Monday, September 24, 2012

Interview with inspirational author Carrie B. Robinson

Today's guest is inspiration author Carrie B. Robinson to talk a little about her life and her book, Trusting in the Father’s Love. 

There are 2 signed copies of her book going to lucky winners at the end of her virtual book tour. See below for how to enter to win.

Southern charm, love, and hospitality are words used to describe Carrie. With over twenty years in ministry, she is passionate in developing relationships and teaching others how they can enjoy strong, healthy, and lasting relationships by walking in the God kind of love.

A relationship mentor, Carrie inspires women to participate joyfully in living life to the fullest. Through writing and speaking, she encourages women and supports leaders by helping create a culture of joy to face storms with strength. Carrie knows how to encourage women to pursue their passion, while trusting in God for the outcome. She is skilled in handling difficult people in love, and motivates others to do the same.

Carrie has been married to her husband, Michael for twenty years. They have two sons, Christopher and Coleman and a grandson, Chris Jr. She and Michael serve as Elders to Pastors Anthony and Margo Wallace of Crossroad Christian Church. They also head up the Marriage Ministry.

Carrie has a Masters in Nursing and is employed as a Nursing Instructor. She and Michael are Certified Prepare/Enrich Counselors.

Carrie currently resides in Delaware and loves spending time vacationing, with her family, in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. It is here she spends time writing. She also enjoys reading, traveling, and cruising on her Kawasaki Vulcan 750!

Carrie is currently working on her next book, a devotional, due 2013.

Let Carrie show you how with God's power, you can overcome personal challenge and develop strong, healthy, and lasting relationships through walking in love.

Welcome, Carrie. Please tell us about your current release.
Trusting In The Father’s Love is the story of my life. I like to say if you love a good love story, then my book delivers it all. There is intrigue, danger, opposition and in the end the girl comes to a place where she cannot live without the love of her life. This book will make you laugh, cry and give thanks.

I was the product of a twenty-nine- year old young woman, already a single mother of three children and a twenty-nine year old young man who had no children but was married and separated from his wife. They had no plans to wed and so there my mother was living with my grandmother, her mother. My mother was told by her mother that she could not bring any more children into her home. I would find all this out much later in adulthood. The decision was made to give me up for adoption. The rejection starts.

What inspired you to write this book?
My inspiration comes from many sources, but my main source is God, Himself. The way He loves me, inspires me to want to share my story with others. Because I had come through such difficult times in my own life, I believed and still believe that the sharing of my testimony, openly and honestly, will allow others to do the same.

What exciting story are you working on next?
My next book in the making is a 31-day devotional workbook. I believe that if each person would just spend a little time with Jesus each day, the way they tackle the duties of the day will be different because they will be different. My book will not only have scripture but the reader will have to apply it to their life.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I had my first article published in high school. It was so full-filling to see my name on the article and know that others would be reading it. Many years later, I still get that same feeling.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Presently, I do not write full-time. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, leader, mentor, counselor, business woman, sister, daughter, and full time nursing instructor. Wow, finding the time to write…when I can. Because I am off in the summer, that seems to be my most productive time for writing. My dream job would be writing full time from home while doing speaking engagements along with coaching individuals and teams.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I would have to say it is when I get up several times during the night to write. I will begin the process of going to bed and that seems to be when I get my best inspiration. Maybe it is because I begin to shut my mind down and God can speak to me about what to write. My husband is getting used to me getting up and down. Because I prefer to type instead of write, I have to get up and go to my office.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Like most children, I wanted to be many different things. The one that I remember the most is a business woman with a secretary who works in a tall building. Most of all, I wanted to be loved and treasured. I think most little girls, and big girls, want that.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I am grateful to God, honored and humbled at what has taken place in my life since the writing of Trusting In The Father’s Love. I have the wonderful opportunity to meet and share my life story with many women. It is a joy when a woman comes up to me and shares how my book has touched her life. What I know is that if I can go through all that I have and come through it, anyone can. You have to have faith in God and know and trust that He loves you and wants the best for you. You can connect with me on my website, blogFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. I am offering a special book tour price on my website.

Thank You.

You're welcome, Carrie. Thanks for stopping by today and giving us a little glimpse behind the curtain. Readers, Carrie is giving away 2 print copies of her book. Enter below, and follow her tour to enter for more chances to win.


Rita Wray said...

My parents were my inspiration. They were honest, hardworking and kind.

Unknown said...

Thank you for hosting Carrie :)