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Ginny L. Yttrup
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Jenna Bouvier and Andee Bell are at a crossroads. Jenna is in danger of losing her family and her wealth when her mother-in-law accuses her of having an affair. Andee has what she wants---fame, fortune, and Jenna's brother---but she's haunted by a dark secret. Will they follow familiar paths, or risk walking in faith?

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Ginny Yttrup

Ginny Yttrup is a child of God, mother, friend, and an aspiring vegan. She writes issue-driven fiction because she believes it's the challenges in our lives that often draw us to the greatest joy--intimacy with Jesus Christ. Ginny's first two novels with B&H Publishing Group, Words and Lost and Found, released to rave reviews.

Favorite Verse: Romans 8:28 (KJV): And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.


 Our Interview with Ginny Yttrup


Please tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m living my dream. I write full-time, speak, and despite the stress of deadlines, I’m having the time of my life. My dream of publication was almost 20 years in the making, so I’m enjoying every moment now and giving thanks to God who knew the perfect timing for the fulfillment of that dream.

When I’m not writing, I love hanging out with my two young adult sons, when they have time, or with the wonderful group of friends who surround me.

What is your favorite Bible verse (translation too, please)? Why?

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 (KJV)

I love the word ALL in that verse. Think about it… For those who love God, He makes ALL things work together for good: our good works, our mistakes, and even our sin. Mind-boggling!

What was your inspiration to write Lost and Found?

I was going through a difficult time personally and a friend shared a quote with me from Madame Jeanne Guyon (1648-1717), considered one of the most important women in Christian history. I picked up her autobiography and related to so much of her story and then began to wonder what a contemporary Jeanen Guyon might look like. Jenna Bouvier, in Lost and Found is the character I came up with.

How much of the story comes from personal experience?

Like Jeanne Guyon and Jenna Bouvier, I too have experienced the pain involved in an emotionally destructive relationship. I too have had to make the heart-wrenching choice, after doing everything I could to heal the relationship, to ultimately walk away in order to follow God.

While Lost and Found is loosely based on Jeanne Guyon’s life, the emotions my characters experience are very much my own.

How much research did Lost and Found take?

Most of my research came from a book I’d read two years before: The Emotionally Destructive Relationship by Leslie Vernick. The book had a profound impact on my life and I was anxious to share its message with others.

I had the privilege of having the author, Leslie Vernick, consult with me on Lost and Found. Leslie’s expertise as a counselor was invaluable. I highly recommend her book.

What are the most interesting facts that you learned while researching and writing Lost and Found?

In addition to things I learned about destructive relationships, I also spent time researching my settings: San Francisco and Napa Valley—specifically the wine industry and vineyards. As a northern Californian, whether you drink or not, you’re surrounded by vineyards and winemakers. It is part of our culture. I learned fascinating details about viticulture. As I learned, I gained a new understanding of Jesus’ words: I am the vine; you are the branches (John 15:5).

What are some of the challenges you face as an author?

My biggest challenge is working from home and the multitude of distractions I find there.

What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?

The aspect I enjoy the most is working from home and the flexibility it affords—like spending most of the day in my pajamas. 
Working from home is a bit of a conundrum for me.

What clubs or organizations are you involved with helping with your writing?

I belong to a local writers group. I find those relationships invaluable in terms of support. I’m also a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. ACFW is a fantastic organization offering support to fiction writers, including an email loop, and annual conference. I also attend the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference annually. I can’t say enough about the importance of writers’ conferences for writers.

What new projects are on the horizon?

I’m nearing completion of my third novel and have just signed another contract with B&H Publishing Group for three additional novels. I’m also toying with the idea of a non-fiction book.

What message would you like your readers to take from reading Lost and Found?
The spiritual theme of Lost and Found is based on Matthew 10:39, which says: Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.

My prayer is that Lost and Found gives the reader a picture of what that verse truly means and that they’ll question for themselves what losing their life for Christ’s sake looks like and will chose to follow Him without reservation.

What were your favorite books as a child?

I loved the Bobbsey Twins, Nancy Drew, and James and the Giant Peach. My all-time favorite was Mandy, by Julie Andrews Edwards.

What is your greatest achievement?

Motherhood, definitely. Although, I don’t look at it as an achievement exactly, it’s a gift. I wasn’t a young girl or woman who dreamt of motherhood, in fact, because I’d had a difficult childhood, I was afraid of having children. But oh, once those babies were born, I was smitten. My sons are now 20 and 21 and I love spending time listening to them—to all they’re learning, to the things they enjoy. I learn so much from them.

What do you do to get away from it all?

I lose myself in a great novel. If I’m reclining on a lounge in a pool while reading that novel, it’s even better. Or I spend time with girlfriends talking about life, going deep, and sharing our hearts and our love for God.

Is there anything else you’d like to add?

I write issue-driven fiction—books dealing with the very real and often painful issues so many deal with—because it’s through my own suffering that I’ve found the greatest joy of my life—intimacy with Jesus Christ. He is not only our Savior, but also our Comfort and Healer.

Recently, Publishers Weekly gave Lost and Found a wonderful review. I was so pleased to read these words from the reviewer: “Yttrup has penned a many faceted novel that challenges the reader to pursue spiritual growth as fully as any self-help book would, making her fiction as inspirational as it is entertaining.”
As a novelist, that captures the desire of my heart.




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