A Christmas Chat with Christine Schimpf (Giveaway)
on Inspirational Moments
I'd like to welcome Christine Schimpf to Inspirational Moments! She's a wonderful Christian author who has just released a Christmas book called A Christmas Kind of Perfect. More details about that book at the end of the interview! Did I say she's wonderful? She's even giving away a free e-book this week. So, make sure you pay attention to the interview and comment at the end for your chance to win! Here we go.
Renee: Hi there, Christine, welcome. I guess we'd better get started. Everyone's chomping at the bit to get to know you. First things, first....what brings you joy about writing?
Christine: There are times during the editing process that I throw my head back and laugh at some of things I have my characters say and then comment to my husband on how funny they are. It’s then I realize they're not real people and laugh at myself again. Writing is such a wonderful creative outlet for me and melding it with a faith statement that gives the story some bones and meaning make it all the more fascinating for me as a writer.
Renee: We do get submersed in our characters, don't we? They are very real to us! Speaking of your husband, what does your family think of your writing?
Christine: My husband, Ernie, is my biggest fan and cheerleader. He asked me to write his grandparents’ love story. That’s when my writing career really started. My family feels pretty special walking into a store and seeing my book on the shelf or on Amazon’s book page. My oldest granddaughter, whom I dedicated my Christmas romance, helps me edit my work when she visits. We sit behind the computer screen, chairs touching, and go through the lines together. My two little grandsons ask me, “Nana, are you a real author? Cool!” That’s pretty special right there.
Renee: There is nothing like a little bit of respect and admiration to make it all worthwhile. It's hard to sit down at the computer or paper day after day, especially since we see buck a big system, when our reward as Christian authors is not of this world. I'm so glad you have your family behind you. I know you have a current release but is there anything on the horizon for you?
Christine: Actually yes. In September, I finished a romantic novella entitled, A Perfect Fit, a spin-off romance from A Christmas Kind of Perfect. The story steps into the life of a young woman who typically chooses the wrong kind of man until she turns the decision over to God. But it’s not always easy letting go, even of behaviors that hurt us.
Presently, I’m working on A Perfect Ending another spin-off romance from A Christmas Kind of Perfect with intentions on finishing that work by summer 2018. This story peeks in on a woman with a professional career. Her intentions are to keep moving forward and achieving more and more success until God places her in an unexpected situation and turns her world upside down.
Renee: A trilogy of romance! This is exciting, folks! I can't wait to read all three. Thanks for stopping by Inspirational Moments, Christine. It's been a blast visiting with you. Let us know when your next book pops out on those store shelves so we can add it to our collections.