Interview with Jean B. Lee

What are you working on next?
Another memoir entitled Glimpses of Glory. Subtitle to be decided on
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Working on projects, connecting with people, anticipating God's guidance, the ordinary tasks like washing, tending the garden, seeing my orchids in bloom...
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
singing on 2 choirs, reading and journalling Scripture, promoting my writing, preparing sermons, giving talks, leading Bible Studies, praying with others......
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
They are usually emailed to me
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was called "Window Shopping". It was an essay I wrote in the 8th Grade. I always remember that because my teacher could not believe I had written it; it was that good. She asked if I had written it and I was deeply offended by that question.
What is your writing process?
Wow! I'm not sure if I can explain that since writing comes so easily for me. I journal almost every day. Usually, Scripture read forms the basis for my journalling. At other times I write when I'm in deep emotional pain. I think that's when I do my best writing. That's when my writing takes on poetic overtones.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
No I don't remember the first one, but I used to read the Bobbsey Twins series, then graduated to Chalet School Girls. Ah! But the first literary novel I remember reading was REBECCA. It was intriguing. I loved the flashback style, the detailed descriptions of nature, the suspense which lasted nearly the entire novel. Ah, yes, Daphne DuMaurier was the author. I had never felt sorry for a murderer before. I remember reading sections of it to my niece. She had no patience with the descriptive parts, though, so I had to skip some of that to get to the meat of the matter. Having said that about reading to my niece, I remember reading, no, recounting fairy story to her and her 2 sibblings. They loved Cinderella best and always asked me for that one, so I kept adding details, modifying it, so I wouldn't get bored with it. Well, then perhaps Cinderella was the first story I read, though it might also have been Little Red Riding Hood :)
How do you approach cover design?
I get help from my grandniece who is very artistic, but I share the kind of design I'm looking for.
What do you read for pleasure?
I tend not to read just for pleasure, unless it's books my friends have written. I read for inspiration. I read to know how to live. When I want just to have fun I watch movies on line.
Describe your desk
There's always a laptop on my desk, a modem, a printer, a journal book, one or 2 Bibles, a calendar, a notebook, my diary, a reading lamp not often used, decorative paper weights, many, many pens--most of which don't write anymore, but have sentimental value, a few pictures of family and friends a beautiful vase with silk orchids which I got as a Birthday gift from the Student Council nearly 18 years ago...
Published 2016-12-23.
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Books by This Author

The Glory and the Glow
Pre-release—available November 14, 2018. Price: $5.00 USD. Language: English. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
The Glory and the Glow is a narration of real experiences of the author which are shared with candour and wit. Like her recent publication, God Has My Back: He Has Yours, Too!, this book should appeal to a wide cross-section of readers who will very likely see snapshots of their own selves in Jean's learning adventures, and be encouraged to embark on a journey, or stay the course, with the Lord.
God Has My Back: He Has Yours, Too!
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,770. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Jean B. Lee’s memoir, GOD HAS MY BACK is a potpourri of intriguing episodes affording glimpses into the author’s romantic adventures, spiritual struggles, interpersonal conflicts and victories. It is an easy read and a witty, passionate testimonial of one who has been journeying with Christ from childhood to adulthood.