Welcome to Writing for Christ, Olivia Newport! It is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
I am a complete dunce when it comes to current popular music. Believe it or not, I have never watched an episode of American Idol.
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I read widely across genres, but I have to say historical fiction draws me the most. When I was writing The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow I lost myself in the setting and the time period and learned a great deal. Even in my contemporary Amish series, which began with Accidentally Amish, I use a historical story line to undergird my themes. I just can’t seem to get away from it!
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
People sometimes ask me how I get inspired to write my stories. While I do have moments of inspiration about an idea I would like to write about, usually inspiration has little to do with the actual process of writing. It’s more about determination than anything else. So I don’t feel discouraged simply because I don’t feel inspired. I just get down to work.
5 things you love?
1. Fresh spinach
2. Colorado sunshine
3. Old photos
5. Water aerobics
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
I was visiting my mother when she wondered why I propped my Kindle up beside the stove while I cooked. I was reading Waterfall, the first book in Lisa Tawn Bergren’s teen River of Time series. Two teenage girls go from modern time to medieval Italy. I’m a grown-up, but I was definitely pulled into that story!
Places for readers to learn more about you?
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