Hello, friends! Today, I’d like to introduce you to my friend, author Leigh Ann Thomas.
Welcome! Tell us, who is your favorite author?
Leigh Ann: Oh, this is tough! I have favorites in different genres. For example, in women’s fiction, I love to devour novels by Eva Marie Everson or Deborah Raney. If I need a suspenseful rush, I reach for the works of Lynette Eason, Jodie Bailey, or DiAnn Mills. But if I must choose, there’s one author I read every day. Oswald Chambers challenges my thought processes and points me to Jesus. I love his voice and his passion for God.
A great choice. Now…
If you could write about anyone or anything fiction/nonfiction who or what would you write about?
Leigh Ann: If my mind worked like Steven James or Lynette Eason’s, I would love to explore the world of mystery/suspense. I’m fascinated by the way suspense authors weave a complicated tapestry and bit by bit, reveal these crazy-tangled layers underneath a story. Amazing!
I don’t see how they do it…
If you could spend time with a character from your book or another book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
Leigh Ann: I was fascinated with Ted Dekker’s early works, including The Circle Trilogy (before Green came along). I would love to spend a day exploring the Colored Forest with Thomas Hunter and Rachelle. The author paints with such vivid strokes, and if I’m enjoying a breath-taking autumn scene, I sometimes make believe I’m in Dekker’s imaginary forest of intense color.
Make-believe is a writer’s bread and butter 🙂
Readers, if you’d like a chance to win a copy of Leigh Ann’s book, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone, leave her a comment below. Keep reading for information about the book. Don’t forget to leave a comment or ask Leigh Ann a question!
Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone
- Children move through school, fly the coop, and return home bringing more children
- “Natural” highlights are—in reality—gray hairs
- Clothes-shopping in Juniors brings guilt and undergarments get sturdier
- Children need us less, parents need us more
- Questions abound: Who is that woman in the mirror? What is my purpose? Where do I fit in? What now, Lord?
Over 40? No problem. With joy and transparency, Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone uses scripture, prayer, and the power of story to show women in midlife how being smack-dab in the middle of God’s plans and purposes is the best place to be.
With the Lord’s guidance, this packed-with-transition life season can be infused with growth, discovery, and edge-of-your-seat adventure!
Leigh Ann Thomas is passionate about encouraging women to seek God’s best. She has penned four books, including Smack-Dab in the Midlife Zone: Inspiration for Women in the Middle and is a contributing author in 12 compilations. A staff writer for the parenting sites, InTheQuiver.com and Just18Summers.com, Leigh Ann has also contributed to Southern Writers Magazine, Power for Living, Charisma Magazine, and others.
She is married to her best friend, Roy, and they are thankful for the gifts of three daughters, two sons-in-law, three amazing grandsons and a grand-princess.