Terri Blackstock: No More Whispers
Terri Blackstock lives in her imagination all day, crafting books to keep readers up all night—and she loves it.
Truth-Stained Lies (Zondervan) is the latest suspense title in a string of successes. Book One in the Moonlighters Series, the novel follows three sisters: an investigative blogger, a stay-at-home mom, and a ne’er do-well taxi driver, who work together as private investigators to solve crimes related to their family. “During the Casey Anthony trial, I was following some investigative blogs by people who were digging up behind-the-scenes information,” Blackstock explains, “and often that was stuff that wasn’t allowed in court. I couldn’t help doing my “What-if?” routine. What if some angry person turned the tables on the bloggers? What if they showed them [how it feels] to be speculated about and judged?”
Each Moonlighters book will follow a different sister. Truth-Stained Lies zeroes in on former prosecutor and blogger Cathy Cramer, but Blackstock admits Holly, Cathy’s party-girl-turned-taxi-driving sister is her favorite. “She’s a mess,” Blackstock says. “It was important to me to include her in the series, because I want readers to know that God isn’t finished with her yet. He loves the messy people in our lives, and He has a plan for them. I know Holly’s purpose in this story, and I’m excited about what I’m going to do with her. God feels the same way about us. I think we have a problem in the church, accepting our prodigals home. I want to challenge Christians to welcome lost people and prodigals with open arms, rather than avoiding them or whispering about them.”
This article originally appeared in the April/May 2013 issue of FamilyFiction Edge digital magazine. Subscribe for free today!