Ruth Reid Bio:Ruth Reid is a full-time pharmacist who lives in
Why do you write the kind of books you do?
I write inspirational books hoping to encourage faith and spread God’s love.
Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life?
This is a tough question! I’ve been blessed with so many memorable days that choosing one is difficult. However, I’ll never forget how happy I was on the day my son received a liver transplant. After nine months, the Lord healed my son and answered my prayers. I was elated!
How has being published changed your life?
I wouldn’t say my life has changed drastically, after all, I still work my night job. I do have a lot more emails to answer.
What are you reading right now?
Self-Editing for Fiction Writers: How to Edit Yourself into Print; by Dave King and Renni Brown. This is a great book to reread between drafts. It stays on my desk.
What is your current work in progress?
I’m currently working on edits for An Angel at Her Side, the third book in my Heaven on Earth Series and scheduled for release January 2013.
What would be your dream vacation?
I’ve always wanted to hike the
Trail, but completing the entire 2,180-mile trail isn’t likely—so
I’d love to take a European cruise.
How do you choose your settings for each book?
Since I write Amish romance, a farm setting plays a large role. In the Heaven on Earth series, I write about the
Michigan settlement I lived nearby while I
was in college.
If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down and talk with my grandmother in her right mind. She’s had Alzheimer’s disease for several years and isn’t able to recognize people or communicate.
What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?
I love photography, especially taking pictures of old barns. I also started quilting. I’m not very good at sewing so it tends to frustrate me enough to get back to writing.
What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
I struggle to balance the right amount of details. Because I tend to teeter between too much or not enough descriptive details, I pepper them into the story after the first draft.
What advice would you give to a beginning author?
I think the best advice I could offer a beginning author is to get into a good critique group. It takes a thick skin, but the rewards are exponential! If anyone is interested in what you should expect from a critique group or how you can become connected, I’m willing to help you in any way I can. You can reach me on my author Facebook page (see the bottom of the page for the link).
Tell us about the featured book.
A buggy racer, a hardworking field-hand, and a terrible cook, Rachel does not fit her Amish community’s standards for an eligible bride.
spends a short time on the Amish farm as a hired hand and concludes the strict
lifestyle is not for him. She’s determined to run him off while he’s trying to
earn enough money to leave. But there
isn’t just human interaction at play. Nathaniel, an angel of God, sees the
potential in Jordan
and Rachel’s hearts from heaven’s perspective. His goal is to shepherd them
toward the path of healing and love – if only they listen.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Here is a link to my website where I have the first three chapters posted.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love connecting with readers through my author Facebook page. Here is the link. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Ruth-Reid/183828688320022
Thank you, Ruth, for the interesting interview.
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