Books by this Author
Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Anything that I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile ... initially scared me to death." ~Betty Bender
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Oh, I want to rattle off a list of my girlfriends--so many of them are my heroes. I admire my friend, Renee, who lost her son to cancer. He was only 13. Renee walked that journey out with faith, honesty and courage.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. David Curtiss, the hero in Susan May Warren's thriller "Wiser Than Serpents." He is willing to lay down his life--literally--for the woman he loves.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Whoa. Who thought up these questions? OK--here's my outside the box answer: I would like to be the ocean. It's so immense and powerful and yet walking along the shore can be so restful. When I spend time at the ocean I feel so close to God.
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. I like to say that I'm not striving for happiness because happiness is often based on circumstances. Happiness can come and go.
OK, now that I've philosophized a bit, I'll say that the moments I've been perfectly happy (content) are when I look around and see my husband and kiddos (and now my son and daughter-in-love) talking, laughing, maybe playing a board game together.
Being a family. Enjoying one another.
April 08, 2013I'm on deadline for my third novel and I just realized -- just realized -- why I write books.
I write books because . . . life is messy. And I write stories that wade into that mess. Stories about how we make a mess of our lives . . . or someone else messes up or lives . . .
and yet, there is still hope.
There is redemption.
There is the reality of "But God . . . " in the midst of the mess.
Life is messy.
Romance is messy.
And that's why I write books.
Because, as I like to say, there's more to the Happily Ever After than the Fairy Tales tell us.