She began at 16, but severe health problems—coming up when she was just 18 years old—have kept her from pursuing her writing endeavors until now.
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Hum. That’s a tough question to answer. I really enjoyed last year’s. We went to visit my brother in New Hampshire, and we had a great day with the church family there.
Is July 4th really July 4th without going to a parade, having a BBQ and watching fireworks at night…if not, what other traditions does your family have?
Yes, it is! July 4th is so much more than fireworks displays and having fun! It’s more about family and friends!! We usually spend the day together doing something—as a family.
I agree. It's a special time to remember our hard-won freedom and be with family and friends. Do you consider yourself patriotic and why?
I do think I am patriotic. I don’t like hearing anything against my country! I may live in Canada (we are missionaries) but I am American through and through—I don’t like hearing anyone talking badly about my land of birth!
Thank you for sharing that. Have you written any books with a patriotic or military theme…what was your inspiration to write it?
No, I have not. But I would like that. My inspiration for wanting to write one is seeing and hearing about all those who are losing out for the sake of our country’s Freedom.
That is definitely a great inspiration--the wonderful freedoms we have. Have you shared with your kids, grandkids, or nieces and nephews about the real meaning of July 4th so that they can learn about our country’s history?
So far, I have none with whom to share. LOL
Can you tell us the top five random facts about yourself?
- I am one of the most dramatic/theatrical people I know
- I do not like to travel much
- The health problem I spoke of: TBI (Trauma Brain Injury)
- I look much younger than I really am
- I have never had a boyfriend—he must be Godly/a believer
Why do you like being an author?
I love the thought of sharing God’s Word with people in a way that is better understood—I do not articulate well when speaking.
I can understand that feeling completely. I don't like public speaking, but I love writing. Who’s your favorite author of classic literature?
Hum. I enjoyed reading some Charles Dickens; Louisa May Alcott; and a couple of other lesser-known classic authors. But I'm not a huge fan of classic literature. I prefer more modern terminology.
What’s your favorite novel?
Oh my! There’s no way I can choose just one; although I do love ‘Between Sundays’ by Karen Kingsbury. But there are just so many that I love—authors and novels alike!
Karen Kingsbury is my favorite author of fiction. Do you have a fond memory of interaction with a reader?
Well, whenever I get positive outlook on my attempts for my first novel, it’s very encouraging.
Positive feedback is awesome. What was the happiest moment in your childhood?
Hum. Since I can’t remember my past very well—in great detail—I'd have to say that, honestly, the Summer I became a Christian is my fondest memory. It was at a bilingual camp, and it was a wonderful week!
A wonderful life changing event to remember. Kendra, thank you so much for guesting today. I enjoyed chatting with you.
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