April 15, 2014

How about an Interview???

Shattered Embrace

P.r Newton

Contemporary / Women's Fiction
Date Published: 03/14/2014

Bethlehem took her first breath as her mother took her last. 

Left to survive in overcrowded Ethiopian orphanages, she developed survival skills rivaling a warrior - a fierce, independent fighter before she could walk or talk. As she approached her second birthday, Bethlehem lived her days guided by two rules: everyone leaves and trusts no one. 

A world away in Canada, Tory Witcraft is trying to adopt from Ethiopia with her husband, Matt, when her adoption agency goes bankrupt, threatening her dreams of becoming a mother. Against the advice of many, including government officials threatening to revoke the adoption, she goes to Ethiopia, and her new daughter, Bethlehem.

When they finally meet, both mother and daughter struggle to connect, each trapped by their own fears and demons. Emotions and tempers run hot. Hearts and dreams collide, shattering a family before it could fully form.  

The adoption journey was difficult, but no one expected the hardest part of the journey would begin once they met. 

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About the Author:

P.R. (Piper) Newton is a proud geek mom of two little boys, one through birth, one through adoption. She has a background in psychology and continues to take post-grad courses in childhood trauma and development. In her writings she loves to explore the human mind, putting her characters through unthinkable things, just to see how they react. She is a full-time author, who believes's's in the magical, creative inducing powers of arm warmers and stripy socks.  

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~And now here is the interview with P.R. Newton~

How did you come up with the title?

It Took me a very long time to come up with a title for Shattered Embrace. I wanted something That Conveyed the struggles this family faces as they try to form a new family unit through adoption. I had lists of possible titles but in the end this one stood out as the winner.

Is this book based on your own experiences? or someone else's?

This book Is not one person's experiences, it is completely fictional from That perspective. However it is a book full of universal truths for mothers, families that have adopted, people that have experienced trauma or families that are struggling with attachment disorders. I am an adoptive mother who has been actively involved in the adopting community for many years. I also have a degree in psychology and have been taking post grad courses in childhood trauma and mental health, both of those influenced the development of this story and allowed me to bring a lot of truths to the page.

What book are you reading now?

I tend to read many books at once but right now I am working through the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who stories.

Who is you favorite author?

I don't have one favorite. I tend to spread my love around. I am a voracious reader.

Are you working on something new now?

Always! Just like with my reading habits, I have multiple projects on the go. Demeter Press is publishing one of my stories which I hope will be out in the world soon.

To your readers ..

Thank you for reading. Without you my stories would never be heard and I wouldn't have a job. So thank you for reading and supporting authors. Readers are the best.

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