Monday, August 16, 2010

Flaws and All Blog Tour - Day One

Shana Johnson Burton is the best-selling author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, and Flaws and All. She lives in Georgia with her family and is currently a high school English and Journalism teacher and the co-host of "The Lovely Magazine" radio show . She was a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year nominee for Best Fiction (First Comes Love). Her next novel, Catt Chasin’, will be released in 2011.

About the Book

Faith, family, and friendship have always been top priority to lifelong friends Lawson, Reginell, Sullivan, Angel, and Kina, but each one is about to be put to the test during one turbulent year.

Lawson Kerry is a struggling single mother who has finally gotten her life together. Now, a fierce custody battle with her ex threatens to the tear apart everything she’s built.

Reginell Kerry is a starry-eyed singer determined to make it to the top of the charts, but will she change her tune when a chance at fame means shedding her clothes and her self-respect?

Sullivan Webb is the pampered wife of a charismatic pastor with political aspirations, but she just might destroy her husband’s campaign and their marriage if she can’t control her wandering eye.

Angel King has dedicated her life to nursing following the destruction of her marriage. Can she maintain her professionalism when she discovers that her newest patient is the woman who stole her husband?

Kina Battle has had enough of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. When she’s pushed to the edge, the situation heads in a deadly direction, and there’s no turning back.

Nothing is sacred, all bets are off, and the lives of these ladies will never be the same. Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God?


List your published books.
Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, and Flaws and All

Which book did you find the hardest to birth?
Actually, it’s the book I’m working on now, Catt Chasin’. I’ve had so much going on in my personal and professional life that I can’t buckle down and focus. I’m getting there, though.

Which book is your current favorite?
Flaws and All, just because so much of me is in that book. I’ve been all of the characters at one time or another.

How would you describe your writing style?
It’s either edgy Christian fiction or light contemporary fiction. I haven’t decided which one yet…

Do you listen to music while you write? If so, what kind?
I’ve tried listening to music while I write, but it doesn’t work. I end up dancing or thinking about something else and, before I know it, I’ve wasted five hours of my life on Youtube and have written all of two sentences.

Tell us anything about you as a writer that you think might be interesting or unusual.
I write in my head first. I will literally stare at the wall for hours, but I’m actually writing the book in my mind. After I do that, I can put it on paper and everything just flows.

What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
Learn everything you can about the business side of it. It doesn’t matter how good your writing is if no one ever reads it.

Writers are often encouraged to write what they know. Have you found that to be the case with your writing?  I write about love and relationships, but the relationships are usually screwed up. I definitely know something about that!

Shana Burton talks about her latest novel, Flaws and All, and shares an excerpt.

Purchase the Book Online at:
Amazon , • BarnesandNoble , • Borders  , • Books A Million , • Indiebound

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Dee S. said...

Great interview, Rhonda and Shana!

Shana Johnson Burton said...

Thanks for having me, Rhonda, and for the kudos, Dee!

tywebbin said...

Thank you for hosting, Shana this week on Urban Christian Fiction Today.