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!