Author Revealed

About Ruth Graham

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 12/19

Q. Previous occupations

A. homemaker, acquisitions editor for Harper Collins, donor relations coordinator for an international relief organization, major gift office for a college,

Q. Favorite job

A. homemaking

Q. High school and/or college

A. Hampden DuBose Academy, Stony Brook Girls' School, Gordon College, Mary Baldwin College

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Bach

Q. Favorite television show

A. Barfoot Contessa on the Food Network or As Time Goes By on PBS

Revealing Questions

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I know I live under God's grace and do the best I know how to do.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Sitting on the beach with my feet in the warm sand and my nose in a good book with my grandchildren laughing and splashing in the water nearby!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Loosing my independence.

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

A. At home or at the beach.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My husband.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "absolutely"

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Getting married so young, 18 yrs.

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

A. To play the piano like Huntley Brown.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. My children.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Lack of discipline to exercise as I should.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. Loyalty

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

A. What and who I am now.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. transparency

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Dirk Pitt

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

A. George Washington. I would like to thank him for his great character and then ask what advice he would give our nation's leaders/citizens today.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. messiness

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

A. Reading a good mystery.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. being an interviewer

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

A. humor, kindness, transparency

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

A. rice

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Ode to Joy, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Great is Thy Faithfulness, Amazing Grace

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Clive Cussler, Philip Yancey, Frederick Beuchner,

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

A. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Finding Francis, Disappointment with God, Great Expectations, Wild at Heart

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Disappointment with God

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

A. Don't give up. Find someone who can ask you penetrating questions to make you think deeper.

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

A. Thank you for your honesty and pratical applications.

Q. How did you come to write Fear Not Tomorrow, God Is Already There?

A. The title is a wonderful phrase but what does it mean in reality? We live in uncertain times. There is much to fear about tomorrow. If God is there, what does that mean? What difference does it make? Can he be trusted? What is he like and how can he be known? Does he like me? These are questions I asked myself as I faced uncertain times in my own life. I wrote this book to explore answers to these questions and discover if relationship with God makes a difference in how we face uncertainty.

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