doesn't always turn out the way we expect, or even like, but God always has our best in mind.

Perfect truth!    
Ginger, thank you for being here on Feature Friday.
Until next time . . . read Ginger Solomon’s Second Choice.


  1. Thanks for hosting me again, Jean Ann. It was a blast answering your questions. I learn so much about myself. LOL

    1. You are most welcome, Ginger. Your story sounds fascinating and I adore book cover. Whoever did this cover did a great job!

    2. Yes, she did, and she did it on her first try. I only made one small adjustment, and it was an insignificant one at that. :)

      AM Design Studio is who my publisher hired. She was great to work with, too.