Author Interview – John R. Price – Bobby’s Girls – Christian fiction

About the Book

Book: Bobby’s Girls: A Novel

Author: John R. Price

Genre: Christian Fiction

Release date: August 6, 2022 (New Cover)

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Having grown up on their own show in Hollywood, Christian sister-and-brother actors Staci and Mike Whitaker have now married and raised their own families out of the limelight. Life away from Hollywood’s glamour has given them new perspectives on family and culture.

Fate reboots their old show and summons Staci, and Mike’s wife Celeste, to a fresh chance at entertaining modern families. After much discussion, they carefully accept. But when the show goes horribly awry, Staci, Celeste, and even Mike find themselves sorely tempted and even tricked into violating their most cherished ideals.

How will they find their way back, when all around them seems aimed towards darkness?

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About the Author – John R. Price

John R. Price is a Christian, loving husband, college teacher, and writer in Central Arkansas. For over 40 years, he has loved watching classic television and following the entertainment industry as a hobby. He also enjoys studying Christian apologetics. He is married to Anna, his wife, who helped edit his first Christian novel, “Bobby Girls: A Novel.”

More from John Price

I wrote the book as a Christian response to a well-known actor starring in a popular television show reboot. I thought the topic would be an interesting fictional exploration what actors and fans should consider when a TV show seems to compromise an actor’s values.

I chose the Dallas metroplex as the main setting because I have visited the area several times. As a child in the early 1980s, I remember watching two Dallas TV stations on cable TV.

An Interview with John Price

What is your favorite holiday? And why?

My favorite holiday is the July 4th (Independence Day). I like July 4th for the warm weather, the fireworks, the food, and a time to be with family and friends. 

What historical figure do you admire and why?

Some readers might find this surprising. I find it hard that this person is no longer with us. One influence was Rush Limbaugh. I often listened to Rush when I was driving in the car between different jobs or finishing a workday. He went through some difficult times. I am amazed that he was able to parlay his love for radio into a talk radio juggernaut. He is a distant cousin that learned about that I never had the chance to meet in-person. Time and distance were the reasons. We were in different stages of life the whole time he was alive. When he died in 2021, I felt the loss like many others. 

Who did you have in mind as you wrote the book?

In 2019, I became aware of a certain TV show that had been rebooted on a streaming service. When I saw that the writers had done with the show and the fan reaction, I saw this an opportunity to send a message to Hollywood that this was not right. The producers had misled the viewing audience into think this was a sequel to an old favorite for a family-friendly audience. Instead, most of the audience let it be known that they were not fooled. I have chosen to not reveal who the show and the actor is. Some have figured it out when looking at the subtle hints throughout the story. 

As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?

There were so many books that I read when I was younger that I enjoyed. The Encyclopedia Brown and The Boxcar Children series were some of my favorites. I enjoyed mystery stories and trying to figure out the puzzling plots. 

What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer?

Practice as much as you can. Be aware that some ideas may not work. You may not publish those stories. It might be years later that you write and publish a book.

Thanks for joining us today, John. It is always nice to learn a little more about the lives of authors.

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