I love authors Interview 2
This is Janet Lynn Mitchell
Welcome to “I love Authors Interview 2” in this interview we meet Janet Lynn Mitchell, author of Food for Thought – Let’s all give Janet a warm greeting.
I’m so glad you are doing a blog tour with Celebrate Lit as it gives me an opportunity to get to know you better.
So hello Janet, please come and take a seat on my oranges and lemons couch next to me.
Janet – Thank you, Margaret, it’s a pleasure to be here.
Now I am going to mix up things a bit Janet, and while you are sitting comfortably I want you to imagine that you are stranded on a desert island!
Janet – Sounds fun.
Ok, so my first question. Who would you like to be marooned on the island with and why?
Janet – If I were marooned on an island, I would want to be there with my assistant Keri Spring. I laugh more with Keri than anyone. Together we can find humor in almost anything. And I think being stranded on an island would require laughter just to survive!
Margaret – I’m with you on that – laughter is so important.
So you are looking out to sea hoping to see a ship to rescue you, sadly there are none on the horizon, therefore, what luxury would you like to have washed up on the beach?
Janet – I would love to have a bathtub and a large bucket of popcorn from the movie theatre.
Margaret – Oh, that’s funny, you have all that sea, and you want a bathtub. Okay, those are on their way.
Let’s talk a little about your book. What favourite sentence do you like from your most recent published book?
Janet – James 1:2-3 says, “Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” Note that this Scripture does not say if but when. Trials will come our way. The great joy we are to experience comes from knowing that God is in control. Waves will come to rock our boats, but God has asked parents of children with special needs to step out into the deep waters of trust. Waves will continue to toss and turn us, but way down deep, the ocean is still.
Margaret – That is beautiful Janet. Gosh, I needed to hear that. Thank you.
Now, this is going to be interesting – You are allowed to invite another person to stay with you on the desert island, which of your characters would you choose and why?
Janet – I’d love for my husband to come stay with Keri and I. I’m sure we’d be giggling while he tried to explain how serious the situation was. We’d listen to him and try to explain “sometimes you can do nothing but laugh!”
Margaret – So now there are three of you on the island, it is getting a bit crowded! I did say character but hey, sounds like you are all characters. I suspect any rescuer will find you from the cacophony of laughter!
On the island, you have time to think, although with all that laughter I have my doubts – but can you tell me why you decided to become a writer?
Janet – I couldn’t help it. I fell in love with Jesus and wanted to tell the world—everyone and anyone who would listen. The Flipbooks were specifically compiled as I knew that Scripture is God’s way of speaking to us. It was also important to me that other’s realize that God cares about every part of us and loves us extravagantly.
Margaret – That’s a great reason, Janet, and I am sure these books will help a lot of readers.
Being from England, we talk a lot about the weather. My final question then is – The desert island is very hot, do you like hot or cold weather and which helps you focus on your writing better?
I take advantage of the weather like it’s a friend. In the winter I sit under an electric throw by the fireplace and write. In the summer I sit out by our pool soaking up the sun with a pencil in hand. I guess that I love writing so much that I adapt to whatever situation I find myself in. Yet, if it’s too hot, I might melt! I’ve written parts of a chapter of a book waiting in the lines at Disneyland, sitting in a hospital bed, in hotels, vacationing in the Holy Lands, while on a cruise and even in a bathroom!
Margaret – It seems in all things you are inspired, Janet. That is a beautiful way to be. I love the way your positivity comes across.
Margaret – Sadly our time on the couch is over, and you have been rescued from the desert island to continue your everyday life. It has been an immense pleasure to meet you, Janet.
Thank you, for being such a good sport. I hope you have a successful blog tour.
Janet – Thank you, Margaret, for having me!
Margaret – It has been great fun. Janet Lynn Mitchell everyone. Yes, give her a round of applause.
Read about Janet Lynn Mitchell’s Food for Thought
And before I round up this interview Janet has kindly donated a FREE GIVEAWAY – scroll down to the end of the blog where you can see the details, but first please read all about Janet and her book Food for Thought below.
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About the Book
Title: Food for Thought
Author: Janet Lynn Mitchell
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help
Release Date: December 1, 2017
Food for Thought is filled with personalized verses just for you. It’s been written to help you claim God’s Word as your own. The thoughts included within the verses are from fellow dieters. Food for Thought is not meant to be a substitute for actual Scripture, but an addition, bringing you new insight, perspective, hope and encouragement as you move toward and reach your weight-loss goal. Blank pages have been placed in the back so that you can add additional Scripture and/or words of encouragement. Recite these verses and include them when you pray. Then watch as God’s Word rejuvenates and empowers you. Experience your faith increasing, as faith comes by hearing, reading, speaking, and living the Word of God.
About the Author
Candid, dynamic, friendly…and memorable are some of the words used to describe Janet Mitchell. Her fun, engaging style keeps her audiences wanting more. As a master storyteller, she shares her heart, passions and faith, relating incidents from her life that will touch you and make you laugh. The author addresses relevant life issues and how it just takes one to make a difference in your world!
Past and present
An incredible lady
Other books by Janet
Multifarious, January 5
Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, January 5
Splashes of Joy, January 6
Book Bites, Bee Stings, & Butterfly Kisses, January 6
Mary Hake, January 7
proud to be an autism mom, January 7
Reading is my Super Power, January 8 (Interview)
A Greater Yes, January 8
Bibliophile Reviews, January 9
Texas Book-aholic, January 10
Carpe Diem, January 11
A Baker’s Perspective, January 12
Pursuing Stacie , January 13
Jeanette’s Thoughts, January 14
Remembrancy, January 15
Pink Granny’s Journey, January 16
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 16
Janices book reviews, January 17
margaret kazmierczak, January 17 (Interview)
Simple Harvest Reads, January 18 (Guest post from Mindy Houng)
Bigreadersite, January 18
To celebrate her tour, Janet is giving away a grand prize of a $50 Amazon!!
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