Thursday, August 16, 2012

Unresolved Issues Virtual Tour with Wanda B. Campbell

About the Author
Wanda B. Campbell is an extraordinary and talented writer who brings creativity, a new sense of hope, and restoration through the healing power of God to the Kingdom, by way of Christian fiction. She uses real life everyday issues to exhort, motivate, and give comfort.

Wanda B. Campbell believes there is nothing too hard for God and through His love and power; He can heal you in EVERY area you hurt. Wanda believes with God’s help our darkest time can become our brightest moments. Her primary mission is to encourage everyone to experience the unfailing love of Christ. Wanda is not limited by race, age, sex, denomination or organization; believing the liberation that comes from Christ is free to all.

Wanda B. Campbell’s literary achievements include: Mommy’s Present, a short story appearing in the anthology The Midnight Clear, November 2006, First Sunday in October, January 2007, Crusin for Christ I Short Story Contest winner with Illusions, which landed a multi-book deal with Urban Christian. Illusions, the novel, February 2009,Right Package, Wrong Baggage, August 2010, and Silver Lining, August 2011. Her fourth novel, Unresolved Issues, is scheduled for release August 2012.

Wanda is a two-time winner of the Urban Reviews Top Shelf Book Award, two-time winner of Coffee Time Romance’s Critical Review Award, and a three-time Black Expressions Book Club Bestselling Author. She has appeared on the BCNN1/BCBC National Bestselling List multiple times and was nominated at the 2011 African American Literary Awards Show in the Christian Fiction category.

Wanda is a mother of three and currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband of twenty-two years and two sons and enjoys spending time with her grandson.

A&RBC: How did you become a writer?
Wanda: I began writing on a dare I made with myself. On December 13, 2005, I picked up a yellow writing pad and challenged myself to write the story that had been playing out in my head for years. The finished product was my first novel, First Sunday in October.

A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?
Wanda: My characters are inspired by my experiences and people I see and meet every day. The commuter train is a great place to write and observe people.

A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?
Wanda: I want readers to understand that marriage is more than just a passing thought or the “in” thing to do. Secrets cause wounds and can destroy individuals.  Open and honest communication is the key to any relationship.

A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?
Wanda: I’ve pretty much covered most controversial topics from pornography to homosexuality.

A&RBC: Most writers have a process or method for writing their books, what is yours?
Wanda: For the most part, the process is all in my head. Once I formulate the plot I begin writing and allow the characters to dictate the journey.

A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
Wanda: I love Romance and Christian Fiction.

A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?
Wanda: I love to read. Books are my one true addiction. When I’m not working on a manuscript, I read every day.

A&RBC: What are two things you want your readers to know about you?
Wanda: I am a shy and simple girl. 

A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why?
Wanda: I would be honored to interview Gwynne Forster. I love her writing style and strong characterization. Her persona depicts class.

A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?
Wanda: Currently, I am working on two projects. Liberation, the prequel to Unresolved Issues is in the early publication stage. In May 2013, the sequel to Silver Lining, Doin’ Me is scheduled for release.

About The Book

Stacelyn thought her life was complete the day she married Dr. Derrick Garrison. The fairytale life she envisioned quickly vanishes, however, when Derrick’s late nights and unexplained absences cause her to question his motives for marrying her. As secrets from the past and emotional wounds are revealed, Stacelyn discovers the hard way that it takes more than love to build a marriage.

Alone and bitter after Derrick’s sudden departure, Stacelyn is forced to face hard truths about the man she married. In the process, she discovers her own unresolved issues.

Will the revelations drive her to her knees, or send her seeking comfort from the enemy?

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  1. Wanda,
    It was my pleasure to host your latest title. I am currently reading Unresolved Issues and its getting harder to put it down. It is very entertaining. I haven't quite figured Derrick out so he still has me puzzled. I have always enjoyed your writing and this book is no different.