What message would you like your readers to take from reading Dry as Rain?
Many marriages that struggle through infidelity don’t make it. Many probably shouldn’t, depending on the circumstances. But there are couples that can come back from that kind of betrayal when they truly put God at the head of their marriage. I’d love for those in that position to see the possibility of forgiveness and those being tempted to stray to get a glimpse past the momentary promise of pleasure to the devastating and permanent consequences of the pain they are about to cause.
What were your favorite books as a child?
The first book that really made me realize how powerful a book can be is A Wrinkle in Time. I was in elementary school when I read that, and although much was over my head, I still knew that it was much more than just a story. I was also a big fan of the Hardy Boys and later some classics like The Lord of the Flies, Catcher in the Rye, Flowers for Algernon, etc.
What is your greatest achievement?
You know, it was really cool to win ACFW’s Carol Award and to be nominated for the Gold Medallion, Christy Award, Retailer’s Choice, etc., but while they’re all nice, my most proud moment has always been as a mother. Praying the salvation prayer as each of my sons accepted Jesus as their savior has been more than I could hope for in this life.
What do you do to get away from it all?
I love to hike, and getting alone with God in nature has always been how I can best fill my tank. Spending time laughing with my children and reading to them or having them read to me is right up there.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
My partners and I have recently started a new website, Inspire a Fire www.inspireafire.com. It’s a place where we share true, encouraging and motivational stories of faith, healing and perseverance. It is our offering to God, and has already been an incredible blessing. I’d encourage readers to check it out, they can’t leave unchanged.