What other new writing projects do you have on the horizon?
I’m working on a book based on the story of Ruth right now. I’m afraid I have developed a slight crush on Boaz, and I don’t know what to do about it.
What message would you like your readers to take from reading Harvest of Gold?
Life can be a battlefield. Your job, your relationships, your heart, your destiny—they can all be under a barrage of what feels like assault. What do you do to face the battles of life and come out victorious? How do you overcome?
Harvest of Gold deals with that question.
Harvest of Gold is a romance, but it is also a book about overcoming. How do you respond to the interior and exterior forces that threaten to destroy you? This novel tries to answer that question based on the timeless principles we find in the book of Nehemiah.
What are some of the challenges you face as an author?
How to clean the kitchen, balance my checkbook, do the laundry, keep up with family and friends, write engaging interviews, work a full-time job, reach out to the needy, and research a novel while writing another one. I guess time management would be the short answer. But I’m a woman. Why settle for a short answer when I can give you painful details?
What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?
Writing! I also love communicating with my readers. They are delightful, honest, funny, heart-rending, and brilliant. I am constantly humbled by the stories they share with me.
What do you do to get away from it all?
I read other people’s books and don’t think about how long it took them to write each chapter.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Thank you to my readers and fans who make writing an absolute joy. Please keep your letters and Facebook comments coming. I love hearing from you.