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Interview With Author TC Avey

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Since I started blogging seriously in 2012, I’ve met a lot of wonderful people. One of those is blogger and author, TC Avey. TC just released her first book this week, a novel entitled, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends.

It’s an incredible book that pulls you right in. You can learn more about how to connect with TC and about her book at the end of the post.

Without further ado, here’s the interview:

1. For starters, tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is TC?

First and foremost, I’m a sinner saved by grace. I’m a far from perfect wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and writer. All my imperfections, I hope, point others to the Cross of Calvary.

I love to read, write, and spend time with family. I enjoy animals and would love to one day live on a farm so I can have a variety of furry creatures to love.

I have my B.A. in Criminal Justice and also worked as an RN in the Emergency Department.

Currently, I’m blessed to be a stay-at-home mom, though I prefer the title “Domestic Artist” (kidding, sort of).

2. Tell us a bit about your writing journey. When did you want to become a writer and what was your inspiration?

The first thing I remember writing is a poem when my Grandpa passed away, I believe I was in fourth grade. After that, I continued to write but was hesitant to share it with others.

In High School I remember talking with God and telling Him I would write for Him. But I let fear continue to keep me from sharing. I went through two college degrees before coming to the realization I was running from God. When a high-risk pregnancy put a hold on my career as an RN, I began passing my time by writing a novel. That first novel has never been published. But during that process I began my blog and slowly my courage and trust in God increased.

3. Tell us what inspired you to write your book?

I’ve always loved Current Events, History and the Word of God. For me, they are all interrelated. I can’t read a news story or about history and not hear God speaking. I also rarely read the Bible and not hear God revealing Modern Events in new light.

I sat in church one day and was convicted that so many people are ignorant of the world around them. After church I sat down and wrote most of this book. Everyone has a different calling for their life. For me, this is what I feel God telling me to do at this time. If I don’t do it, I’m guilty of not obeying my Savior. Jer 20:8-9 has guided me through this process.

4. Tell us what is the central theme of the book?

I think people will take various things from it depending on where they are in their walk with God. But I hope they realize the world in which we live is connected to Christ. The Bible isn’t antiquated. It’s alive and relevant. It’s able to save souls, change lives, and give guidance for how to conduct our daily lives.

The decisions we make today, affect others. We cannot afford to remain silent and let evil go unchecked. Souls are perishing. The harvest is plentiful and God is calling out for laborers. We are all capable of sharing the Good News. It’s not just those in the ministry who are responsible for the Great Commission. It’s for every Believer in Christ.

5. What do you hope your readers will get out of reading your book?

I hope everyone sees the need to have a close relationship with Christ and not trust in a manmade religion. Religion looks good and provides easy justifications, but it cannot replace the grace and love found in a relationship with our Creator, God.

Things we commonly trust in: Church, Science, Wealth, Governments, Military, U.S. Constitution, etc. cannot take the place of Jesus in our lives.

While no one knows the hour Christ will return, we are all told to be ready. The only way to be ready is to devote our hearts to the One who loves us enough to die for our sins. Everyone needs a Savior.

When reading my book, I pray people don’t get bogged down in theological debates such as post or pre- tribulation, but I know it’s bound to happen.

6. Last, where can folks get the book and where can they connect with you?

Thanks for asking. People can purchase my book, The Precipice: When Everything We Know Ends on Amazon (click here). You can connect with me on my blog, Wisdom of a Fool (tcavey.blogspot.com), Twitter @TCAvey1, and on Goodreads.

Note: To win a free copy of TC’s book, all you have to do is two things: (1) write a comment in the comments section below; (2) send out a tweet about the book (or just tweet out this post). That’s it. And then you could win her book and get it FREE!

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  • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

    Thanks for interviewing me, Dave. I really appreciate all your support.
    Blessings to you and your family.
    Psalm 37:3-4

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Absolutely! As many have already said… it is great to get to know you better. Excited for your book and to see how God will use it.

  • http://theregoi.com/ floyd

    Nice job to the both of you. I’m glad the public is getting to know TC like some of have personally. Another congrats on your book, TC!

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Floyd. Dave let me get a little more personal on this interview.

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Me too, Floyd. When’s your book coming out? You are so gifted as a storyteller.

      • http://theregoi.com/ floyd

        I’m a glutton for punishment and am trying to go the traditional route… at least for now! Thanks, Dave.

        • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

          One way or another, the world needs to read your books! We are all here for you!!!

          • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

            Amen!

  • http://intentionaltoday.com/ Ngina Otiende

    Great interview TC and Dave! “Domestic artist”..I like that! Takes lots of artistry and finesse to juggle and balance this domestic end! :) Lovely getting to know a bit of your background. i know the book will bless many!

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Ngina. This interview was a treat- I don’t usually divulge much personal information.

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Thanks Ngina – yea, it was great to get to know TC better. It’s amazing how we can be so connected from so many different places in life and geographically.

      • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

        Being able to connect with you and others is part of what makes social media so wonderful. without it I wouldn’t know any of you and I’d really be missing out.

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Great interview you two!!! Keep up the great work TC Avey

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Dan for all your support.

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Yea, thanks Dan. It’s so incredible how much support we can have for one another in today’s world. Who would have thought?.. well, obviously God knew.

  • cathy courtney

    Glad to meet you TC Avey enjoyed the interview. Look forward to reading your book. God Bless

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Cathy. If you’re interested, please send me a copy your reciept and I’ll get you Dave and Michael Kimball’s books as a “Thank you”. You can find out more about this bonus on my blog, tcavey.blogspot.com

      • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

        Cathy is great TC. We go to the same church and she’s been my wife & I’s #1 fan :) . Hope she stays connected to you.

        • cathy courtney

          Thanks Dave

        • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

          Me too. Connecting with new people is my favorite part of marketing! I’m enjoying meeting new people.

      • cathy courtney

        I will let you know TC as soon as I get it

        • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

          Look forward to getting it. I see on your profile that you’re a nurse. I used to work as an RN but now I’m fortunate enough to be a home maker. Blessings!

  • http://countingmyblessings.com/ BlessingCounter – Deb Wolf

    TC, I too enjoyed learning more about you and look forward to reading your book. I enjoy reading your posts and know that God is using you to touch many lives. Blessings to you!

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Deb. I appreciate your support. If you purchase my book by Friday and send me the receipt you will receive 2 books free as a ‘thank you’. One book is from Dave and the other from Michael Kimball.

      Or you can wait and see if you win the book!

      Thanks again, and God bless you as well.

      TC

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Amen that that Deb!

  • http://www.lisanotes.com/ Lisa notes…

    I love these behind-the-scenes looks. I didn’t know you were once a nurse, TC. (Well, you still are, I’m sure—from my experiences with nurses, once a nurse, always a nurse. Thank God for all of you!). I’m also thankful for people who follow up on what God calls them to do, even if it’s different from their original Plan A.

    Big truth:
    “Things we commonly trust in: Church, Science, Wealth, Governments, Military, U.S. Constitution, etc. cannot take the place of Jesus in our lives.”

    Nice interview! Thanks, TC and Dave.

    • http://tcavey.blogspot.com/ TCAvey

      Thanks, Lisa.
      I’m glad Dave let me get more personal in this interview.

      I’m so glad God changes our plans and directs our steps.

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Dan Erickson

    Great interview, Dave. I’m still trying to get the time to read TC’s book and write a short post about it myself. It will come, hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

    • http://www.reflectionsfromthealley.org/ Dave Arnold

      Thanks for stopping by Dan. I think you will really enjoy TC’s book.

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Great interview TC Avey! Thanks for posting it on your site Dave.