Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday on Thursday!
It’s standing room only at 3 Questions Wednesday! We double-booked again, so we’re catching up with a Thursday post.
Let’s get to the first question:
What inspires you?
Betty: Sunshine—oh, and rain. Storms. And noise. I like noise when I write. I’ve always had this ability to close myself off, and noise actually helps. A movie in the background helps me get into the flow of writing. Unless there’s music. Music distracts me. I end up singing–that’s not a good thing.
You’re inspired by many things. I think we agree on the sunshine. Sunshine energizes me. Can’t wait to see how you answer this next question–
Betty: Hang on…I’m picturing myself as a crayon. Well, I would have to be cherry red. I absolutely love that color. Except that it makes me hungry for cherries. Or cherry pie.
Wow, I love cherry red, too. It’s MY favorite color. Red is the color of strength, health, and vitality. And cherries are so good for you! So, last question–
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Betty: The first thing I remember wanting to be was a cowgirl. Which is funny, because I was terrified of horses. The only horses I’d ever been around were my grandparents’ big work horses. One of them, named Henry, loved to bite. I had nightmares about those horses. But I so loved watching Roy Rogers westerns with my dad, so, I guess that’s where I got the idea in my head. I wanted to be Dale Evans. And I just aged myself really badly with the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans comment. Oh well. Anyone else remember campy Saturday westerns?
Ha Ha! I can place those in the late fifties, early sixties–I know how ancient you are, or rather–how “mature” you are. With age comes maturity, usually, though judging by your answers…
All right, time to get serious. Betty has a brand new book coming out! We have waited long for this one. And I’m excited to tell you, she is willing to give away one of those, either a print book, or Kindle–winner’s choice.
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Here’s more information about the book:
Still reeling from tragic losses, Connie and Annabelle Cross face life with their signature humor and grace, until fresh hope arrives on their doorstep.
In early spring of 1955, Annabelle Cross and her daughter-in-law, Connie have nearly made it through the first winter on their own. Then the skies open up as West Tennessee and much of the south endures one of the worst floods in history. As many of their neighbors endure losses due to the flooding, Annabelle and Connie sit tight on dry ground.
As spring gives way to summer, Annabelle begins to dread Connie’s upcoming marriage and removal to Sutter’s Landing. Though she’s happy to note the growing affection between Alton Wade and her daughter-in-law, their marriage means Annabelle will be on her own for the first time in her life.
Connie’s doubts increase when Alton’s bigoted brother Jensen uses every opportunity to drive a wedge between them. Is she doing the right thing? Did she move too quickly? Unexpected summer visitors and anticipation of a new neighbor provide diversion and open possibilities for both Annabelle and Connie.
Betty Thomason Owens is a multi-published, award-winning author of historical fiction, and fantasy-adventure. She is an active member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), where she leads a critique group, and serves as vice-president/secretary of the Louisville area group. She’s a mentor, assisting other writers, and a co-founder of a blog dedicated to inspiring writers. She also serves on the planning committee of the Kentucky Christian Writers Conference.
Her writing credits include a 20’s era romance, Amelia’s Legacy (2014), Carlotta’s Legacy (2016) Books 1 & 2, Legacy Series from Write Integrity Press (WIP), and the Grace-Award-winning Annabelle’s Ruth (2015), and Sutter’s Landing (2017), Books 1 & 2, Kinsman Redeemer Series, also from WIP. She has two fantasy-adventure novels, The Lady of the Haven and A Gathering of Eagles, in a second edition published by Sign of the Whale BooksTM, an imprint of Olivia Kimbrell PressTM.
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