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About Karol Ladd

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 7/7

Q. Previous occupations

A. Math and Science Teacher

Q. Favorite job

A. Camp Counselor at Pine Cove in East Texas

Q. High school and/or college

A. Richardson High School and Baylor University

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Josh Groban

Q. Favorite movie

A. Life is Beautiful

Q. Favorite television show

A. 24

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Wonderfully blessed to be an author, encouraging others.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Let your light so shine among men that they may see your good works and honor God.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is a heart issue.  It's a choice. I can choose to be glad about what God is doing in the midst of my good situations as well as my challenges. So how would I describe perfect happiness? Being with the Lord one day in Heaven.  Until then I will take great delight in sunny days, meaningful relationships, wise books and good health. I will choose to find happiness in each day.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Austin, Texas

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Singing with a beautiful voice.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Raising two wonderful daughters.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Worrying about what people think.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loving and encouraging people.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Eagle

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My smile.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Benjamin Franklin.  I'm fascinated by all he accomplished both as a statesman and an inventor.  I would want to know how he spent his time, how he stimulated his creative thought process, and I'd like to learn more about his negotiation skills and the people he met.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Traveling and speaking.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Veterinarian

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Honesty, kindness, courage

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Wheat bread hot out of the oven and butter.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. C.S.Lewis Charles Colson Henri Nouwen Timothy Keller Chip Ingram Phillip Yancey Donald Miller Corrie Ten Boom

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. Mere Christianity Narnia Series Loving God Tramp for the Lord The Way of the Heart

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Any of C.S. Lewis' books

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Pray and persist, don't give up.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Thank you for your books, they have helped me to see life from a positive viewpoint and to be a better parent.

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