Book: On the Other Side of Goodbye - Will our last goodbye be forever? by Mable Dotsoncategories: Book, Coal Mining, Coal Mining Accidents, Appalachian Life Style, Eastern Kentucky History, Bullying, Christian Romance
Mable Dotsonabout this book: On the Side of Goodbye, a Christian romance, is about a teenage girl growing up in the coal mining camps in Eastern Kentucky of the Appalachian Mountains. She is bullied at school because of the way her mother made her dress and it causes her to be a loner. Her father gets killed in a mining accident and leaves her to take care of her ailing mother. While trying to take care of her mother, she fully trusts in God for His help and finds that His help leads her to make the right decisions that impacts more lives than just her own.
• What inspired you to write this book?
The inspiration for this book came from all the coal miners that have paid the price of their life while just trying to make a living for their families and the hardships that are left for their families to continue on with.
• Who are the primary readers of your book?
This book will be of interest to all women and men who like reading about Appalachian history, but it is especially geared toward the younger romantics who enjoy a good clean romance book of young love.
• How long did it take to write it?
It took me over a year to finish writing this book.
• How did you come up with the title?
I was over half way through with writing the book before the title finally came to me in a dream. It matches the book so well!
• Why did you choose this cover?
I have written two more books besides this one and they have "sky" covers that were taken of the sky over my house. This one was taken on top of one of our beautiful mountains where they had been strip mining for coal. I knew the moment that I saw the picture that it was to be the cover for this book!
• What was the hardest part of writing your book?
The hardest part of writing this book was probably the ending. I actually had several ideas of how to end it, but I finally decided on a surprising one.
• Did you do research for your book?
I actually did not do any research for my book because as a child, I also grew up in a coal mining town and knowledge about this life style was a part of our everyday life.
• Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I was going to say "no" that I did not learn anything from writing this book, but the more I think on it, the more that I would have to say that, yes, I did. I have learned to trust God more with my life and be more understanding towards those less fortunate than me.
• What do you want to say to your readers?
I would like to say to my readers that first and foremost, thanks for reading my book and that I hope that after they read it, that they come away with feeling a special presence of God and how He can make miracles happen when we think that there is no way on earth that things can work it for the best!
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