Today’s guest is my friend, Ginger Solomon: Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer.
Hi, Ginger! So glad you dropped by. First question:
What books have fortified you as a writer? How?
Ginger: First, I would have to say the Bible. Since I write for One, and it’s His book to do with as he wishes, I have to keep in mind that the bad reviews, or even the not so great reviews are nullified if I have obeyed what He has called me to do. His Word gives me the strength to keep writing, to keep learning, and to keep moving forward when circumstances seem to say I should give up.
Second, though I haven’t read many nonfiction books, GMC by Debra Dixon has helped me with my writing a great deal.
Finally, I have several “how to” books that I NEED to get read, that once I do, I know will help me. One on characters by Brandilyn Collins comes to mind.
However, I must say that reading Christian fiction books by other authors, such as Mary Connealy, Ruth Logan Herne, Jen Turano, Karen Witemeyer, and Ronie Kendig have probably helped me more than any of the how-to books ever could.
Hmm. I’ll have to check out that book on characters. Now…
What secret talents do you have?
Ginger: Secret? Ummm…none. Well, if I have them, they are so secret not even I know about them.
One thing that I guess few people know is that I can sew. It’s not my favorite thing to do, but I am pretty proficient at it. My mother was a professional seamstress, and I learned a few tricks from just watching her—though I balked when she actually tried to teach me. One year, when my girls were little, I made the three of us matching Easter dresses. I’m not sure how I found the time, though (my girls are my fourth and fifth children).
That is amazing! I so cannot sew 🙂
If we came to your house for dinner, what would you prepare for us?
Ginger: Well, it depends on how many of you there are. I’m not a gourmet chef, so you’d probably get something fairly simple. We like to serve tacos when we have guests for dinner, but these aren’t your normal tacos. We have our own special way of making the meat, and it doesn’t involve the little packets from the grocery store.
If there were a lot of you, I’d probably prepare spaghetti or soup—my favorites are vegetable and potato. Chili might be something I would serve, depending on the time of year. Since there’s so many of us, I have a fair number of recipes that will feed a crowd. 🙂
I love soup, just about any kind. Thanks again for participating in 3 Questions Wednesday!
Please leave a comment for Ginger and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a PDF of Second Choice.
Set to be married in less than a month, Princess Anaya Vallis’s intended runs away, leaving only a cryptic note behind. Her father insists the wedding go forth as planned with a new groom. She has days to make a second choice.
Titus Vasco is like a ship without a rudder, floating through life without purpose. Until she calls. He accepts her proposal without hesitation.
But wedded bliss does not come easily. Two virtual strangers brought together by unforeseen circumstances must learn to trust each other and God’s plan for their lives in order to achieve the happily-ever-after they both long for.
Buy link: Amazon
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, some sci-fi/fantasy, and some suspense. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and writes regularly for two blogs. In addition to all that, she loves animals, likes to do needlework (knitting, crocheting, and sometimes cross-stitch), and is a fan of Once Upon a Time and Dr. Who.