Our author today is new to the Enid Writers Club and is quickly making a name for herself. She is an excellent writer, as you can see in her piece in the anthology, https://www.amazon.com/Prose-Colored-Glasses-Enid-Writers/dp/B0BD2BK1T9/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1H328Q2XURJKJ&keywords=prose+colored+glasses+book+enid+writers+club&qid=1669148845&sprefix=%2Caps%2C407&sr=8-1 and she is a great volunteer for committees. Please meet Pam Courtney.
What genre(s) do you read, and why?
Since retiring more than one year ago, I’ve enjoyed reading historical fiction novels emphasizing the use of biblical characters. Previously, nonfiction books, mostly biographies, cluttered my bedside nightstand for evening reads.
What’s your writing schedule? Do you write every day?
My writing schedule still varies depending on other commitments. I had hoped retirement would grant the extra time needed to not only write more consistently, but to also research and develop story ideas. No, I’m not writing daily yet, but I am progressing toward that goal. My current schedule fluctuates from daily to less often as it relates to the whole process including the research, contemplation, organization, and actually punching out story ideas on the keyboard. Oh, and of course, there’s those revisions; sometimes again, and again. For me, the entire process is moving forward, and that makes me smile.
Give us a glimpse of the surroundings where you write. Separate room? In the kitchen? At the dining room table?
For the last six years, my home has been a parsonage in a nearby rural town where my husband pastors a church. The parsonage features a large family room with multiple windows and lots of light. I love that room. It’s where our family gathers for holiday meals, and Sunday lunches. It’s also my favorite place to research and write. I’m usually in my recliner, feet up, and a cup of black coffee in hand. Otherwise, if I need more space, I’m at a long dining table in that same happy room.
What 3 words describes you, the writer?
Desire to inspire
If you could hang out with any literary character from any book penned at any time, who would it by, why, and what would you do together?
The story of my favorite literary character, Joseph, is recorded by Moses, in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Although he lived in ancient times, his life’s story has inspired me over and over again. He experienced great losses, and all forms of undeserved mistreatment; yet by his faith, he became one of the most powerful men in the world at that time.
Although we currently live in a different age than Joseph, as a human, the heartache of neglect, other forms of abuse and unfair treatment, as Joseph experienced, continues in our world today. If I could spend time with Joseph, I would appreciate interviewing him further with questions about how he kept his faith alive; did he ever believe he would ever see his patriarch father again? When did he begin to realize his misfortune would one day be the very catalyst to spare the lives of so many others; and what would he say to us today to inspire such faith in God?
Great answers! Thanks, Pam, for letting us get to know you a little better.
What are you reading/writing this week?