USA Today bestselling author Abby L. Vandiver is bringing out her alter ego Cade Bentley for her foray into women’s fiction. I recently spoke with her about Where Wild Peaches Grow.
Tell me about your latest book.
Where Wild Peaches Grow is a women’s fiction book that can also be described as realistic fiction. It is my first foray out of my usual mystery genre, but I enjoyed writing it. Where Wild Peaches grow is described as “a deeply emotional novel of family, cultural heritage, and forgiveness, estranged sisters wrestle with the choices they’ve made and confront circumstances beyond their control.”
Why did you decide to write it?
I wanted to try something other than mystery, just to see if I could do it. And a Facebook follower told me about the Devil’s Punchbowl story. I was intrigued enough to want to pen the story, but then I found out it wasn’t true! But I was invested in writing the novel by then.
Who is your favorite character in the book and why?
Probably Opal “Mawma” Davenport. She tells it like it is and has bits of my mother in her.
What was the hardest part about writing the story?
Writing omniscient! I tell everyone not to do it. It is too hard. Then I decided to do it. That was a real learning experience.
If you were to write a book about your life, what would be the title and why?
I would never write a book about my life. Same things that happens to me happens to everyone. Love. Grieve. Struggle. Find your happiness. So I don’t have a title for it.
Tell me about a book that changed your life and why.
No book has changed my life, other than the Bible.
What’s next for you?
I hope to write another (or two) women’s fiction, but it’s back to mysteries for me.
Do you have anything you would like to add?
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To learn more about USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Abby L. Vandiver
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