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. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I say "Oh. My. Word." A lot! I also hope that I say "I love you!" even more.
Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?
A. Honesty. A sense of humor. Loyalty.
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.
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.