Welcome to Author Spotlight! Each week will feature a different author. We’ll get the scoop behind their writing life and dish a little. The authors will also be giving away a copy of their latest book. FUN.
The winner from last week’s Author Spotlight with Deeanne Gist is Elizabeth Dent! Please email my assistant Christen with your mailing address. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week please welcome Beth Wiseman in the spotlight! To win a copy her book The House that Love Built (Thomas Nelson, 2013) , leave a comment on this post.
What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?
Author Barbara Cameron told me five years ago to take care of myself. To keep my doctor and dentist appointments and to make time for resting. She’d been writing a lot longer than I had, and I was so excited to be published that I had jumped on the train full speed. Years later, I am heeding her advice. It’s so easy to put off everything else but writing. And there’s a price for that. Your health.
What was your biggest break?
I broke in with Amish fiction. My first series—The Daughters of the Promise—sold to Thomas Nelson in late 2007. I’ve been riding the wave ever since. ☺ Although, now I am alternating between Amish novels and non-Amish contemporaries.
I’m inspired by. . .
. . .the people and events around me. And God’s grace, of course.
My great adventure has been. . .
. . .I’m living it. Every day.
The one thing I hope to discover is. . .
. . .how to avoid fear and worry and to feel the true peace that I write about in my books.
If I could go anywhere, it would be. . .
. . .It used to be to cooking school in Italy, but since I’m dieting…I might have to rethink that, lol.
If you have only an hour. . .
. . .I would want to spend it with my family.
Describe yourself in one word
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?
After my pets, I’d grab my photo albums.
What has been your most surreal, “pinch-me-I’m-dreaming” moment so far?
When my agent sold my first series to Thomas Nelson.
What drives you to succeed?
Fear of failure.
Best Saturday Afternoon Read
My reading preferences are all over the place. Hard to pick just one book, lol. ☺
Best Forgotten Custom
When my children were young, we decorated the Christmas tree together. Now, even if they are home for the holidays, I end up doing it myself. ☹
Best Way to Break a Sweat
Best Style Icon
I live and work in Tshirts and sweats/shorts. I’m not sure I have any style icons, lol.
Playing games on my phone—Wordfeud, Ruzzle, and Hanging with Friends.
Miracles happen to those who believe. BELIEVE.