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Cobalt Blue: A Novel

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What genre does this novel fall under?  Oh, many!  Raunchy-edgy mystical.  Pagan Christian. Metaphysical mystery. Spiritual crisis. Church psychodrama.  Et alia. 
Kay Goldstein, author of Star Child asked me to keep this online book roundelay going:  I am to answer here a questionnaire about a book of mine and then tag five more writers and ask them to do the same..  (This is requiring me to learn how to tag and relearn how to spell questionnaire, but boldly I am willing to take on the challenge.)
The book is my first novel Revelation:  It came out in 1988 in hardback, but was made available only this year for Kindle, (and at a pleasingly attractive price.)
What genre does your book fall under?  See above.   
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I was lying on my sofa reading a book I was to review for the Raleigh News and Observer.  The book, The Late Divorce by A.B. Yehoshua, had nothing to do with metaphysical mysteries, but it was set in Israel which brought religion to my Methodist-Bible-school-trained mind. I said to my husband Bob, "What if a minister at a liberal church heard the voice of God and this was where the trouble began…?"
So I wrote a short story about this: "The Pure in Heart."  Time passed, and then the day after I finished a draft of another novel, I attended for the first time one of Bob's workshops on self-hypnosis (he's a clinical psychologist:  In trance that day, I had a "dream" in which I received a note saying: "you tried so hard to avoid being a minister."  The point of this jumped immediately to mind:  go on with the preacher story and turn it into a novel.  The next morning, I typed "Chapter Two" and started to roll out the rest of it. 
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?  Colin Firth, without question.  And screen rights have been sold. Colin, Colin?? are you listening?  Colin, you need to contact:  Synergy Films.  Immediately.  
 And here are the five talented story-tellers I have tagged.
Carrie Knowles,  The Last Childhood, a family memoir of Alzheimer's
Angela Davis-Gardner, Butterfly's Child, story of the boy born to Lt. Pinkerton and Mme. Butterfly
Judy Goldman, Losing My Sister, memoir of sisterhood
Elaine Orr,  Gods of Noonday,  a memoir of a white American with a Nigerian spirit
Mahan Siler,  Exile or Embrace?, a nonfiction church drama, a minister is asked to perform a gay wedding

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  • Vickie Leigh
    December 5, 2012 at 4:20 am Reply

    Wow! I have read 5 of the 6 books mentioned here and loved them all. Now I must go get Losing My Sister!

    • December 5, 2012 at 8:51 am Reply

      We certainly do have similar tastes, Vickie. I hope you’ll stick around and say more.

  • aiki
    December 5, 2012 at 10:41 am Reply

    Oh, the perils of "Shelving" problems, & the horror of falling between the shelfs/shelves? bookstores live & die by.  Good fortune with a book that goes on more than one shelf, 'cz many readers won't run across what they might well have enjoyed if it's not in their habitual sections of the store.  Aiki

    • December 5, 2012 at 11:15 am Reply

      Maybe someone should write a column/blog somewhere, Aiki, and call it Between the Shelves?

  • December 7, 2012 at 5:40 pm Reply

    Just started reading and am *hooked*!  How fun to see this now.  And who the heck is Colin Firth?  LOL!  I'm film-phobic since my ex was a filmmaker.  😉

    • December 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm Reply

      I’m glad you like it. And Colin Firth was the king in The King’s Speech. I highly recommend it.

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