Interview with Linda Mintle

October, 2009

Linda Mintle

What Readers want to know...


SS: How would you describe perfect happiness?

LM: I don't believe there is such a thing this side of heaven. Perfect happiness is reserved for eternity when we will be with God forever.

SS: What’s your greatest fear?

LM: I try not to live in fear and trust God who controls my life and promises His constant presence.

SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

LM: On a Caribbean beach with white sand, blue-green water. Can you feel the ocean breeze?

SS: With whom in history do you most identify?

LM: Women who fought for equality and social justice.

SS: Which living person do you most admire?

LM: Billy Graham. Solid man of God.

SS: What are your most overused words or phrases?

LM: You Know

SS: What do you regret most?

LM: Waiting so long to have children

SS: If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

LM: Playing the cello Yo Ma style

SS: What is your greatest achievement?

LM: My children although I don't consider them achievements as much as gifts from God.

SS: What’s your greatest flaw?

LM: Over thinking things

SS: What’s your best quality?

LM: Generous and kind

SS: If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

LM: A world class musician

SS: What trait is most noticeable about you?

LM: My red hair

SS: Who is your favorite fictional hero?

LM: Tragic hero--Romero

SS: Who is your favorite fictional villain?

LM: The White Witch from C.S. Lewis' Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

SS: If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

LM: Jesus. I wouldn't speak. I would simply listen.

SS: What is your biggest pet peeve?

LM: Entitlement

SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

LM: Speaking

SS: What’s your fantasy profession?

LM: Professional tennis player

SS: What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

LM: Honesty, Genuineness and Trust

SS: If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

LM: Chocolate

SS: What are your 5 favorite songs?

LM: You Need a Friend by James Taylor; Fire  and Rain   by James  Taylor;  Gravity by Sara Bareilles; The Prayer by Josh Grogan and Charlotte Church;  California Dreaming by Jose Feliciano


Questions About Books and Writing


SS: Who are your favorite authors?

LM: Philip Yancey Anne LaMott C.S. Lewis

SS: Is there a book you love to reread?

LM: The Jesus I Never Knew

SS: Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

LM: Practice, practice, practice

SS: What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

LM: It feels like I am sitting with you having a cup of coffee.


General Questions


SS: What is your birthdate?

LM: 10/22

SS: What were your previous occupations?

LM: Psychotherapist

SS: What was/is your favorite job?

LM: Right now: Speaking, writing and doing media

SS: Where did you go to high school and/or college?

LM: St. Joseph High School in St. Joseph, Michigan; Western Michigan University and Old Dominion University for BA, MSW and Ph.D.

SS: Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

LM: Mozart

SS: What is your favorite movie?

LM: Wuthering Heights

SS: What is your favorite television show?

LM: House

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