— R.A. Giggie

☆ ☆ ☆ Welcome, R.A. Giggie! ☆ ☆ ☆

r.a. giggie

R.A.’s Book :

Fun Facts :

–  What are five things you cannot leave the house without?

– My cell phone. It’s a Windows Phone and I use it to write my books when I’m away from home.
– My headphones because my cell phone has an MP3 player.
– My keys.
– I’m not sure there’s anything I cannot leave the house without.

– What chore do you absolutely hate doing? 
– Dishes! I always did!

– What is your favorite body part? 
-Interesting question. My hands. I need them for writing, but also for signing at church to our deaf members.

– Do you prefer colored or white socks?
-I like both. It all depends what I’m wearing.

– What vegetable do you hate?
– I can’t think of any. I love vegetables.

– What song makes you want to dance?
-Anything with a real upbeat rhythm.

– What is your favorite sandwich?
– Grilled ham and cheese, dipped into French toast batter before going in the pan. A dear friend gave me this recipe a few years ago and I’ve always loved it. It adds protein to the sandwich too. I do that with all my grilled cheese now. (thanks Cindy).

About R.A Giggie :

I was born and raised in a small French community in Quebec, Canada, and later moved to New Brunswick where I met my husband. We have two grown-up sons, who have left the nest, and we’re blessed with a beautiful grandson.

When I was a teenager, my mother, my biggest motivator at the time, worked as a reporter for the local newspaper. Oftentimes, she used my poems as ‘fillers’ on some of the pages. That kept me writing but at the time it was all in fun.

A few years ago, I read two novels series by Davis Bunn (Winner Take All and The Great Divide). Through these, God spurred my passion for writing and it was then I started to take it seriously. I tried my hand at a court drama, but failed big time. So I set it aside, and took the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) challenge where one has to write 50,000 words in 30 days. I had no idea where the story was going, as I don’t plot but write by the seat of my pants. I was half way through the book before I decided who the kidnapper was and why she’d taken this child. Until then, she’d been a nameless “young woman.”

In the process of developing this story, I fell in love with the characters (yes, even the antagonist, the kind of person you love to hate) and I wanted to do something with it. After editing and rewriting, I entered a publishing contest. I didn’t win but refused to give up. I went through more edits and more rewrites and re-entered the same contest the following year. This time, Stella’s Plea made the top of the shortlist. I knew there was hope! I started working with a local editor and after several months, she spoke the sweet words I’d been dying to hear: Go ahead! You story is ready. I self-published it on Amazon.

Now, I’m almost finished my second novel. It’s actually the one I started before Stella’s Plea. I still want to write a court drama, lack “court room savvy.” I tip my hat to authors like Bunn). I’ve added unpredictable twists and developed it into something I truly love and hope my readers will too.

People ask me where I get my ideas for writing. I have a smooth rock on my desk. I picked up on a beach last summer. I sometimes joke that it is my muse. All joking aside though, God knows my heart. He knows I look to Him for ideas because my goal is to reach the lost for Christ trough my writing. God’s given me the gift of speech (and anyone who knows me will vouch for that!), and I try to use it through writing. I want to use my stories to witness to people.

Contact R.A.:
Facebook: httpys//www.facebook.com/ragiggie
Twitter: http://twitter.com/stellasplea
My blog: http://reneeanngiggie.com


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