Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Meet Ashea Goldson, author of The Lovechild

Ashea Goldson, originally born in Brooklyn, New York is a wife of twenty three years, a mother of two daughters, a grandmother of one, a graduate of Fordham University, a writer, a poet, a publisher, a reviewer, an internet radio host, an educator, and a co-founder of a Christian preparatory school. Active in the ministry, she is a dedicated member of World Changers Church International for many years. She has a lifetime of experience with writing which ranges from being published in local newspapers, magazines, and online publications to full length books.

Her first Christian fiction novel is The Lovechild, published by Urban Christian Publishers in 2008. Ashea’s short story entitled “The Kit Cat Trial” will be released in an anthology named Pets Across America in September 2009. Her second Christian fiction novel, Joy Comes In The Morning, will be released in July 2010, also by Urban Christian Publishers. She has recently released a non-fiction title, Resurrecting Vision: 45 steps To Digging Up Your Destiny And Seeing It Through God’s Eyes through her own publishing company.

Calling herself a kingdom writer, and passionate about this calling, she is currently working on her third novel, random poems, several short stories, a children’s book, and is organizing a literacy group for youth in her community. During her relaxation time she can be found hanging out with her family, snuggled up to a good book, or listening to gospel music.

Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?
I am definitely an introvert. I am usually very quiet and reserved unless I know you well.

Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook?
No, I don’t particularly like to cook, but I do like to eat so I do what I must do.

What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend?
That’s difficult because I haven’t watched a good movie in a while. I’m not really sure about that one.

Do you like books being turned into a movie? If so, what is your favorite book-to-movie?
The Color Purple

If The Lovechild was turned into a movie who would you cast to play your characters?
Makaeli would be played by Halle Berry and her sister Lisa would be played by Angela Bassett.

Which social networks do you enjoy the most?
Facebook. You can find me at http://www.facebook.com/ashea.goldson.

What's next for you?
I have a story, “The Kit Cat Trial” in an anthology called Pets Across America which will be released in October. My next novel, Joy Comes In The Morning, releases in July of 2010. And I am currently working on the sequel, Count It All Joy.


ABOUT THE BOOK

In The Lovechild, Makaeli Hunt, a successful fashion designer, has been driven far away from home by her family’s dysfunction. While living in Italy, trying to heal the wounds of yesterday, ambition becomes her comforter. When a family emergency forces her to return to her home, in seven life altering days, amidst memories of a tumultuous past, will one revealed secret drive her away from her family and God forever? Or will she discover what it means to be God’s lovechild?

Dealing with issues of racism, depression, self-esteem, drug addiction, mental illness, verbal and physical abuse,The Lovechild is a story of redemption and re-dedication, confirming our victory in Jesus Christ.

Follow the blog tour at http://bit.ly/TheLovechild

For more information about Ashea, visit her at http://www.asheagoldson.com

5 comments:

asheagold said...

Thank you for hosting me, Tia.

Ty said...

Thank you for participating in The Lovechild Blog Tour.

vanessa richardson said...

Great interview! I had been wanting to read this book for awhile, I am enjoying it!

Vanessa

asheagold said...

Thank you, Vanessa. I'm glad you're enjoying it.

Joey Pinkney said...

Ashea wasn't kidding when she said she was an introvert, was she? lol

Wow. I thought she was about to give 5 word answers to all the questions.

But, such is the norm for us authors. It takes a certain quietness of the spirit to sit down and write something as relevant and timely as The Lovechild.

Her achievements speak volumes.