Victoria Christopher Murray

Victoria Christopher Murray

Interviewed by: Lauretta Pierce
May 14, 2008

Q.    Victoria, how did you come about the idea to write TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE?

A.    I came to write TLTL after I received so many emails from readers wanting to know what happened to the character, Jasmine, after my novel A Sin and a Shame. I never planned to do a follow-up, but I figured out how to answer the questions my readers had and that's where this novel came from.

Q.    How did you come about the title?

A.    I don't even remember. Titles are not a science for me, it's an art. I think about the story, then think about what I want the title to say, then after weeks and weeks of thinking, suddenly a title will come to me.

Q.    How did you come about the situation surrounding Brian?

A.    Readers told me that they hated Brian from A Sin and a Shame and I accepted the challenge to change their minds. Again, this is not a science...I don't sit down and think. I just let the ideas form in my mind while I'm going about my everyday life.

Q.    How did you come about the idea surrounding Hosea and Natasia?

A.    The answer is the same as above. The ideas just come. There is no other way to explain it.

Q.    How did you come about Brian's and Jasmine's relationship?

A.    Brian and Jasmine's relationship unfolded in A Sin and a Shame.

Q.    Is TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE a sequel from a previous novel you wrote?

A.    Oops, interesting question for an interview. YES, TLTL is the sequel to A Sin and a Shame.

Q.    How long have you been writing?

A.    I wrote my first piece when I was seven years old. But, I've been writing professionally since 1997.

Q.    How many books have you written?

A.    Hmmmm....TLTL is my seventh adult novel. I've written three teen novels, one is already on the market.

Q.    Are you currently working on another novel?

A.    Yes, I am. I write a novel every year.

Q.    What message would you like readers to receive from reading TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE?

A.    Since I write novels, I'm not into delivering deep, deep messages. If I was into messages, I'd be writing non-fiction. However, I do write inspirational novels, and I hope my readers are inspired by my novels. I hope they come to see the love of God and how they can make it through anything with God.