Welcome, CeeCee James and congratulations on the recent release of your new book! First, here are CeeCee’s thoughts on her favorite books:
My journey as an author first started as a child who loved to read. Growing up in a household that was often painful, in and out of foster care, I made my escape in several favorite books, who continue to be favorites to this day.
My first favorite that is near and dear to my heart is the James Herriot All Creatures Great and Small series. Those four books made me laugh, cry, and feel like there was a place of goodness and hope still in this word that set me on my own personal journey to find that place. He was an amazing author.
My second favorite books are the C.S. Lewis series, The Chronicles of Narnia. Yes! Still a favorite. It was here I saw other kids escape to new lands, and I lived vicariously through them. They reminded me to be brave, and continue to look for the beauty and whimsy in the world. I adored reading them out loud to my own children, over cups of hot cocoa.
As an adult, my favorites have gone far and wide. But nothing has yet measured up to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings trilogy. His world building skills continue to hold me in awe.
These books have influenced my own writing, which centers on the main characters emotional journey. I try to drop in whimsy, and beautiful moments that are all around us all the time.
Thanks for letting me share!
This week CeeCee’s new book released, A Beautiful Wreck, a standalone novel that concludes her Second Chance trilogy. Here’s a short blurb:
Her love may heal him, but his secret may destroy her.
One terrifying, emotional mission to return a family heirloom sends Cassie on an unexpected search for the person she never knew she needed.
Luke is tough, strong, and was once the best cop in town. Until the mob took away the one person he ever wanted. Now he’s trapped in fear over the man he’s become.
Cassie wants to bring him redemption, but fears she will never open her heart again.Each is the only one who can understand the other.If they’d just let their walls down.
Sounds great! I can’t wait to read it 🙂
Here’s the Amazon link so you can pick one up for yourself: http://amzn.to/1PfZP9A
A little about CeeCee James:
CeeCee James is a wife, mom, owner of two mini-dashchunds, writer, and watercolor artist. Most of all, she is a survivor. The story about overcoming strife is one that resonates with her. She lived it herself. An advocate for adult survivors of child abuse, her Ghost No More series is her true story of surviving and healing from childhood trauma.
Her fictional series, Wrecked and Yours, is about love, secrets and navigating life. It’s romantic, uncertain and messy, like life often is. It describes their season to make a choice, “look at life honestly and deal with it, or continue to run away.” CeeCee absolutely loved writing it, and hopes it resonates with you because everyone has an important story of what they’ve overcome.
CeeCee can be found online here:
Her blog: http://joyfullivingpafterchildabuse.blogspot.com