Thursday, February 7, 2013

Reasons For Hatred Virtual Book Tour with J. E. Thomas

About The Author

Hadassah Thomas Martin is a high-spirited woman of faith who was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She trained with Precept Ministries and became a certified trainer in “How to study the Bible”. She is also an active member of the Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM).  She is the founder of “Keep It Real Ministries” which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to conduct local bible studies which teach people how to continuously live in the reality of God’s Word; regardless of their experience.
Being an “at risk youth” herself, Hadassah has overcome insurmountable obstacles. She is a bright light to women who have suffered abuse and a vital assistant in producing overcomers. She has a passion for people and teaches youth, men and woman how to fight to win!  As a true worshipper and Intercessor, she boldly believes that NOTHING is too hard for God! In spite of the multiple challenges we face, she believes the greatness which is inside us all, can be extracted, developed and targeted to reach its designed purpose. 

Q & A with J. E. Thomas

A&RBC: How did you become a writer?

It's something that kind of evolved. I have always kept journals, written poetry, term papers and essays. I even wrote a screen play once. Writing was just something I did and enjoy doing and I guess that's how I became a writer.

A&RBC: Where does your inspiration for your characters come from?

J. E.:
In my first book, my characters are patterned after real people.

A&RBC: What are you hoping readers take from your book?

J. E.:
I am hoping readers will take away the fact that they don't have to let the pain of their past keep them stuck in time. There is a way to move past their injuries so that they can live a wholesome life and live it to the full.

A&RBC: If you were to write a book about a controversial topic, what would it be?

J. E.:
I would probably write on the controversial subject of LGBT parenting.

A&RBC: What is your favorite genre of books?
J.E.: I would say the spiritual and self-help genres.
A&RBC: Are you an avid or occasional reader?

J. E.:
I read regularly; not at any particular speed, but when I complete a book, I begin another.

A&RBC: If you could interview one of your favorite authors, who would it be? Why

Difficult question as I don't feel I have a favorite author and there are a few authors I would like to interview. William Paul Young would be interesting to interview because his personal story is intriguing and I would like to know where he got the inspiration for the characters, God, the Holy Spirit and Jesus in his book "The Shack".

A&RBC: If you could make a movie out of one of your books, which one would it be?

J. E.:
It would have to be my current book as it's the only book I have written thus far.
A&RBC: What new projects are you working on?

I am currently working on my second book. It will also incorporate another story about how God used Hadassah in the life of her father's murderer, which will also be based on true events. I will also write a book on the subject of grief, and a book on answered prayers.

A&RBC: Where can readers find you?

J. E.:
Readers can email me at: ; they can visit my website at: ; connect with me on Facebook at: Hadassah Inspires or Twitter: @HDASAHinspires.

About The Book
This a story based on true events. Two best friends who were separated during their childhood. The spotlight then zooms in on Hadassah; during their adult reunion, she divulges the painful moments of the sexual abuse, murder and death that occurred in her life during her adolescence. It is a story about an ordinary person faced with extraordinary trauma and how she came to forgive and learned to embrace wholeness.


  1. Thanks Teresa for featuring Hadassah on her tour. Looking forward to the review

  2. It was my pleasure to host Hadassah. I am finishing up the book this weekend and I look forward to sharing my feedback.