What do you do to keep your writing fresh and improve on it each time you write a book?
Naturally, I read constantly. I see what’s out there and I really feel like my gift is taking what’s relevant in today’s world and making it palatable for today’s Christian.
What were your favorite books as a child?
Truthfully, I was not a big reader until I was in high school and then, it was the classics: Dickens, Austen, Hardy. I was a closet nerd and a cheerleader by day.
Are there any other new projects on the horizon?
There is a new devotional called “Delight Yourself in the Lord, Even on Bad Hair Days” A novella with my Girls called “Smitten” about a romantic destination town in Vermont and finally, I’m working on a new adult novel about a “nose” – a woman in the perfume business.
What message would you like your readers to take from Perfectly Invisible?
That they are never invisible in God’s eyes, but the apple of His eye. Always.
What is your greatest achievement?
Being on the “Today Show” and not for reasons you might think. I am painfully shy, and that event marked my freedom from fear. Seriously, I got on a plane for NYC (both fears) and I overcame my fear of being in the public eye. I’m not afraid of speaking, only to be the center of attention. This was a crowning achievement because I felt like I could honestly tell my kids, get past your fear and DO IT!
What do you do to get away from it all?
I hike up the hills near my home. Once you climb to the top of the path, the entire Bay Area, up to San Francisco, can be seen from that vantage point. The view reminds me of all the blessings in my life.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Teenagers have it so hard today. Encourage them to be honest, even if it is difficult to hear.