Please join me in welcoming author Deborah Vogts to "Seasons of Humility!"
Deborah is quite familiar with seasons, as her first two books are part of "The Seasons of the Tallgrass Series," so she should fit right in here. ;) And one of you will have the opportunity to win one of these books! (Read through the rest of this post to find out how!)
Amber: What is your favorite part about late summer?
Deborah: My favorite part is actually getting my girls ready to go back to school. I know...that sounds terrible, but there is something to be said for routine and quiet. LOL. And because August tends to be very hot here in Kansas, another favorite part is looking forward to the cooler weather offered in September & October. Autumn is my favorite season!
Amber: Well, then, you must be very excited right about now as autumn heads our way! ;) If you were planning an “End of Summer” party for your family and friends, how would you envision it? Would you want a beach party, a picnic in the park, a neighborhood barbecue, or something else entirely?
Deborah: How about a Sunday evening barbecue and weiner roast? Cover the picnic tables with tableclothes and invite family and friends. Everyone bring a dish, and the hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided. We'll have plenty of shade, some iced tea and lemonade, a campfire for roasting marshmallows and gazing at the starry sky. And we'll top it off with some good ol' guitar
strumming and singing.
Amber: Sounds wonderful! As autumn appears on the horizon, what do you anticipate about this next season the most? Do you have any fall traditions or memories you would like to share?
Deborah: Yes, my birthday is in the fall (September), so that was always a fun time growing up. Not sure if it's that fun anymore . . . but my hubby usually takes me out for supper, which is nice.
As I mentioned before, my favorite season is Autumn. I love the cooler weather, the changing colors in the trees and grass, and even the shorter days. Being a part of the ranching/farming industry means that our summers are full of work--often until dark, so I enjoy having the family together in the fall for early suppers.
Amber: Of the books you have written, do you have a favorite? If so, which one is it and why is it your favorite?
Deborah: Hmmm. I've enjoyed each of my books, but I might have to go with my first one, Snow Melts in Spring. Maybe because I spent so much time on this initial book, or maybe it's because it is the one that claimed that initial response from my agent and editor.
Amber: What’s next in your writing career? We would love to hear about any upcoming releases!
Deborah: Blades of Autumn, Book #3 in the Seasons of the Tallgrass series is set to release next summer 2011. I'm looking forward to seeing what they come up with for a book cover on this one, and then on to the editing process. After that I'm praying for another contract . . . we'll see what happens.
Amber: Thank you so much for joining us today, Deborah! May God bless you in your writing career!
If you would like a chance to win your choice of either of Deborah's books (Snow Melts in Spring or her latest release, Seeds of Summer), here's how you can enter:
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The drawing will be open through 11:59 PM (PDT), Thursday, August 26. A winner will be announced on Friday, August 27.
Thank you, Deborah, for offering to give away one of your books!