Friday, August 29, 2014
Friday Sisterhood with Patty Smith Hall
Family Status: My husband and I just celebrated my 31st wedding anniversary June 17th! We have two daughters—one who works in the medical profession and who is getting married next year, and our youngest who is a junior in college.
What Is Your Favorite Beverage: McDonald’s Sweet Tea with two lemons
What Is Your Favorite Food: Bread—I love just about any kind of bread!
What Is Your Favorite Thing to do During Free Time: I’m big into reading, walking the parks around my house, visiting with family and friends.
Who Has Been the Most Influential Person in Your Life: That’s a hard question! My parents, obviously, but my maternal grandmother too. I’m like her in many ways and seeing that, she was able to guide me through some life-changing decisions.
First Book You Fell in Love With: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I read this book every year from the time I was in 3rd grade until I graduated from college-I wanted to be like Beth(without dying, of course!)
A Book You Wish You’d Written: Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers. To write that beautifully is truly a gift!
First Book Published: Hearts in Flight, July, 2011
Most Recent Book: Hearts Rekindled, Feb, 2014
Winning the Sheriff’s Heart hasn’t been assigned a release date.
How Many Have You Written: 6 total; four published, one looking for a publishing house; one I’m self-publishing.
What Do You Know Now That You Wish You’d Known Then: The business side of publishing—it’s important for every aspiring author to have a good handle on contracts, royalty statements and marketing.
What is Your Favorite Bible Story: The story of Paul—as a person who struggles with pain on a daily basis, his ministry while dealing with a ‘thorn in his side’ has special meaning for me.
What is Your Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 8:28(which is also my life verse.)
What is Your Favorite Hymn: Another hard question! Because I love them all!
What is an Ongoing Prayer Request You Have: That the Lord would work in our girls' lives as well as our future son-in-law’s life.