Welcome to Writing for Christ Elizabeth Musser, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
In the past year, I’ve traveled to 10 different countries in
Europe with my husband Paul, spending literally half of
the year away from home. No, we’re not
rich tourists. We are offering Member
Care (spiritual care and counsel) to our missionary colleagues around Europe.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I enjoy reading historical fiction, Southern fiction, classic and contemporary literature, mysteries and suspense. I write what I call ‘recent historical inspirational Southern fiction’—a mouthful, I know! My novels primarily take place in the 1960s-80s. I’ve strayed into the Depression-era 1930s with The Sweetest Thing, and when I say ‘southern fiction’, I write lots about the South, especially my home city of Atlanta, but also I write about the south of France, most notably in the Secrets of the Cross trilogy, Two Crosses, Two Testaments, and Two Destinies.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
Write, write, write and pray, pray, pray! I call this my formula for becoming a writer. As a very young girl with the dream of becoming an author, this is what I did. Almost thirty years later—years filled with writing and praying—I received a contract for my first novel.
I do my very best to hone my craft and improve on the natural gifting God has given me, and then I spend a lot of time bringing my desires before the Lord. It takes hard work in front of the computer and on my knees. But I’ve learned that humility has to come first—letting the Lord search my heart, rid it (daily) of many selfish desires, and give the ministry of writing back to Him to do with as He wills. Then comes the joy and the peace that what I am writing will be pleasing to Him, and hopefully to my readers.
5 things you love?
~hanging out with my precious family—all of them (our doggie included)—in person, on Skype and on the phone
~spending time with young women, introducing them to Christ and helping them grow in their faith
~Long walks where I can praise God in the midst of His creation
~Making scrapbooks—I’ve got over 50 of them and I started this hobby long before ‘scrapbooking’ was a noun!
~Cheetos—but only the crunchy kind
What do you enjoy most about being a published author?
I think my favorite thing, besides just the absolute joy of creating a story, is hearing from my readers that something I wrote has been an encouragement to them in their faith journey. I say it’s like getting a hug from the Lord every time I receive a letter from a reader.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
My website: www.elizabethmusser.com
My Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Musser/149546181768451
Thank you for being with us today!
Merci to you, Casey! It’s a privilege to be a guest on your blog.
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