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The Lost and Found Interview and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: The Lost and Found

Author: Jennifer Carr

Genre: Christian Suspense

Release Date: June 1, 2023

In the small quiet town of Owenston, Kentucky, former FBI agent Mark Collins has found a new purpose as the county Sheriff. Married and enjoying the prospect of becoming a father for a second time, Mark’s life seems picture-perfect. But when a series of petty thefts turns into a murder investigation, Mark’s peaceful life takes an unexpected turn.

With his steadfast resolve and unwavering faith, Mark embarks on a race against time to catch a killer, but as he digs deeper, he realizes that the case is more complex than he ever imagined, and danger hits closer to home than he could have anticipated.

The Lost and Found is a Christian suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, blending thrilling intrigue with heartwarming moments. Mark’s unwavering commitment to justice, his ever-expanding family, and his unwavering faith in God make for a gripping tale of redemption, hope, and love. Can Mark untangle the web of secrets and find a way to heal the wounds of the past? Discover the truth in this captivating story of courage, compassion, and the power of love.

 

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About the Author

A wife, mom, author, marriage and family counselor, a former AP Psychology teacher, and a podcaster, Jennifer draws from her life experiences and imagination to connect with her readers and listeners through the written and spoken word.
Married to her childhood best friend and the mom of a creative daughter, Jennifer enjoys a quiet life on their farm in Alabama.
When she’s not wearing one of her many hats, you’ll find her tucked away with a book and what’s likely her third coffee of the day.

 

 

 

More from Jennifer

The Lost and Found is the second book of the No Matter What series but can be read as a standalone. I needed to make sure my characters were happy and healthy after their adventures in the book one so the day I sent No Matter What to my editor, I started writing The Lost and Found.

I love to bake and when I was pregnant with our daughter, I craved all things sweet. One of the characters in the book has a similar craving so I created a recipe for her to enjoy. I’d love to share it with you.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZUJhegaRSkQtwlG1Rk0UU-iYxTSJIPHg/view?usp=sharing

Interview with the Author

  1. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

    What a cool question. I feel like it could be answered in so many ways.
    I have always enjoyed reading. My parents made sure we were set with books from as early on as I can remember – fiction, non-fiction, all kinds. I remember being fascinated by the days we went to the library in elementary school and getting to pull out the Encyclopedias to do “research”. I’d read anything and everything put in front of me.
    In fifth grade my teacher, Mrs. Sylvia Cockson, taught me to LOVE reading. She read aloud to us every day and made sure we had quiet reading time every day. The number of books I fell in love with and immediately bought for our daughter when I found out I was pregnant was big and most of them were from hearing them read aloud in that class.
    Shiloh, Number the Stars, Bridge to Terabithia, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry are just a few of them.
    From that point forward I was never without something to read, and it didn’t (still doesn’t) matter what kind of book it was.
    I will say that I am less into non-fiction than I used to be as far as elective reading material, but I love doing research. It comes with the writing gig.
    These days I probably have three to four books in a rotation at any given time and all in different formats so that I can easily access something to read depending on the circumstances!
    All of this to say, my literary pilgrimage spans several decades and is marked by its inherent diversity.

 

  1. What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
    The Princess Bride, hands down. I think a lot of people know the movie (which is, in my opinion one of the best adaptations in existence), but they don’t realize it’s a novel. And the book is so amazing because you get so many details about the characters and their backstories which enhances the movie in so. many ways. If you are a fan of the movie, I highly recommend reading the book if you haven’t. You can thank me later.

 

  1. How do you select the names of your characters?
    That’s a great question and the answer is probably lackluster haha I think of names and if it’s one that I’ve read a hundred times in other books or it’s one that I would personally get tired of hearing or saying, I won’t use it. I’m also a stickler for using names that fit the age of the character. For instance, Jess was a very popular girl’s name at the time Jess would have been born based on her character’s age at the time the book was published.
  2. What was your hardest scene to write?
    For this book I’d have to say the scene in Chapter 39 where the boys are being moved into a more protected custody. Colton’s emotions gutted me because as the writer/reader I’ve seen what he’s been through so he has to be terrified of all the unknowns ahead of him.
  3. What is your favorite childhood book?
    I think Number the Stars was my favorite but it feels wrong to say such a thing because the list is so long.
  4. If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better writer as an adult, what would you do?
    I wouldn’t have second guessed my abilities and would have started writing fiction sooner. I’ve always loved writing and my track record in non-fiction/research writing told me time and again that I was good with words.
    As a kid and teenager my imagination ran wild, and I told myself stories in my daydreams constantly.

    I genuinely wish that I had combined the two much earlier in my life. Instead, I let a little voice in the back of my head convince me that writing books was for people with recognizable names. It wasn’t until I was much older that it occurred to me that the names I thought recognizable, were at one point just as unknown as mine. Now, rather than let the “big names” hold me back, they spur me on to, maybe not become one of the ”big names”, but to do what I know I’m capable of and be proud of the progress I do make.

 

  1. What comes first, the plot or characters?
    Characters – always characters. I am a people watcher by nature. And as I watch I automatically tell their story (whether its true or false) in my head. The characters will always take the lead in my stories.
    And I feel that way when I read – if I can’t relate to the characters in SOME form or fashion, I will have a hard time finishing the story regardless of the plot.

 

  1. Who is the author you most admire in your genre?
    I write in multiple genres so I’m not sure I can pick just one!

    I will say that I admire any author who can make me laugh without making me cringe, any author who can pump out multiple GOOD books in a year, and any author who ever felt like they were completely out of stories to tell but didn’t quit writing.

  2. What do you like to do when you are not writing?
    I host a podcast for creatives and I co-host a podcast for authors. If I’m not podcasting, writing, or scrolling social media, I’m reading!
  3. If you could invite one person to dinner, who would it be and what would you cook?

Ohhh, any person and not just an author? Are they real or can they be fictional? I have so many questions!

I have overthought this question to the point where all I can come up with is that it would have to be a person who is good at leading conversation! I am a listener and observer by nature and while I love research, I am terrible at asking questions.

I’m going to go with a fictional character and that’s Marí (from No Matter What & The Lost and Found). She’s a big personality who always has something to contribute. I don’t think dinner would be dull at all!

I think she’d appreciate my air fryer chicken with vegetables. But if she wanted to help out in the kitchen, I wouldn’t say no to her Dominican flair!

Blog Stops

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Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, April 17

Gina Holder, Author and Blogger, April 18 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, April 18

Texas Book-aholic, April 19

Lakesidelivingsite, April 20

Artistic Nobody, April 21 (Author Interview)

Locks, Hooks and Books, April 22

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, April 23

Cover Lover Book Review, April 24

Beauty in the Binding, April 25 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, April 26

Blogging With Carol, April 27

A Modern Day Fairy Tale, April 28 (Author Interview)

Exploring the Written Word, April 28

For Him and My Family, April 29

Giveaway

To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a Six Month Subscription to Kindle Unlimited ($60 value) and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

https://promosimple.com/ps/2afa4/the-lost-and-found-celebration-tour-giveaway