I have been enjoying Gayle Roper’s books for years and have a copy of each one of them, even her first books for the then romance line, Palisades!
If you could have chosen your own name, what would it be?
Your first pet’s name?
Nibbie, a Boston bull terrier
Your best friend’s name in primary (elementary) school?
Margie. She lived down the street and she and her family took me to church with them.
Did you have a special toy that went everywhere with you when you were young? Please describe.
No special toy.
If you were stranded on a desert island what one object would you want with you? (Besides your Bible)
I’d want a library. The thought of being without books is scary!
What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?
Vanilla with chocolate chips or Rocky Road, but I must confess that I’m not wild about ice cream. I need a sugar cone to make the baby dip of ice cream palatable.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A cowgirl for a while, then Nancy Drew, then a nurse in high school until I was a Candy Striper and actually saw what nurses did.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’d like to tour England, Australia and New Zealand, then Europe.
Besides God, who has influenced you the most?
What’s your favourite book?
I could never pick one. I love story, and I love strong characters like those of Deborah Smith and Luanne Rice. Throw in some romance and some suspense, and I’m happy!
What’s your favourite movie?
Again I have no one favorite. Do you remember as a kid when they asked you your favorite color? Everyone had one but me. I always liked combinations of color. I like multiple movies too.
Where’s the most interesting place you have been?
Any writers conference. Writers are a fascinating lot!
What’s your most fervent prayer?
That I might walk worthy of the Name I claim.
What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
I don’t think it’s ever been required of me to be truly brave. The closest is probably standing up to my family on matters of faith when they wanted me to be less committed (because they loved me and feared I’d become a fanatic).
I have some family pieces that I value because of the heritage in them, art by my great-grandmother, china that was my grandmother’s, a set of Nativity figures painted by my mother, my father’s bugle from when he was a Boy Scout.
What is your favourite Bible verse (or “one” of your favorites) and what does it mean to you?
Phil 4:11 about learning to be content whatever the situation has always been a challenge to me as has Col. 3:17 about doing everything worthy of the Lord.
Losing a student government election by a humiliating margin.
How did your husband propose to you?
He drove to my house on a Monday night from the university where he was doing graduate studies, a three hour drive. He’d just driven back to school the night before, but he drove down unexpectedly on a week night and asked me to marry him.
What was the best advice you received on marriage before you were married?
Marriage is forever. No untying the knot. And remember that when two sinners marry, it cannot be a perfect situation. Work it out.
Tell us your inspiration behind the characters of Libby and Chloe.
I appreciated thegenuine, albeit sad, portrayal of Libby’s family. They were very self centred people and that showed. Do you ever feel pressured to make your characters “nice” rather than real?
How did the idea to insert the actual crossword puzzles in the book come about ? (lots of fun!)
You have been in the industry for a long time now! What are some of the positive changes you have seen in Christian publishing in the last 10-15 years?
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