God Doesn’t Love Us All the Sameis the touching story about Janine Harris who never really thought about homeless people. She barely even notices them as she passes them by on her way to work in downtown Washington D.C. All Janine can focus on is the shambles of her own young life, afraid that she will never be able to get past the painful mistakes she has made. However, all of that changes on a snowy evening in December when Janine unexpectedly finds herself alone with Vera, an old, homeless woman who seems to need her help. Now Janie wants to know what could have possibly happened to Vera to leave her so broken and alone. As Vera shares her life story with Janine, the two women form an unusual bond and begin a journey that changes both of their lives forever. Reluctantly, they each confront their own past and, in the process, discover the true meaning of sacrifice, family and love. Although to truly move forward in their lives, they must fast the most difficult challenge of all – forgiving themselves.
Genre: Women’s Fiction Publisher: Juania Books LLC (May 5, 2014) ASIN: B00K5IMJOW Twitter hashtag: #GDLoveGuilbeau
God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same is available as an e-book and paperback at Amazon.
Please tell us a little bit about your current projects?
Currently I am working on my third book in the Sisters Trilogy, while still organizing and participating in book promotions for God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same. I am also getting in front of the camera to do video book reviews for Juania Books and writing articles for the online magazine BellaOnline.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
I love, love, love Zumba! It is so much fun that I forget I’m actually exercising. I go to 5-9 classes a week, so I practically live in exercise clothes!
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
Going on a girls’ trip to Spain and Italy largely “unplugged.” No Facebook, just face time. Talking rather than texting! I was really out of my comfort zone – new country, new languages, new customs and no cyberspace contact. However, it was the best trip ever!
Now my biggest writing adventure was writing a romance/suspense novella, online (no rewrites after posting), with input from readers voting on the direction of the story. At the end of one chapter I had no idea what I would write in the next chapter until all the votes were in for the week. I was completely flying by the seat of my pants! It was a great writing exercise and reader were good sports, even though some didn’t like to be out voted.
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
I would love to go to a wonderful beach house located on a private stretch of a white sandy beach against the blue water. I’m not that picky about the actual location of the beach itself, just the set up when I get there. For me, when I’m at the beach near the water, I get those moments of peaceful reflection. I can think clearly, I can write and I can relax.
When it comes to food, are you the adventurous type who will try anything once, or do you prefer to stick to tried and true foods and recipes?
Not adventurous at all in the food category. Sometimes I want to be, but I’m ok with sticking to what I know will satisfy me.
How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?
I describe myself as an introvert. Being alone suits me, which is probably why writing, a very solitary activity, suits me, too. I feel shy around new groups of people. However, my friends and family are probably laughing out loud reading this! Shy? Not Nina! They would probably describe me as being funny, outgoing and very happy to share my thoughts with anybody who’s willing to listen.
What is your favorite comfort food?
I love potatoes (chips, mashed, fries) and sweets!
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Fall is my favorite season. It is exhilarating feeling the temperature cooling after a long, hot summer. Then there is the anticipation of the upcoming holidays and that always puts me in a good mood.
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
What project are you working on next?
After book 3 release in the Sisters Trilogy, my next writing project will be a standalone women’s fiction novel for which I already have an outline. However, I also have an outline for a new, popular fiction series called Darkest Faith. It will be a little different for me and writing a series can be a lot of work, but I’m looking forward to it.
Any place we can find you in person or on the net this month or next?
Yes! I am doing the WOW! Blog Tour, with various stops during the month of October. The exact schedule can be found on NinaGuilbeau.com and on WOW! Women on Writing websites. I will also be at the Meet the Author Book Fair in Melbourne Fl, November 22 -23.
About the Author: Nina Guilbeau is the Siblings Editor for BellaOnline The Voice of Women and writes weekly family articles for online magazines. Her e-book, Birth Order and Parenting, is a popular pick with students studying the Alfred Adler birth order theory.
She is a member of the Florida Writer’s Association and the author of women’s fiction novels Too Many Sisters and Too Many Secrets. A winner of the Royal Palm Literary Award for her God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same manuscript, Nina’s work has been published in the short story anthologies From Our Family to Yours and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Mothers and Daughters. An excerpt from upcoming novel Being Non-Famous was published in the Orlando Sentinel as a Father’s Day tribute.
Wyoming and settling in the Sonoran Desert. She lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and two children, Abig Twitter: https://twitter.com/NinaGuilbeau
———-Blog Tour Dates Monday, October 20 @ The Muffin Stop by for an interview and book giveaway!
Tuesday, October 21 @ Choices
“The Power of the Review(er)” is today’s hot topic as Nina Guilbeau visits Choices during her book blog tour for God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same.
Wednesday, October 22 @ All Things Audry
Nina Guilbeau makes a stop at All Things Audry to discuss “Birth Order Theory” as well as her fabulous book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same. Nina has also offered a copy of her book for a giveaway. This is a blog stop you can’t afford to miss!
Thursday, October 23 @ Romance Junkies
Join Nina Guilbeau as she stops at Romance Junkies for an insightful interview about herself and her book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same.
Friday, October 24 @ Franciscan Mom
Join author Nina Gibeault with an insightful guest post on the topic of ways to help those in need. Nina has also graciously offered a copy of her book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same for a giveaway. This is a blog stop you can’t afford to miss!
Monday, October 27 @ Shelf Full of Books
Join Nina Guilbeau as she visits Shelf Full of Books with a guest post about Keeping Family Connections Strong and provides insight into her latest book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same.
Tuesday, October 28 @ The Lit Ladies
Nina Guilbeau, author of God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same visits the Lit Ladies with a guest post about Creating Book Clubs. Nina has also graciously provided an ebook copy of her book for one lucky winner of a giveaway. Good luck!
Wednesday, October 29 @ CMash Reads
Popular author Nina Guilbeau shares her latest book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same and also gives readers he thoughts on Cyber Book Clubs vs. Brick and Mortar.
Friday, October 31 @ Create Write Now
Join popular author Nina Guilbeau as as talks about “Working with the Homeless” to readers of Mari McCarthy’s Create Write Now. Learn more about Nina and her latest book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same. Nina has graciously offered a giveaway copy for one lucky reader as well! This is a blog stop no one should miss!
Monday, November 3 @ Bring On Lemons
Crystal Otto reviews Nina Guilbeau’s God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same and offers readers an opportunity to win their own copy in a giveaway of this fabulous fiction story!
Tuesday, November 4 @ Words, Crazy Words
Join Nina Guilbeau as she speaks to readers of Words, Crazy Words about “Genre Confusion” and offers a copy of God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same for one lucky reader to win as part of a giveaway!
Wednesday, November 5 @ Sioux’s Page
Get in on the giveaway for Nina Guilbeau’s God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same and hear from Nina on the topic of “Character Inspirations” as she visits with Sioux’s Page readers!