What first inspired you to become a writer, an author, a wordcrafter?
I have always been a story teller. From a young age, I would create stories and tell them or act them out with my siblings. It wasn’t until I was eleven that I started my first novel, with the encouragement of my mom. I started it because I was having a hard time finding good books. When I finished that first book at age fourteen, I had found my passion. Ever since then I have always had something I am working on.
Who do you look up to as examples of courage?
Courage to stand up for what you believe in is one of the things I admire most in a person. My mom and dad are two of the most courageous people I know. They both come from non-Christian families and they not only have they chosen the path of faith, but are never afraid to make the right choice, no matter who tells them it is wrong. I will always be grateful for them being willing to dare to do the right (though sometimes hard) thing. What better example could a girl ask for?
About becoming an author, was any part of it frightening?
Yes! Telling my extended family. Although my parents and siblings were supportive when I told them, I knew my extended family would not be happy with my career choice. There is also the fear that people won’t like my books.
Do you have a favorite Bible verse that encourages you to “live daring?”
I do! Whenever I am feeling down, I read 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, “We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.”
These verses remind me that no matter how hard things get, God will give me the strength to press on.
How did you come up with the name of Maria’s friend, Quint?
Ah, Quint. He is one of my favorites too!! To be honest, I don’t remember where I came up with his name. Most likely I heard a similar name and played with it in my mind. However, his character came from my love for the comical, tough-but-likable characters in movies. Thank you so much for having me, Rachelle!
What I Loved
Just as with The Destiny of One, Sarah’s latest installment in the story of Maria Morris’s adventures is packed full of action and intrigue. I love a good book with a twisting, turning plot and The Destiny of One delivers!
Also, the characters are real, believable, with moments of victory and moments when they don’t think they can go on. In The Destiny of A Few, Maria must stay one step ahead of the USF, who are intent on sustaining the openly anti-Christian government. With help from a few hilarious and heartwarming friends, she is able to travel to the planet of Rio to begin the next part of her mission.
However, she is confronted at every turn with conflicts and opportunities to exercise her courage.
With precious few confusing clues she must decipher and evil lurking in every corner, will Maria discover the secret to the Secret in time?
Will she come to realize that it is only when she comes together with those fighting for the same goal that victory can be theirs?
Or will the destiny of a few… be defeat?