Tuesday, August 9, 2011

with Michelle Sutton

Welcome to the Barn Door Book Loft, Michelle!
People talk about life before children—what was your life before writing?

I did a lot of cross stitch and crocheted blankets. I have always kept myself busy creating things, but before I created stories I created pics and blankets.

What book have you recently enjoyed reading?
Composing Amelia by Alison Strobel

If you were a dessert, what would you be?
I love the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup sundaes from Friendly's Restaurants!

If you were to find a purple polka-dotted monster in your kitchen one morning, how would you respond?
I'd probably blink twice, try to clear my head, ask myself if I needed my morning coffee, then swear off fantasy and sci fi books for life... All of that would happen after I ran screaming into the other room searching for a fly swatter and grabbing a thermometer to make sure I wasn't sick and hallucinating.

Tell us about one of your favorite memories or moments in your life.
Other than the day I got married and the birth of my children I'd have to say the first Christmas I had with my husband when he gave me mustard seed earrings and told me with tears in his eyes that he got them for me because God planted a seed of love for me in his heart and it just kept growing…

What is the Lord teaching you, or recently taught you?
How to trust Him in every aspect of my life and to listen to what He is telling me, not what people think I should do. Sometimes it's easy to cordon off a section of our hearts and not allow the Lord in there. Sometimes it's easier to listen to the advice of others than to seek God's will for ourselves. But none of that works very well. He knows what's going on inside of us anyway. He also knows what is best for us. We just have to trust Him. This is an ongoing process for me.

When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
I have several books releasing every year and just signed a number of new book contracts for 2012-2014. More info can be found on my website under Michelle's books at www.michellesutton.net.

You can purchase Letting Go from Amazon.

Michelle is giving away a copy of Letting Go. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post.


karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read michelle's latest novel :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

cjajsmommy said...

Would love to win this book.

Susan H said...

This is a new author for me. I look forward to reading her new book.

Teresa Mathews said...

What a lovely interview, especially about your husband and the mustard seed. :) Would love to win a copy of your book, thanks for the chance to win. tsmathews61@gmail.com

Jo said...

Great interview, Michelle.

You brought back memories talking about your favorite ice cream from Friendly's ice cream parlor. We used to live in Florida and go there all the time after church but there isn't any out here. I live in the same state as you.

Love the cover of your book and would love to read it.


Judy said...

I can't wait to read "Letting Go". This book sounds like it will be one of those page turners that you can't put down!

I like discovering new authors!



Charity U said...

Please enter me! Sounds great.

lgm52 said...

Great article. I Really want to read this book!

ann said...

Sounds like a great book I would love to read

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Linda Kish said...

I would love to read this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Bonnie Leon said...

Really liked this interview. And what a sweet husband! Does he give lessons?

Grace and peace to you, Michelle.

Michelle Sutton said...

I think he'd make a great husband shopper especially around Christmas. I had thought of hiring him out. But he doesn't travel. Sorry... :)

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win.
Kelly y. in Virginia
kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

Anonymous said...

I would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win.
Kelly y. in Virginia
kelly *at* dkcountryarts *dot* com

Tracy Smith said...

Hello, First of all Congratulations. I would love it if you would stop over to my blog and pick up the award that I am passing along to you.

Seond, please enter me in your giveaway. I am a faithful follower.

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