People of Purpose - People Making an Impact in Their Community and Abroad - Tricia Goyer

Writer Author  Filoiann Wiedenhoff
Christian Column : Interview  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer Filoiann: Welcome Tricia and thank you so much for doing this interview with me. First, please tell us a little about your self?

Tricia: From Tricia’s website: Tricia Goyer is the author of twelve books including From Dust and Ashes, My Life UnScripted, and the children's book, 10 Minutes to Showtime. She won Historical Novel of the Year in 2005 and 2006 from ACFW, and was honored with the Writer of the Year award from Mt. Hermon Writer's Conference in 2003. Tricia's book Life Interrupted was a finalist for the Gold Medallion in 2005. In addition to her novels, Tricia writes non-fiction books and magazine articles for publications like Today's Christian Woman and Focus on the Family. Tricia is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences, and has been a workshop presenter at the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) International Conventions. She lives with her husband John, and their three children in the mountains of Montana.

Filoiann: Praise God! Your writing has truly been an inspiration and encouragement to me and others. Please tell us how you became a published author and why?

Tricia: I first started writing in 1993, when I was pregnant with my third child. A friend at church was writing a novel and something clicked when she told me about it. (Cindy Martinusen now has five novels published!)

Looking back, I realized I had the heart of a writer before that. I LOVED to read. I made up all types of stories in my head. I won a few essay contests in high school, but it took a friend’s encouragement to “click.”

Filoiann: I love when that happens; many times we don’t know what our calling or purpose is until that “AHAH” moment. Please share with us how you believe your writing is making an impact in your community and abroad and also what do you hope to accomplish as a published author?

Tricia GoyerTricia: I hope that people will realize God can help them in any situation. In both the fiction and non-fiction books I write…I want to convey the hope and life-changing power of Jesus Christ. There is a common theme that runs through my novels and that is LIBERATION. There are definite scenes of physical liberation, but underlying messages of spiritual liberation. When I first started writing these novels I realized that I was like my characters that are imprisoned. I was in a horrible place until Jesus came and swung open the doors to my freedom. Hallelujah!

Filoiann:  Amen!  People are always searching for hope in their life and situations and spiritual liberation is so needed in today’s society.  What words of wisdom or advice would you like to impart to those who are reading this interview in regards to being a person of purpose?

Tricia: God has wonderful dreams for what He longs to do in your life too. When it comes to my novels, I depend on God to unfold the story as I research and write. I have faith that He sees the end of the story, even before I write one word. It's the same with our lives. God sees the end of the story. And He knows how to unfold each chapter before us--with His perfect end in mind. It's our job to stay tuned-in, ready to face the next plot twist with His guidance, wisdom and strength.

Filoiann: Thank you Tricia for those encouraging words of wisdom. I love what you said about God seeing the end of the story. God definitely knows the beginning and the end and that gives me a peace that I don’t have to try and figure it all out on my own.

Tricia thank you again for this interview, I pray that God continues to bless you a hundred fold as you write for Him and through Him. God Bless You!

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