Author Justina Prima's new Historical, Tunnels is a refreshing novel, with just enough history, plenty of diverse characters and a ending that is sure to surprise any reader. Let's welcome Justina and get to know her better.
Justina Prima is a registered nurse living in Maine with her
husband. She writes and edits articles for church publications. She is also an avid supporter of Collie Rescue of New England and fosters those in need.
Her first novel 'The Pawnbroker's Ring' is life's lesson in sharing the need of a strong faith to overcome our human weaknesses.
Tunnels: The White House is the first in a series and published by Gordian Books, an imprint of Winged Publications.
Available on Amazon.
Justina, Describe your writing space.
I have a very comfortable living room chair and use a pillow to set my laptop on. Not very desirable, but as long as the dogs have been walked and husband sent off to work, I can write away!
Do you like audio books, physical books, or e-books better?
A big preference for physical books. Why? There is nothing like the smell of a bound book and the touch when turning a page. It could be, perhaps, being raised that way I can’t quite adapt to e-books
How do you research for your Historical fiction books?
The Internet has made research so much easier. Just one word on what I’m looking for brings so many possibilities and often times’ changes the scenes in the book, or even the plot. I also like YouTube. Right now I’m researching the next in the Tunnel series. It’s on The Kremlin. There are so many videos out there on the Russian Revolution and Lenin.
How many novels do you have published?
The first book out there is The Pawnbroker’s Ring. I loved writing that one. The second has just been published: Tunnels-The White House.
What were your favorite parts, and least favorite parts, of the publishing journey?
In the early years, agents were needed, but not so much now. The very least part of it is the marketing. It’s the hardest part of the book journey; long hours and choosing what works best.
Tell readers about your latest release, 'Tunnels: The White House.'
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 forced the relocation of Georgia’s Cherokee Nation to its new home in Oklahoma. Any treaties made prior to 1830, allowing the Cherokee to continue to live in Georgia, were broken. Mohe had learned of the Trail of Tears from his grandfather. This trek took thousands of lives, but their bravery held fast.
Now Mohe is intent on retrieving the Peace Pipe, which was used to cement the Tribe’s future in Georgia. The first step was completed. He had been accepted as a waiter for the President of the United States. Once there, his next move would be to search for a tunnel leading to the Smithsonian and reclaim the Peace Pipe.
However, Mohe had not planned to make friends, be attracted to the beautiful housekeeper or suffer disturbing dreams from his Spirit Guide.
With so many diversions, will Mohe succeed in returning the Peace Pipe to his people?
Do you have another book in the works?
Yes, and it takes place in the years of early Soviet Union. It’s second in the series of three: Tunnels-The Kremlin.
TUNNELS: THE KREMLIN- Blurb
The year was 1918 and there had been a near successful attempt on Lenin’s life. He was the founder of the Russian Communist Party, better known as the Bolsheviks, and his protection was of utmost importance. This meant a promotion for Ganya to the Secret Service. He was committed to the Communist movement and it was the chance to pursue an investigation into the White Army, the confederation of anti-Communist forces fighting the Bolsheviks. The Tzar and his family were being held prisoner in Yekaterinburg and the word had reached Lenin the White Army was planning a risky rescue. Ganya, a committed Bolshevik, would aid in Lenin’s defense and protection, as well as seeking anyone opposing Lenin. This mission would become a personal challenge to Ganya’s Bolshevik convictions. In these dangerous times, would he hold fast to his beliefs or would he give way to the aid of those in opposition?
Where can readers find your newest novel and learn more about you?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/justina.prima Author page being worked on now!
Waiting on their approval to join.
Justina, Is there anything else you’d like to tell the readers?
Imagination is the greatest tool to bring people together. An author loves to use this to not only satisfy themselves, but to bring entertainment, knowledge, whatever the book is focused on. Book clubs are one example of bringing people together on a common ground. To sit and discuss the characters, situations, solutions, pros and cons, is so fulfilling!
Justina Prima, thank you for introducing Tunnels: The White House.
I know all the Historical buffs out there will enjoy reading this novel.
A recent trip to Kure Beach sealed the Fall for hubby and I. We both like to fish. What better place to enjoy an anniversary, than the coast?
Over the years, this trip has been our normal. The area may be different, but it’s always the same, water, fish and a chance to enjoy nature. The Lord truly did create beautiful scenery for His children to share.
Husband Joey (below)
With the exception of the 45 lb. Red Drum I caught back in 2011, fishing is hit and miss for me. Flounder season ended 1 day before I arrived. :(
The blow fish is so cute, but I don't think that's the look he was going for! Lol
God's amazing creation is a sure way to unwind, and with the choas of the summer it was welcomed.
It's serene to take a walk in the Kure Beach State Park
This awesome Red Tail hawk perched over me in a regal pose. Another path offered a frisky Fox Squirrel who stopped only long enough to make sure we weren't coming his way.
I guess you figured out I like nature. The Lord created many things and He also gave us interest and talents that provides a rest from the trials of this world.
What do you enjoy doing to rest from the stress of life?