I’m nearing the age when many friends are considering retirement, and I’m working more hours than at any point in life. Yet, I’m absolutely joyous about it!
Do you have a favorite genre to read/write?
My favorite genre to both read and write lately is historical fiction, especially romance. I love to wrap myself in a cocoon of the past when lives were simpler (remember, I’ve written Amish fiction for years….), men were men, and women wore big hats and sipped tea. Now everyone sips lattes on the run in between errands.
Do you have a nugget of writing advice that has completely changed how you view writing?
Write the story of your heart. No two people will tell the same story about the same topic. Each writer brings to the table their personal life experiences, and then adds their own special flavor.
5 things you love?
1) I adore Christmas—the lights, the carols, the family get-togethers, live nativity scenes, sending cards (yes, I still do that!), even the festive atmosphere in malls.
2) horses—for a woman who slams on the brakes to photograph them and has a horse stall in her barn, I can’t believe I’ve never owned one.
3) homemade soup, any variety
4) my new dog from the pound
5) friends who don’t laugh when I cry at TV commercials
What novel have you recently read that has stood out to you that both teens and adults will find enjoyment in?
In October I read Jim Rubart’s The Chair. It was my first speculative—if that’s the right word--Christian fiction and I loved it.
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