Since I have begun writing and publishing books, I have had the opportunity to become acquainted with some pretty amazing people. Not only have I met readers face-to-face as well as online, I've 'met' many authors. They are wonderful people. Today I have one of these lovely people. I'd like you to read this short interview and expand your knowledge of books in circulation that you might not have seen yet.
Today I am interviewing Ruth O'Neil.
Ruth, please tell me a little about yourself. Where are you located?
I am a New York girl born and raised, but now I live in Virginia with my husband.
When did your first book come out?
Ummm…February of 2013. I had to look that one up.
What is/are the title(s)?
Come Eat at My Table
What core message does the book tell?
This book is all about faith and family and forgiveness.
What inspired you to begin writing?
I actually began writing at the age of 9. My mom was also a writer, and what little girl doesn't want to be like her mom when she grows up?
Who encouraged you the most to get that book out?
It wasn't necessarily a who (I don't like to talk about myself, and marketing is my least favorite thing to do!) it was money. I was already doing a lot of freelance writing, but wanted to bump up my income a little while staying home and homeschooling my children.
What is your favorite, non-book related activity?
What are those? Just kidding! I love sewing, but even that I'm not sure I can call non-book related. I often use that as my thinking time, and there is always a pen and paper nearby for when ideas pop into my head.
Where is the oddest place/event you have sold your book?
Garage. I was getting some work done on my car and another customer began speaking with me and wondered what I was so busy writing in my notebook. I gave her my card, and she downloaded one of my books.
What makes you laugh?
My family. I tell stories about them all the time because they crack me up. I never laugh so hard as I do when I spend a week with my sisters. My son (AKA The Boy) is known for bringing laughter into our home.
What makes you cry?
I'm not an overly emotional person, but when others hurt, it makes me cry. Sappy moves that I've seen 1000 times make me cry. I suppose that's why I keep returning to them.
What do you want people to know about you from this interview?
I love people and hope that I can touch them in some way as I write. If I can make one person laugh or cry from my writing, I will consider myself successful.
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