Just a LIttle Faith is written by Amy J. Norris.
Back Cover Blurb from “Just a Little Faith”
Paxson Taylor’s recent relocation to St. Louis leads her to a life different from what she’s experienced in the past. Through her work with a small charity, she meets and attracts the attention of professional baseball player, Sebastian Quinn. Flattered, Pax tempers her desire for the handsome playboy with her need to serve her God—a God Seb doesn’t believe exists. Through unspeakable tragedy, they grow closer and with disappointment, drift apart. How can two people from opposite ends of the faith spectrum reconnect when they need each other most?
From the words of Amy, here is a little bit of info on her journey to writing and publishing “Just a Little Faith:
“I always liked to write. I was the one who never minded the essay questions in high school and college. I liked them better than the standard “Which answer fits best…A; B; C; A and C but not B; All of the the above.” But I got more serious about my writing when my Dad was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in October 2008. My Mom asked me to be the spokesperson for the family about his treatments, etc and we started a website for him through the CaringBridge organization (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/benjienorris). I found writing each entry to be very cathartic. And it didn’t hurt that several commented on how they appreciated my writing.
“After my Dad passed away in January 2010, a college friend of mine posted on Facebook in November 2010 about this challenge called “Nanowrimo.” I’d never heard of it, but after reading about it I thought “Why not?” So I sat down at my computer and within three weeks I had 50,000 words down. It was kinda crazy. From that point on it was edit, refine, edit, refine, etc. I entered my story in a couple of contests and I learned how thick a skin I needed in this business and I also learned I had a lot to learn about improving my writing. I met up with several local writers and through them met a great gal who agreed to edit my book. I think that was the turning point to realizing this thing could possibly be published. So, several months ago I finally bit the proverbial bullet and sent out the story to Astraea Press, a relatively new publishing house that I knew about. They responded within a few weeks to say they were happy to offer me a contract for my book. I think I almost passed out when I got the email.”
An avid reader since she first recognized the letters “C-A-T,” Amy dreamed of writing her own books which not only provided opportunities for readers to enjoy romance but also tug at their heartstrings through the tragedies we all face. A resident of Huntsville, Alabama, Amy works for one of the hundred government contractors in the area. Amy also spends her Monday nights singing with a not-so-local chapter of the Sweet Adelines International organization, the TuneTown Show Chorus, out of Nashville, Tennessee.
When she’s not working or singing or reading or writing, Amy can be found refining her talents as the best sports fan in the world. She loves rooting for the Crimson Tide of Alabama and the St. Louis Cardinals and has been known to be enthralled with almost any sport, even the crazy Canadian sport of curling. Her primary goal is to get to Heaven to spend an eternity with our Lord and be reunited with family and friends who have gone on before, especially her Dad and Pepaw who instilled in her a love of writing in the first place.
Links to Purchase:
Kindle and Paperback: http://tinyurl.com/amazon-justalittlefaith
Publisher: Astraea Press http://www.astraeapress.com