Thank you for joining me in welcoming…Beth K. Vogt!!
I found Beth through the blogs of mutual friends, and when I saw the cover of her debut novel, Wish You Were Here, I had to have her on 5 Easy Questions! Her book looks right up my alley, and I’m happy she agreed to stop by!
Let’s get to it!
1. Beverage of choice?
Coke – fully leaded and with lots of ice. I could drink that all day long, but I don’t. Second favorite beverage: SOBE Lifewater. Yum! I stock my fridge with those so that I don’t drink Coke all day long.
2. Any pets?
We are down to only one dog, my daughter’s mini-dachshund, Twister. Earlier this spring, we lost our 90 pound lab, Midas, to cancer. But here’s the advantage of being a writer: The heroine in my second novel has a dog and I endowed him with Midas’ never-met-a-person-he-didn’t-like personality. He also flunked all attempts at obedience training, which made life frustrating… I mean, interesting.
3. Dream vacation?
Venice. Me. My husband. And a gondola.
4. What are you listening to right now?
The rare silence of a quiet house when I am the only person awake. Ve-ery nice. If I was listening to music? My “Favorites” list on my iPod, which is a compilation of oldies, country, and praise and worship. And, yes, I’d be singing along.
5. What's for dinner?
Reservations? Take out? Or more likely something my husband cooked on the grill accompanied with a salad and baked sweet potatoes.
Beth, I love Coke and Sobe Lifewater. I have Strawberry Dragonfruit in my fridge as we speak! I’m sorry about poor Midas. I’m sure he was a sweetheart. Twister and my mini-dachshund, Sophie, would get along great!
Your dream vacation sounds perfect, and I am a huge fan of silence. And now that you mention a salad and sweet potato…both are making me hungry! Thanks so much for being my guest!
Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom.
Still, kissing the groom’s brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a “Runaway Bride” complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend’s car doesn’t seem to solve her problems.
Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.
Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”
Her contemporary romance novel, Wish You Were Here, debuts in May 2012 (Howard Books.) Beth also wrote a book on late-in-life motherhood, Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing for Motherhood After 35 (Revell 2007), and is an established magazine writer and former editor of Connections, the leadership magazine for MOPS International.
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Have a fabulous Wednesday!