Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the honor of interviewing scuba-diving, ukulele-playing author Katrina Cassel, who writes nonfiction for girls and preteens. Because if you write for children, you have to stay young at heart!
Katrina, how did you get into writing?
I always enjoyed writing but never thought it could be a career, so I went into teaching. But moving around with my Air Force husband meant trying to recertify in different states, so instead I worked more on my writing. Then with all the changes in education it was no longer “fun,” so I never went back to teaching but focused on raising our children and writing. (I have eight children—two by birth, one step and five adopted, three of whom are from Haiti). Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Well, this is a fun interview for me. As a pharmacist dragged into writing by the Lord, I enjoyed reading Dr. Lainna Callentine’s story—a pediatrician dragged into writing by the Lord. Hmm. Dr. Callentine uses her background in medicine and homeschooling to teach anatomy and physiology to children—and now she has a series of books for children on these subjects.
Dr. Callentine, how did you get into writing?
Dr. Lainna Callentine
I never had an interest in being an author. Crazy, right? This is not the way most authors typically start off an interview. It was not on my radar. I always had a love and a passion for science. I felt called to be a doctor at the tender age of four years old. I spent many days in the hospital as asthmatic child. Suffering from severe asthma kept me in the mix of medical professionals. I would watch the doctors and nurses care for me, and it inspired me to want to be a children’s doctor. God has been so gracious to allow me to care for the most amazing patients as a pediatrician. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! This past spring I had the joy of serving on the faculty at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference with Crystal Bowman. I was impressed with her passion for writing for children, and you’ll be impressed with her creative ideas for speaking events.
Crystal, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?
Over 100 books for children. I have also written 3 books for women and contributed to several anthologies, but I have found my niche in the children’s market. Some of my latest titles are Our Daily Bread for Kids, Our Daily Bread for Preschoolers, and M is for Manger. Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! As children head into the summer doldrums, it’s a great time to interview Marsha Hubler, author of horse stories that kids adore! Also, Marsha shares about the Montrose Christian Writers Conference in July, where she’s serving as director—sounds phenomenal!
Marsha, how many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?
I have twenty published books, including Snow, Phantom Stallion of the Poconos and Heartwarming Horse Stories (Edited and Compiled by Marsha Hubler) Read More →
Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California! Today I have the joy of interviewing Susan K. Marlow, author of twenty books for children and teens!
Susan, what are a few of your latest titles?
Susan K. Marlow
The Circle C Milestones, a YA historical series for 12 and up includes these new titles: Thick as Thieves, Heartbreak Trail, The Last Ride (new), and Courageous Love (November 2016). Read More →