An Interview with Gina Insinna Rice

Blurb of Finding Christ Through Chaos: A Mother’s Walk with Christ, Caring for Her Special Needs Son That Couldn’t

A JOURNEY AND TRIALS OF RAISING A SPECIAL NEEDS SON.

Over the years Gina has witnessed God’s hands in everything and some true miracles along the way. With her husband by her side they have walked a road many take for granted. A woman that has been blessed by her son but, still struggling to find balance of keeping her son alive.

 

Describe yourself in five words CARING, LOVING, SMART, SPIRITUAL, LOYAL

What fact about yourself would really surprise people? I AM A BLUE-EYED, BLONDE-HAIRED FULL BLOODED ITALIAN

How do you work through self-doubts and fear?  I PRAY CONSTANTLY. I TALK WITH THE LORD ALL DAY LONG , NO EXAGGERATION 
What scares you the most? ME NOT BEING ABLE TO CARE FOR MY SON

What makes you happiest? SEEING MY SON LAUGH AND SMILE THROUGH HIS PAIN

Why do you write? I NEVER REALLY HAVE LOL. THIS WAS MY 1st BOOK INSPIRED BY A WOMAN AT MY CHURCH.

Have you always enjoyed writing?  TO BE HONEST NO….HAHA. BUT, I REALLY ENJOYED WRITING ABOUT THIS BOOK !!!
What motivates you to write? MY SON !!! HE IS TRULY THE STRONGEST HUMAN I HAVE EVER MET.

What are you most proud of in your personal life? MY MARRIAGE. WE JUST CELEBRATED OUR 25th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. ALMOST HAVE OF OUR MARRIAGE I HAVE SPENT WITH CHRIS IN THE HOSPITAL 

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? THAT I RAISED A GOOD DISABLED CHILD

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. GREAT CHILDHOOD!!! MY DAD WAS TRANSFERRED WITH THE AIRLINES TO TEXAS…I MARRIED A TEXAN LOL!!!! I GAVE BIRTH TO A BLUE,STILLBORN BABY THAT I HAVE MANAGED TO KEEP ALIVE FOR 24yr.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? IT ALL CAME REALLY SIMPLE…I PRAYED OVER THIS FOR AWHILE AND I KNEW THE LORD WANTED ME TO SHARE OUR STORY TO HELP OTHER FAMILIES WALK WHERE WE HAVE WALKED. SO EVERYTHING JUST FELL INTO PLACE…HIS TIMING.

What marketing works for you? I DO ALOT OF SOCIAL MEDIA, AND IM A TALKER SO I BELIEVE WORD OF MOUTH IS THE BEST.

Do you find it hard to share your work? NO,I TALKED TO EVERYONE ABOUT OUR LIFE WITH NO PROBLEMS AT ALL.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends I support you? I HAVE THE BEST FAMILY AND THE BEST LIFELONG GIRLFRIENDS ANYONE COULD ASK FOR.

What else do you do, other than write? I TAKE OF MY SON!!! HE IS A FULL TIME JOB,WHEELCHAIR BOUND. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO FISH !!!

What other jobs have you had in your life? I AM A LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST AND WORKED IN SALONS FOR 8YRS PRIOR TO. HRIS BEING BORN.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? I WOULD LIVE BY THE OCEAN. WATER IS SO HEALING.

Tell us about your family? I COME FROM A HUGE, LOUD MOUTH ITALIAN FAMILY LOL.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? .OMG… I LOVE SLEEP !!!!! MY BRAIN WILL FUNCTION ON 8 HRS BUT, IM REALLY ON MY GAME WITH 10. BUT, I AM LIGHT SLEEPER AS CHRIS HAS SEIZURES.

Is there anyone you’d like to acknowledge and thank for their support? MY HUSBAND!!! HE HAS MADE MY DREAM OME TRUE BY BELIEVING IN ME ENOUGH TO SHARE OUR STORY.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? A SUCCESSFUL WRITER IN MY EYES IS ONE THAT SHARES PASSION IN REAL LIFE EVENTS.

It is vital to get exposure and target the right readers for your writing, tell us about your marketing campaign? I HAVE A GREAT AUDIENCE . I TARGETED THEM AND SELL ME NOT ONLY MY BOOK.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?  I WROTE THIS STORY ABOUT MY SON SO PEOPLE IN OUR SAME SHOES CAN HAVE HOPE THAT YOU CAN MAKE IT. YOU CAN KEEP A HUMAN ALIVE AND LIVE A NICE LIFE.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? DOLLY PARTON..LOL. SHE IS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? I FISH AND PRAY ON MY DOCK.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel? WITH GOD THINGS REALLY ARE POSSIBLE!!! I WANT THE BROKEN TO HAVE HOPE.

 

To learn more about Gina, visit her website and Amazon page

http://christthroughchaos.com/

http://amzn.to/2wyLSSx

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