Featured Interview With Jennifer Hayes Yates
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am former Christian school teacher in South Carolina, where I have lived all my life. We reside in the country with two dogs and a cat. My husband and I are empty-nesters, although my daughter is currently home from college for the summer. My son was recently married, so I now have another daughter! I love summer, my back porch, coffee, and a good book.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I have loved to read and write since I was introduced to the Narnia Chronicles as a child. I went to college on a writing scholarship, but after becoming a teacher, but my writing on the back-burner. Now I have retired from teaching to focus on writing and speaking at churches in our area.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
When it comes to devotionals and Bible studies, my favorite author is Beth Moore. I relate so well to her writing and in-depth studies because of my love for the Word. My favorite genre to read for relaxation, though, is Christian suspense, such as books by Joel C. Rosenberg, my favorite writer.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest published book is Let’s Run! Running the Race with Faith and Perseverance. It’s a 6-week Bible study on the heroes of faith from the book of Hebrews. Each week of study takes the reader through the stories of those OT heroes and their struggles with faith, then gives opportunities to apply those lessons to the reader’s own life. I wrote Let’s Run for my high school students to show them that our walk doesn’t have to be perfect; God’s just calls us to be faithful.
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