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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Author Interview – Suzanne Anderson

What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?

I once went to a teddy bear making class and made a blue bear that became the inspiration for God Love You, – Chester Blue. Or if you want really quirky…before I step onto a downward moving escalator, I stop and count to three, so I can gauge when to step onto the next step.

When did you first discover that you were a writer?

I ‘wrote’ my first book at the age of five. As a child, reading was my favorite pastime. I’ve always thought the best career in the world would be to create that pleasure for others.

Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.

Lately I’ve been enjoying inspirational books, such as One Thousand Gifts and anything by Joel Osteen, John C. Maxwell, and Debbie Macomber. I alternate between reading them before bed, listening to them as I walk the dogs, and listening in the car. I find that inspirational books help me to focus on my goals and keep me motivated. I’m always listening to books on while driving around town. Right now, I’m listening to The Wednesday Sisters, and absolutely love it! Next I’m going to listen to Brideshead Re-visited.

It’s a challenge, but I like to alternate between reading new fiction (any trying new authors) as well as catching up on the wonderful classics that I missed reading in high school and college. I always have a stack of books on my nightstand. I have found the reading challenge app on Goodreads.com has been a great motivator to not only track what I’m reading each year, but to inspire me to read more books.

How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?

When I am feeling completely overwhelmed I have two strategies that help me to feel grounded:

1) pour my heart out in my journal in the form of a letter to God and then end with a list of five things I am most grateful for. 2) I take my dogs to the off-leash dog trail, which is a one mile loop through beautiful woods.

How do you choose your characters’ names?

Generally, the name appears with the character in my mind. Then their personality becomes more developed as I write their story. However, in one story, I specifically chose the name of the character to serve a purpose (that novel is in the works).

If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?

In the past three years, I’ve adopted three Newfoundland dogs, each weighing 180 lbs. They are completely spoiled, but I love them dearly. So, if I were an animal, I’d love to be a Newfoundland dog….in my house!

What is your favorite food?

Anything chocolate. I recently made a chocolate cheesecake for the first time and it was so incredibly delicious that it’s my new favorite thing. It was as decadent as a chocolate mousse, only denser. This may be why I haven’t had much luck losing the same ten pounds I’ve been working on for the past year!

Waiting With God

When you feel as if you’ve been abandoned in God’s Waiting Room, this 31-day devotional will provide comfort. Each day features Bible verses for meditation and a short essay for your personal reflection and prayer.

If you’ve ever cried out in desperation, “Help me, Jesus!” You will find comfort in this 31-day devotional for women as we walk together through God’s Word. By the end of our month together, you’ll find Jesus calling you into a relationship that will be a lifelong source of comfort and strength.

Waiting is often when God draws us closest to Him, to receive the gift of His companionship. Instead of waiting on God to fix your life, you’ll find that you are working with God to create the life He’s planned for you all along.

God is with you. God loves you. God will never abandon you.

Though the Lord gave you adversity for food and suffering for drink,

He will still be with you to teach you. You will see your teacher with

your own eyes. Your own ears will hear him.

Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,”

whether to the right or to the left. ~ Isaiah 30:20 -22

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Genre - Inspirational Devotional

Rating – G

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Website http://www.suzanneelizabethanderson.com/


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