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 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. 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. 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.
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I like to laugh, so I would say my sense of humor.
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.