Would you read it?

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Publishers and readers alike have difficulty placing Lori O’Gara’s novels in one genre. She is a Christian writer who writes about subjects that other Christian writers often avoid. She has no problem tackling drug addiction, sex or other subjects that are often thought of as taboo for Christian writers. “The thing is sex and addiction are real life things that even Christians have to deal with.” she says “Why should we Christian writers be scared to write about it?”

Lori continues by explaining that even though the subjects are often avoided by Christians she will continue to write about real life issues. “We shouldn’t go through life with blinders on. We should face life and deal with it.”

In her first novel, We Will Get There, she writes about alcoholism and pre-marital sex. She does so in such a way that is tasteful, but realistic. She offers two sides of both issues in the way different characters deal with them.

What do you think? Should Christian authors avoid writing about certain sinful subjects?

Let us know by leaving a reply below.

 

In the Weeds

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Now that the first of the Perdido Key Novels is released in to the wild I am pecking away in the weeds at number three, There and Back. In this installment we will see that Mr. William Porter is put to the task to save yet another damsel from an evil force. Mr. Porter doesn’t see himself as a hero, but everyone who knows him would disagree with that.  He is trying to do what is right. Oh my, and that hat. I should give it a name!

The second book is finished and in the hands of my editor J.B. Garner.  OK, I say finished, it is in a decent third draft state, but not finished. Garner and I are about to begin the dissecting surgery of the editing process. In Almost There we jump several years in to the time line and meet a very adult Briana Dario with some interesting drama in her life. You will get a snipet in the epilogue of We Will Get There (WWGT, as I have affectionately started calling it.) So let me know what your impression is of her. I think she is amazing.

As always, I welcome your comments and emails. I respond to them all.

Happy Reading!

Lori O’Gara

 

We Will Get There has an ISBN

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Publication for Lori’s first novel is getting closer every day. The book titled, We Will Get There has been assigned an ISBN number. The next step is getting a photographer hired for a book cover photo. She is looking for something that reflects the feel of Perdido Key and will stray true to the story.  Though Lori really likes the mocked cover, the photo is not print quality.

What do you think will make for a good cover for We Will Get There? Let us know in the comments.