Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Launch Out Into The Deep - Author Interview with Acacia Slaton Beumer and Aaron Slaton

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Acacia and Aaron on VBT Cafe.

Acacia Slaton Beumer is a graduate of Oral Roberts University; she will earn her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy in the summer of 2012. She works in the Social Service field and finds a sense of joy from helping others. Her husband John is in the United States Army. She has two daughters; Jana is 3 years old Jaci is 1. Acacia loves to interact with readers and welcomes questions and feedback. Her next project is to write an autobiography about her many life experiences. If you're interested in contacting Acacia email her at acacia@launchoutbook.com . May you be tremendously blessed and continue to persevere and daily grow in your walk with Christ.

Aaron Slaton is the author of the poetry and one chapter featured in this book. Writing since the age of twelve, Aaron has been gifted with the ability to bring the Scriptures to life through rhythm and rhyme. Aaron is an aspiring songwriter and producer. If you're interested in contacting Aaron email him at aaron@launchoutbook.com .

Together they have written a powerful book; Launch Out Into The Deep.

“ All I can say is, if you ever read just one book in your life, this is the book to read. ” Erica Contino
“ The book contains stories not only from the Bible but also everyday life stories of individuals. ” 
Reviewer "Lynn" 

“ There are many great poems in this book written by Aaron L. Slaton that are beautiful poems that add to the authors writing in each chapter. ” Ervsbookreviews

Louise: Aaron, welcome to my blog! I’m so excited you could join me for a chat. When did you first decide to submit your work to be published? Tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step.

Aaron: Originally the idea was to put together a poetry book with my sister Acacia. As Acacia did some research, she realized there is not much of a market for poetry books. As I continued to submit poems to Acacia, she started writing essays that went with the different topics. About two or three months later, Launch Out Into The Deep was complete.

Louise: Please tell us a little about your new release Launch Out into the Deep.

Aaron: Launch Out Into The Deep is a devotional style book that consists of essays, poems, words of the wise and discussion questions. Certain topics in the book will probably make some people feel uneasy, but they are topics that people in and out of church deal with on a daily basis. Among the topics that are hard hitting are lust, loneliness, trusting God, fear, death, and a desire for fame. There is something in the book for women, men and teens.

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Louise: How much research do you do for your books? Have you found any cool tidbits to share?
Aaron: I don't really have a writing regiment. I mainly write when I am inspired by different situations or just observing people in everyday life. As you observe people, inspiration will flow out of everyday conversation. I think the important thing is learning how to capture those moments no matter how small they may seem sometimes. Sometimes inspiration to write a poem will hit me first thing in the morning, driving in my car or while I'm at work.
Louise: Do you write full time? What did you do before you became a writer or still do?
Aaron: No, I don't write full time, I have a regular 9 to 5 job. Although I would like to have more poems published and write songs that will touch many people.

Louise: Do you have a ritual when it comes to writing? Example…. get coffee, blanket, paper, pen, laptop and a comfy place.

Aaron: I don't have a ritual. The main thing is not hitting writers block when I start writing. If the creative juices are flowing, I can write – I can adjust to different situations. I remember when I used to ride the train to work, a lot of the people were loud and would talk about all kinds of subject matters, but somehow I was able to write a lot on that commute.

Louise: Describe a typical writing day for you.

Acacia: As a counselor, I am mostly inspired by the experiences of those I am privileged to counsel, as well as my own personal experiences. I don’t write everyday, only when I feel compelled. When this occurs, I prefer quietness as I often reflect back on conversations that stood out or have a message that I find relevant to my topic.
Louise: Please give us a sneak peek at your future books. What’s on the horizon?
Acacia: I am interested in writing an autobiography. The personal testimony that I share in the revised edition of Launch Out Into The Deep is only the tip of the iceberg. There’s more to share that I believe will inspire many and encourage them in their faith.

Louise: What is your favorite genre to read and who is your favorite author?

Acacia: I like to read faith-based books. Presently, my favorite author is Joseph Prince. I am reading a book by him titled, “Unmerited Favor.”

Louise: Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers we have not touched on?

Aaron: We are happy to announce and thankful that our book is a recent recipient of the Mom's Choice Award and the Dove Award! Our book is a short read that you can finish in a day, but it's a book that the reader will want to go back and reread to capture words of wisdom inspired by God.

Louise: Where can the readers learn more about you and find your books on the web?

Aaron: You can learn more about my sister and I at: www.launchoutbook.com. You can also buy our book at: http://www.launchoutbook.com/purchase-book.html

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  1. Thank you again Aaron and Acacia for visiting my blog!

  2. Thanks so much Louise for featuring us! Much success on your book! I am really into mystery and suspense so I'm sure it'll be appealing to your fans- may you also gain new fans with this release.