Guest Blog: Barbara Britton--Book Prize of Your Choice *Geography-influenced
Hi, my name is Barbara M. Britton and I live in Brookfield, Wisconsin. One thing people notice about me is that I’m tall. Flat-footed, I’m 5’9,” but I love to wear heels. In my immediate family, I am the shrimp.
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My latest novel is Defending David: Ittai’s Journey.
Can an orphaned woman and a Philistine exile defend and aging king who has slain tens of thousands, but cannot control a rebellious son?
When a quiet journey to Jerusalem turns tragic, newly orphaned Rimona must flee a kinsman set on selling her as a slave. Racing into the rocky hills outside of Hebron, Rimona is rescued by a Philistine commander journeying to Jerusalem with six-hundred warriors.
Exiled commander, Ittai the Gittite, is seeking refuge in the City of David. Protecting a frantic Hebrew woman is not in his leadership plan. Although, having a nobleman's niece in his caravan might prove useful for finding shelter in a foreign land. Rimona and Ittai arrive in Jerusalem on the eve of a rebellion. In the chaos of an heir's betrayal, will they be separated forever, or can they defend King David and help the aging monarch control his rebellious son?
“Defending David” is the first book where I have a male point of view rotating with the female point of view. Ittai the Gittite is a Philistine warrior, so I had to think like an army commander and write man speak. Men notice different things than women. My husband wouldn’t know if a coffee table is provincial or mid-century modern, but he might notice the wood. At a writing conference, I took a workshop on writing male characters. The instructor asked the man in the class to describe the color chartreuse. He didn’t have a clue. He probably couldn’t explain fuchsia either.
Readers also think Ittai the Gittite is a fictional character. He is a historic Bible hero. You can find him in II Samuel 15:16-22 and 18:2.
Ask the readers a question or two--we like to get to know you!
If company stopped by unexpectedly, would you like to be put together with make-up and hair done and have a messy house, or would you like to have a pristine house, but have no time to get yourself ready?
I would need to have my make-up on and my hair in some semblance of order. Once at a youth retreat, a young lady said, “Mrs. Britton, you look different in the morning.” I sure do!
A friend recommended pulling out the vacuum before answering the door and say, “Oh, you caught me cleaning.”
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Author Page on Amazon-Amazon.com: Barbara M. Britton: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
Barbara also included a video--enjoy!