Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jerusha Agen talks No love, No pain in her debut novel

Meet Jerusha Agen, who talks about her debut book This Dance,
book one of Dance Sisters Redeemed

PRINT $14.99 ISBN-13: 978-1-938092-44-2
DIGITAL $4.99 ISBN-13: 978-1-938092-45-9

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About the Book:

No love, no pain. No God, no games.

A tragedy three years ago destroyed Nye's rise to the top of the dancing world as an upcoming tango star, and in the process destroyed her reason for living. She survived the pain and built a new life resembling nothing like the one she left behind, determined never to hurt again.

Nye's emotional walls hold up perfectly until she meets a handsome lawyer and an elderly landowner. They seem harmless, but one awakens feelings she doesn't want and the other makes her face the God she can't forgive. Will these two men help Nye dance again?

Jerusha, what do you love about this book?

I have always loved dancing and studied ballet for several years when I was young, so the idea of writing about a former dancer is in part what first made me fall in love with this story. The central character, Nye Sanders, is an artist and, as an artist myself, I can understand and relate to her artistic personality. I also love the topics that God enabled me to deal with in this book. I hope that Nye's experience with great loss and her struggle with God because of that loss will be of help to others.

Tell us something you learned during the research that fascinated you.

Nye's new career as the manager of a private equity firm required me to learn about a field with which I was previously unfamiliar. It never ceases to amaze me how many careers and different "worlds" I know nothing about! Part of the joy of writing is getting to explore those worlds and become an "expert" while I'm working on the story.

What do you hope readers will tell other potential readers about your book?

I hope they will say that this book is more than just entertaining. I pray that people who read This Dance will be able to honestly say it touched them, changed them, and, most of all, brought them closer to Christ.

About the Author:

Jerusha Agen is a lifelong lover of story--a passion that has led her to a B.A. in English and a highly varied career. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers, her fiction and nonfiction have been published in various journals, magazines, and newsletters.

In addition, she is a screenwriter, and several of her original scripts have been produced as films. Jerusha is also a film critic, with reviews featured at the website, www.RedeemerReviews.com.

Jerusha relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her large, furry dogs and one little, furry cat.

Visit Jerusha’s website at www.SDGwords.com. Follow Jerusha on Twitter @SDGwords and Facebook (Jerusha Agen – SDG Words).

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