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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Is it possible to have a "favorite" villain? Yikes! I'll go with Thomas Gabriel, John McClane's nemesis in "Live Free or Die Hard." The man had no conscience.
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. "How Great is Our God" by Chris Tomlin; "Remember When" by Alan Jackson; "Better Than a Hallelujah" by Amy Grant; "I Run to You" by Lady Antebellum; "Be Thou My Vision" by Selah
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. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Based on my answer to #11, I have to say a Broadway dancer!
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.