Beth K. Vogt
Somebody Like You by Beth K. Vogt
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "Anything that I've ever done that was ultimately worthwhile ... initially scared me to death." ~Betty Bender
Q. What’s your best quality?
A. I don't expect others to be perfect. ;O)
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Oh, I want to rattle off a list of my girlfriends--so many of them are my heroes. I admire my friend, Renee, who lost her son to cancer. He was only 13. Renee walked that journey out with faith, honesty and courage.
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. I'd like to meet Sara from the Old Testament. She's the first late-in-life mom that we know of, and that's a topic very close to my heart. I became a mom again at 41, when I had three teens! And then I wrote a MOPS-brand book about it.
So I'd like to sit and talk all things "Mommy-Come-Lately" with the first late-in-life mom.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. The disciple Peter. He was fearful at times, and yet, God still used him.
April 08, 2013I'm on deadline for my third novel and I just realized -- just realized -- why I write books.
I write books because . . . life is messy. And I write stories that wade into that mess. Stories about how we make a mess of our lives . . . or someone else messes up or lives . . .
and yet, there is still hope.
There is redemption.
There is the reality of "But God . . . " in the midst of the mess.
Life is messy.
Romance is messy.
And that's why I write books.
Because, as I like to say, there's more to the Happily Ever After than the Fairy Tales tell us.