Interview With Author Joseph Guy
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a writer by nature. There has never been a moment where I was not using words to express myself. The power of individual words coming to life through expression has always amazed me. Storytelling is an art that I have found solace in.
Since a child I have been writing my thoughts down. These ramblings have in some cases become the foundation of my books. Using words to create a theme then a storyline is my passion.
Journey To Bethlehem, is my first widely published book. After years of hoping to get my break, I have been gifted with one. This book is the result of determination and grit that comes with pursuing your dreams.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Journey To Bethlehem – I wrote this book because the holiday season can be stressful and blurry. We run from one task to another. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, we fail to truly enjoy the season. This book provides you with the space to step back and enjoy Christmas by cultivating a return to the basics. Christmas is a time to enjoy God’s gift to us, Jesus Christ.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I jump between writing projects. There is rarely a moment when I focus on one specific project, unless it is crunch time.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been positively influenced by Joel Osteen, Max Lucado, and Philip Yancey.
What are you working on now?
I am beginning my Easter devotional and journal – “Back To Life.”
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use a variety of promotional blogs and email lists. The more outlets you use the better.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Never Give Up – keep on pushing and working toward the goal of achieving your dreams.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Write a little every day.
What are you reading now?
Fresh Air by Chris Hodges.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I would like to begin a Biblical investigative series that focuses on the most obscure and often overlooked events in the Bible.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
1. The Bible, 2. The Jesus I Never Knew, and 3. A Slow Fire Burning
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