Southern Rain Anniversary Q&A

Today is the third anniversary of the publication of Southern Rain on Amazon KDP. The process has been rewarding, humbling, fun, and, on the beginning, terrifying. To celebrate, I decided to do a Q&A based off questions that I have received about the Torn Asunder Series from readers over the past three years. Obviously, there are some spoilers because this is a deep dive into details of the story. Because I would like to say thank you for all of those who have loved the series, I decided to record my responses to these questions. But please bear with me and excuse the many “um’s” and pauses because I recorded them off-the-cuff. I hope you enjoy it!

Q: What are your thoughts on Shannon’s faith journey, and tell me about that moment in the garden when Shannon hears God’s voice.

Q: Why does Shannon’s father stress to her the importance of marriage and keeping her vows when he himself has broken his own vows? Could this not be confusing for her?

Q: A storyline in the Torn Asunder series was infertility. How did you approach this difficult subject, and what were some of the ideas that went into it.

Q: Why did Phoebe have to die?

Q: Tell me about the decision to make John Thomas’s family suffer in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Q: Is John Thomas perfect?

Q: Who is Frederick’s soulmate – Marie or Elizabeth?

Q: Do Frederick and John Thomas have a bromance, and do you think they will continue to be good friends?

Q: What do you see as Shannon and John Thomas’s trajectory long-term?

Q: Adeline and Adrian are very different. I can’t put my finger quite on why their relationship works, but it does. I was wondering your thoughts on this.

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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.