Today’s 3 Questions Wednesday guest is author, Jerusha Agen.
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Jerusha: Jane Austen. She had a remarkable ability to capture absolute reality with a level of wit, intelligence, and insight that rendered her stories not only entertaining, but also edifying. She also had a commitment to avoid writing that was “gross” or reflected a “low scale of morals,” which I greatly admire and appreciate as a reader. That principle did not detract from the realism of her writing one bit!
I am also a fan of Austen. Her characters and situations are timeless.
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Jerusha: Hmm. I’ve never thought of having a “favorite” villain. The most well-written villains make me dislike them intensely! If I had to choose one, I’d say Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. She’s a thoroughly complex and multi-faceted villain who can be funny, as well as alternately kind and cruel. What I like best about her, though, is the unforgettable lesson she provides of the consequences of bitterness and unforgiveness.
Nice choice! I never thought of her as a villainess, but you’re right. Now, one last question:
What project are you currently working on?
Jerusha: I’m excited about my current project, a suspense novel about a Chicago social worker who meets an orphaned teen with unexpectedly unique qualities. As they encounter dangers together, this teenager makes the cynical social worker face long-hidden fears and reconsider everything she thinks about God and life itself.
I’m excited too! As a fan of your Sisters Redeemed series, I’m looking forward to your next release. Thanks so much for participating in 3 Questions Wednesday.
Readers: Jerusha is giving away the e-book version of This Redeemer.
Please leave a comment below to be included in the drawing.
More about Jerusha Agen:
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, Jerusha is the author of the Sisters Redeemed Series, which includes the titles This Dance, This Shadow, and This Redeemer. Jerusha co-authored the e-books A Ruby Christmas, A Dozen Apologies, and The Love Boat Bachelor from Write Integrity Press.
Jerusha relishes snowy Midwest winters spent with her three large, furry dogs and two small, furry cats.
Jerusha’s website: SDG Words
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