Sunday, July 31, 2011

Interview with Christian author, Paulette Harper

Today I'm pleased to introduce Paulette Harper.

Paulette is a sought after speaker, certified life coach, elder and author. As an inspirational and motivational speaker, Paulette’s desire is to motive women to reach their God given potential through conferences, workshops and seminars. Recipient of the 2010 AIM Literary Award. Presented by Bishop I.V. and Pastor Bridget Hilliard on Oct 20, 2010 and Jeweled Ministries 2010 Author of the year. Paulette Harper Johnson serves in ministry with her husband Sr. Pastor Tony E. Johnson at Word of Faith Worship Center in Bradenton, FL.


What is Completely Whole about?

Oftentimes, many people try to seek fulfillment from money, relationships, accomplishments, or material things. Others choose to cope with difficult problems by using drugs or alcohol, but they often come up short and soon have to realize that such things do not bring true happiness and fulfillment in life. How then can we successfully solve the problems that we face and find true happiness and peace in our lives? Well, author, Paulette Harper, in her latest book, Completely Whole, shows readers how to overcome suffering caused by alcoholism, substance abuse, poverty, and other obstacles blocking the path to a life of wholeness in spirit, soul, and body.

In her well-written, resource-filled guide, Harper provides readers with practical and biblically-based solutions to overcome everyday problems. Completely Whole features prayers, meditations, and powerful scripture passages to allow readers to interact with the text and to apply it to their own lives. Harper uses personal experiences and biblical principles to place readers on a path to be in connection with God. This life-changing book will help readers to transform their spirit, soul, and body through Jesus Christ, so they can live a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment.

What inspired you to write your books?

My story is different from many writers; I didn’t grow up with the aspiration to become a professional writer. When God spoke to my heart about writing, I knew He wanted me to write inspirational books-books that encouraged, motivated and led readers toward a closer walk with Him. With that being my vision, my writing career began.

On May 24, 2008, my first non-fiction inspirational book That Was Then, This Is Now: This Broken Vessel Restored was released, which achieved national recognition by being awarded a finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award and ranked consecutively on the Black Christian Publishers Bestsellers List for Independent Publishers, Non-Fiction. On Nov 4, 2009, I was honored to be selected to participate in two anthologies, Victorious Living for Women and Victorious Living for Moms. On Aug 3, 2011 Completely Whole was released under my own publishing company Thy Word Publishing.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Completely Whole is one of those books that will challenge the reader to do a self-examination of where they are as it relates to their own spirituality. What I want people to gain from reading Completely Whole. This life-changing book will help readers to transform their spirit, soul, and body through Jesus Christ, so they can live a life of peace, joy, and fulfillment. In Completely Whole, I offer keys to help those who are searching for answers that can lead to a life of complete wholeness: Spirit, Soul and Body. My focus in writing is to enrich the lives of my readers. I had a reader make this comment about Completely Whole “It speaks” and that’s what I want it to do. I want them to come away knowing that they have the ability to live a full enriched life.

Why should we buy your book?

I want to make several impacts on readers. First I write non-fiction inspirational books so this means my books should have a lasting effect on a person’s spirit. Inspiring and encouraging them to pursue with passion a better fulfilled life. I want my writings to give strength, encouragement in the time of need. As they read Completely Whole, I want my writings to engage, stimulate and edify them spiritually. This book is inspiring, optimistic, hopeful and encouraging while providing a clear-cut, scriptural blueprint for each reader to follow as they allow the Word and the power of God to transform their pain and restore their lives on their road to becoming "Completely Whole."

Other Accomplishments:
Because I have a desire to see other aspiring writers dream come to reality, I’ve created Write Now, literary workshops. These workshops are designed to coach aspiring writers in the areas of creativity, development and publication of Christian books.

God has given me a desire for writers especially those who want to write for the Lord. Through these workshops it is my aspiration to provide information that will help aspiring writers dream come to reality, by providing tools, resources and opportunities to help them succeed.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

I would highly recommend to those who are aspiring to become authors to be patient with the process of becoming well known. Connecting with your audience and branding yourself will take time. Especially for new writers the market is flooded with books for readers to choose from so by keeping this in mind you must be able to patiently wait your time to shine.

What’s next for Paulette?

I have started writing my first Christian Fiction book series. My first book in the Trinity Lakes series is titled: The Sanctuary. It will be released sometime next year. I’m excited about this new journey God has me on. I’m looking forward to seeing what He is going to do through these next books.

Where can visitors find you online?

Please visit me at:
Website: www.pauletteharper.com
Email: info@pauletteharper.com
I’m on Facebook under Paulette Harper-Johnson
I also have a blog Empowered to Prosper of which I am a blog tour host: www.pauletteharper.blogspot.com

2 comments:

Paulette Harper Johnson said...

Thanks Marcia for hosting me

Marcia said...

You are most welcome, Paulette. All the best. :)Marcia