Today we welcome Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance and author Bonnie Calhoun to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) What is your favorite book? [Bible excluded]
Bonnie: LOL…my favorite books changes from month to month and year to year! As great writers come on the scene, and other writers improve or dig deep and touch a nerve the writing exhilarates and excites. I have several that I guess I could consider favorites…now you have to remember, my favorite style of writing contains the 3-B’s…blood, body count and blowing things up. So one of my old favorites was The Stand by Stephen King. It was the only 1154 page book I’ve ever read. And my new favorite is a tie between two SERIES...the Hunger Games and the Divergent series. What I find interesting is that I read The Stand in 1978, and the other two in the past year…and my favorite genre has remained faithful to dystopian worlds.
(2) If you could walk into any book, what literary character would you want to be?
Bonnie: Hmmm…that is a tough one because I have so many characters in my head that they’d really revolt if I deserted them for some unknown 🙂 I’ve never had a physical hero in any living person like star or sports figure, and I since I love the dystopian genre I can’t really say that any of those are worlds I want to visit any time soon…although the way we’re going in today’s world we might meet up with that scenario a lot sooner than we’d like.
If I was pinned down with the threat of spiders crawling across my face, I’d panic and say, Selah from my present series…or Sloane Templeton from my first book. I wrote both of those characters as an extension of my wild side, so I could visit both worlds readily and make hay while the sun shined.
(3) If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Bonnie: Okay…well see…you sorta locked that one down by specifying “in the world.” If there were unlimited possibilities I’d like to try planets in other galaxies where they think life could be supported…just to see what’s there. After all in Genesis God said (in original King James) that it grieved Him that he made man flesh. So I’d like to see if He found any other favorite medium to form with. But if I’m relegated to this world, I’d say Hawaii. I really like that state!
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In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city.
It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah’s really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers–and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander’s distinctive mark has suddenly appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her–Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.
With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.
Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.”
She lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though she’d rather buy fish at the grocery store. Bonnie shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of whom think she’s waitstaff!
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