I’m delighted today to welcome Cindy K. Sproles to the blog to chat about her new book What Momma Left Behind!
Cindy K. Sproles is an author, teacher, and speaker. Residing in the mountains of East Tennessee, Cindy is proud of the mountain heritage she writes about. She is the lead managing editor for Straight Street Books & SonRise Devotionals, imprints of LPCbooks/Iron Stream Media. Cindy is the director of the Asheville Christian Writers Conference and a writing mentor. You can visit Cindy at www.cindysproles.com.
WHAT MOMMA LEFT BEHIND
GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fiction
RELEASE DATE: June 2, 2020
In the face of overwhelming obstacles, she’ll need courage, grit, and a tender heart
Worie Dressar is seventeen years old when influenza and typhoid ravage her Appalachian Mountain community in 1877, leaving behind a growing number of orphaned children with no way to care for themselves. Worie’s mother has been secretly feeding several of these little ones on Sourwood Mountain. But when tragedy strikes, Worie is left to figure out why and how she was caring for them.
Plagued with two good-for-nothing brothers–one greedy and the other a drunkard–Worie must fight to save her home and the children now in her begrudging care. Along the way, she discovers the beauty of unconditional love and the power of forgiveness as she cares for all of Momma’s children.
Hi Cindy! Welcome to the blog!
Cindy: Summer. I don’t like being cold.
Carrie: I’m the exact opposite haha
Cindy: Tea – It’s a southern thing. Never developed a taste for coffee. Love the smell though.
Carrie: If only coffee tasted as good as it smelled…
Cindy: UNDER. There is no other way! 😊
Carrie: THANK YOU!!! Finally someone on my side haha
Cindy: Mountains – because I find great peace in scrapping my fingers on the clouds of heaven.
Carrie: beautifully said!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Cindy: Storytelling. I was raised in a family of storytellers. I can’t help myself. I see a story in everything.
Carrie: oh i love that!
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Cindy: Peter Pan. I loved his sense of imagination and adventure.
Carrie: “Second star to the right & straight on til morning…” ♥
Q: If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Cindy: They would say, “She wears us out!” Because I do. When I am writing a story, I find every situation I can put a character in and run them through it.
Q: Were there any songs that inspired you as you wrote What Momma Left Behind?
Cindy: I love dulcimer music. I usually keep it playing. That and Rich Mullins and Andrew Peterson. Their songs strike a deep nerve in me – an emotional nerve.
Carrie: yes, i agree!
Q: Do you have the whole plot outlined before you start writing, or do you let the characters dictate what comes next?
Cindy: I’m a pantster. My stories are always character driven. I never know where they will take me and that makes writing an advance synopsis very difficult.
Carrie: oh goodness, i bet that would be difficult
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from What Momma Left Behind?
Cindy: I want them to see the number of homeless/parentless children that need to be loved and cared for. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption pegs the number of children in U.S. foster care at a staggering 443,000, more than 123,000 of considered to be waiting children, available for adoption.
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂
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What about you? What makes you want to read What Momma Left Behind by Cindy K. Sproles?