Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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Interview with author K-Trina Meador
Hi again :)
Today’s interview is with author K-Trina Meador who was born in Jacksonville, Florida and raised in Texas since she was four years old, K-Trina Meador is the youngest of five children. Growing up in Cross Plains, Texas and being raised on a seventy acre farm gave me an appreciation for country life and the small town community. I currently live in Honolulu, Hawaii where I work full time as an aircraft mechanic/avionics technician.

My dream of being a successful author has been a dream that I held close to my heart for many years. I am humbled by the many responses from those who have already read the novel, Journey to Freedom, including 13 five star ratings and 2 four star ratings on Amazon as of today.

If there was only one thing that I could say to you, the very important person who is reading this right now, it is this – whatever is the dream in your heart, giving up is not an option.

Do you remember the first story you wrote?
My first story was an English assignment when I was in High School with the theme being Say No to Drugs. It came in first place and I was awarded fifteen dollars.

Were you inspired by someone or something?
The majority of my family is avid book readers. I remember reading from a very young age and all genres were available.

What do you love about writing a story?
Everything. It is an adrenaline rush as the story comes together and a challenge as I sense the direction, conflict and resolution of the characters involved.

Can you tell us a bit about your book “JOURNEY TO FREEDOM”, and the main character(s).
An unlikely meeting...
Marrissa is running away, as fast as her feet can carry her. After enduring abuse at the hands of her employer for years, she has finally found the strength to strike out on her own, and now she has been unceremoniously thrust into the life an adventure of a man she doesn’t know. But things become more serious when she and her companion are taken in by the Cherokee. After enduring attempts on her life at the hands of a jealous wife, Marrissa must once again leave people behind and make her own way. But this time she might be leaving true love behind.

An undying devotion…
Greggory longs to be a free man. Facing the violent prejudices against him as a half breed, and running from the high price set on his head by the owner of the plantation he used to belong to, he never expected to find peace and happiness with the young woman at his side. But the more time he spends with Marrissa, the more he realizes she is the one for him, and when evidence points to her untimely demise, he vows to gain his freedom and love no one else. But fate might not be done with him yet, and Greggory may have a second chance at the life he first glimpsed in Marrissa’s eyes.

A timeless love.
Set amid the tumultuous backdrop of the American Civil War,
Journey to Freedom chronicles the harrowing misadventures of two star-crossed lovers through nineteenth century America, battling violence, prejudice, and the inherent struggles of their time. Join author K-Trina Meador for a touching saga of love, faith, and survival.

How did you come up with the story for the book?
I have been interested in the Civil War and wanted to write a book reflecting the Era and the trials that persons had to go through back then.

How was it to do the research for the book, because I understand it’s set in the Civil War Era?Research for that era included medicine and the lack therein, the underground railroad, travel on ship, the prison system, how slaves were treated (the good and the bad), and Indian heritages, traditions and values.

Which publisher published the book and how did you get in contact with this publisher?
Tate Publishing and Associates. http://www.tatepublishing.com/index.php

Are you working on something new at the moment?
Yes, I have two books in progress. Both are set in the current era and one is a suspense/thriller and the other is a family drama.

Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
Keep writing…..stay true to you…don’t ever give up.

Which author inspires you?
I have two. Ted Dekker who is a known Christian Suspense/Thriller and A.M. Hunter who is an up and coming author who is also a great friend of mine.

Where can people go and read your work?
My website www.kmeador.com has a trailer for Journey to Freedom and when you visit my library you can read the first four chapters of the book. Soon, I will have excerpts from The Chamber and Impact which are my two books in progress. My book can also be found on Amazon at: amazon.com/author/kmeador

Where can people find you on internet?
Through my website, www.kmeador.com, you can visit me on facebook, twitter and my blog.

Can I use an excerpt from the book?
In the following paragraph Marrissa (the first paragraph) is addressing Emily: 

“Why are you helping all of us? What is in it for you? Aren’t you concerned about retaliation?” She had a hard time accepting the idea that white people would willingly help slaves when the risk of helping was so high.

“There is nothing in it for me except to be able to help a few of the thousands of people leave slavery. Slavery is hideous, and I will continue helping others for as long as I live.”

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Presence


It is that moment which takes your breath away
and is lost into the bay 

It is the rose given, as a symbol of love
now just a memory as it lies withering thereof 

It is the faint strains of the song you were singing
with a twinkle in your eye and your body swaying

It is the wreath of flowers delicately woven into a lei
as the petals dissolve one by one as the recipient plays

It is the comforting word  
as a friend mourns

It is family and friends, both near and faraway
that fills the heart with new promises for the day 

It is the presence of love
which is revealed in the actions above