Interview with Linda MintleOctober, 2009
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?
SS: What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
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?
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.
SS: What is your birthdate?
SS: What were your previous occupations?
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?
SS: What is your favorite movie?
LM: Wuthering Heights
SS: What is your favorite television show?
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