Here is an excerpt of an article and interview by Jill Eileen Smith on here website:
Jill: When and how did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Tricia: I’m an unexpected writer that is for sure. Growing up I never had grand visions of writing. I wanted to be a schoolteacher. I didn’t even think about writing until I was married with two kids and one more on the way. It was then a friend from church wanted to be a writer. When she told me, something clicked inside me. I knew that was what I wanted to do. I grew up LOVING to read, and the idea of actually writing excited me! I thought to myself, “Wow, real people do this?” It had never occurred to me before.
Jill: Tell me a bit about what you write now and what you hope to write in the future.
Tricia: I write a variety of things. In the next nine months I have three books coming out—all completely different. In September Moody is releasing my 6th historical novel, A Shadow of Treason. It’s the 2nd book in The Chronicles of The Spanish Civil War series. That same month my book for teens is releasing with Thomas Nelson, Children’s Division. The title is My Life, Unscripted, and it’s a book for teen girls. Then, next January, I’m releasing Generation NeXt Marriage with Multnomah/Random House. As you can tell, I write what interests me—mentoring young women, marriage/parenting, and historical fiction. They are ALL aspects of me.The book I’m writing next is A Whisper of Freedom, my 3rd novel in The Chronicles of The Spanish Civil War. I just finished my last book (the one for teens) two days ago. Research for the next one … starts tomorrow.
Jill: If and when did you realize your writing was a calling?
Tricia: From the first Mt. Hermon Writer’s Conference I felt something click. I listened to the speakers and met other writers and felt belonging and understanding. There were others like me. I understood myself growing up, and finally figured out I loved what I loved. I felt God’s pleasure as I sought this path. After that, I couldn’t NOT write.
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