Ivy Rose Interview


About the Book

left-to-die-coverLindy Greene’s life is perfect. Too perfect. But living as a missionary nurse, serving in a small hospital in China, soon brings the disaster she fearfully anticipates. All of her well-thought-out plans for the future disintegrate after pulling a fatally ill, disfigured, abandoned child from a pile of trash. She doesn’t even like babies.

Nathan Thomas can’t find balance. College suited him just fine until his cash ran out, forcing him to the Chinese mission field with his parents. The chaotic atmosphere in China does little to relax his agitated mind, and the pretty blonde nurse at the hospital does nothing to help him focus.

The Chinese mission field isn’t for the faint of heart. Nathan wonders how he can survive his remaining time there, while Lindy struggles to help everyone she can. With different ideals pulling them in separate directions, there is one thing drawing them together: a tiny, sickly, crippled orphan who relies on them to stay alive.

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About the Authorauthor-picture

Ivy Rose is an 18 year old history lover and literary enthusiast. Aside from writing, she enjoys being outdoors, eating chocolate, traveling, reading, and doing TaeKwonDo. She resides with her family of 9 on the banks of the Long Lake in eastern Washington.

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Author Interview

Join me in welcoming author Ivy Rose to Once Upon an Ordinary! *cheers*

Ivy, tell us a bit about yourself and what first made you decide you wanted to be an author.

I’m a coffee-drinking, quad-riding, Converse-loving girl who stays up way too late wrapped in fuzzy blankets working through stacks of books and nibbling on chocolate. 🙂 I don’t remember a time when I didn’t want to write a book and have it published—it’s been in the back of my head since I was a very little girl!

Left to Die is such an intriguing title. May we have an introduction?

I was slightly apprehensive to use such a strong title that could come across as something completely different than what I want to convey. However, after a long talk with my amazing Mom and prayer, we decided that the gravity of the topic truly does deserve a title such as Left to Die.Without sugar coating, abandonment is a messy ordeal, and literally children are left to die. Harsh and tragic as it is, it’s the truth.

What is your favorite part about the ordinary life God has blessed you with?

My favorite part…that’s tough! I think one thing is finding what sets me apart from everyone else. Whether they know it or not, everyone is an extraordinary—sometimes, one just has to go searching for what makes them that.



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