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Beth K. Vogt

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Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an air force physician who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”

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Beth K. Vogt

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Beth K. Vogt is a nonfiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an air force physician who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”

Photograph by LisaAnne Photography

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Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt

Somebody Like You is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can’t change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew. Check out this trailer to get a glimpse of the author sharing this story.

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My Life in 8 Words

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Beth K. Vogt
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. 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.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I tend to put the bar too high--be a perfectionist. Of course, you wouldn't know that if you looked at my desk.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Based on my answer to #11, I have to say a Broadway dancer!

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. My family needs to realize they cannot start a conversation with me until I am completely facing away from the computer screen. Totally facing away.

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April 08, 2013

I'm on deadline for my third novel and I just realized -- just realized -- why I write books.
Huh.

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.

That's reality.

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.

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