(This interview is part of my 4 Questions Project, where I get the chance to chat with authors and tell stories. Of people. Of life. Of adventure. Be sure to check out previous interviews here!)
Her website is Liz Curtis Higgs, An Encourager and that couldn’t be more true! By simply perusing her website, I felt like Liz Curtis Higgs was a friend and we were meeting over tea (sorry, not a coffee kind of girl) while she was encouraging in me as a woman, as a believer and as the person God made me to be. Plus we’d 100% be friends, because our cats would probably be friends.
Seriously, check out the “Liz’s Journey of Faith” section on her website. She’s open and honest about her life, her past and journey! I can only imagine the encouragement and truth people have been blessed with who have met her! I’ve read a couple of her books years ago (Bad Girls of the Bible and Really Bad Girls of the Bible), but I’m excited to start some of her historical fictions and other bible studies.
She’s the author of thirty books in several genres, with more than three million copies in print (New York Times Bestseller!). Her fiction includes two contemporary novels, six Scottish historical novels, and her new Victorian Christmas novella, A Wreath of Snow. Connect with her online at http://www.MyScottishHeart or @MyScottishHeart on Twitter.
I’m so excited to share with 4 Questions with Liz Curtis Higgs! I hope you are as encouraged as I am!
1. What is something about your life right now that you would never have imagined 5 years ago?
Though I’ve been to Scotland fifteen times to do research for my novels, I would never have pictured myself leading a tour there! With the release of A Wreath of Snow: A Victorian Christmas Novella, I took a leap of faith and put together two week-long tours for my readers. We’ll land in Glasgow, then tour Loch Lomond, Stirling, and Pitlochry, before taking the train (very Victorian) into Edinburgh. I’m SO excited. Is it December yet?
2. What is one thing that you would go back and do differently if you could?
Depends on how far back we’re talking about. ;>) From a very personal standpoint, I wish I’d taken better care of myself physically in my thirties, so I wouldn’t be dealing with bad knees in my fifties. From a career standpoint, I wish I’d listened to my heart in the early years and not been pulled this way and that by the opinions of others. But I’m not someone who wastes time with regret. The past is gone, and tomorrow is yet to come. Whatever paths my life took, they were meant to be taken. All we can work with is this day, this hour, this minute.
3. What is one of the happiest moments of your life?
All the usual ones: the day I married my wonderful Bill, the days I gave birth to our dear son and daughter, the day we moved into our nineteenth-century farmhouse, the day I held my first published book in my hands, the first day I stood on the platform for Women of Faith. The list is really, really long! But THE happiest moment of my life was February 21, 1982 when I made a confession of faith and embraced the grace God freely offers.
4. What is one thing you want the next generation to know?
That the God of the Bible is real and his words are true. That he loves us with an everlasting love. That we were created in his image and meant to live in relationship with him. That nothing the world calls pleasurable can measure up to the peace of knowing and loving a God who knows and loves us completely.
Thanks so much for sharing Liz! A pleasure to host you on the blog!