Kim Vogel Sawyer has become a very popular author. I'm proud to call her a friend. Welcome back to my blog, Kim. Why did you become an author?
I’m not sure I chose “authoring” as much as it chose me. :o) I seemed to have been born with the bent to write. I submitted my first manuscript at the tender age of 11 (to Grossett & Dunlap in New York), and the dream of writing always lingered in the back of my heart. Being a full-time author truly is a life-long dream fulfilled.
If you weren’t an author, what would be your dream job?
Well, I was an elementary schoolteacher prior to writing full-time, and I would cheerfully return to that occupation. I still miss the kids… *sigh*
Yes, we often have to choose between two good things, don't we? If you could have lived at another time in history, what would it be and why?
I believe I would enjoy visiting the Depression era. I didn’t have the privilege of grandmothers while growing up because my grandmas both died when my parents were children. If I returned to the 1920-1930’s, I might have the chance to meet my grandmothers. That would be pretty neat.
What place in the United States have you not visited that you would like to?
Does it count if I zinged through it? I recently had the opportunity to flit through the New England states. I got just enough of a taste to want more. I’d love to return there and explore at my leisure.
They are beautiful, aren't they? How about a foreign country you hope to visit?
I definitely want to visit Germany and Russia someday. My family history is steeped in those countries, and I dream of taking my parents on a lengthy vacation.
I have German ancestry on my mother's side. What lesson has the Lord taught you recently?
“Praise Me anyway.” Sometimes, when things are rough, it’s hard to lift your voice in praise. But God inhabits praise, so when I turn my eyes from life’s hardship and look at who He is to me—remember who I am to Him—suddenly my heart lifts and burdens are more bearable. After all, I’m not facing any trial alone. So I’ve been choosing to praise Him in the midst of the storm. Makes a huge difference.
I remember when my husband and I had to learn that lesson. One of the most valuable. Tell us about the featured book.
A Promise for Spring is probably the strongest “romance” I’ve written thus far. It features two English immigrants, separated when the man came to America to establish a sheep ranch in Northwest Kansas. Geoffrey Garrett hadn’t intended to wait more than a year to send for his betrothed, but things proved more challenging than he envisioned, and five years slipped by. In the meantime, the flame of Emmaline’s youthful love flickered and died. She is appalled by the primitive conditions on the sheep ranch, and she desires to return to England immediately. Geoffrey extends a promise: If she will stay until Spring and give him a chance to recapture her heart, at that time he will let her choose to either remain in Kansas with him as his bride or return to England. So the question becomes will she stay, or won’t she?
Sounds intriguing. I can hardly wait until my copy comes. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Just go to http://www.kimvogelsawyer.com/. I always welcome visitors!
Thank you, Kim, for spending this time with us.
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