Interview with Jeannie Delahunt

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Right now I am using one I downloaded from Amazon. It serves my purpose for now.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am really‚Äč new to this. Will have to come back to answer at another time.
Describe your desk
Right now, my desk is my couch. I am working on setting up a more traditional study/desk space. But, I love my couch!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
The witching center of Massachusetts - now known as Danvers, once known as Salem Village. I have always been captivated by the historic development of the slaughter of innocent people accused of witchcraft. I have a brain that seeks out answers. Searching for answers to what happened in the 1690s fed a hunger to know the root of cultural development. I have an intense love of history. Knowing a history can help to navigate the present and the future I believe. Plus, the area is so historic. I used to love walking and touring the area - so much to appreciate! I try to translate some of that into my writing.
What do you read for pleasure?
Love books - hard copy and e-books! My tastes are extremely varied - have had a diverse background. Principle readings include Scripture and commentaries, Biblical Archeology/History, most histories (American, Ancient, World), Public Administration, Home and Family to identify a few. Those mentioned are of a more serious nature but are pleasurable to me. For sheer fun, I found the Harry Potter series a delight - just enjoyed the flow the story and the characters. I thought the last book- The Deathly Hallows to be the best in the series.
When did you first start writing?
Grade school - but have only really taken it seriously over the last few years. The written word is my strength. I love it!
What's the story behind your latest book?
My first e-book begins a trilogy of e-books honing in upon the power of prevailing, intercessary prayer, coupled with a lesson from The Parable of The Prodigal Son. I was journaling, trying to make sense out of my son's heroin addiction when I realized that what I was writing might help someone else caught in similar circumstances. The next thing I knew this trilogy was born. I truly hope what I have written lifts up anyone beaten down by a loved one's addiction - beaten down and struggling to make a crucial decision. Addiction cannot be controlled - thinking one can control it, either the addict, or the loved one of an addict, is a fallacy - a myth. But the one thing a loved one can do is to make sure the decisions/choices made are not enabling continued drug use by the addict. Tough-loving choices must be applied. For these, holding onto the power of the living God through the promises in His word, as well as prayer, is like having a life raft to cling to - so that the loved one is not sinking with the addict. My trilogy of e-books are the life rafts. Look up loved one - dare to cling to the promises of the living God for deliverance! My writing also seeks to appeal to those who struggle with faith and prayer. I want to give them something to hold onto.
Published 2017-03-31.
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Books by This Author

You Are Not Alone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,730. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Crushed by the reality of her son's heroin addiction, this is an account of Jeannie's prayer journey through the shadows.
Tough-Loving My Heroin Addict A Lesson From The Parable of The Prodigal Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Parenting / parent & adult child, Fiction » Religious
Would you try to outrun, on foot, hundreds of crazed, stampeding buffalo! Living with an active heroin addict kind of felt like that - insanity! When all efforts failed to motivate her son to seek help, Jeannie referred to The Parable of The Prodigal Son - a story of pain, separation, hope and deliverance. This is the first in a trilogy of e-books - Prevailing Prayer and Addiction.