3. Can you describe your writing day? Do you have a dedicated space or haunt Starbucks?
Oh, no, Susan. Now you've made me want to run right out for a Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte. I have to stay away from the coffee shops; I'm too much a surveyor of all the newfangled flavors. But seriously, my favorite place to write is in my car at the beach. I'm lucky to live a short distance from Lake Michigan. Most mornings, I pack up my laptop and travel mug and head for one of the beachside parking lots. I've done some of my best creative writing at the lake. It's quiet there and a great venue for inspiration.
4. What project do you have in the works right now?
Well, along with my ongoing freelance jobs, I've just started writing a book. It will encourage readers to examine various aspects of living the Christian life and will be written in a creative non-fiction style using lyrical prose. The project is very much in the "stewing" stage. I believe that the Lord speaks through His Christian writers, so my job right now is to listen and follow wherever His words lead me.
I'm also a contributing writer to Barbour Publishing's new Camp Club Girls Christian mystery series for preteens. My first book in the series, Sydney's D.C. Discovery, will be available January 1, 2010. I invite your readers to watch my blog for more information. Barbour has some fun things planned to promote the series. I will also be posting about it on my Twitter account and Facebook page.
Thank you so much, Susan, for allowing me to connect here with you and your readers. It's been a pleasure. I wish all of you God's richest blessings and much success with your writing.
Hey, everyone, don't forget to comment and leave your email address for an opportunity to win a signed copy of Jean's book, Kids' Bible Dictionary. The contest ends Saturday, September 26, 2009, at midnight. The winner will be announced on Sunday, September 27, 2009. I'll provide Jean with the winner's snail mail address, and she'll send it directly to them. (1 entry per person on each post = total 2 entries).