Since this is the start of the holiday season where I promote Christmas reads, I’d like to start the focus on two of his Christmas themed books – A Marriage Carol, and Away with the Manger. What inspired you to write Away with the Manger: A Spiritually Correct Christmas?
That’s my own penchant for trying to figure it all out! I can’t tell you how many books I’ve written and I’ll think, “This is the one!” And the book will go out into the world and some will find it and respond. Most won’t. And that’s okay. The struggle these days is getting noticed in the sea of material published every year. And I have to come back to the idea that I’m not writing to get noticed, I’m writing to tell a good, redemptive story.
What do you know now about writing you wished you had known sooner?