- Title: Athena (The Newport Ladies Book Club Series Book)
- Author: Heather B. Moore
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc; 1st edition (November 1, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1608619443
- ISBN-13: 978-1608619443
- FTC FYI: I was given a review copy in exchange for an honest review.
- Review by: Sheila
Heather B. Moore
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Writing ATHENA was quite a bit different than my other books. ATHENA was a very interactive process because my brainstorming was with my co-series authors, instead of myself. Along the way, I’d be asking Josi, Julie, and Annette questions, such as “Should Athena get back together with Karl?” . . . or they’d be asking me questions, such as “Why doesn’t Athena want to get into a committed relationship with a man?” All of this was during the writing process.
2. Are you like your character Athena in any way?
I have a lot of similarities to Athena–I tend to be a bit of a work-a-holic. I’m very task-oriented and don’t do “fun” things when there’s a to-do list to be completed. I only have a few close friends–and it takes time to develop those relationships. My mother isn’t as nosy as Athena’s mother, but she’s definitely a “do-it-all” personality.
3.You have written a lot of historical fiction in the past. Do you like writing contemporary fiction better or is it just a fun change of pace?
Writing contemporary is definitely a fun change of pace. But I wouldn’t say I prefer one over the other. Historical takes more time simply because of the research, but the process is the same as far as character motivation and plot development.
4. Did you learn anything from writing “Athena”? Is there a message you would like your readers to gain?
Developing Athena from a woman who isolates herself in many ways, and having her grow into a happier more well-rounded person, definitely let me see areas in my life that I needed to slow down as well and appreciate the “journey” more than just focusing on the end-goals. A message to others would be to let others into your lives and let them help and serve you as you are doing the same for them.
5. Which character in The Newport Ladies Book Club will you be writing next?
I’ve written RUBY’s story and it’s currently at my publisher for consideration. It was a wonderful novel to write and I think readers will be surprised when they learn about the real Ruby. On the outside, she seems to be almost perfect and such a wonderful caregiver, always putting others first. But that’s because she’s afraid to look inside and face her flaws, some of which have been haunting her for years.
6. Are you a late night writer or an early morning writer?
I’m a morning person, which makes me a morning writer–because my brain is less foggy. I get up between 4 and 6 am most days and get a couple of hours in. Then I find other snatches throughout the day as well. But after about 10:00 p.m. my brain is mush!
Thank you for the interview Heather!
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