07 July 2013

Susan Reinhardt Interview


Susan Reinhardt

Susan J. Reinhardt is the author of her debut novel, The Moses Conspiracy.

Susan, welcome to Overcoming With God.  We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers. 

Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
The concept for The Moses Conspiracy was birthed shortly before my husband was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with the Philadelphia gene. Virtually all work stopped on the book during this time as we fought to save his life. After a 14-month battle, he passed away.

A season of grief, an incredible amount of challenges with the house and business, and my own health challenges followed. 2006-2008 were the most difficult years of my life.

As things settled down, I remembered the original vision and my husband's prayers and enthusiasm for the project. I knew I couldn't walk away, and picked up the threads of the story. It took a total of six years to write, re-write, get the book into publishable condition, and find someone who believed in the story.

(CFP: Susan, I am so sorry for your loss.  What a terrific fight he must have made. May your book honor his memory.)


Disability friendliness: Is this release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio?  Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print?
At this time, The Moses Conspiracy is in e-book format. However, it will be out in print within the next few months. Helping Hands Press is also planning to do an audio version. I believe the print size can be adjusted on some e-readers. As far as e-books with audio capability, I was unaware of this technology until now.

Does this book have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?  
None of my characters have a particular disorder, but I think a bibliotherapy is a great idea. It's something that may apply to the third book in the trilogy.

Thank you Susan for agreeing to answer these questions.  Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!

You can purchase the Moses Conspiracy on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.


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Giveaway: A copy of Susan's ebook. Leave a comment and your email address to enter!


22 comments:

  1. SUSAN welcome to OWG, thank you so much for sharing you story of overcoming with us. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, I know that had to be a hard time for you but I am so glad that the Lord helped you through it and brought this wonderful book to fruition. I really enjoyed it.

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  2. SUSAN, welcome to OWG and congrats on the publication of your first book! I'm so sorry for your terrible loss, but am delighted that you were able to finish out your dream. Thank you for sharing with us on OWG.

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  3. Hi Carrie, Teresa, and Diana -

    Thank you for having me on Overcoming With God.

    The Moses Conspiracy is dedicated to my late husband. I wish he could have seen the finished product. There's a sense of closure, but also a vision for the future.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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    1. God bless you for sharing with us, Susan. Many blessings!

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  4. I'm so sorry about your husband. I'm sure he would have been proud. Thanks for the giveaway. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I'm sorry for your loss Susan. A wonderful way to honor your husband's memory.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  6. Susan, I am so sorry that your husband passed away. I am sure your life was much changed, but I am very happy for you that you were able to write The Moses Conspiracy and dedicate it to him. Thank you for sharing.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  7. So sorry for your loss Susan. So many things change after losing a Spouse. Thanks for the give away.

    seraphinangel7@aol.com

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  8. Welcome Susan and Congratulations on your first book!! I'm sorry for your loss. Will be looking forward to reading your book and other books you write. Thank you for sharing.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Sending out a welcome to OWG also! I'm sad to hear about the long battle you and your husband had with that disease and I'm so sorry he wasn't there to see the finished product but I know he would have been so proud of you SUSAN.

    I'm looking forward to reading your story!! Thanks also for our little FB chat also where you helped me to understand the mistake I was making with friend requests - I always keep that in mind now! :)

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  10. Hi Veronica -

    Thank you. The scripture in Jeremiah about a future and a hope is on my Facebook Timeline. God has given me a future and a purpose with writing and supportive family and friends.

    Hi Mary - I appreciate your encouragement.

    Hi Kay - GriefShare helped me so much right after he passed away. While I'd experienced the loss of grandparents and a parent, this was totally different.

    Hi Juanita - Many people don't realize the things we take for granted. Not only do you lose loving companionship, but also the one who shares the responsibilities of the household.

    Hi Barbara - Thank you. Finishing and seeing The Moses Conspiracy published has brought much closure. The second book in the trilogy will be out within a few months.

    Hi Noela - Thanks for the welcome. I've enjoyed getting to know Carrie through Helping Hands Press, as well as some of her friends.

    Yes, Facebook can be a challenge! I'm glad my post helped you.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  11. I am so sorry for your loss, i lost a son 15 years ago due to leukemia, i would love very much to win this book thanks
    jcisforme@aol.com

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  12. Very nice interview, Carrie. And Susan, thank you so much for sharing your story with us. I am so sorry for your loss but so glad that you regained the vision you and your husband had for The Moses Conspiracy. I've purchased it and it's in my TBR queue on Kindle! Thanks again for your touching story. And thanks to you, Carrie, for an excellent interview. Joy Ross Davis

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I am very happy our fellow Helping Hands author agreed to share her testimony with our OWG readers! Blessings!

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  13. A little bit late welcome to you, Susan. Officially I'm on a little blog break, but it seems like I can't stay away. ;)
    Glad to hear that you finished the project your husband so believed in. The story line sounds great. When I find time I will squeeze it in.
    Blessings!

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    1. Haha, caught you over here, Marian! You have been busy for being on break. Thank you SO much for helping me out with me having shingles. You are a dear!!!

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  14. Dear Susan,
    What a testimony to the glory of God! My heart is touched deeply with many emotions for what you have gone through, just utterly beyond words, really. I am thankful to the Lord and you for completing the project and sharing it with us, and many other people besides. I believe that your husband being in God's Presence knows the projects completion and I pray that you continue to be comforted, strengthened and energized for the work He has prepared for you now. You are an amazing woman, and I am blessed to have read a little about you here.
    Lisa
    lcjohnson1988 (at) gmail.com

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  15. Hi Shirley - I'm sorry to hear about your son. Leukemia is an awful disease. I pray they find a cure someday, so families don't have to go through what we did.

    Hi Joy - Thank you for your kindness. I hope you enjoy the book.

    Hi Marian - It's nice to see so many of the folks I've gotten to know on the HHP Thirsty Thursdays.

    Hi Carrie - It's amazing you've been able to keep up with the blog with shingles. My grandfather had it many years ago, so I know how painful they are. I appreciate your hospitality here on OWG.

    Hi Lisa - Thank you. I'm not so amazing, but I serve an amazing God. :)

    Blessings,
    Susan

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  16. CARRIE AND SUSAN ... my apologies for not getting here sooner!! I am so very sorry for your loss, Susan, and honestly cannot imagine the pain over losing a spouse, especially one as supportive husband as yours.

    I am glad God gave you this remarkable project to channel your energies and passions into -- it sounds marvelous!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Julie--you are always welcome--whether early or late! I agree with you--God gave Susan an opportunity to resolve her grief and bring glory to His name.

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  17. Susan, I can't imagine how difficult it would be to go through all that you did, with the loss of your husband, but I'm glad, God was able to help you finish The Moses Project, & I KNOW your husband is proudly looking down upon you--you have made him proud! I look forward to reading this book and the ones that will follow. Please take care, and keep writing so we can all be blessed by your writing! I would be honored to win one of your books!
    Vicki
    vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  18. Hi Julie - Thanks for your kind words. Previous to losing my husband, I'd lost a parent and grandparents. Nothing quite prepared me for this. I'm thankful the Lord surrounded me with supportive family and friends. GriefShare also provided a way to process the pain. They're a great organization.

    Hi Vicki - The Lord walked with me through this whole process. It's a matter of taking one step at a time in the right direction - towards Him and the future.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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