Interview with Regina Sanders

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am learning. I study Scripture daily for many hours a day. I read! I read the Bible. I read books by great teachers/preachers such as Dr. Mike Murdock, Perry Stone, Joyce Meyer, and Joel Osteen. One of the greatest investments one can make is in his/her mind. I create podcasts and/or video messages which are shared on my blog and social media. I enjoy hiking and boating with my family. Family and friends are very important to me, therefore, I make myself readily available to them. I am called to intercession and take this very seriously. My joy comes from encouraging and bringing joy to others.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I discover the ebooks I read through social media, blog posts, my Nook and Kindle apps on my phone, searching Barnes and Nobles website or visiting Amazon. Recommendations from friends is also another way that I discover the books I read.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Live! Remember! Tell the World! - this is my top favorite book because it taught me what a belief system should do for a person. It breathed life into my soul.
2.Get Your Hopes Up - Joyce Meyer, through the anointing of God, teaches us valuable lessons about walking in HOPE. Hope offers one joy and abundant life. Sometimes we need to be reminded to be hopeful. God tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 that He has good plans for us which offer us a FUTURE and a HOPE.
3. The 3 Most Important Things In Your Life - Dr. Mike Murdock shares with us the wisdom secrets Holy Spirit revealed to him in the secret place. He talks with us about Holy Spirit, The Assignment on our lives, and The Seed we sow.
4. The Power of a Praying Wife - this book taught me the correct way to pray for my husband, and taught me that instead of praying to change him, I needed to look for changes I should make in myself.
5. Prayers that Avail Much - this book taught me a lot about prayer.
What do you read for pleasure?
I enjoy books which are encouraging, easy to apply to my life, make me grow in my mind, body, and soul. Poetry is something I also enjoy reading. If I am going for fiction, I like Frank Peretti books.
Describe your desk
My desk...my desk would drive many crazy! Currently my desk is a TV tray...you know, the kind that many use to sit their dinner upon while they watch TV and eat. My chair is my sofa. This gives me space to spread out. You will find a cup of coffee and my computer on the "desk" and my Bible, notebooks, calendars, and kittens on the sofa. You will hear a number of pastor's coming from my TV, even if I am deep into writing. It is written, "Faith comes by hearing, and hearing the word of God," (Romans 10). I keep the word of God playing either on my phone or television to keep my faith increased.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a rural setting. The closest store was eight miles away. We had a lot of trees, streets that weren't too busy, and wildlife out our front door. We were not fearful of being robbed or any violence like that because we knew everyone from one end of our road to another. This is a place where your neighbors look after you, but also respect your privacy. It is a very peaceful setting, even today. I still live in that little neck of the woods where it's safe to allow your children to play outside, the dogs run free, and the neighbors still know one another. We're not Mayberry, but we're not far from it. The tranquility is inspiring. As I write, I glance out of the window at the squirrels playing and listen to the birds singing.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was still in high school. I have never been one who welcomed confrontation, so I would write as a release mechanism. Sometimes it was letters, poems, or just random words in a journal. It provided me a healthy way of dealing with stress in my life, and prevented some arguments early in my marriage. I would write letters to my husband because he didn't interrupt me when I was writing and he could digest what I was saying. Sharing my emotions and feelings in words on a computer screen or on paper have always been much easier for me than speaking them out loud. I also take comfort that throughout Scripture God instructs us to write. I write to remember, to release, to encourage, and to leave a legacy.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My life's calling or purpose, if you prefer, is intercessory prayer and encouraging others. I started a blog focusing on examples of prayer in Scripture. It is from this blog that I was motivated to become an indie author. I truly desire to speak words of life into others, to encourage them, offer a ray of hope when it seems all hope is lost. As an indie author, I can offer my books for free or for a small contribution, so anyone and everyone can have access to them without worrying where the money will come from. You see, it's not about self-satisfaction or getting rich, it is about helping someone when they need it. That is why I chose to be an indie author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is releasing some of my personal experiences, some tragic, some exciting, as a means to offer joy, peace, and hope to others. My joy is in helping others.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world to me. I appreciate their feedback and desire to have a genuine friendship with them. Who am I without fans? I want my fans to connect with me via social media, my blog, and possibly in person at some time if it's God's will. They are part of my inspiration. I want to share experiences with them, and listen to them...truly listen. I want them to know that no one has to walk through this life alone.
Published 2015-06-07.
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Books by This Author

Journey To Your Inheritance
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / General
Are you tired of walking in illness, of living pay check to pay check, just scraping by? Journey To Your Inheritance takes you on a journey to your inheritance through the Bible. Using Biblical text,Regina Sanders, shows us that we can receive a portion of our inheritance in this present age; and explores the steps we should take to receive it. Let your Journey To Your Inheritance begin now.
Hannah's Prayer
Price: Free! Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
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Hannah's Prayer looks at the prayer of Hannah, Samuel's mother, and how one may apply it to her life today. It is a book of hope and encouragement.