A. Magazine editor, consulting editor, freelance writer
A. Writing & Editing
A. I graduated from Bladensburg HS in Maryland & graduated from San Jose State University with a journalism degree.
A. Chris Tomlin
A. The Magic of Ordinary Days (A Hallmark Special)
A. Lie to Me
A. Fun in ways I never dreamed or imagined
A. "Anything that I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile ... initially scared me to death." ~Betty Bender
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.
A. I asked my 10-year-old daughter this question. She answered it for me: Spiders. I'll go with that.
A. In Venice, with my husband Rob, stepping into a gondola for a romantic sunset ride.
A. The disciple Peter. He was fearful at times, and yet, God still used him.
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.
A. I say "Oh. My. Word." A lot! I also hope that I say "I love you!" even more.
A. The times that I've held onto anger instead of choosing forgiveness.
A. I would love to be able to dance. I mean, like a dancer on Broadway. With skill and abandon.
A. I'm still working on what I hope will be my greatest achievement: being a wife and mom. And doing it well.
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.
A. I don't expect others to be perfect. ;O)
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.
A. I like to laugh, so I would say my sense of humor.
A. David Curtiss, the hero in Susan May Warren's thriller "Wiser Than Serpents." He is willing to lay down his life--literally--for the woman he loves.
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.
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.
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.
A. Being a wife and a mom. Really, truly.
A. Based on my answer to #11, I have to say a Broadway dancer!
A. Honesty. A sense of humor. Loyalty.
A. Oh. My. Word. One thing? Greek yogurt with extra fruit added. (I'm counting that as one thing.)
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
A. Susan May WarrenRachel HauckDenise HunterSiri MitchellMax Lucado
A. 1. The first book I ever read -- because it opened the door to all the other books I ever read.2. These is My Words by Nancy Turner3. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery4.Living By the Book by Howard Hendricks5. Lord I want to Know You by Kay Arthur
A. For pure "turn my brain off and relax" escapism, I like to read Georgette Heyer's Regency romances.
A. Connect with other writers through conferences and online writing communities like My Book Therapy.
A. My readers enjoy that I approach real life with both humor and depth.