I've gotten involved with a group of Christian authors at a Facebook site called Grace and Faith Authors. They're also on Twitter. It's been such a joy to interact with these gals and guys. I've learned about their books and their journeys, and I've tweeted about several of the new releases.
One of the founders of the group, Karen Baney, is my guest today and her new book, Nickels, comes out next week! As with most of the authors I interview, I'm intrigued about their motivation, to write in general and how their current book came into being.
Marji: What inspired you to become a writer?
Karen: In early 2010, I went through some tough health issues. Through that process, I re-learned to dependon God. It was then that I asked Him onesimple question: I know you haven’tcalled me to be a mom, so what have you called me to do?
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Marji is a recently "graduated" homeschooling mom whose twin girls have blessed her by sticking around the nest for a little longer. She spends her days directing the children’s music program at her church and working with the authors of Write Integrity Press to put out the best possible version of their books. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.
2011/December at 10:15 am
You're so welcome, Karen! I enjoyed getting to know you and learning about NICKELS! Can't wait for the release next Tuesday!
2011/December at 9:02 am
Marji – thanks so much for hosting me today and giving me a chance to share why this book is so special to me.Jessica – I'm glad you liked that line. Us programmers, we have some weird connection to monkeys (there's a song called the Code Monkey Song) so I had to work that into the book.
2011/December at 8:05 am
Such a great interview! I made sure to swing over to the FB page and "like" it! I love the line about the drunk monkey! lol