Interview Your Characters like a Psychologist

Topic: How to interview your characters like a psychologist-why backstory matters. Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach, visits with Carrie Fancett Pagels on deepening your character's backstory, bibliotherapy, and writing a significant story that touches your reader. Listen on or on iTunes.


Book: The Captive Brides Collection.

Captive Brides CollectionCarrie's novella in the collection: "Love's Escape"
Bio - Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D. Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D., is the award-winning author of fifteen Christian historical romances, including ECPA bestsellers. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn't "cure" her overactive imagination! A self-professed "history geek," she resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia but grew up as a "Yooper," in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel - but not all at the same time! You can connect with her at

About Love's Escape Novella in the Captive Brides Collection: When Letitia, the light-skinned house servant of the prominent Burwell family, learns that her father is the master of the plantation, and the one responsible for her mother's death, she seeks any means of escape from her life of slavery. As she prepares meals and fetches tea for women who are her half-sisters by blood, Lettie becomes more determined that she'll not live out her days in servitude. Nathan Pleasant, the undertaker's son, secretly transports slaves from Virginia and onto the Underground railroad via a network of funeral homes. He's grown attached to the Burwell's beautiful house servant, but sees that Lettie's desperate attempts to leave slavery are making her vulnerable for exploitation - or worse. When he must choose between his livelihood or Lettie's freedom, will his heart win out?


Worthy to Write coverMore about Lit Up host, Angela Breidenbach: Angela Breidenbach writes romance through the ages, teaches the business of writing, hosts the radio show Lit Up, and is in process of getting her genealogical studies degree. She's the president of the Christian Authors Network. Angie lives in Missoula, MT with her hubby and Muse, a trained fe-lion, who can shake hands, lay down and roll over, and jump through a hoop. Surprisingly, Angie can also.

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