Author Interview With Ginger Solomon
I am honored to have a good friend and the fearless leader of the North Alabama Writer’s Group, Ginger Solomon.
What is the best sentence you’ve ever written?
Ginger: Wow, that’s a hard question.
“Your scars don’t define you. They may have shaped the person you are, but they are not who you are. You are God’s child, a princess of the King of Kings. He loves you just as you are. We all have scars, sweetheart. Mine just aren’t as visible. Some of our scars change us, either by making us better people or by making us grumpy, like Mr. Swanson. But even then, the choice is ours — to be better or to be bitter.”I know that’s more than a sentence, but… well, it’s what I came up with. And I love that section of Christmas Reflections. And it’s so true. God sees past our scars. We are the ones who focus on them.
Name one thing that you must always have to write (Something unique to your writing practice).
Ginger: I really don’t have anything that I HAVE to have. I like having instrumental music playing, and I usually have a cup of hot tea at the ready, but I can and do write without them.
What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel?
Ginger: Of my own or someone else’s? Hmm…
So many things I write about I have little experience with. I think Broken Freedom was the hardest for me to write, but also has the ability to have the most impact on readers.
As for someone else’s, I don’t know. I read a lot, but most of what I read is from well-known authors, and their books are well marketed.
What are the most important magazines for writers to subscribe to?
Ginger: I’ve no idea. I don’t subscribe to magazines. My husband gets me a few, free, every once in a while, but I rarely read them.
I get Randy Ingermanson’s e-zine in my inbox, but again, I don’t always read it. And I subscribe to a number of blogs, but skim them to see if the content is relevant to where I am in my writing career.
I think books on writing are more advantageous, even if I have a hard time reading those, too.
Where You Can Find Ginger:
Ginger Solomon is a Christian, a wife, a mother to seven, and a writer—in that order (mostly). She writes or reads inspirational romance of any genre, and if she’s busy homeschooling, doing laundry, or fixing dinner, books are on her mind. She’s a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, president of her local writing group, and blogs regularly for InspyRomance.com and at gingersolomon.com.