Friday, November 20, 2015

Author Interview with Molly Zenk

The lovely Molly Zenk stopped by today to talk about her new book, OUT OF CHARACTER! Check out what she had to say, and be sure to stay until the end for a chance to win a paperback copy of her book!

Before we get started, here is a bit about Molly's book....

After the loss of her brother, actress Harmony Jones struggles with daily life. Landing the lead role on the hit faith based living history show, 1700s Life, might be the perfect way to reconnect with her faith and be her big acting break.

Tired of hiding his strong faith and convictions to get secular roles, David Hawkins jumps at the chance to play the curate on 1700s Life. It's the perfect vehicle to spread God’s word.

Elliot Banes’ career needs an image makeover, so he accepts the naval hero role on 1700s Life. Getting away from his overbearing mother is an added bonus. His true hope is to learn to speak his mind instead of always fading into the background.

When a scripted love triangle between Harmony, David, and Elliot becomes a real life love triangle, Harmony must make a difficult decision. She hoped to find her wavering faith, she didn't count on finding love as well. If that was her only obstacle, the role would be a breeze. Unfortunately, there’s an on-set spy intent on causing drama. Can Harmony see through all the lies and secrets to the truth in her heart, or will she end up falling for the wrong man?

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Without further ado, let's have a chat with Molly...

1. What was your favorite scene in OUT OF CHARACTER and why?
I'm not sure I have a specific favorite scene.  I like how all the main characters stories weave together.  I do like Katie's journey because she changes the most out of everyone.

2. What was the hardest part about writing OUT OF CHARACTER?
Having 4 very different, distinct narrators.  Some were more 'talkative' than others.

3. Can you tell us what you've got in the works next?
I have a series of picture books featuring special needs characters and I'm also writing the sequel to OUT OF CHARACTER.  It picks up immediately where OUT OF CHARACTER ends and follows the characters through filming season two of 1700s Life.

4. Where did you get the idea for OUT OF CHARACTER?
It started as a straight historical fiction novel but one too many people told me historical fiction was a 'hard sell' so I came up with the idea of the characters being actors on a living history TV shows to give it a unique twist and modern sensibility.  It's evolved a lot since then.  I'm really happy with the final published book.

5. Any words of wisdom for other authors out there?
Stick with it and be true to yourself.  Write what you love, not what you think will make you rich quick.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Molly! If you haven't already picked up a copy of OUT OF CHARACTER, be sure to do so! It's a fantastic read :-) Or, if you're feeling lucky, try your hand at winning a paperback copy!