3 Questions Wednesday with Brenda S. Anderson

Welcome to 3 Questions Wednesday, Brenda!

Brenda S. Anderson writes gritty and authentic, life-affirming fiction. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and is Past-President of the ACFW Minnesota chapter, MN-NICE, the 2016 ACFW Chapter of the Year. When not reading or writing, she enjoys music, theater, roller coasters, and baseball, and she loves watching movies with her family. She resides in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area with her husband of 30 years, their three children, and one sassy cat.

Question:  What inspires you?

Brenda:  Being out in God’s creation always inspires me. When I see the lands He’s sculpted and the unending palette of colors He uses, when I hear the complicated and beautiful outdoor choir and symphony He’s conducting and breathe in the diverse scents in nature, I’m awed by His artistry. How can it not inspire you?! As an author, I’m honored and privileged to have the gift of creating my own little worlds.

I love that, Brenda. There is so much beauty all around us.

Next question–You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?

Brenda: I’d probably be a very neutral, normal color at the tip, as I excel at blending in. But when you pulled the crayon from the box, you’d see that it’s a rainbow swirl of colors in one crayon. Once people get to know me, they discover there’s so much more to me than what is first seen.

Good answer. Sometimes those neutral colors surprise you, and there are actually many tones of neutral. I’m reminded of a chameleon, and how they change with their environment.

Final Question–As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Brenda: Honestly, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Back in grade school, I was writing stories that impressed my teachers. I even wrote a couple of plays that our class put on for other grades. That was marvelous encouragement for me, and kindled my passion for storytelling.

Wonderful. Teachers have such an important role in our lives. Through encouragement, they can send us down the right path.

Readers, Brenda is giving away an e-book copy of her brand-new book, Planting Hope. Leave a comment for a chance to win! Here are more details about the book:

Planting Hope – Where the Heart Is, Book 3

Planting Hope by Brenda S. Anderson

When flowers and chocolate collide, romance is sure to bloom

Family has always been the one constant in Jess Beaumont’s messy life, so when her parents separate, she puts “Operation: Planting Hope” into action. All she has to do is recreate the circumstances that helped her parents fall in love. Unfortunately, that includes the daunting task of restoring the family cabin’s gardens. When the handsome candy store owner shows up to help, she’s certain she has all the elements required for her parents’ love to bloom again. After all, flowers and chocolate are the perfect ingredients for romance.

Luke Harrison has spent his life trying to win his father’s approval, and a promotion in the family land development business would be a step in that direction. But when he inherits Gran’s candy store, his dreams of being promoted start melting away. Then his dad dangles a Vice President position in front of Luke, with one caveat—acquire the land on both sides of Gran’s store within five months, including the Beaumont cabin, and the promotion is his.

What at first seemed a simple challenge for Luke becomes a tangled mess. Buying the Beaumont cabin and land will nip his blossoming romance with Jess in the bud. Even worse, it could end her parents’ marriage. But if he doesn’t succeed, he could be trading in his corner office for the corner candy store.


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15 thoughts on “3 Questions Wednesday with Brenda S. Anderson

  1. My daughter’s teachers have been encouraging her writing but she’s still young so she has no idea what she’d like to do. But I’m excited to see where God will lead this child with her love for reading and writing!

    Thanks for sharing your life with us today. And your book sounds fun!

    • Thank you for stopping by, MH!

      Love that your daughter’s teachers are encouraging her writing! It can make such a difference! My 3 kids are all writers–very different styles–and it’s so much fun watching them bloom!

  2. My junior high (middle school) teacher made SO much difference in my life – she expected a lot from us, and motivated me to no end!

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    • Teachers can have a profound impact, can’t they? Like you, I’m very grateful for teachers who encouraged my passions!

      Thank you for stopping by, Donna!

    • Aren’t those fun questions?!

      My cover designer is amazing! He knows exactly how to draw out my characters, and make them pop on the cover. 🙂

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