Welcome to Writing for Christ Mary Ellis, it is great to have you here! Do you have an interesting fact about yourself the average reader probably doesn’t know?
Probably that I have reached the age many folks retire, and I’m now working harder than at any point in my life. Maybe it’s because I finally found something I really love and feel I’m in the place God wants me to be. I wished I would have discovered inspirational fiction sooner!
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
I love to read historical romances, romantic suspense, and of course, Amish fiction. One of these days, I’ll pick up steam-punk and try something new!
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
Writing is truly about rewriting. A book is never done until it’s on its way to the printers. Don’t be afraid to change “your baby” to make it better or more saleable. At its heart, it will always remain your story.
5 things you love?
Okay, I need to climb from my rut and pick all new favorites! I love wooly caterpillars, lima beans, the month of March, green olives on pizza, and riding around in my Sebring convertible with the top down. (I feel 20 years younger in that car!) I truly do love these, and have never seen them on anybody else’s list!
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
I recently finished Iron Lace by Emilie Richards. This was originally published in 1996 and reprinted by Mira Books. But the story resonates today just as much as it did 17 years ago. Perhaps more so with the recent success of The Help and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. It is set in New Orleans during the Civil Rights era, along with flashbacks to the turn of the twentieth century. I was mesmerized by Emilie’s characters and her storyline.
Places for readers to learn more about you?
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