Erynn Mangum took a moment to answer five questions about her new book, Paige Torn (NavPress)--the story of a single girl who has no time for love . . . or does she?
Q: What can you tell us about this new series which focuses on your
main character, Paige Alder?
This series is about Paige, who has decided that since she is single,
she has nothing better to do than to help her friends and her church. She's
working a full-time job as well and once people realize she is willing to
serve, she's suddenly so busy she can't even breathe. She meets a guy, Tyler, who encourages her that serving God is not necessarily the same thing as having
a relationship with him.
Q: What three words would you use to describe Paige?
Busy, Thoughtful, Overwhelmed
Q: What do you think readers will get out of this book?
When I was single, I was a lot like Paige. I filled my days with so
much that I sometimes would go weeks between reading my Bible. Everything I was
doing was "good" in a sense, but I really had to learn what
Paige is told in the book - a need does not constitute a call.
Q: Where do you get your best ideas?
I eavesdrop everywhere I go. Not even kidding. Coffee shops are
the best. So are grocery stores, ironically enough. I pay attention to what my
friends are going through. And honestly, a lot of my ideas are from things that
happened to me personally.
Q: Can you tell us about Paige's love interest in this book, Tyler?
He, of all of the guys I've written about, is the one that I think
is the most charming. He's honest with Paige. He's gentle without sacrificing
the truth. And he's got faults. The biggest thing I hope for my characters is
that they aren't these perfect people who do everything right. Tyler is
definitely the most "layered" of all of my leading guys.