An Interview with C.A. Freeburn // Author of Dying For Redemption
1) Where were you born, where do you live now, and are you close to perfect swimming water?
I was born in Arizona and now live in West Virginia. I don’t think I’m close to any perfect swimming water but then I’m not a swimmer so wouldn’t know for sure.
2) What is your favorite smell?
3) Tell us about your education and what you do now (jobs and hobbies).
After high school, I joined the US Army and worked in JAG and once I got out, obtained a Paralegal certificate. Right now, I’m able to write full-time and spend some time helping out a writer’s organization as a volunteer. My hobbies are reading, photography, quilting and scrapbooking.
4) Tell us about your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife. How did you meet? What is your favorite thing about him/her? How about your children (if you have children)? How about a dog or cat?
My husband and I meet in Germany. We were both in the Army and were stationed there. My favorite thing about him is how he can always make me laugh. I have three children. And a dog and a cat. Though most people don’t believe us about the cat because she’s anti-social and rarely makes an appearance when others are over. Unless the person visiting hates cat, then she wants to stay near them.
5) Is ignorance bliss?
Yes. Sometimes, there are things that a person wants to know but is better off not knowing for certain.
6) How did you get interested in writing?
I’ve always loved to read and when I started high school, it evolved into writing. I wanted to be able to spend time in a world where everything was how it should be so I created my own where everything turned out right. The way that I envisioned right to be.
7) How has your practice evolved over the course of time?
For writing, I started to use a software program (The Snowflake) to outline my books. I found I was spending so much time trying to dig myself out of the writing holes I got myself into, I wanted to find a way to keep my focus so projects got down in a more reasonable time frame. A necessity when I’m trying to write two different series.
8) What do you consider to be your greatest success?
My teens. They are confident, helpful and inclusive of others. They always try to make sure that others are included and are willing to get to know everyone themselves rather than just believing what others say.
9) Is there any thing that your family or friends would be surprised to learn about you?
Not that I can think of.
10) What did you find out after finishing DYING FOR REDEMPTION? What weren’t you expecting?
I found out that formatting an ebook isn’t as easy as I assumed. Even after following two sets of guidelines, I had to ask my husband to do the formatting for me. He’s a computer programmer and what took me a week not to get right, took him a few hours to get right.
I wasn’t expecting that I would still have doubts about republishing this book even as I hit publish on Amazon and Smashwords. The book went out of print in 2006 and I’ve debated since then about republishing because of the shunning I had to deal with at a church I attended. Some people found the book extremely offensive because it was set in Limbo and I had not only my faith questioned, but who I was as a person. I’m glad that I decided to stand my ground and not allow those negative voices to control what I wrote.