Ellie Lansing has a picture-perfect life with a close-knit family and the perfect boyfriend. But her world is suddenly knocked off center when her drool-worthy boyfriend cheats, and her always-has-it-together mother is diagnosed with cancer. Ellie doesn’t get it. She always does the right thing – doesn’t God owe her a happy life? Through her heartache, Ellie learns that sometimes what seems like the end is really just the beginning and that what God has for us is always worth the wait.
Please describe the setting where you write? Also, do you need silence or noise in the background?
I write in my bedroom mostly. I don’t have an office, and my bed is comfy. I listen to sports radio and/or Rockets or Texans games. Weird, I know.
Not weird to me–sports can serve many purposes. I like to listen to football to help me fall asleep. 🙂 That may sound like a bad thing, but I love football and it relaxes me, so if I’m having a hard time sleeping, I put on a game. It must be NFL though, not college as they sound different so college doesn’t have the same effect on me. 😀
Do you have a favorite character in your book and why?
I really love Josh in Worth the Wait. He’s the kind of guy that I pray my nephew grows up to be (I don’t have kids, or I would pray that for my own kids.) I also love Lindsey, the mean girl. I’m working on her story now. Sometimes mean characters are more interesting–figuring out what makes them tick.
I’m so pleased you chose to answer this question, Laura. Most of the writers I ask refuse since they can’t choose a favorite baby. 🙂
If you could have one wish granted what would it be and why?
If I could have a wish granted, cupcakes wouldn’t have calories. On a more serious note, I would wish for everyone on the earth to hear about Jesus. What they do with that information is up to them, but it hurts my heart to think about those unreached people groups around the world.
What is your favorite snack?
I love cupcakes and Nothing Bundt Cakes. (If they don’t have one of those shops by you, be glad.) I’m trying to switch to snacking on nuts and fruit, but it’s not quite the same.
🙂 Thanks for sharing with us, Laura and for doing a giveaway. If you would like to be entered into the drawing you must answer the following question.
Waiting for God to move is hard. When was a time you had to wait on Him? Are you waiting now? I’m waiting on summer vacation and a husband. They aren’t equally hard, but both are sometimes difficult. 🙂
Laura Jackson loves books—reading and writing them. A life-long reader, Laura studied English in college and taught 7th grade language arts before earning her Master’s degree and becoming a school librarian. Now, she spends her days sharing great books with kids and her evenings writing books about teenage girls discovering God and His plan for their lives.
Drawing Rules: You must have a USA mailing address to be entered. There must be at least ten qualifying comments for the drawing to take place. The drawing ends 2/16/2014. The winner will be contacted by email on 2/17/14 and have until 2/23/2014 to respond or forfeit–no new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited by law.