Hey Debbi! I’m so thankful you are taking a little time out of your day to hang out with me. Let’s start with a few easy questions.
What do you drink when you’re writing?
Pepsi, water, Pepsi 😊
Beach or mountains?
Mountains make every day better.
What does your family think of your writing?
My family is very supportive which is a wonderful blessing!
How does your faith influence your writing?
Hopefully, my faith permeates everything I write. I try to show, not tell, my faith.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
There was a banner that hung in the front of our church that contained the phrase, “Child of Promise”. One Sunday morning God highlighted those words and whispered to my heart, “Write the book.”
What gave you the idea for this book?
My first priority was to tell my children about the miraculous ways God built our family through adoption. I wanted them to know how precious they are to Him and to us.
What do you hope readers gain from this book?
Many readers have been encouraged to consider adoption after reading our story. But I also want them to pay attention to any dreams God has put in their hearts and believe again.
How did you stay motivated to write this book?
Early in the writing process, I shared a few chapters with a friend from church. Every week after that, she would meet me in the fellowship hall with her hand out, insisting I give her the latest chapters. I didn’t dare show up empty-handed!
How long did it take you to write the first draft?
Once I started, the words just seemed to flow. It helped that I was sharing my true story so I didn’t have to do a lot of plotting 😊 My children were still young so I had to budget my time, but it only took about six to eight weeks.
This final question will wrap up our interview:
What is your dream writing space and do you have it already?
A few years ago, my husband encouraged me to redecorate our dining room for use as my office. I love it! Apparently, so does everyone else, so it is a gathering place as much as a writing space. My dear friend lets me use her cabin in the woods when I really need to focus on meeting a deadline. I have the best of both worlds.
Debbi Migit has won multiple awards and contests, writing stories that are filled with faith and hope. She lives in central Illinois, surrounded by pumpkin patches and corn fields. Her first book, Child of Promise, is the true love story of a family formed through adoption. After ten years of infertility, Debbi and her husband, Phil, were just months from adopting when God said, “Not this way.” Child of Promise is the story of audacious faith resulting in multiple miracles; it encourages readers to remember their own promises and believe again.
Debbi loves to share personal anecdotes about God’s faithfulness, infusing her talks with authenticity and humor.
Debbi’s hobbies include reading, writing, and avoiding arithmetic. Her favorite color is turquoise, and she collects Trixie Belden books and typewriters. If playing Candy Crush was a paying gig, she would be rich.
Debbi’s new romance/suspense series begins with September Shadows, and is due to be released by Scrivenings Press in February, 2021.
Thank you for spending time with me today! It’s been a pleasure having you on the blog and getting to do this interview with you. Do you have any final words for our readers?
It’s never too late to believe God’s promises!