Hi, Ginger! So glad you could join us. First question:
Have you always wanted to be an author? If not, what made you decide to write, and how long have you been at it?
Ginger: I have not always wanted to be an author. I’ve only been writing five or six years, and before that I only wrote in my journal as a way to keep my sanity. As to why I started, one night I had a dream, and it stayed with me for days. I finally decided to write it down. It turned into my first book. I sent it out and received multiple rejection letters. I decided then that I needed to learn how to write, and I made it my goal to find out what published writers knew that I didn’t. I have since deleted that first book, or it got wiped in a computer melt-down; I can’t remember. I have learned much since then, but there’s so much I still don’t know. I’ll always be learning and perfecting my craft.
So many authors start by journaling…
What do you love about being a writer, and what do you like the least?
Ginger: I love the opportunity to tell a story that God has inspired in me, and to share his love and faithfulness with others through story. I dislike rejection. Sadly, it is a part of the writer’s life. Not every story is destined for the book shelves.
I understand completely. Rejection is so hard.
How do you get your best ideas?
Ginger: Dreams. The majority of my stories to this point have come to me in the middle of the night and hounded me until I at least write down the idea. I have scores of them written down in various places. Not all of them will be written, but I have plenty to work with and more coming all the time. Some of my stories come by asking what if…what if this girl did that, or what if this guy did that.
Mine come from dreams or writing prompts. 🙂
Do you blog? How often?
Ginger: I have a Writer Wednesday feature on my blog (www.gingersolomon.com/blog) once per week. I try to do Monday Musings every other week though with the summer months it’s been a little further apart than that at times. I also post reviews as needed on Fridays. At some point, maybe when school starts again, I’d like to add a Saturday Story Hour feature for children. I also blog about once a month at InspyRomance.com
I follow and enjoy your blog. Last question…
What fun fact would you like your readers to know about you?
Ginger: Hmmm…A fun fact. I like to play video games. I don’t get to play often, but once in a while I’ll play Minecraft or Just Dance with my children. I’m not very good at the dancing, but we laugh a lot. And sometimes it’s just enough to get my creative juices flowing again, so I can write out the next scene in my WIP (work-in-progress).
Sounds like fun. Thanks so much for dropping by! If you’d like a chance to win an e-copy of Love in Mistletoe Springs, please leave a comment below.
Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer—in that order (mostly). When not homeschooling her youngest four, doing laundry or fixing dinner, she writes or reads romance of any genre. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group and writes regularly for two blogs.
The Mistletoe Springs animal shelter loses their grant, endangering the lives of countless stray dogs, cats, even birds, and turtles. The community attempts to save the shelter by running a Christmas in July fundraiser. Groups of volunteers scramble to get all the details together while managing their personal lives. For ten people, love gets in the way.
Mr. Christmas and Miss Scrooge
Mitch Silverton agreed to be in charge of decorating for the fundraiser. And he needs his boss, Margaret Holberg, to donate her family’s vast array of decorations to make the day unforgettable. BUT…
She’s not sharing. Christmas is not a holiday she wants to celebrate in July, and saving the animal shelter is not high on her list of important things to do.
He wants her to share more than the decorations. He wants her heart. Will he succeed in changing Miss Scrooge into Mrs. Christmas?
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