Monday, May 20, 2013

Beth Vogt's "Catch a Falling Star"


1)   How did this story come to you?
Catch a Falling Star was prompted by a conversation I had with a good friend who was in her forties. She has a very fulfilling life in a lot of ways, and yet some of her hopes and dreams haven’t come true. Our conversation stayed with me because everyone deals with the reality that life doesn’t always go according to our plans. I took that reality and wove it into this novel.

2)   Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I originally pitched my editors another story idea – I’d even started fast-drafting it – but they decided they liked Catch a Falling Star and wanted me to write it. So I shelved the story I was writing and started bringing Kendall and Griffin to life.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1.) When I was 41, I found at I was pregnant. At the time, I had 3 teenagers, and having another baby was nowhere on my To Do list, not even as an optional activity. She was born on Christmas Eve and is truly an unexpected blessing from God.

2.) Thanks to my husband’s air force career, I lived in Turkey for two years.

3.) I’m a twin. I have a fraternal twin sister. We don’t look anything alike – except that we are both female. When we were growing up, we had a difficult time convincing people we were sisters, much less twins.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
  I just submitted novel #3 to my editor. It’s titled Somebody Like You, and it’s another inspirational contemporary novel set in Colorado. One fun aspect is that it has a set of twins in the storyline.

5) Parting comments?
    I am a quote aficionado – I even have a blog (In Others’ Words), where I share quotes and invite readers to join the conversation and share insights. One of my favorite quotes is: “No legacy is so rich as honesty.” ~William Shakespeare (1564-1616) poet & playwright

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
Website: bethvogt.com (http://bethvogt.com)
My blog, In Others’ Words, is embedded in my website. Author Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorBethKVogt?ref=hl
Twitter: bethvogt


28 comments:

  1. Beth- absolutely loved Wish You Were Here. I haven't been a fiction reader in years (decades) and found this novel hard to put down. I SO look forward to Catch A Falling Star! Thank you for penning your talents!

    kd.miller65@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me know that you enjoyed Wish You Were Here! I had even more fun writing CAFS, so I hope you like it too.

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  2. I would love to read this.

    rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

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    1. Deb, Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  3. Ditto Deb's comment. Thank you also for the interview.

    g.gclermont AT gmail DOT com

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  4. Hi, Ganise: I think I ran into you earlier today! ;)

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  5. I loved this interview! So you lived in Turkey!! Was that difficult? Or fascinating? Will you ever use that setting for a book? I have a sister-in-law who lives in Turkey....um, Turkey, Texas. ;)

    I would love the chance to get my hands on this book! Thanks for offering it!

    sherrinda (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi, Sherrinda: Living in Turkey was challenging in that we were at the "end of the supply line" -- meaning, we learned to go without typical things, like milk. The milk was reconstituted with palm oil. Bleh. I didn't make my kids drink it. But the country was so rich in biblical history -- that was a once in a lifetime experience.

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  6. I enjoyed the interview. Thank you for offering a copy of Catch a Falling Star.
    may_dayzee (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Hi, Kay! Thanks for dropping by the interview!

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  7. Enjoyable interview. I'm curious to see how you wove the story into your novel.
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter the contest.

    cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Cindi: I always enjoying weaving real life into my fiction ... it makes it more fun that way.

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  8. Beth, I'm a fraternal twin, too! And my fiancé is in the Air Force. :) Thanks for the giveaway! Wish You Were Here is on my TBR pile... I've heard great things about it, so I'm moving it up on my list.

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    1. Hi, Anna -- another twin marrying an Air Force man! Brava! I hope you embrace all the wonderful adventures and blessings God has waiting for you!

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  9. Great interview and quite enjoyable. We have being a military wife in common. Also, I was joyously pregnant for the first time at nearly forty. I had 3 adopted children and 4 step-children....what a blessing when I thought I couldn't get pregnant. The lord gave me my heart's desire. I would feel very fortunate to win your book. Thanks for this giveaway and the chance to win a great reader.

    In Christian Joy,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com





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    1. Hi, Barbara: I wrote a book about late-in-life motherhood. As I prayed over that book, God gave me the term "Mommy-Come-Lately" for late-in-life moms. So, from one Mommy-Come-Lately to another: here's a hug. Your life is overflowing with children!

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  10. There are probably a lot of us living a very different life than we had previously imagined (I, for one),however - if we are allowing the Lord to direct our paths, we can be assured that we are living the life He intended us to have.

    Enjoyed the interview & would love to read this book - thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    bonnieroof60@yahoo.com

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  11. Hi, Bonnie: What a wonderful insight you shared. When I was making many of my plans, I wasn't a believer ... and i have learned, over and over again, that God's plans are always right and trustworthy.

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  12. After enjoying Wish You Were here I knew I had to put Catch a Falling Star on my wish list. I'd love to be entered in the drawing. Thanks!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi, Merry, I'm glad to hear you enjoyed Wish You Were Here! It will always hold a special place in my "author's" heart because it was my debut novel.

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  13. Thanks for a very informative interview. I would love to win this book so that I may give it to my Church Library.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I love the idea of sharing Catch a Falling Star with your church library!

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  14. I don't think that life ever gives us all we would wish for, but it can still be a wonderful life.

    I wonder if your years in Turkey have prompted any story ideas!!!

    I look forward to reading CATCH A FALLING STAR.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. Hi, Mary,
    You are so right: Even when life doesn't go according to plan, it can be so, so satisfying. And yes, I have mulled over a storyline that includes the country of Turkey!

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  16. Beth's debut novel holds a special place in my heart. It was the first book I was able to read last year after my daughter passed away on Mother's Day. I was blessed to meet Beth in person on Monday this week (had a little fan squeal moment in the hallway at Ridgecrest) and share with her how much it meant to me. She is such a beautiful lady, inside & out! I look forward to reading her new book.

    homesteading[at]charter[dot]net

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  17. I read Wish You Were Here...and I LOVED LOVED it!! And I would love to win a copy of this one to add to our church library.
    And thanks ladies for the interesting post.
    Blessings.....Joy
    ibjoy1953[at]yahoo.com

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  18. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  19. Would enjoy reading your book.Even tho you and your sister did not look alike, did you have the same friends, the same taste in clothes. Etc? I have an identical twin and enjoy reading about how writers portray twins.
    JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

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