Several of your books are a retelling of Biblical stories. How did you manage to intertwine them into your WWII stories?
I see your books have been published by a number of different sources. What tips can you offer for working with a publisher? Do you have an agent?
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
What does your editor remind you to do most often?
What’s the best encouragement you’ve had in your writing?
We have all experienced rejection. How have you learned to write past it?
As I’ve become more of an advanced writer, rejection doesn’t quite sting as badly as it used to. Trust me, it’s still difficult to receive, but I’ve learned that “no” means “next” or “not now.” I received a scathing rejection from a publisher and nearly stepped away from the industry, but my husband encouraged me to submit to the next publisher on my list and most importantly to keep writing.
What has surprised you the most in writing/publishing?
I’ve been surprised at how warm and inviting the industry is. Having come from a corporate background and defense contracting where everything is a competition, the acceptance and help from other writers and industry professionals has been a delight.
What do you know now about writing you wished you had known sooner?
There is no one way to write and publish a book. There are many avenues to publication, and you have to find the one that works for you.
What is the best writing advice you’ve received or could give?
Are there any other points about writing you would like to add?
What is the next book coming out? Can you give me a short synopsis?
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