Our guest today is author, Karen Jurgens.
Formerly one of our regular bloggers, Karen is now a guest contributor here at the Writing Prompts blog. It’s my honor to welcome her to today’s 3 Questions, and congratulations, Karen, on the release of A Perfect Fit.
Readers – she’s giving away a copy of A Perfect Fit – see details below!
And now for the first question:
What inspires you?
Karen: Interacting with people face-to-face, especially with teens and young adults, inspires me. During my teaching career, I looked forward to each day because that age group is fascinating, and they taught me as much as I taught them. These days I love to hang out with my daughters and their friends. Just knowing that there are such great young people in the world inspires me to reach out with my stories of hope for their lives, with God as their helmsman.
You sound like a people-person and a wonderful example to your daughters. Next question–
You’re a new addition to the crayon box. What color would you be and why?
Karen: White would be my choice because of its significance in the Bible. Our sins are washed away white as snow in the blood of the Lamb. The Bride of Christ will be clothed in fine linen, clean and bright. The armies who accompany Jesus at His return are clothed in fine linen, white and clean, and follow Him on white horses. It’s the color of purity, innocence, and goodness.
I love that, Karen. White is color in its most pure form. It’s the color of perfection–what a great choice. Now, one last question:
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Karen: I always wanted to be a teacher. As soon as I could hold a piece of chalk in my hand, I lined up my dolls in rows in front of my blackboard and taught them everything from basic arithmetic to reading. As “Teacher of the Day” in the third grade, I vividly remember dressing up and borrowing my mother’s orange beaded bracelet for the occasion. I wrote multiplication problems on the big board for the class to copy and work out. That evening, I felt so important grading their papers! I was permanently hooked.
What a cute story! (And inspiring, too). Karen, thanks so much for being our guest on today’s 3 Questions Wednesday. READERS, she has a new release, A Perfect Fit–which is actually a re-release, revised and expanded–you can read about it below. She’s giving away the e-book version here, so leave a comment to be included in the drawing. And feel free to ask Karen a question about her writing, teaching, etc.! And thanks for stopping by.
[Don’t forget to leave us a comment below to be included in the drawing]
Living in Texas for more than 30 years has been an adventure, but Karen still proudly claims her Cincinnati roots. She spent her career as a high school English and French teacher and will always be a lifelong learner. She loves everything French, especially creating gourmet cuisine for birthdays and holidays, and you will likely find French culture and language in whatever she writes.
She began a new ministry, Touched by Him, where she blogs monthly. Her passion is to share answers from God’s Word about life’s trials and to incorporate those answers into her fiction stories, especially written for women seeking God’s best in marriage.
Her greatest accomplishment has been raising two lovely daughters who are now grown and living out their own adventures. Along with her mother who is now 95, the four of them enjoy fun times together shopping, dining out, and traveling.
A Perfect Fit by Karen Jurgens
Carlie Livingston is steering into her last year of college in Oxford, Ohio, confident that she and Lance Holloway are headed to the altar after graduation. Those plans are wrecked, however, by her dad’s infidelity, causing her parents to walk through a messy divorce. Will she have the same fate if she marries her college sweetheart who comes from a secular family? Her mother insists she will.
She tests God’s Word by letting Him take the wheel of her life. But if God is in control, why are all her close relationships crumbling? Nothing makes sense.
Just when it appears hopeless, Clay McKinney two-steps into Carlie’s life, promising to provide everything she’s looking for in a Christian mate. But if he’s God’s answer, why can’t her heart release Lance? Where will her final destination be on this journey of trust?
Fb Author Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheKarenJurgens
Amazon author page: http://amazon.com/author/karenjurgens
A Perfect Fit Link: https://www.amazon.com/Karen-Jurgens/e/B016CXTOOG