Title: Passing on Faith (In Good Faith #2 – Standalone)
Author Name & Publisher: A.M. Leibowitz – Supposed Crimes LLC
Publication Date & Length: November 1, 2015 – 276 pgs
Following his father’s death, Micah Forbes believes he can finally put the family who rejected him and their religious bigotry behind him. In a cruel twist, his older brother calls to tell him he’s inherited their father’s abandoned vacation home.
Micah discovers the house comes complete with a long list of repairs, boxes full of family secrets, and a handful of quirky neighbors. Despite not wanting to get in too deep, he can’t help the spark of interest stirred when the sexy redhead next door offers his help. Everything about the enigmatic Cat Rowland throws Micah off-balance, from his gender-bending sense of fashion to his handy repair skills to his deep spirituality. Before long, Micah is swept up by Cat and his friends, but Cat himself keeps his heart carefully protected.
When Micah’s past and his present collide in a painful way, his self-destructive coping habits threaten to overwhelm him. To save himself, he needs to open his soul and let someone in. Cat has the key to unlock him, if he can let down his guard and trust his faith enough to catch Micah as he falls.
Micah decided he would sit right there until he was struck with a brilliant plan for how to manage his misfortune. It might have been a whole two minutes before someone knocked on the front door. Huffing, he rose and went to answer it.
He nearly groaned when he saw who it was. Cat, his oddly chipper neighbor, was back. He had a glass of what might have been lemonade in his hand and a lopsided smile on his face. When he looked up at Micah, his expression changed. His smile slid away and his eyes widened.
“You okay?” he asked.
Micah ran a hand through his hair and contemplated telling Cat it was just allergies. Instead, something made him say, “No. I am not okay. But if you want to come in and sit on my couch, risking black lung from all the dust, by all means.” He stood aside and swept his hand, indicating Cat should join him.
Hesitantly, Cat stepped over the threshold. He extended the glass to Micah. “Thought you could use this. Maybe you need something stronger, though.”
Micah snorted. “Yeah, probably, except I don’t drink.” He accepted the lemonade and took a sip. The tart liquid was refreshingly cool against his burning throat. “Thanks for this.” He tilted the glass toward Cat.
Cat grinned. “I was a little worried for a minute there. Want to tell me about it?”
Micah sighed heavily. “I inherited this house. My father just died.”
“I’m sorry,” Cat said, his voice soft and warm.
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Some of the emotions you will FEEL while reading A.M. Leibowitz.
I jumped into this journey with Cat and Micah with eyes wide open, but they were widened even further.
My heart is full!!!!! Loved this story.
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1) Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?
I like to be comfortable. I usually take to the sofa with my laptop and a cup of coffee. In the winter, I add a fuzzy blanket.
2) Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?
That’s a tough question because since they come from my head, I can in some way relate to most of my characters. Micah, in Passing on Faith, is probably closest to my own insecurities, though.
3) If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?
I would hope I’d be using either my nursing degree or my degree in public health education.
4) Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?
I used to be mostly a “pantser” when it came to writing. I learned the hard way that outlining suits me far better.
5) Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?
All the repeated words and phrases which I should have caught and deleted or changed.
6) How do you come up with new ideas for your story?
I start with characters and individual scenes—just an impression. From there, I often look to other stories to give it backbone. This can be anything from a fairy tale to a news headline.
7) What’s next for you as a writer?
I have three novels on deck for next year, one novella, and at least one short story. I’m trying out a few new things in terms of connecting with other authors.
8) Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?
I live in western New York State. It absolutely influences my writing. I like to set my stories here because it’s the geography and culture I know best.
9) What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?
I like mysteries. I always have. There’s something about a good whodunit which draws me in every time.
10) Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?
Well, coffee for sure. Books—I can’t go in a bookstore or library or heck, even online without finding a dozen more things to add to my To Be Read list. Other than that, I don’t really have too many things I’m that attached to.
Author. Editor. Spouse, parent, queer, feminist, reader, and writer falling somewhere on the Geek-Nerd Spectrum. Agnostic Christian offering commentary on faith, culture, and writing. Read more:http://amleibowitz.com/about-me/