Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an old woman of 80. I used to write weekly articles of my cat to my local paper. I am also retired Minister – so I am used to writing – well, sermons. I did publish a book together with Dr Maria de Donato called: Hunting for the Tree of Life: a Spiritual Journey in Garden Tradition. This book contains my Master's Thesis from University of Queensland. that's just about it.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
God is Bigger than Google was really a result of me being in hospital for about 2 months – I almost died. There my Lord Jesus had me as a captive audience and it was actually He who suggested: why don't you write a book about your experiences with me – so here we are – I did it. The name for the book came when I asked Jesus how do prayers get hear – there must be trillions of them coming up daily – you must have quite a network … I said. He looked at me and laughed and said: God is bigger than google. And I laughed too – in my sorry state in that hospital I laughed – people must have thought I am mad.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I think a lot. Sometimes my thoughts come to me when I am not near my computer so I write them little bits of paper I carry around. And sometimes – when I am thinking at night time – I may get up – go to my computer and write down what just came to me. But – I do this also with my sermons.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Paulo Coelho, Umberto Ec0, The Bible, Fleming Rutledge [Crucifixion] … I read anything decent. When I was a child I loved Isaac Asimov and Louisa May Alcott.
What are you working on now?
Absolutely nothing – I am old. When need be I will prepare sermons and preach. Sometimes I take Bible studies but most of my stuff has been written long time ago – I just recycle it.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don't have any
Do you have any advice for new authors?
If you need to write – just do it. You can always edit yourself – easily.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
this came from Jesus when I was praying and worrying about all sort of things – including my book. He said to me: 'Let yourself go and Let Me'.
I am still learning – but I felt that was a very good advice.
What are you reading now?
Bible, Fleming Rutledge's Crucifixion and David Lafergrantz' The Girl in the Spifer's Web [following Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series].
What’s next for you as a writer?
Wait and see – perhaps something happens and then I start again.
What is your favorite book of all time?
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