Beth K. Vogt
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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Based on my answer to #11, I have to say a Broadway dancer!
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to meet Sara from the Old Testament. She's the first late-in-life mom that we know of, and that's a topic very close to my heart. I became a mom again at 41, when I had three teens! And then I wrote a MOPS-brand book about it.
So I'd like to sit and talk all things "Mommy-Come-Lately" with the first late-in-life mom.
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. I asked my 10-year-old daughter this question. She answered it for me: Spiders. I'll go with that.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. In Venice, with my husband Rob, stepping into a gondola for a romantic sunset ride.
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.