Redemption, Connection, Community

Janet Morris Grimes
Janet Morris Grimes Author Interview

Solomon’s Porch follows a man who suffers from a tragic accident that leaves him in a coma with nothing but flashbacks to keep him going. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

At my father-in-law’s funeral, we spent hours listening to people describe individual acts of kindness that he did in private for most of his life. He probably never realized what a difference he made. Solomon didn’t know either, so I thought it would be interesting for those he reached out to over the years to be the ones who came back to rescue him.

Solomon Thomas is an intriguing character. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

He comes from such tragedy, but at the time, didn’t know how to lean on others. Once he lost it all, he no longer lived in fear and had only himself to give. Turns out, that was more than enough to breathe new life into his beloved town of Ginger Ridge.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Redemption, connection, community. We get so lost in our own brokenness that we forget to let others in. We’re all doing the best we can, but we don’t have to do it alone.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

A series of children’s stories called Character is a Choice. It’s a series of read-aloud, participation books that help children learn to make the best choices. The first one, due in spring ’22, is called Do Your Best, Tess!

After that, there will have to be a sequel to Solomon. The town of Ginger Ridge deserves to know what happens next, and there’s so many places it can go from here. Both in the past as well as the future. There are many stories waiting to be explored.

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Solomon is running out of it.
A broken and forgotten man fighting the demons of dementia, he longs for the past when both he and his beloved military town of Ginger Ridge once thrived.
When his stooped body collides with the hardened realities of the present, Solomon lies in a coma as an unidentifiable victim of a hit-and-run accident in a faraway city.
With nothing to keep him going but flashbacks of relationships from his past, Solomon has no idea what a difference he will make on the future …

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