Author Interview by Judy Davis

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Our interview today is with Judy Davis. Thank you Judy for being here and agreeing to do this interview.

Judy Davis

Question #1 What is the best thing about being an author?

Writing inspirational words to help others.

Question #2 What are some of the challenges of being an author?

Marketing.

Question #3 Describe a Typical Day for You Prayer.

Bible reading and devotionals, writing, Exercise class, cleaning house, cooking, and piano lessons.

Question #4 What genre(s) do you write? And why or how did you chose them?

Nonfiction. Took a writing course on nonfiction from Writer’s Digest.

Question #5 Do you read the same genre that you write? Why or why not?

Yes I read the same genre as I write. I usually am inspired with new ideas, concepts and insight.

Question #6 What is something that readers would be surprised to know about you?

I am a great grandmother…

Question #7 When and how did the writing bug bite you?

After praying and seeking Godly wisdom I asked God “What can I do for you, you have done so much for me.” I turned to Jeremiah 30:2 and read “Write every word I have spoken to you in a book.”

Question #8 When you write, do you plot everything out or not? Why does that work for you?

I usually write an outline as this helps guide me through the project.

Question #9 What is the best thing a reader or reviewer has ever said about you?

Judy truly reflects the character of a servant, because she loves people and she writes to change lives.

Question #10 What is the worst thing a reader or reviewer ever said about you? How did you handle that?

A reviewer wrote about my book Women in the Bible, “I was looking for specific information which required an index and there wasn’t one so I leafed through the book to find what I was looking for. Only select women were discussed and I was looking for “all” the women“. I felt she bought the wrong book as there are plenty of other books that have all the women in the Bible.

Question #11 If you could go to one place and write, where would it be and why?

Israel. I have visited Israel before and loved seeing the different places Jesus walked. I know this would inspire my writing.

Question #12 If you could have one experience back to do over again, what would it be and why?

Go back to Israel and visit the Sea of Galilee, Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, etc. The inspiration would be awesome!

Question #13 Who do you consider a mentor in your life? What did that person teach you?

The late Dick Champion, editor of Pentecostal Evangel. He taught me to “Write the vision and make it plain.”

Question #14 Is writing your only job? If not, tell us a little about your “day” job.

I consider writing a ministry. I have been retired from my career as a government employee since 2004.

Question #15 If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?

Piano lessons

Question #16 What is your favorite verse in the Bible? Why?

Proverbs 3:5-6 It is my life verse…

Question #17 What is your favorite quote? Why?

If ever there was a time this country needed the intervention of God, it is now. We can and should pray for America as a whole, but remember that when God sets out to change a nation, He begins by changing people. It starts with individuals.” Billy Graham A powerful quote that our country needs especially at this time.

Question #18 What is your favorite book? Why?

The Bible . Another favorite is Jesus Calling by Sarah Young

Question #19 What other hobbies do you have?

Reading, playing keyboard, bowling

Question #20 What is your workspace like? Clean or chaos?

My office is clean as I enjoy having it organized so I can find supplies quickly.

Question #21 How did you break into writing?

I started writing by renting a typewriter back in 1985. I then took my first writing course on How to Write Nonfiction from Writers Digest. This led to my writing a column for the local newspaper.

Question #22 Where can people find you on the Internet?

http://judypdavis.wordpress.com      http://inspirationalthoughtsthatmatter.blogspot.com

Question #23 What advice do you have for other authors?

Pray and seek Godly wisdom and write as you are inspired.

Question #24 Tell us about your book.

Happy New You

Happy New You is a 365-day devotional. It seeks to encourage and inspire you to read the Bible through each year. It is filled with the Word of God, real-life revelations, dreams, and the wonder of the greatest gift of all, Jesus.

Question #25 Tell us about the characters in your book.

Nonfiction

Question #26 Do you include your own life in your books? Why or why not?

I write occasionally about my own life in my books. The reason is to help others through a situation they may be facing.

Question #27 What is special to you about this book?

It is faith-building and has spiritually enriching testimonials.

Question #28 What do you hope readers take away from this book?

I hope the readers will be stirred in their spirit and have a life changing experience.

Question #29 What’s your favorite “treat”?

Nuts

Question #30 Morning or night, which is the best and why?

Morning! Love the early morning to write as my mind is clear.

Question #31 Favorite season and why?

Fall as in October my husband and I celebrate our anniversary and also my birthday.

Question #32 Favorite sport and why?

Bowling…love bowling on a league and meeting new friends.

Question #33 Least favorite household or yard chore?

Yard work

Question #34 Least favorite thing to do?

Pulling weeds

Question #35 Favorite thing to do?

Writing

Question #36 You have a whole day to go anywhere and do anything. What would that be and why?

Barnes and Noble. Love that bookstore and looking at all the books.

Question #37 Pose a question for our readers to answer.

What is your favorite place to write?

Author Bio:

Judy Davis has been writing for Christian publications for 30 years. Her latest Happy New You is a 365 day devotional. When she is not writing, she enjoys her grandchildren and traveling with her husband of 48 years.

How to contact Judy:

Website http://judypdavis.wordpress.com
Twitter Handle JPDavis (@JPDavis7) Twitter
FaceBook Page

https://www.facebook.com/judypdavis?fref=ts

 

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