CHARACTER. Every story has them, and their development is vital to any great story. This month at ALL THE BLOG’S A PAGE, we’re talking to authors about GREAT CHARACTER. Authors talk to us about what they think makes up a great character, what great character they’ve found in others’ works, and what great character lurks within one of their own works.
Our final author this month in our talk about great characters is a woman with great character herself, Tracey M. Lewis-Giggetts! I was introduced to her writing when I read and reviewed her novel, Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine, and not only did I enjoy the novel, but I also enjoyed the complex and charismatic storyteller behind the story.
Interruption: The Gospel According to Crystal Justine by Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts is the long awaited sequel to 2004’s The Gospel According to Sasha Renee. It is the second book in the Gospel trilogy. Each book examines the deeply rooted issues that have plagued three generations of women in one family.
The story is a fascinating journey through the life of Crystal Justine (CJ), a young woman who has, for most of her life, been erroneously compared to her mother, Sasha Renee. Even as she struggles to escape the image and legacy of this enigma of a woman, she finds herself unconsciously acting out her mother’s (and grandmother’s) past mistakes. Her relationships with men, although few and far between, is tainted by the thing she cannot say; and her faith is weakened by the emotional and spiritual blows she endures. This dynamic story of deliverance keeps readers, page by page, on the edge of their proverbial seats, wondering if CJ will simply succumb to the darkness that has chased her soul for as long as she could remember or if she will be the one to finally put an end to the generational curse that has tried to consume her family.
You definitely don’t want to miss the fantastic thoughts Tracey has on great characters…or the excerpt she shares with us! Head over to All the Blog’s a Page and check it out!