Georgiana Daniels graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She home schools by day and writes fiction at night. Georgiana, her husband, and their three daughters reside in the beautiful mountains of Arizona.
What sparked your writing journey?
Thanks so much for having me on your blog!
I wish I could remember what sparked my writing journey, but to be honest I can’t remember a time when the spark wasn’t there. I knew I wanted to write but it was always a “someday” thing. About eight years ago I realized that “someday” was “now” and got busy.
Has God ever provided an unexpected “detour” in your life that turned out to be positive?
Many times! One that stands out is when I prayed and sobbed and prayed some more for a new car because I was driving a bust-out. I mean, it was absolute junk! But the means weren’t there for years and I continued riding on fumes and prayer, never understanding why my “time” hadn’t come. The day finally came to get one car which led directly to the next . . . where I met my husband—who sold me the car! Had God answered the prayer any differently, I wouldn’t be Mrs. Daniels : )
How does your faith play into your writing?
While all the situations in my stories are pure fiction, some of the questions they wrestle with are mine. It’s interesting to watch the story unfold—knowing the end while the characters are hanging on by faith—and it’s so like my own journey with God. It helps me see God at work in my own life.
Let’s talk about your new book, A Daughter’s Redemption (Love Inspired, January 2013). Please tell us about it.
A Daughter’s Redemption is about a grieving daughter who unknowingly falls in love with the cop responsible for her father’s death. It deals with guilt, but really mercy and forgiveness.
Besides entertainment, what do you hope readers will take away from it?
I hope that readers will take the time to get right with their loved ones, but even more to see where they can apply mercy in their lives. I’m still learning! Once we see the greatness of God’s mercy, it becomes easier.
God often uses our stories to teach us when we’re writing them. What did you learn (about life, faith, and/or even yourself) in the process of writing this book?
This is a season in my life where I’m really learning the depth of His mercy and love. I realize I’ve got a long way to go, and that sometimes forgiveness is a daily process.
A few fun questions…
When the words aren’t flowing—or when you want to celebrate if they are—what is your favorite comfort food and why?
So many to choose from! My husband is a Schwans man, so there’s never a shortage of great snacks. Lately I’ve been munching on cashews, but ice cream is always a good go-to. Really, I need to watch out for the snack trap!
This website features musicians as well as writers. Do you have musical, as well as literary, talent?
I used to, but that was eons ago! Back in the day, I had a music scholarship to college but quickly found out it wasn’t going to be my lifelong pursuit. The gene passed to our oldest daughter who is a classically trained vocalist, so I’ll leave the music to her ; )
If you were a song, what kind of song would you be?
What kind of song I’d like to be and what I really am are totally different, lol! I’d love to be intense and filled with depth and emotion, building to a powerful crescendo. But mostly I’d sound like the theme song to Looney Tunes.
In the story that is your life, are you the strong, female lead; the girl next door; the mysterious woman behind dark glasses; the super heroine; or the little girl trying to walk in high heels?
I want to be the mysterious woman behind the dark glasses, but I tend toward the strong female lead—which my family refers to as “bossy.” (Someone has to do it, right?)
I’m a dog lover. Please tell us about your pets, if any, or your favorite pet as a child.
Sadly, I am not responsible enough to be a pet owner. At one time we had a fish named Pappy, but he needed to go to a better home.
Thanks, Georgiana! It’s nice to have you as a guest at DivineDetour.
Thanks so much for inviting me, Kathy! It’s been fun. : )
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For more information about Georgiana, visit her website at http://georgianad.blogspot.com.
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Thanks so much for having me, Kathy!
Great interview. Georgiana is a great writer. I just finished reading “A Daughter’s Redemption” and it was wonderful!
Your book sounds great, Georgiana. I love the themes of mercy and forgiveness.
Thanks for dropping by, Sandy!
Fun interview, but I’d expect nothing less from Georgiana! Can’t believe I learned several new things about you including how you met your husband and being musical!! What else have you kept from us! 😉
PS. Don’t enter me in the drawing… I already have the book and I’m loving it!
Kathy, thanks for introducing me to Georgiana. A DAUGHTER’S REDEMPTION sounds like my type of read! I especially love the tension that’s brought about within the romance.
Blessings to you, Georgiana, on your growing career.
Always good to have you stop by, Elaine.