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 Dani Pettrey is Sandi Ansell! Please email my assistant Christen with your mailing address. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This week please welcome Colleen Coble back in the spotlight! To win a copy her new book Safe in His Arms (Thomas Nelson), leave a comment on this post!
What is the smartest writing advice you ever got?
I didn’t understand branding until I want to Thomas Nelson. My editor Ami McConnell really helped me hone my strengths and figure out what my readership wanted. She once told me to “love your reader” and I always try to keep the reader in mind when I’m writing.
I’m inspired by…
Children. I love kids, their honesty, their wonder. I love including kids in my books.
My great adventure has been…
I’m living it right now. We came to Cambodia on a missions trip, and seeing the needs of the country and the sweet spirit of the people has been eye-opening.
If I could go anywhere, it would be…
Australia and New Zealand! I’ve always had a strange affinity for that part of the world, and I would love to see it. I will someday.
If you have only…an hour…
I grab a book. I love to read and have since I could first turn a page.
Describe yourself in one word.
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save?
Um, this actually happened. We lost our home to a fire in 1984. I grabbed my wedding dress and a suitcase of pictures. My husband still jokes about me grabbing the only article of clothing I’ll never wear again. ☺
The day my granddaughter was born. We’d thought we would never have any grandkids, and she is the light of our lives.
What drives you to succeed?
I love writing. I love every part of it, and the work itself drives me.
Best Saturday Afternoon Read
Any suspense novel. ☺
Debrand’s truffles! My favorite is the mocha or dark chocolate.