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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Being a wife and a mom. Really, truly.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Whoa. Who thought up these questions? OK--here's my outside the box answer: I would like to be the ocean. It's so immense and powerful and yet walking along the shore can be so restful. When I spend time at the ocean I feel so close to God.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I tend to put the bar too high--be a perfectionist. Of course, you wouldn't know that if you looked at my desk.
Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Is it possible to have a "favorite" villain? Yikes! I'll go with Thomas Gabriel, John McClane's nemesis in "Live Free or Die Hard." The man had no conscience.
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.