Author Revealed

About Wayne Hastings

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 1/12

Q. Previous occupations

A. Publishing, Retailing

Q. Favorite job

A. What I'm doing today.

Q. High school and/or college

A. Pacific High School, San Bernardino, CA; University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. Composer: Mozart; Music artist: The Beatles

Q. Favorite movie

A. The Searchers

Q. Favorite television show

A. Law & Order

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. I have a uniquely blessed life

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. To put life-changing books and products into the hands of people who need them.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. I don't think there is perfect happiness until we're in the presence of God, in heaven. Happiness, or joy, is found in family, friends and in serving others. It's found in the small hug of a child or from hearing beautiful music. My deepest sense of personal happiness comes from knowing Christ and from allowing Him to ease my burdens. He tenderly shows me His ways and His will for today and this minute.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. That I will miss an opportunity to use what gifts or talents I've been given.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Moonstone Beach, CA with my wife

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. David in the Old Testament

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My wife

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. I think; cool; you're kidding me

Q. What do you regret most?

A. I have no regrets.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Hitting the fairway with every drive.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Having multiple Bible projects on the best-sellers list and wining Chistian product of the year in 2007.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. At times I can be far too task oriented and not engage my intuitive side.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. My ability to help people see their own individual strengths and then help them stay focused on those strengths.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm happy just to be me.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Intensity

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Any main protagonist in a Louie L'Amour book.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Darth Vader

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jesus Christ, and I think I'd let Him do all of the talking.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Discourteous people

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Speaking and teaching.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Faith, integrity and a good sense of humor

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Mexican food

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. I am an audiophile in multiple genres of music. I can't name my five favorite songs—it depends on mood, what I'm doing and with whom I'm spending time.

On Books and Writing

Q. Who are your favorite authors?

A. Louis L'Amour Agatha Christie John Grisham Clive Cussler Seth Godin C.S. Lewis Tim Keller Andrew Murray

Q. What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A. The Bible Gone with the Wind Prodigal God Wild at Heart In Search of Excellence

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Anything by my favorite authors

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Learn to reveal, not simply tell your story.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. I enjoy the way you weave biblical truth with practical and personal application