Updates to Q&As

Hi friends! I have updated the answers to a couple of my previous Q&As to provide greater clarity. I just wanted to officially note them on the blog to flag them for you, but you will also find them in their places on the Q&A tabs. Thanks!

Q: Do you write Christian Fiction or General Market?
A:  General Market.  For now, I do not feel led to market my books as Christian Fiction.  I am a Christian, and there are Christian elements in my books because I try to write authentically, and faith is such a deep reality for me.  It would be impossible for me to take faith out of my characters’ lives when I am trying to craft three-dimensional figures who reflect real life.  I receive God’s inspiration and seek His guidance as I write.  However, readers should be aware that I do not seek to mold my writing to any narrative generally required of authors who publish and market as Christian Fiction.  I write organically and authentically to myself and my characters, and I am not bound by editorial guidelines as to allowable themes, moral tones, or character resolutions. My books are General Market – Historical Fiction/Contemporary Fiction that happen to have characters who have/grapple with faith.

Q: Does Charleston Tides stand alone?
A: No. You need to start with Book 1, Southern Rain, and continue with Book 2, Northern Fire, to get the full story and understand everything that happens in the series. In that way, the series is a bit like a saga, but I don’t call it that because the word “saga,” in addition to just meaning a long story, which this is, also can mean a highly emotional, heroic tale, which this is not.

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Tara Cowan is the author of the Torn Asunder Series, including Southern Rain, Northern Fire, and Charleston Tides. A huge lover of all things history, she likes to travel to historic sites, watch British dramas, read good fiction, and spend time with her family. An attorney, Tara lives in Tennessee and is busy writing her next novel. To connect with Tara, find her on Facebook or follow her on Instagram or Twitter.