Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday, Susan Holt Simpson.
Susan Holt Simpson is a freelance writer who lives in Kentucky with her husband and three grown sons. When she’s not writing, she’s probably in the garden with a hoe or a camera in hand.
Susan has followed Christ since the age of ten, sometimes lagging behind and other times running ahead, but always safe in His love.
Question: What inspires you?
Susan: Old things inspire me. A box of beat-up doorknobs, an antique wedding veil, or a bundle of letters from bygone days can conjure up all sorts of story ideas. Also, everyday natural beauty—sunsets and storm clouds, lightning bugs and birdsong—generates so many opportunities for wonder, which for me, often leads to inspiration.
I love combing through old things and wondering about where they came from, and who owned them. It’s an imagination feast!
Next question is a bit of fun–You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Susan: My crayon name would be Heavenly Blue. It’s the color of a high Kentucky sky on a summer day or the exact shade of my favorite summer vine, the Heavenly Blue Morning Glory.
Well, the blue spectrum suggests that you are soft, soothing, compassionate and caring. I love blue, especially that Kentucky sky.
Final Question–As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Susan: I wanted to be whatever character I was reading at the time. For a while, I wanted to be a nurse, like Cherry Ames. Then I longed to solve mysteries like Nancy Drew. I even thought maybe, a very big maybe, I could be a jockey and ride a Black Stallion. As a writer, I’m still deeply inspired by what I read and often grow in the same direction as the characters I admire.
I so seldom hear of others who’ve read Cherry Ames. I loved those books and longed to be a candystriper like she was!
Susan: Thanks so much for this chance to visit with your readers!
Thank you, Susan, for visiting 3 Questions Wednesday.
Readers, Susan is a contributor to Michelle Medlock Adam’s book, Love and Care for the One and Only You. She is graciously giving this book (print version) to one among our commenters. Here are the details–
What if we valued and cared for ourselves the way one does a masterpiece sculpted by a master artist? Each of us is a unique creation crafted by the ultimate Artist. When we realize that, how can we help but love and care for the body, mind, and heart God has given us?
Weekly encouragements along with practical tips and suggestions will help you love and care for yourself as your Creator intended.