We’re thrilled to be interviewing Blogger Voices Network Member Meghan Weyerbacher and learn more about her and her newly released romance novel!
Meet Meghan Weyerbacher
Please start by telling us a little about yourself.
I am a child of God, wife of 15 years to my hardworking husband and mom to three kiddos. I live in the country surrounded by farmland and woods, but not too far away from small town hustle and bustle. And I won’t argue with that since I am what they call a hybrid-introvert.
I love my personal space so I can focus on creating/writing, but when I need to be around people (serving at church/school & good ol’ grocery shopping), I can adapt well and am the friendly type–leaning on the goofy side. I would blame my mom but I am pretty sure God had some say so in how he wired me. ; )
- Hobby: reading
- Movie: Old Fashioned
- Genre: Romantic Comedy (if it’s the clean kind)
- Season: Autumn
- Holiday: Christmas
Why? I love getting sucked into a world (reading) and can’t get enough inspiring love stories. I don’t even get to read or watch them much, but the ones I did and loved were worth it. And lastly, I love Christmas because I love pine trees with a passion, the scents that come with this time of the year–and I always pray for snow. Who wants cold without a pretty white blanket? Not this gal. Oh–and I love picking out gifts for people.
List one unique fact about you.
I come up with sometimes multiple songs daily. The melodies and simple words of worship just come. Everytime I think there’s no way a new one could surface–it does. I stopped recording them or keeping track due to this–and enjoy the art of this style of worship more now because I can just focus on Jesus instead of the results, which is why I started singing in the first place.
Meghan Weyerbacher’s Book
How was the idea for your book born?
This story in particular came to me in June of 2018. I had to scramble to write the two pages worth of info coming at me.
As a new author, what is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process?
The part after I get the details researched and panned out, characters created, etc. Actually painting the picture in my mind, with the words. I love waking up and looking forward to getting my word count in.
What is the main thing you want readers to take away from your book?
That there is hope despite the darkness.
Writer Wisdom from Meghan Weyerbacher
Are there any nuggets of wisdom you can impart to aspiring writers?
Never give up. Keep writing for an audience of One (the people He wants to see it will find it).
Don’t be afraid to network with people who aren’t quite like you. Don’t try to do everything or you’ll burn out and it will seep into other areas of life. Give yourself freedom to at least take one small step toward your deep, inner conviction–the thing that makes you come alive.
Who are some authors in your genre that inspire you?
I grew up reading Janette Oke and imagining one day, I’d write books like her. To this day, she is my favorite. I would sit and drink up these books as a preteen/teen.
Francine Rivers is another. I was gifted Redeeming Love at a time when I was not living for the Lord. It spoke to my heart and at the time I didn’t realize it was by a Christian author!
I write modern, not historical–but both of these women had a lot to do with my love of love stories. I also love Tricia Goyer who wrote Moms Night Out; my second favorite movie!
What are some great books you’ve read recently?
Henry and the Chalk Dragon (my kids loved this!) and The Innkeeper’s Daughter are two of my favorite fiction reads from this year.
Meghan Weyerbacher’s Spiritual Growth
Who is your mentor? What’s one truth you’ve learned from him/her?
I have more than one, I truly believe, but Sue Moore Donaldson has been this for me over the past year and a half. She has helped me feel not so alone during some really hard times, and she has helped me understand it is not a sin to say “no.” Her wisdom is helping much confusion to break off, so peace can begin to restore.
What is your most favorite verse/passage and why?
Then, by constantly using your faith, the life of Christ will be released deep inside you, and the resting place of his love will become the very source and root of your life. Eph 3:17 The Passion Translation
It speaks to the area of daily faith practice and inner rest practice, all led by Him who is love–this is simple for my mind to comprehend and remember so it is becoming a favorite for me to meditate on!This verse speaks to the area of daily faith practice and inner rest practice, all led by Him who is love. @MegWeyerbacher #BloggerVoicesNetwork
Describe a significant time in your life and how God carried you through.
When my husband was on the road working all the time, the depression I was suffering from became really bad. The times my mom would come over and sit with me, and just listen–helped to pull me out of that pit.
I pray we never underestimate the power of a listening, attentive ear.
When she told me stories of her past battles and I could see her sitting here with me now, she didn’t have to give advice really–it was the power of “I understand” and “I am here for you” that God used to hug me with, I truly believe.
She was my Jesus in the flesh during that time, and still is in many ways.
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