Vivian Kay is a debut Christian author whose faith stories are woven around the themes of imperfection, divine encounters and redemption. When she is not writing or daydreaming about writing, you’ll find her playing simultaneous games of online Scrabble or snuggling up with a good book. A wife and mother, Vivian lives in a quiet corner of Canada’s banana belt.
Let’s get to know Vivian Kay
Can you tell us four words that describe your writing style?
Simple, Vivid, Descriptive, Uninhibited.
Do you have a writing process? If yes, briefly explain.
I don’t have a rigid process because I can write anywhere. One constant thing is listening to music. It slows down my racing thoughts.
Why do you write books?
I write because creating stories brings me joy. Writing novels is a lovely bonus.
Describe your ideal place of escape to write your books.
A lounge chair placed under a beach side cabana.
Tell us about Moni and Sam Badmus.
Moni and Sam are a middle-aged couple dealing with a faith and marriage crisis. Unhappy with his mundane and as he saw it, unblessed life, Sam checked out of their marriage. Moni, the pastor’s kid, has a hard time offering her husband forgiveness and hides under the cloak of work and church responsibilities. Their choice of a marriage intervention changed their lives.
Tell us about Debo and Adele Ajala.
Debo and Adele are the golden couple. Debo is an adored husband, father and a church deacon while Adele, a kindergarten teacher, is the perfect homemaker and mother of four adorable boys. To outside eyes these two have it made. But, there’s resentment smoldering under that façade and soon enough everything they touched turned to coal.
What is your favorite thing to do before a book signing?
What city would you love to have a book signing or speaking engagement?
If you could collaborate on a book with any author, who would it be and why?
I’ll love to write a novel with Michelle Simpson. I love her character Mama B.
What is one tip you would give authors on how to show appreciation for their readers?
Acknowledge your readers. They’re investing time and money in you.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Enjoy every moment.
What is one thing you would change about your life?
I would love to worry less.
What is your motto for life and career?
Work hard cause there’s no free lunch.
What is your favorite scripture or quote?
“I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.” Philippians 4:13.
About Secret Places
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After many years of happiness, Moni Badmus’s marriage is falling apart. Unwilling to lose her only child, a self-proclaimed daddy’s girl, to her husband in a custody settlement she goes along with his suggestion of an unconventional marriage intervention. Will Moni’s fear of losing what she holds dear take her to dark places she never imagined she would go?
Sam Badmus has lost his thirst for the things of God. For a while, his extramarital activities seemed to be a cure for his unsatisfying home life. But soon his risky behavior exacts a steep price and Sam has to turn to the God he left behind to save his family and maybe even his life.
Debo Ajala and his wife Adele are living the golden life or so it seems. Debo is a respected church deacon and Adele, a mother to their four adorable sons. Their lives couldn’t be better, that is until Adele’s feelings for another member of their church surface. Adele’s confession unleashes a series of events that Debo never expected. He escapes his troubled life by accepting a pastoral position in a city on the other side of Canada, but soon his twisted past catches up with him.
In this emotionally charged tale of sacrifice, temptation, and redemption, two couples learn sin has consequences and there is no place they can hide from the presence of God.
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