Thursday, June 11, 2009

An Interview with Deborah Vogts

Deborah Vogts is the author of SNOW MELTS IN SPRING. I'm supposed to get a book to review, but it is late, and I'm supposed to feature Deborah this week, so we are doing an interview. When the book comes later I'll do the review about this new release.

Deborah, tell me a little bit about your background and your family.
I’m a stay-at-home mom and wife to a loving husband. We have three daughters, ages 22, 17, & 12. We live in SE Kansas where we raise and train American Quarter Horses—my husband & daughters train them & I do the bookwork (both financial & fictional.)

Sounds like you are busy. What do you like to do in your spare time? Hobbies?
A few of my hobbies include baking, playing the piano, sewing, gardening, and of course reading. I also enjoy taking walks with our two golden retrievers. I also help teach Sunday school, and we are involved in 4-H, so summer can get pretty hectic with 4-H projects.

I wish you lived closer so you could teach me how to play the piano. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Hmmm. How about the ability to see into the future. That could be both a blessing & a curse.

What has God been teaching you lately?
To stay on course. One thing I’ve been learning about the publishing business is that there is always something to do, whether writing, editing, marketing, research, keeping up with email and publishing news. Add to that church/Bible study and family, and life gets a bit frazzled at times. I’ve learned I’m not the best at multi-tasking, so I’m trying to learn how to manage my time more wisely.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Let’s see. When I was really young, I thought it would be really cool to have a mud pie business. After that I thought I could be a fashion designer, a professional pianist, oh, and a writer.

I'm glad you decided to be a writer. Where are you headed next?
I’m continuing on with the Seasons of the Tallgrass series. I’m waiting for edits of my second book, Seeds of Summer and have started working on my third book, tentatively titled Blades of Autumn. One of the neatest parts of the publishing process is seeing what the creative team comes up with for a cover. I’m eager to view the cover for Seeds of Summer, a story about a former Miss Rodeo Kansas queen, and her return to the Flint Hills to care for her deceased father’s ranch and her two younger siblings. After the Seasons of the Tallgrass series, I’ll wait for God’s lead to see what happens next.

I'll be looking forward to reading the book!

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1 comment:

Deborah Vogts said...

Hi there, Thanks for hosting me on your blog. I appreciate the help with launching my new book!

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