Featured Interview With darla noble
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Darla Noble is a Missouri girl through and through. Born in Jefferson City, which is the state capital, she lived most of her life in Rolla, MO before moving to a small town just outside of Springfield, MO a few years ago. Darla has been writing inspirational nonfiction, historical nonfiction, memoirs, Bible studies, parenting/family resources, and curriculum for over twenty-eight years. Darla’s popularity as an author, ghostwriter, and speaker come from her ability to entertain, encourage and educate through storytelling and practical advice. Her faith, wit, and wisdom are enjoyed by readers across the United States, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Darla’s titles include:
All my Love, George…Letters from a WWII Hero” – a collection of letters written by army medic and Missouri native, George Burks, paired with the thoughts and memories of Benny, the younger brother he was writing to, some sixty years after the fact. Together, George and Benny remind us that we should live with gratitude for the sacrifices made that make our life possible.
“Love, Momma D”— a collection of Darla’s (aka, Momma D) most popular parenting lessons and stories that teach parents to parent from the heart with unconditional love.
“Through the Eyes of a Shepherd” – a collection of inspirational stories stemming from years of caring for the sheep on her family’s farm. Each story reminds readers that being called God’s sheep is a compliment…not an insult.
“Faith Is Like Chocolate” – a devotional book for tweens and teens that uses things like chocolate, pizza, movies, books, and even homework to encourage readers to get to know Jesus on a personal level.
“Please Pass the Memories” – a book filled with ideas advice, and instructions on how to bring the generations of your family together (past, present, and future) using stories, pictures, food, keepsakes, time, conversation, traditions, and more. Oh, and love. Always love.
Darla and her husband John have been married for forty years, are the parents of four grown children, four children in-law, and eight adorable grandchildren. When Darla is not writing or speaking, she enjoys raising vegetables and flowers, camping, spending time with her family and friends, and hanging out with her miniature dachshund, Charlotte. She is also the ‘voice’ of Gasconade Christian Service Camp, which is just a fancy way of saying she is in charge of promoting the camp via social media and newsletters. Darla is an active member of Glendale Christian Church, where she leads a small-group Bible study and is involved in a lady’s Bible study. She also serves as the promotions ‘guru’ for Gasconade Christian Service Camp in Waynesville, MO.
Darla loves to hear from her readers, so feel free to visit her website: www.dnoblewrites.com or contact her at email@example.com and ‘like’ her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/dnoblewrites/
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
My elementary school librarian, Amanda Hughes, insisted we write–stories, poems, essays…everything. I loved it! But what really sealed the deal for me was when she took me to meet Judy Blume, who at the time, had just published “Are you there, God? It’s me, Margaret”. I knew that day I would be a writer, too…someday. That ‘someday’ became ‘today’ several years ago. And on the day I got my first acceptance letter from an actual royalty paying publisher, I knew I had finally made it.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I prefer nonfiction and historical fiction, with the exception of my Nancy Drew books, which I still love. Fiction has to have some element of truth and fact to it in order for me to read it. Romances, fantasy stuff, and such…NO WAY!
Tell us a little about your latest book?
I am passionate about family because at the end of the day, they are the ones that will always be part of you. I also know how important it is for us to have a sense of belonging–to have a connection with who and where we come from. The combination of my passion and desire to help people feel connected, is what “Please Pass the Memories” is all about.
This book is 241 pages full of ideas and inspirations for using food, photographs, stories, keepsakes, traditions, and love–ALWAYS love–to bring the generations of your family together.
Some of the things you will dsicover inside the pages of this book include:
*How to share your great grandma’s silver among family members by turning it into sets of windchimes
*How much fun you can have when you have a rousing tournamet of crazy 8’s with the cards YOU played with as a child
*Why having a family bake-off to see who can best replicate mom’s amazing rolls or stuffing might be the next best family tradition anyone ever thought of
We all long to belong, so why not let “Please Pass the Memories” help you discover that there really is no place (or people) like your own.
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