Today I am very excited to be featuring an interview with Molly Jebber! Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the interview.
What started you on your writing journey?
My childhood imaginary friends, Bugs and Debbie. As an only child before my brother was born, Bugs was my little companion who got the blame for all the things I did wrong, and Debbie got all the credit for the things I did good. Mom laughed at my imaginary friends. Dad was a little worried about me. They were relieved when Bugs and Debbie went by the wayside when my brother, Mitch was born! With my imagination, my friends and family encouraged me to write, and I’ve always wanted to.
What distracts you from writing the easiest?
My husband, Ed, suggesting we go to dinner or a movie. My daughter, Misty or my friends wanting me to go to lunch for a good gab session, movie, swimming or beach. Eyeing a really good book on my nightstand and picking it up to read a few pages, and then not being able to put it down.
What kind of books do you enjoy reading? (Book recommendations very welcome!)
Devotional, Romance and Mysteries – I loved “Breathing on Her Own” by Rebecca Waters
Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote? Why?
Becca – She’s kind, but speaks her mind. She’s got a large birthmark on her hand, but she doesn’t let it define her. She loves God and appreciates her Amish upbringing, but she struggles with how to react when she’s faced with difficult people and harrowing situations.
What is your favorite season of the year?
Summer! I’m happier when I can see my toes and have sunshine on me!
What do you like most about the area where you live and/or grew up?
Springboro, Ohio. It was a small town. Everybody knew each other. My brother and I had lots of children our age who lived on our street. My daughter, Misty, was also raised there, but it grew by leaps and bounds before she graduated from high school. We loved the festivals, history, school spirit, local church, and candy store! The family who bought our house years ago still have my playhouse in their backyard. It’s been painted and is leaning a little, but I tear up every time I drive by it and remember my dad building it out of scrap lumber. He passed a few years ago.
Has some place you have traveled inspired something in your writing?
I love visiting Amish towns and learning from them. They inspire me with their strong belief in God and focus on Him. I find their way of life fascinating. I enjoy shopping in their stores and seeing their handiwork. The quilts and other dry goods are beautiful.
When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?
My next book is part of an anthology titled, “The Christmas Sleigh” with Amy Lillard and Kelly Long. My story is “An Unexpected Christmas Blessing”.
As much as Charity Lantz’s children need a father, the young widow isn’t sure her new neighbor Luke Fisher can ever be the right choice. She’s drawn to him, but they’re having more disagreements and misunderstandings than snowflakes in December. Will God show them a way past their conflicts to a forever love?
“CHANGE OF HEART” is the first book of a three book Keepsake Pocket Quilt theme series.
“An Amish Christmas Sleigh” a separate Christmas story in an anthology with Amy Lillard and Kelly Long stories will be released October, 2015.
“GRACE’S FORGIVENESS” is the second book in the series and it will be released February, 2016.
Enter the weekend giveaway for your chance to win a copy of Change of Heart. To enter, click on the words “Entry-Form” below. Contest ends on June 29 at 11:59pm PDT.
4 thoughts on “An Interview with Molly Jebber”
It was nice getting to know you the other night at the facebook author chat party. It would be nice to win a book from you.
Really enjoyed your interview, Molly! Someday, I hope to visit an Amish town and get a little glimpse into their world. They too, inspire me with their strong faith in God! It’s so refreshing 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win a copy of “Change of Heart”, it sounds like a good book! Blessings to you and yours.
Thank you for your kind words! I hope your enjoy the story. Thank you for stopping by!
I really liked the interview! I’ve always wanted to visit the Amish community. I’m fascinated the way they live and their faith in God. I would love to own a quilt made by them. The love they would be in making the quilt and it would part of their lives. Years ago I visited a place a little over an hour from where I live call The Amana Colonies in Iowa. We ate in one of their restaurants, what I can remember the food was delicious and we walked around looking in shops. We visited a wood factory where they make their furniture, it was really neat, I remember this huge rocking chair out front of the business. Man I sure wanted that, lol! I’ve been wanting to go back there, if I can get someone to take me. It’s been over 20 years and I think it’s about time again. I’m disabled now so someone will have to push me around in my wheelchair. Too much to walk for me, my legs and feet would get weak.
I would love to win a copy of “Change of Heart”! I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Molly Jebber’s books and would love too! Thanks for the chance to win!
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