One of the perks of my job is finding new authors and giving them a little exposure.
Several weeks ago, a publicist for WaterBrook Press, a division of Random House, sent me an e-mail asking if I would be willing to read one of their newest authors, a woman named River Jordan. The author's name alone was enough to hook me, so I told the publicist to send a copy and I'd take a look.
I opened Jordan's book, "Saints in Limbo," with some skepticism. The subject matter didn't grab me as much as the author's name. However, after spending three nights in Jordan's world, I was completely mesmerized and had a 1,000 questions for her.
I talked to Jordan for about 40 minutes on the phone Tuesday afternoon. A storm was rolling over her Nashville home, but that didn't dampen the sunshine in her voice. Rarely does an author speak like his/her prose, so I was taken aback by Jordan's ability to turn a phrase and make a simple answer sound like poetry.
Watch the News-Telegram for my review of "Saints in Limbo," and a Q&A with the lady who made it happen.
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