Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday Sisterhood with Danica Favorite

Family Status: Married with two girls at home- the Princess and the Cowgirl, and two adult step children. I also have a Dog, who is my favorite (just ask the rest of the family, and they will tell you that he is my favorite), and some chickens. Currently, the chickens are Lacy, Nyssa, and Gwennie, but the kids are trying to talk me into getting more.

Also, I have an inordinate amount of love for my chickens. And, since I mentioned pets, I should also give a shout-out to the toilet fish. We have a fish. It lives on the toilet. I can never remember its name, so I call it the toilet fish.

What Is Your Favorite Beverage: Tea

What Is Your Favorite Food: Really, you have to ask that? I JUST had to give up chocolate for health reasons, among a few other things, and so these days, all of my favorite foods are off-limits. I'm currently trying to get satisfaction by biting the heads off cinnamon bears.

What Is Your Favorite Thing to do During Free Time: I'm sorry, what is this thing you call free time? If I had free time, I'd read more. I also like to make art, knit, and travel.

Who Has Been the Most Influential Person in Your Life: I am a terrible interviewee because I HATE questions like this. My answers change a lot, maybe I'm fickle. But really, there's not a MOST person. A lot of people have been influential in my life in different ways. Camy Tang and Cheryl Wyatt (yes, the LIS and LI authors) are two of my best friends and they have taught me so much about friendship and grace, and with where I'm at in my life right now, I've been really clinging to the things they've taught me. Also, my friend Kay has been really amazing in helping me free my creative spirit. Hmm... those are all current. I can't think of any in the past at the moment.

First Book You Fell in Love With: The Secret of the Old Clock

A Book You Wish You’d Written: Pride and Prejudice

First Book Published: Coming November 2014!

Most Recent Book:Coming November 2014!

Out Next: After my November release, I'll have a follow up coming Spring 2015.

How Many Have You Written: I lost count... somewhere around 20 or so. This should be an encouragement to folks who'd like to be published and feel like it's taking FOREVER. If I can do it, so can you.

What Do You Know Now That You Wish You’d Known Then: That as much time as you spend unpublished WAITING, the waits are equally as long when you're published, so be prepared to make waiting the story of your life. :)

What is Your Favorite Bible Story: SERIOUSLY, I hate questions having to identify my favorite anything. I change my mind ALL. THE. TIME. Right now, it's Jonah, because we're doing a great Bible study on Jonah at my church, and it's been really impactful on me.

What is Your Favorite Bible Verse: I have a lot of favorites, but let's go with the summary of the Bible in one verse. Amos 5:4 "This is what the Lord says to Israel, Seek me and you shall live."

What is Your Favorite Hymn: I'm extremely fond of the Doxology. We sing variations of it every Sunday. It goes through my head a lot, especially when I'm out walking, and sometimes I think I even move in tune to it. I probably look silly doing it, but it makes me happy.

 What is an Ongoing Prayer Request You Have: Why are these questions so hard??? My ongoing prayer request is big with lots of pieces that are hard to explain, so I'll do my best and hope it makes sense. I'm in a weird season of transition and figuring out my life, healing some past wounds, and working on deepening my relationship with God. There's a very amorphous project in my head that has a bunch of pieces, but so far, I don't know what it all means, or how to put it together, so I'm just holding them, and praying for God to give me direction.

19 comments:

Jean C. Gordon said...

The questions were hard! But you came through with flying colors. Good to get to know you better.

Sandra Orchard said...

Loved your responses, Danica! And getting to know you better. :)

Rachel Dylan said...

Great interview! And yes to the waiting. A continuing lesson in patience. I know I need more of it:)

Pamela Tracy said...

You made me want chickens! LOL I am soooo looking forward to see your first book. Time's getting closer.

Leann Harris said...

Good job with the answers. I share your dislike of "what's your favorite--
Different days, different answers.

Margaret Daley said...

Danica is a dear friend I've been privilege to get to know over the years. I hope to see you at RWA this year.

Danica Favorite said...

Thanks guys! Glad to know I wasn't the only one who had a hard time with those questions. :)

Pamela, my chickens are so much fun. I'm sitting on my deck watching them right now. Er, I mean, I'm working. Yes, I'm working. And watching chickens. :)

Mindy Obenhaus said...

You're a hoot, Danica. Can't wait until I can have chickens. Though ask me about that again, after I get them. :)

Marion Faith Laird said...

Delightful interview! I'm glad I'm not the only one wondering how to answer some of those tough questions (like the ones sitting in my inbox right now). I can't wait for your book to come out! :)

Janet Lee Barton said...

Great getting to know more about you, Danica! You did a great job with the interview! They are hard questions. :)

Carolyn Greene said...

Danica, congrats on your upcoming debut novel. Funny that you hate naming your favorites, given your last name. :-)

Terri Reed said...

I can't imagine having chickens running around. My grandmother used to when I was a kid. They chased me. But I did love to hold the baby chicks.

CatMom said...

I enjoyed reading your responses Danica, and think it's SO cool that you have chickens!
Hmmmmm...with all my cats (not to mention numerous strays who dine on my porch) I don't think chickens would be a good idea at my house.
And I'm glad you mentioned Cheryl Wyatt---I LOVE her---what a sweet lady!
Blessings, Patti Jo

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations on your upcoming Debut Novel! Your perseverance is inspiring. Your sense of humor is great. Enjoyed getting to know more about you.

Sherri Shackelford said...

Loved your answers, Danica! I have trouble with picking favorites as well :)

barb phinney said...

What a great interview. Love those chicken names! We had Booker, Whitey and No Toes (he was a rescue rooster) and it's very entertaining to watch them.
And I love the doxology, too!
Barbara Phinney

Jenny Blake said...

Nice to learn more about you Danica, I agree some of those questions are hard. I would strugle with some too.

Vickie McDonough said...

Danica,

I didn't know you had chickens. And you have to explain the toilet fish. This fiction writer is imagining all kinds of things. I'm excited about your book coming out this fall. My first LIS releases in September. I'm anxiously awaiting the cover.

Danica Favorite said...

Aw, thanks again.

Barb, love your chicken names. If I ever get goats (which I want!), I'm naming them Mr. Collins and Lady Catherine de Bourgh. :)

The story of the toilet fish... my daughter got a fish. It's a Betta. For whatever reason, she decided that fish are supposed to live in a bathroom. We put the fish tank on top of the toilet because it was the only flat surface in the bathroom big enough. It's been living there for a couple years now. She named it something, but I never remember the name, so I just call it the toilet fish. Which I can't do in her presence, BTW, because it makes her cry. She thinks it's mean that I can't remember her fish's name. I think toilet fish is a better name anyway. :)