Interview and Book Giveaway!

Tells us first how you came to faith in Jesus.
After reading Hal Lindsay’s ‘Late, Great Planet Earth’, the idea that hell was real forced me to take a look at who Jesus was.  I had always believed there was a god, but someone way out there who wasn’t all that interested in un-important me. Hal Lindsay wrote about what Jesus did for me, that He loved me, and died for me. Out of gratitude, I asked Him to control my life, help me make wise choices, and to make me the woman that He, God, wanted me to be. That was almost 40 years ago.

How old were you when you wrote your first real story and what was it about?
One sleepless night, when I was close to 50 years of age, I sat down at my husband’s computer and wrote about a little girl who was physically abused by her father. I wrote the one scene and the next day a friend read the story. Her eyes glistened with unshed tears so I knew God had given me a gift. I’d never wanted to be a writer, almost flunked English in high school, so this had to be from the Lord.

Where did you get the idea for your latest book?
Silence is the fourth in a mystery series. The story took me there after I visited Miami. It was the natural progression for my characters and told the story of trust in God, something I was learning in my own life.

What do you want readers to take away from your writing and this book in particular?
I want my readers to know that a close walk with the Lord is not only possible but beneficial, that no matter what we do for a living, where we travel, or what our circumstances are, Jesus will walk with us, side by side. God wants the small things in our life to matter for Him and He has a plan and purpose for each of us, different than the man or woman in the next room. In Silence, Trust Me is a message my characters hear over and over.  We need to think about complete trust in the God of the Universe not in ourselves no matter what’s happening around us and to us.

What is your favorite Bible verse?
John 3: 16 continues to be my favorite since that’s how I finally learned who Jesus is and why I need Him in my life. He’s not just some good person, He is Majestic God, and yet He died just for me. WOW!

Barbara is currently running a sale on her paperback books so here are links if you would like to check her (and her books) out! To win a copy of Barbara's book:

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  1. I am in the middle of Vanished and I am really enjoying it. :) Would love to win this one. Thanks for the interview... I love insight into the author's life and writing history!


  2. I haven't read any books by Barbara, but it sounds like I've missed out on some good reads. Please enter me.

    Linda at: desertrose5713 at gmail dot com

    I'm a follower.

  3. I have not read any of Barbara's books but went to Amazon to check them out and know I will be adding her as a new author for me. I love mystery with romance and that is what she writes. More for my wish list. lol

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  4. After reading through the above interview, I have a sudden strong feeling that this book is the end product of His work through you. He will dominate in us once we submit to Him wholeheartedly.

    Thanks and God bless you always,


  5. Barbara's book, Silence, is one I'd like to read. Thanks for giving this interview because it enables readers like myself to appreciate the value of her life and of her work. When we allow the Lord to live through us like this, we can get the message of His love out to the world, and I'm glad to be able to share this mighty commission with Barbara.

  6. sounds the cover....congrats with this books.

  7. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  8. marlayne, I enjoyed this interview, and would love to win it. This is a new Author to me. I am a follower of your blog, and shared this on my Facebook page. Maxie ( )

  9. What an informative interview. It was very well done and I am now interested in this book.
    Great job! Becky

  10. Tore you are the winner of this book!