Guest Interview with Karin Thompson
I felt deep in my heart that there was something God wanted me to do. After spending time seeking Him, I hear him say on the inside of me to write a book about my life. My first book, My Journey to Enjoying My Life, is about how God healed me from my abusive past. I take the reader on the journey with me of healing and restoration through scriptures and some serious questions.
I then heard from Him again to write a second book – Encouragement for The Weary Soul. He wanted me to encourage the body of Christ with scriptures and insight on how to overcome some of life’s problems.
I do a fortnightly blog and encourage my followers on Facebook and Instagram. I love to encourage Christians not to give up hope, to trust in God to help them and see them through.
Website is www.karinthompson.com
Where are you from? (Or where do you live?)
I live in Sydney Australia.
If you could describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Blessed, happy, grateful
What's your favorite country (not counting your own)?
What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
Born in New Zealand but more to South Africa when I was 10.
What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside writing and reading?
Reading, Spending time with my family, watching a good movie. Walking.
About Your Writing
What genre do you write?
What inspired you to start writing?
It was something that God wanted me to do.
What's your favorite part of the writing process? What's your least favorite?
Favorite part of writing is seeing the result and feeling like you have “hit the nail on the head” – Least favorite editing, editing, editing.
Is there a common theme to your books? What is it?
Drawing people towards God and His love for them.
What would you like readers to say about your books?
That they were encouraged, inspired, and motivated in their Christian walk.
What book inspires you to be a better writer?
Joyce Meyer is a great inspiration. She gets straight and gets her point across.
What is the best writing advice that someone has shared with you?
Do not make your gift a burden, don’t get so overwhelmed with it all. Let the gift just flow.
About Christian Writing
What is your favorite Christian genre to read?
Non-fiction. Motivation and encouragement. I want to grow and know more.
How does your faith affect your writing?
Sharing Jesus in my writing how He helps me in my daily life.
Who are three of your favorite Christian authors?
Joyce Meyer, Terri Savelle Foy, Gloria Copeland
How do you feel the Christian non-fiction market has positively changed over the past five to ten years? What do you see for its future?
Christians are hungry for encouragement and help. Life has so much pressure, so the need for good inspiration books is on the increase.
How many years have you been writing? What advice would you give to someone before they wrote their first book?
Writing for two years now. Advice is to just start and let God lead you on the Journey.
What is one mistake you have learned when producing your book(s) that you could tell other writers how to avoid the same pitfall?
There is no rush. Check, Check, Check, it is not nice to find mistakes after you have published.
Tell us about your next work in progress.
I just published my new book – Encouragement for the Weary Soul. Here is a snip from my back page.
Are you discouraged? Could you do with a Pep talk? Then this book is for you. Do you want to give up? You are experiencing weariness and ‘spiritual burnout.’ Help is on the way.
Find healing, hope, and inspiration in this collection of encouraging words for Weary Souls. Prayers and Scriptures that offer help and support as you overcome the situations you face. You do not have to live your life worn out and confused. As you study God’s Word, your questions will be answered. There is comfort for tomorrow. You will want to read this book over and over to find peace amidst your negative circumstances.
Throughout these pages, discover encouragement and strength to carry on.
This is the perfect book for Christians looking for straight forward answers.
An uplifting read you can turn to again and again during tough times.
I want to encourage people and help them know that there are answers and God has got them and not forgotten them.