Interview with Martha Pope Gorris

Why did you write this book, The Echo of Whispers?
I love fiction. There's nothing like a good story. I also am passionate about healing. I have experienced divine healing as the Bible describes, I've witnessed it for others and prayed for people to be healed. I wanted to write stories that look at healing from a slightly different angle--through the spiritual realm, with angels and demons and their role in it all.
What's the story behind your latest book?
In The Echo of Whispers, main character Lina is tormented by rejection. Everywhere she turns, she feels rejected. In her job, her love life, her health. She feels even God has rejected her. Lina's guardian angels speak words of scripture over her to encourage her not to agree with the rejection. Enemy demons keep whispering thoughts that stir more isolation and hurt. Lina has a choice. She can give power to thoughts of rejection by agreeing with them, or she can choose God's way and believe she is loved and accepted. The choice she makes determines her healing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy is when a reader tells me how much a story spoke to them. How my story changes their view, or opens their eyes to God's truths.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are why I write! I want to share with them wisdom and knowledge I have received, so that they in turn can benefit and pass it along.
What are you working on next?
I am working on book #3 in the War of Whispers trilogy. This new story is about addiction and its snares and how my character is set free and healed.
What is book #1 in the trilogy about?
Book 1 in the War of Whispers trilogy is named just that: War of Whispers. We all have a war going on in our thought lives. A war of good and evil, and Ihis war is demonstrated using guardian angels and demons. The story is about Kat Kerrigan, a fired TV anchor, wife and mother with a chronically-ill teenage daughter. She is estranged from her sister over an incident that occurred years ago. She thinks she has forgiven her and moved on, but in reality she is holding a grudge. Kat learns how unforgiveness is directly related to her health and healing as well as her daughter's.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Jules Verne's 90,000 Leagues Under the Sea. I loved the other-worldly setting and I was captured, taken away to a magical place of discovery.
Published 2015-02-20.
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Books by This Author

Unloving Whispers
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 77,620. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
Hungry for love, Violet Vander hides her secret from everyone. An unloving demonic spirit uses Vi’s pain to feed her lies about herself and God. Guardian angels Pell and Laine must free her from her bondage and guide her to God’s love and her kingdom destiny. Can Violet, and her new love interest Birch, endure arduous spiritual battles to find the way to breakthrough and healing—together?
War of Whispers
Series: War of Whispers. Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 109,420. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
War of Whispers is a gripping contemporary story that reveals keen insight into the connection between healthy, spiritual warfare and our secret thoughts.
The Echo of Whispers
Series: War of Whispers. Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 97,610. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Lina Baklanova is haunted by rejection. Everywhere she turns, she feels rejection. It even is affecting her health. But where does it come from? She is unaware that evil spirits of Rejection and Abandonment have followed her family for generations. Will she listen to her guardian angels and change her thinking to break free?