Riehlife Interview with Suzanne Woods Fisher, author “Copper Star”
Suzanne Woods Fisher, member of Women Writing the West, shares a few thoughts on the release of her new book, Copper Star (see link below).
Copper Star is a World War II love story set in 1943, as theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer smuggles a young resistance worker, Louisa, out of Nazi Germany. Louisa waits out the war in a dusty copper mining town in Arizona but can’t leave her resistance skills behind. Soon, she turns the town upside down, uncovering a mystery that leads her back to the Nazis and her war-torn country.
Released on June 30, 2007, the film rights of Copper Star are under consideration by a major motion picture studio. A contract for the sequel was offered to Fisher before Copper Star released. Pretty cool, heh? Here are a few thoughts from Suzanne on faith, the writing process, and writing about family members. --JGR
Q: How does your faith play into your writing?
A: Working faith out in real life is the reason I write.
Many of my articles got started because I was trying to figure something out...generally, about raising kids. I was seeking ideas and encouragement. It's important to me to help point readers to the Lord for answers, strength and guidance.
Whenever I hear people start to lament about how hard things are in this day and age (and there are plenty of things to get stressed over), I think of Hebrews 13:8: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." There is nothing new under the sun that He can't understand or guide us through."
Q: Do your kids get mad when you write about them?
A: Well...I usually don't write about them without their permission, and then I have to edit it down considerably to pass their inspection. Still, they're my best source for article topics!
A contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today magazine, Suzanne Woods Fisher has been published in numerous magazines, including Worldwide Challenge, Parent Life, Marriage Partnership, and contributed to five non-fiction books. She lives with her husband, four kids and a steady stream of puppies that she raises for Guide Dogs for the Blind in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find Suzanne on-line at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.
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