Recently, I had the chance to catch up with my friend Susan DiMickele, mom, lawyer-extraordinaire, author, and all around superwoman :). You can read her words at her blog or in her newest book–hot off the press: Working Women of the Bible.
I’ve written two books. My first book, Chasing Superwoman: A Working Mom’s Adventures In Life And Faith(2010 Cook) is a personal memoir. Yet after I wrote my own story—the story of a too-busy mom, wife, and lawyer trying to do it all—I knew I wasn’t finished. I next turned to the women of the Bible, and I quickly became passionate about the untold stories of some amazing women. My second book, Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Womenreleased in March 2013.
(Q): What is the hardest thing about writing?
(Q): What is your newest book about?
I have always loved the stories of biblical heroines. Yet until recently, I never viewed these women as modern mentors. I made the mistake of thinking my mentors had to live next door. That they had to live in my neighborhood, have my job, and have my educational and family background. Yet God has a way of providing answers where I least expect it. As I read about the women of the Bible, I realized the mentors I have longed for were right under my nose. Too often, we forget that the women of the Bible worked. And they worked hard. They made mistakes, and they didn’t give in. In many ways, their stories are our stories.
(Q): Is there a message in your book that you want your readers to grasp?
(Q): Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
(Q): Which do you enjoy more – reading or writing?
(Q): What is your favourite Scripture verse and why?