No Matter What Author Interview & Giveaway!

About the Book

Book: No Matter What

Author: Jennifer Carr

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 14, 2022

Jess Hayley, with her exceptional skill of deciphering people’s thoughts and emotions through body language and microexpressions, encounters Bryan Carsen, a member of the U.S. Army Cyber Force, setting her on an unforeseen path that challenges her beliefs and abilities.

As Bryan becomes embroiled in a covert investigation, Jess comes to grips with the consequences of his actions, which are further complicated by the arrival of a mysterious box of evidence that endangers everything she holds dear. Caught in a perilous web of intrigue, trust becomes elusive, and Jess must navigate a world turned upside down, even questioning the trustworthiness of those closest to her.

In the midst of turmoil, Jess confronts the unsettling possibility that someone she trusted deeply may have harbored long-hidden secrets. Despite enduring numerous challenges, she must summon the strength to open her heart and rediscover the capacity to trust.

Amidst the uncertainty and concealed truths, Jess’s journey unfolds, marked by twists and turns, self-discovery, resilience, and the intricate interplay between perception and reality, showcasing the deep impact of unexpected encounters and the courage needed to move forward in the face of pain.


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About the Author

A wife, mom, author, marriage and family counselor, a former AP Psychology teacher, and a podcaster, Jennifer draws from her life experiences and imagination to connect with her readers and listeners through the written and spoken word.
Married to her childhood best friend and the mom of a creative daughter, Jennifer enjoys a quiet life on their farm in Alabama.
When she’s not wearing one of her many hats, you’ll find her tucked away with a book and what’s likely her third coffee of the day.

More from Jennifer

I loved writing this book. There were days that words poured out of me as though a dam had broken. Other days I stared at the screen until my eyes felt crossed and only touched the keyboard to text my husband how absolutely uninspired I was.

The day before I clicked PUBLISH, I reread the entire book cover-to-cover, word-for word and just as I had the first time through, I smiled, I cried, my heart swelled, and it shattered into pieces. Then it was gently put back together as I was reminded of the hope that is always waiting for us, no matter what.

One of my favorite quotes from the book:

“…if you will let God redeem your losses, you might find that he restores you, too…”

Author Interview

  • What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
    That I am capable of writing a book that people enjoy reading.
    I know that sounds a little silly, but in all my years of writing non-fiction and research papers, it never once occurred to me that I could use my overly active imagination in combination with my writing abilities to create books like the ones I loved to read.
    Now, I’m afraid I can’t be stopped!
  • Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
    I love connecting with readers. I have a private group on Facebook that anyone is invited
    to join called Jennifer’s BookNerds Club (Jennifer’s BookNerds Club). We hang out, talk about books, I post updates of my work and early sneak peeks of things I’m working on.
    One of my favorite and repeated comments I’ve gotten about No Matter What is that it doesn’t follow a specific formula. It’s not completely predictable – it’s heart wrenching and heartwarming all at the same time.


  • How do you overcome writer’s block? Do you have any advice for others in finding their process to overcome it?
    When I am dealing with what I call creativity block (because I always have words just not the right ones), I have to walk away from the project I’m working on and focus on something else. When I was writing the follow-up to No Matter What (The Lost and Found) I had written the beginning and the end but the middle was a disaster. I sat down day after day and basically wanted to bang my head on the keyboard. Finally, I walked away from it – worked on a completely unrelated book for TWO MONTHS before going back to TL&F. When I did get back to it, I finished it in a week.
    Your brain can get so wrapped up in what it thinks it needs to do and forget that creativity needs space to run free. It’s OK to take a step back and reset.
  • How did you come up with the title for your book?
    I wanted the reader to get the message that even when all hope seems lost and there is nothing but darkness surrounding them, God will always be there NO MATTER WHAT. The message is repeated time after time in so many ways throughout the book, and is specifically said in the book by one of the main characters when he’s assuring his wife that he will always love her, “no matter what”.
  • What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?
    Stop self-editing as you write. Editing as you write will slow you down and get in the way of your creativity. Put the words on the page and make sense of them later. I struggled with this a lot when writing No Matter What, but it became easier to push through as I wrote The Lost and Found. Now I rarely find myself stumbling over words as I allow myself to “word vomit” on the page and fix it afterward. I have so much more to work with in the end and it has made a huge difference in my ability to work more efficiently since I don’t constantly stop and think too hard about what I want the final product to be.

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Beauty in the Binding, January 26 (Author Interview)

Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 27

Guild Master, January 28 (Author Interview)

Exploring the Written Word, January 28

Cover Lover Book Review, January 29

A Reader’s Brain, January 30 (Author Interview)

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 31

For Him and My Family, February 1

Through the Fire Blogs, February 2 (Author Interview)

Pause for Tales, February 2


To celebrate her tour, Jennifer is giving away the grand prize package of a Six Month Subscription to Kindle Unlimited ($60 value) and a copy of No Matter What!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.