Interview with Michelle Thomas

When did you first start writing?
I have written letters to the editor of our local newspaper a couple of times, but Debt-Free Living in a Debt-Filled World is my first book.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me to get my book into the market in many formats and in a very user-friendly way. I'm thankful for this avenue of publishing.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing is to point people to Jesus. He means everything to me, and I want others to know Him in a real and personal way. I want to share His principles with others because they are given for our protection and our blessing.
What are you working on next?
Right now, I'm going to focus on my blog and social media sites, to get the word out about my book and about God's principles of managing money.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love Frank Peretti, James Dobson, and of course Larry Burkett.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Each new day is a gift from God. I'm thankful to wake up each morning and serve my family in various ways. My babies give me joy beyond measure, and I love being their mama.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I homeschool my four children. I handle the finances for my church, as well as our family finances. I work a little bit from home for Crown Financial Ministries, answering e-mails from people who have financial questions. I serve as a cook, chauffeur, and cleaning lady, among various other duties around the house.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most are suggested on a couponing site that I follow, Money Saving Mom. I loved Mary Beth Chapman's Choosing to See.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love Christian romance novels. As a teen and young adult, I read a lot of Janette Oke books. Now I read various authors in that genre. I don't have much time available to read during the school year, but I try to catch up over the summer.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad. I also have Apple iBooks.
Published 2013-11-14.
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