Hey! Has anybody here read anything by author, and homeschool alumni, Faith Blum? Her latest book is on blog tour, going on now.
(Wow! Doesn't "on blog tour" just sound so much neater then expected?!)
And.... *drum roll, please,* ...E. Kaiser Writes-A-Blog is part!
*Low tones* Here, we speak with Faith about her deepest fears... um, desires... well, more like... some kind of regular writer chit-chat kind of things, actually. (At first. Stay tuned for delving deeper behind her mask, though.)
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
editing. I can edit other people’s books and pick out typos, but
with my own stories, I have a hard time doing so.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you
about their work?
is like trying to pick your favorite book or the limb or body part
you would most like to live without. I guess I’ll say Jaye L.
Knight. I don’t typically like fantasy books, so when I heard about
her new book, I was a little hesitant to read it. I’m hooked on her
books now. She wrote fantasy that works and doesn’t have magic in
it. She also manages to mix God into her stories without beating you
over the head with Him.
Do you have to travel much concerning your books?
wish! I would love to travel to the places I write about, but
finances would definitely not allow that at this time.
E: Okay! Now that those boring questions are out of the way to sort of break the ice, how 'bout we take this up a notch, just 'cause we can do awe-inspiring things like that, hm? Now for some off the wall, shoot from the hip, knock-'em dead 'cause they never saw that coming, sort of Q&A!
E: Since you wish you could travel as part of your job; how 'bout if you were a super-secret-agent-spy type character? Where would your first dangerous mission be to?
F: Awesome question! I love the idea of being a super-secret-agent-spy
type character. I’ve always been fascinated by Scotland, Russia, and
Israel, so I would love for one of my missions to be there. And since
Israel is the current hot spot, I would say either there or Russia. But
maybe I could stop in Scotland for a quick sight-seeing trip/training
mission? *hopeful grin*
only if the enemy is hot on your tail, and you simply HAVE to
unexpectedly change flights last minute at the airport. Then... how
could HQ object? Right? And is it your fault if you are spotted as soon
as your plane lands in Heathrow, and you are forced to hide on a flight
to Scotland? And then you have to lay low for a couple weeks; translate=
moving from place to place, disguised as a tourist. What could be more
F: *laughs* I love it! Sounds like a great idea! That could totally work and totally be feasible!
E: 2nd Fun Question: Would you be, 1) infiltrating enemy ranks to steal back top-secret data files kept on a chip embedded into a Ming dynasty vase?
2) Cat burglaring their safe to retrieve the gems they intend to sell and finance their nefarious plans?
or 3) Planting false documents on the head honcho to make him look like a double agent, so his cohorts no longer trust him, and they all start shooting each other instead?
answer, Madamoiselle: Oh wow. That is a hard one. Um… *thinks* I think I
would rather do #3 and plant false documents. Although, the second one
sounds like something I would enjoy, too.
Sounds like a plan... so... the heart of a cat burglar secretly beats
behind those ribs, hm? I shall have to go check my valuables... be right
Here's some stuff about Faith's book while I'm gone...
Excerpt & Description: "The church was empty when I
dragged myself out of the pew and headed out the door. As I opened the
door, the corner of my eye caught a flicker of movement which I chose to
ignore. I walked down the steps and was nearly bowled over by two wild
boys. With arms grown strong and quick from man-handling two brothers
growing up, I grabbed the two boys before they had a chance to escape
me." ~ Anna Stuart is comfortable with her life. She may be a 30
year old spinster, but she has her routine and enjoys taking care of
her father and older brother. One letter shatters all her routines,
comfort, and enjoyment. After learning of her brother’s death, Anna
feels like her life will never be the same again. ... Then she meets
two motherless boys. Did God place them in her life to lead her to a
new vision of life? Can she trust God to give her the desires of her
heart before she even knows what they are?
Bio: An avid reader, Faith Blum started
writing at an early age. Whether it was a story about the camping trip
that summer or a more creative story about fictional characters, she has
always enjoyed writing. When not writing, Miss Blum enjoys reading,
crafting, playing piano, moderating on the Holy Worlds Historical
Fiction Forum and playing games with her family (canasta, anyone?). As a
history enthusiast who has been fascinated for years with the Old West,
Faith has endeavored to create a clean, fun, and challenging Western
story. Faith lives with her family on a hobby farm in the Northern
Midwest, where she enjoys the many cats they have.
Faith Blum's Website: http://www.faithblum.com/
E: Thanks for stopping by, everybody!!!
And thanks for chatting with me, Faith! Someday we should go be super-secret-agent-spies together... Hey! Can we free-lance? That way nothing would be safe from us....