As always, I love these posts of introducing blogging friends to my other blogging friends! I don’t remember when I first connected with Karen, but so glad I did. She writes insightful reviews, great collections of discussion posts and all other fun bookish things, so I hope you enjoy meeting Karen!
1. How long have you blogged?
I started book blogging in November 2013, so we’re coming up on my second blogiversary (however you spell that) pretty soon. I’m enjoying the chance to meet fellow bloggers, authors, and readers, and to discover some great books!
2. What’s your favorite genre (or at least one of them)?
I love a wide variety of genres in Christian fiction. Everything from contemporary romance (my first love) to speculative fiction (some of my absolute favorites fall in this category).
3. What are you currently reading?
I typically have one audiobook and one print book going at any given time. At the moment, I’m listening to The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund in audio format and reading Seek and Hide by Amanda G. Stevens on my Kindle. Both are lovely reads so far.
4. What’s another blog you enjoy?
I’m a big fan of The GROVE, a blog written by a fabulous group of Christian fiction authors. Posts feature inspiring and encouraging faith-based real-life stories. It’s more a ministry and a community than anything directly to do with their books, and the blog is fairly new, but I’m excited to see what they make of it.
5. What’s something you enjoy outside of reading?
Writing, photography, cooking, spending time with my family, and relaxing on the beach.
1. What is something about your life right now that you would never have imagined 5 years ago?
That I’d have two novels written, and be preparing to attend my first American Christian Fiction Writers Conference this fall! Since I was a teenager, devouring every book and magazine on writing that I could get my hands on, I’ve dreamed of one day becoming a published novelist. To be taking purposeful steps toward that goal is incredibly exciting.
2. What is one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
There will always be something I could’ve done better, or avoided doing, or spent more time on, or said differently. But as far as the big picture goes? I can’t think of much that I’d do differently, other than, maybe to worry less and trust God more.
3. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
Only one? I think I’ll have to name three, because I can’t bring myself to narrow it down. The first ones to come to mind are my wedding day and the births of my son and daughter. Just a side note, my daughter’s birth also happens to be among the scariest moments of my life because she was born in the front seat of our SUV on the way to the hospital. Literally, her head emerged while we were still careening along the road at breakneck speed.
4. What is one thing you want the next generation to know?
Second babies can come much more quickly than first babies. If you live half an hour or more from the nearest hospital, don’t wait any longer than you have to! Lesson learned (see above). 😉
Thank you so much for joining in Karen! Loved having you on the blog and hope you, dear readers, enjoyed!