Interview with June Keplin

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing for me is being able to express myself. It's like being able to sit down with a cup of coffee and share an interesting story with another person. Knowing that there is someone out there in a different part of the world who has read my story and shared my thoughts. That is a really exciting thought!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My relationship with God inspires me to get out of bed each day! I love those first couple minutes after I wake up. I say good morning and ask Him if He has anything to share with me today. Sometimes I get some pointers on what I should do with my day or sometimes it's a solution to a problem I have been struggling with. God is just so good!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I was struggling so much at a job I wasn't cut out for that I began sitting down and journaling with God. I took verses out of the Bible about how much God loves His people and meditated on them. I wrote what I thought about each verse, then I asked God what He wanted to say about it and wrote some more. After a while, I began to believe that what I was writing was not just something that was therapeutic for me, but something that could help others.
Who are your favorite authors?
My first favorite writer was C.S. Lewis. I still read the Chronicles of Narnia once in a while. I also grew up loving P.G. Wodehouse, Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, and William Goldman. I read a lot of non fiction books to develop my Christian faith, but when I read fiction, I read for pleasure.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read! I have a stack of books that I am reading and another stack of titles that I can't wait to start. I am also taking online courses through Central Christian College to get my Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember when I was about 8 I began reading the Bible. I was so moved by Peter denying Christ before the crowing of the cock that I wrote a short story about it. I think I still have it somewhere. . .
Published 2016-04-11.
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