Featured Interview With Faye P. Baker
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was raised in a small town in Vermont. I had a very idyllic childhood, filled with fields, forests, rivers, puppies, and cookies. I draw on a lot of memories when I write Amish Romance, because even though I was not raised Amish, I was raised in a small country town with many wholesome aspects. I now live in Colroado. I have one wonderful, much loved dog.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I realized that I was fascinated with books when I first started going to my town’s small library. It was heavenly! I would bring home as many books as I could, and then set about reading them all one after another. I started writing books in first grade, and never stopped.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I love to read books about cultures that I know little about. I enjoyed Shogun and Whirlwind by James Clavell, and also many books by James Michener, including Chesapeake. I love how books allow you to travel through time and space. I am currently fascinated by Amish Romance because the setting is so comfortable and peaceful. If I could be transported to anywhere in the world, it might be to an Amish community. Reading and writing Amish fiction seems to connect me to God and to a peaceful feeling.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called “Mary’s Prayer.” It is about a woman, Mary, who experienced trauma young in life. As she grows and heals from that trauma, her relationship to God changes. God is never far from her daily life, but that does not mean that her relationship with Him is easy. Her relationship with an old childhood friend transforms into a strong bond, and that helps her heal from her trauma. Mary helped me personally explore prayer and connection with the Divine. I am fascinated by how that can help us with daily life and even past experiences.
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