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Interview with Sarah Williams
When did you start writing? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I started writing stories and journaling in my diary in the 6th grade. Yes, I wanted to be a writer from a child and dreamed of having God inspired books on bookshelves in the library. My parents encouraged me to write when they bought me a typewriter for Christmas. I used the typewriter to type diary entries, short stories, and novelettes.
You say on your Amazon account the proceeds go toward your mission trips – where have you been so far, and where do you see God calling you to next?
I have been involved in local missions in North Carolina and in Mississippi. In May of 2015, I was given the amazing opportunity to go to Togo, West Africa with a team from my church. I really enjoyed fellowshipping with the church that is planted there and getting to know the people and children there. I have been blessed with another opportunity to go back in November, and I’m ecstatic to go back and see the people there and serve.
What captivates you about Egyptian culture / Egypt?
Egypt is a location that many of the biblical accounts took place in and I thought that it would be a great setting for a novel. I am also captivated by many aspects of ancient Egypt including the splendor of the ancient cities and the beautiful Nile River, and I feel like it is an amazing backdrop for the story.
How have your own experiences in life showed up in your writing?
In the novel, the young girl struggles with a poor self-image. In middle school I struggled with the same thing. I thought my facial features and other things about myself were awkward, to the point where I avoided looking in the mirror literally, but later I accepted myself for who I am and I realized that God had made me into the unique person that I am and that everything about me is beautiful in the eyes of God. Later in my early twenties, I realized that some of the very things that I didn’t like about myself were the very things that made me unique.
What was the hardest part to write in “Egyptian Moon?” What is the biggest thing God taught you through writing this book?
The hardest part to write was the sword fighting scene that occurs at the climax of the series. The biggest thing that God taught me is that it is the goodness of God is what leads man to repentance. Although men may run away from God, He wants all men to come to repentance and will strive to woo them to Himself patiently.
What is the main message of your writings?
Redemption is the main message. God can redeem the life of a sinner, and He can redeem the life of a Christian as well. Psalm 37:23 and 24 reads, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.” There is always hope in Jesus.
When will your next book in the series come out?
My next book in the series will come out in November of 2015. What other projects are you working on? Currently I’m working on a Young Adult Novel entitled Nubia’s song which is about a character who is ultimately humbled and learns to love others the way that God loves us. I’m also working on editing a book entitled Seven Myths about Waiting for the Right One. And I also love writing blogs with my sisters on the following website: achristiansisterperspective.blogspot.com
GGFG's motto is, “Glorifying God and Encouraging Others” - so, I have to ask, do you have any advice for other writers? Or anything you would like to say specifically to the girls here at GGFG?
I advise writers to journal or blog. I also advise them to write about the things that God places on their heart to write about because there is someone out there who will be encouraged or come to know Christ by what they share. I would like to say that I’m amazed by your individual love for God, and if you continue to put God first in your life and keep your heart clean before God, then you can soar higher and higher in Him. A verse that I like to say every morning is Psalms 19:14 which states, “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” This verse helps me to continually examine my thoughts and my words and make sure that they are pleasing to God. If there is something that crosses my mind that is not pleasing to God, I remember the vow that I made with God and I reject it in order to keep my thoughts pure before God. So I advise you to keep yourselves pure inwardly and outwardly and always give the glory to God. “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Philippians 2:13).
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