Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Join Me for a Chat with Deborah Vogts!
Susan: Deborah, would you like to start out by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Deb: My husband and I have three daughters and live in Southeast Kansas. As a student at Emporia State University studying English and journalism, I developed a love for the Flint Hills that has never faded. In writing this series, I hope to share my passion for one of the last tallgrass prairie regions in the world, showing that God’s great beauty rests on the prairie and in the hearts of those who live there.
Susan: I grew up at the edge of the Flint Hills. It is beautiful!
What is one thing you love to do other than the obvious things of reading and writing?
Deb: I like to take walks with our two golden retrievers or dig in the dirt in my flower beds or garden. I also enjoy playing the piano, baking something, sewing or scrapbooking!
Susan: I think it's great that you're a gardener. I'm ... uh .... horticulturally challenged, you might say.
You have a fantastic smile, Deborah, and I know you have a wonderful sense of humor. Can you share with us one quality you look for in friends and what quality do you hope others see in you?
Deb: Thanks, Susan. That’s a great question, and honestly, one I’ve never given much thought to. I think you know when you have a connection with someone—or at least that’s the way it seems when I meet a good friend. But if I had to put a definition on it, I guess I’d say someone who is genuine and caring of others. I hope others see in me the same as what I seek—a genuine and compassionate human being.
Susan: That's really nice, Deb. I agree whole heartedly. Do you have a project you’re working on after Blades of Autumn releases in Summer 2010?
Deb: I'm hoping for a contract on the fourth book of the Seasons of the Tallgrass, but if that doesn't come through, then I'd like to return to a project I have about a Dad and his four daughters. The blurb goes something like this: He wanted sons but God gave him daughters and a gift with horses . .
Susan: Oooooh! I'd love to read another book in the Seasons of the Tallgrass series, but that last one sounds really good too. Are there any book tours, signings, or other events that you’ve got coming up that you’d like to share with us?
Deb: My next book signing is scheduled for Saturday, July 31 at Bradley Fair Barnes & Noble in Wichita from 2-5 PM. I’ll be joining several other Christian authors that day so it should be a lot of fun. I’m hoping to get to the Topeka area this fall.
Susan: I hope you get to the Topeka area this fall too! Deb, it’s been a pleasure having you stop by at my blog and I’ve really enjoyed our chat. You’re always welcome as it’s an honor to have you as my guest.
REMINDER TO READERS: If you haven’t checked them out yet, on Monday, Deb shared a guest post about her Seasons of the Tallgrass series. Yesterday, I posted my review of her second book, Seeds of Summer, and she’s graciously agreed to do a book give-away. So don’t forget to leave a comment on any of my three posts this week regarding Deborah or her books for a chance to win a copy of Seeds of Summer. Visit Tuesday’s post for the particulars of the book give-away.