Sunday, July 21, 2013

Featured Author: Destiny Rose

VirtualBookWorm Publishing brings Destiny Rose here today to talk about Embrace the Man of Grace, an inspirational, self-help book.

About the book:

We were not destined to live the mundane, dry, "rat-in-the-cage-on-the-spinning-wheel" life. Adventure is such a core essential need to human beings. If there is no adventure, then we just sit in stagnant waters. The only place you will find the living, rushing, mighty waterfall is in the adventure of being consumed with Grace, the central core element to everyone's life. The key is to tap into it and allow it to make your life epic and worthwhile.

Interview with Destiny Rose

Destiny, how long have you been writing, and how did you start?

I have always been able to turn a phrase, I wrote several papers in middle school and high school where people started noticing that I had a knack for it, but the part that my teachers didn’t like that is that repeated myself and talked in circles when I wrote. 10 years went by and I didn’t do anything with it.

Then, in the summer of 2012, someone commented on my Facebook page...and how they loved my status updates, and how it gripped them with the way I wrote. And they said, “You NEED to write!” I dismissed it with a bunch of excuses! “No way, I can’t write! Whenever I write anything past four sentences, it DIES! Gosh! I can’t do this! I’m not trying, I am a horrible writer. It goes nowhere.”

A month later, another lady told me the same thing after I had spontaneously written in her notebook a message from the was spot on for her, and it touched her deeply. This different lady said again, “YOU NEED TO WRITE!” I said the same excuse out loud to her... “It DIES after 4 sentences!!!!!” And in the middle of me blurting out in stupidity, I heard a gentle voice in my heart, “Who said you had to change your writing style to become a famous author?”

Time stood still.

Time and chance came together to produce that serendipitous moment...which exploded with destiny. And I had an “ah-hah” moment! I already have a ton of material for a book! I write witty little phrases all the time!

And thus my book was conceived. 
I read my own book and cry... and I help from my own book because I didn’t write it! Really, I didn’t! I knew it came from a Divine Influence.

Why did you decide to write The Man of Grace?

I want people to see the Man of Grace for who He really is. A lot of stuff has been written about which and they have diminished the power of what He really carries...and it’s all through GRACE!

What will others learn from reading your book?

They will see the power of Grace...and what it can do in their lives.

Who is your favorite author?

C.S. Lewis

What do you like best about writing? What’s your least favorite thing?

I love all of it, because I love writing quotes...and what I do is I accumulate quotes for about a year before I compile them together...I am already getting a collection of quotes for my second book. The quotes come from my own personal journey which changes my life first so that I can turn around and change others with it!

How did you come up with the title of your book?

I knew I wanted to say "Man of Grace”...because I had been calling Jesus that for a year...and then the Embrace part HIT me out of nowhere one day at the beginning.

Do you have another job outside of writing?

I am in the health field. I help people by selling alkaline water machines. Our bodies are so acidic that it is a breeding ground for disease, but when people drink anti-oxidant, micro-clustered alkaline water, we bring our bodies back into balance so that the body can heal itself. I look at this water as the Grace of God in physical form, because so many problems go away on it. Please contact me if interested.

How would you describe your book in a tweet? (140 characters or less.)

Exposing the Wild, Heroic side of Jesus...Embrace, the MAN OF GRACE!!!!”

Do you outline, write by the seat of your pants, or let your characters tell you what to write?

I write down all the quotes I get when I get inspired from the Spirit.

How did your cover art come about?

I designed the whole cover. My adopted grandpa in his 70s made me that swing, I hired a professional photographer, and took 400 pictures. After the photo shoot, Papa Charlie took the swing down since it was on the side of a major road...Quite a few cars drove by slowly to see what was going on!

And I was in school for Graphics Design at the time, so I designed the typography. It was epic!

Tell us a book you’re an evangelist for.

Destined to Reign, by Joseph Prince. This is the “Bible” of how to live by Grace!!!!

What do you do to market your book?

I have a website, and I hosted it on several international sites, Amazon, BN, and the National Association for Professional Women.

What song would you pick to go with your book?

Audio Machine: Eternal Flame, and Sol Invictus

How do you handle criticism of your work?

People who criticize my work are so stiff and beat up emotionally and act like they are half dead and have a hard time receiving Grace to live a full life, so I honestly have compassion on them!

Tell us about where you live.

I live in an apartment (with vaulted ceilings, big thing for me) on the third floor by myself. I feel like it is my lofty palace on the top of a high hill...I feel like a princess/queen!

Do you ever get writer’s block? What do you do when it happens?

Yes, I got writers block while I was in the middle of actually organizing and publishing my that it’s done, the flow is back...and that’s because I am getting ideas for my second book. When you are caught up in one book, it’s hard to write more for another.

Is there anything in particular that you do to help the writing flow? Music?

MUSIC!!! YES!!!!! I write monologues set to music...the message is driven home much stronger with epic orchestra music in the background.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Telling people about anti-oxidant, micro-clustered, alkaline water!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

In the JUNGLE! Swinging from vines in the trees like Jane and Tarzan!

What is your favorite book?

The Chronicles of Narnia Series... I see the Man of Grace in it!

If you could take a trip anywhere in the world, where would you go?

The bucket list of the countries I want to go to is HUGE! ALL OVER!

What are you working on now?

A book about how God is FOR us, not against us... and the premise and setting is in a spiritual “kitchen”... you’ll see when it comes out! I don’t want to give out the surprise!!!

Embrace the Man of Grace Excerpts:

“Grace as the ability to dissipate every agitating situation and transform it into peaceful bliss!”

“Mankind as a whole divides decisions based on right verses wrong, good verses bad. A much better way to live is to determine whether a decision produces life or death in your heart and soul!”

“The Man of Grace has this incredible ability to seep into every closed-off, bitter chamber of your heart, and make it come free and alive again!”

About the author:

“I see and expose the epic, heroic, wild side of Jesus.” Destiny is an inspirational speaker, she believes in the power of witty phraseology to strike the gracious truth into people’s heart, causing them to come alive and have their whole life changed for the good. She currently lives in the Midwest part of the USA, and enjoys, painting, ballroom dancing, and working out.

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