Blog Tour: The Plan by Charlene AmmonsPosted in fiction, tour
Synopsis: Omega, Alabama in 1941 was a place that only story tellers could dream of. Times were hard and faith was wandering; until Mode Lee entered the picture. The handsome preacher brought what appeared to be a miracle after miracle to the tight knit community. However, evil things lurked in the wake of the arrival of the "Man of God". It would take a frightened, mentally unstable child; the mother of the county sheriff; and a wild natured redhead to bring the truth to light. Everyone claims to have a plan. Only One is The Plan.
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What made you want to become a writer?
I've been writing stories since I was in middle school. For me, writing is my release, my therapy, my escape to a world better than the one I'm in. I have the control over what happens. I guess the best thing about being a writer is speaking without interruption. I can say what I feel is important. I can make people think just by speaking my mind.
Where do you get your inspirations from?
My inspiration comes from everyday life. The experiences I have had, things I have overheard. My day to day life gives me plenty of material. Every good thing, every bad thing. Also the regional folklore from Northwest Florida gives me inspiration. There is so much history here and I want to share it, with my own twist of course.
Other than writing books, what else do you do in your free time?
In my free time, I like to garden, bird watch, travel, take photographs, paint, and make jewelry. I also love to travel and collect antiques.
If you could work with another author, who would it be?
I really love PC And Kristen Cast and have enjoyed reading the House of Knight series. I would think it would be awesome to do something with them.
What are major themes of your work?
My major themes deal with being different...there's nothing wrong with being the black sheep. Also that looks are deceiving. My stories involve strong, independent women in a time period when women were supposed to be seen but not heard.
Are there any recent works you admire?
There are several but I would have to say The Hunger Games Trilogy. Especially the second book in the series, Catching Fire.
Which character in the book do you think you can relate to the most?
I probably relate the most to Lola. She's the black sheep of her family. She's hot-headed and opinionated. She's a free and wild spirit but yet under all of that, she's broken...fragile. Much like the honeysuckle vines that run rampant throughout Omega, her hometown.
What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
Inspiration for this book comes from several sources: my college studies of serial killers, my own personal experiences in small town life (dealing with hypocrites, whores, and people riding coat tails of their family name), regional ghost stories and true life events my family told me about from their lives growing up poor in the South during the Depression.
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