I’m thrilled to welcome Beth Vogt to my blog today! Beth has been a sweet friend who always shares just the right amount of wisdom to leave you feeling inspired. And having just finished her debut novel, I can say her writing lives up that bill too, with plenty of humor mixed in for good measure.

Beth K. Vogt is a non-fiction author and editor who said she’d never write fiction. She’s the wife of an Air Force family physician (now in solo practice) who said she’d never marry a doctor—or anyone in the military. She’s a mom of four who said she’d never have kids. She’s discovered that God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.”

You can connect with Beth on her website and blog, http://bethvogt.com, on Twitter, or on Facebook.


Welcome, Beth! Let’s get to the questions. (And just to warn you, I know you’re a big football fan, so I’ve got a toughie coming for ya. ;))

Opener Question: What seven words best describe you?

TEE (aka The Evil Editor, a nickname I embrace with pride because I know it’s said with affection)

Either/Or Questions:

1) All-inclusive resort or quaint cabin? I’m picking the quaint cabin because I’m assuming the cabin is secluded and quiet. I’d like to reserve it for the first week in June when all my looming deadlines will be done.

2) Cereal and milk or Eggs and toast? Due to some dietary restrictions, may I please have a warm glass of vanilla soy milk and a hard-boiled egg? (I know, picky, picky, picky. But not by choice, I assure you.)

3) Tim Tebow or Peyton Manning? 😉 Yikes! With all due respect to Peyton Manning … let’s just say I am now the proud owner of a Jets jersey with Tebow’s name on it.

4) Dress pants or Sweatpants? Because of my deadlines: sweatpants.

5) Spring or Fall? Fall. Have you ever experienced springtime in the Rockies? It is unpredictable. Cold. Warm. Cold. Snowy. Icy.

6) Take action or Take it as it comes? Depends. OK. You want me to choose. I’m a take action kinda gal.

7) Skittles or M&Ms? Skittles – if I can get them away from my 11-year-old.


Oh boy, Beth, I know all about fighting (I mean, kindly coaxing) kids for candy. And I had no idea springtime in the Rockies was so unpredictable. I guess there’s no putting the parka away until June, huh? Speaking of June, I hope you get some rest time after your deadlines, whether it’s in a quaint cabin or at home. 🙂

Thank you for being here today! It was a pleasure to have you.


Wish You Were Here

Allison Denman is supposed to get married in five days, but everything is all wrong. The huge wedding. The frothy dress. And the groom.

Still, kissing the groom’s brother in an unguarded moment is decidedly not the right thing to do. How could she have made such a mistake? It seems Allison’s life is nothing but mistakes at this point. And pulling a “Runaway Bride” complete with stealing, er, borrowing her best friend’s car doesn’t seem to solve her problems.

Can Allison find her way out of this mess? Maybe she just needs to stop orchestrating everything. Allison prefers being the one in control, and giving it up is not going to be easy. But to find her way again, she will have to believe that God has a plan for her and find the strength to let Him lead.


Blog Readers: Let’s talk…What’s your favorite thing about spring? Any big plans for when the calendar flips to the month of June? Or if you’re drawing a blank, let’s talk junk food…What’s usually sitting in the candy jar in your house, and who do you have to fight for it? 🙂



Meet and Greet with Author Beth K. Vogt

43 thoughts on “Meet and Greet with Author Beth K. Vogt

  • May 21, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I can’t wait to read Beth’s book! Don’t enter me for the giveaway (I’m buying). I’m not a big candy person but there’s usually chocolate somewhere. I love hearing the birds in spring and seeing the flowers. 😉

  • May 21, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I’m not allowed to have a candy jar at home because I would eat the whole thing (jar excluded) as a side dish for dinner. (I’d find a way to count it as a vegetable.)

  • May 21, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Good morning, everyone! I’m at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference this week, teaching workshops themed to The Princess Bride. 😉 It’s great to be visiting with Sarah today & I’ll be dropping by during the day.

  • May 21, 2012 at 7:47 am

    I can’t believe you chose Skittles over M&Ms!!! I will now be in shock all day! 🙂 Fun questions and answers, ladies!

    • May 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Many apologies, Jess. I’m really not a chocoholic … I like my sugar with just a little bit of color added. (Jelly beans, gum drops, that sort of thing.)

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I would love to win this book and then share it with the Alamance Christian School library for the high school girls. 🙂

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Thanks for the interview, Sarah and Beth!

    I have a particular weakness for mini pb cups… 😉

  • May 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Sarah, I’ve read so much about Beth and have been “following” her all over the place so I almost feel like a I know her in person. 🙂 Love Beth’s smile, her wit, and her heart for Christ. We also share a common thread, but that’s a story for another time. 😉

    Oh, and the candy I try to keep stashed away… Junior Mints or Dove milk chocolates!

    • May 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm

      Hello again, Cynthia. Can’t wait for our face to face meet (and hug!)
      And I like Junior Mints too!

  • May 21, 2012 at 9:13 am

    Great questions! My candy of choice is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but if I had to choose between Skittles and M & M’s, I’d go with the M & M’s – my personal philosophy is: If it’s not chocolate, it’s not worth the calories! 🙂

  • May 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Yay, I love Beth and her book. I’m so blessed to have met a fellow editor-writer friend and one so sweet! I love spring time, but in Phoenix it really only lasts maybe one month. March and April can be unpredictable. One weekend it’s 100 degrees and then the next it goes back to 70. We’re already pretty much in summer mode here….grilling and swimming. But I love the coolness of spring for those like 2-4 weeks we have it!

  • May 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

    We can take action together, Beth! Love these features, Sarah! Love Beth. Love you. So full of love today!
    ~ Wendy

  • May 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Skittles over chocolate??? How is that possible? 😉 Fun interview. I really enjoyed Beth’s debut and can’t wait to read her second!

  • May 21, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Fun interview, ladies! I look forward to reading Beth’s book. I’ve been hearing great reviews.

    I’ve been to the Rockies in the spring. It is unpredictable. It snowed 6 inches one day, and was in the 70’s and sunny the next. The temps were up and down. Totally unpredictable!

  • May 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Good thing jelly beans or gumdrops wasn’t one of the choices.

    My favorite part of spring in my area is no snow. May is turning into summer-like weather. June ushers in huge changes in our family–our youngest graduates high school. ~sniff sniff~

  • May 21, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    i’d love to be entered to win this book i’ve heard so much about from my peeps! thanks for the fun interview, sarah, as always. beth, i’m anxious to meet you! coming to ACFW?

    • May 21, 2012 at 1:53 pm

      Yes, Jeannie, I will be at ACFW. Can’t wait to meet you!

  • May 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    My favorite thing about Spring is lots of things! Listening to the spring peepers (baby frogs) singing at night, seeing the baby animals in the fields, seeing the teams of mules plowing up the fields, and enjoying all the beautiful colors of spring flowers blooming.

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:32 pm

      So many things to like about Spring. The poppies are beautiful here in North Carolina (where I’m at for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.)

  • May 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    Great interview Sarah and Beth!
    Beth, I loved the 7 words you described yourself with, well done! I would always choose M&M’s over skittles, but not everyone is into chocolate like I am 🙂 The candy jar in my house is either filled with bubble gum or chocolate, my family and I love to snack on sweets 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway, would love a copy of your book!
    I shared this post on facebook 🙂
    Best wishes to the other entrants, blessings!

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Thanks for sharing about this post today, Kara. And at our house we have a goody basket, not a jar. Ya never know what you might find in it. 😉

  • May 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I totally see where she is coming from with her answers! I would definitely take the cabin! We don’t seem to take enough time for ourselves and family. Thanks for sharing the interview.

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

      I treasure family time — my husband and youngest daughter came along on this trip with me. Kind of a working/family vaca. Love it!

  • May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Love these fun interviews! I’d definitely take something chocolate over something fruity in the candy jar…but because middle age has taken hold, don’t keep those things just hanging around, they are special treats ONLY! 🙂 June here in FL—one word: HOT!!! So, besides some sleeping in because school is out, we enjoy things out doors only if water is involved–pool, kayaking, boating, etc. Stay cool!

    Will tweet ad share on FB blog!

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      I lived in FL for 8 years, so I understand HOT. And HUMID.

  • May 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I love all the beautiful flowers blooming in the spring. Big plans in June I think is lock up everything. My six month old is ready to crawl! And I have to fight over the m&Ms with my husband and three year old!

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      A crawling baby — life takes on a whole new dimension, Amy. 🙂

  • May 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Right now I have 30 twix bars in my candy jar! There were on sale at Walmart for a dollar per box! I loveee sweets. There are always York peppermint patties laying around. Yum!

  • May 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    Would love to read the book. M&M’s are a definite part of our families diet. I agree with the mountain scenery. The quietness is such a blessing.

  • May 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Great to get to know you a little bit, Beth! I’ve seen you on a lot of blogs, so it’s fun to read a bit more about you. And I love the first word you used to describe yourself.

    Thanks for hosting, Sarah! I love your interviews. 🙂

    • May 21, 2012 at 4:36 pm

      Hi, Melanie,
      Thanks for joining the conversation here on Sarah’s blog.

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    i loved this posting…very much 🙂
    thanks for the chance to read beth’s novel.

  • May 21, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the warm welcome for Beth! All your candy jars are making my mouth water, not to mention giving me a major chocolate craving. 🙂

    Beth, Thanks so much for swinging by today in the midst of your conference. I hope you have a fabulous time there!

  • May 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    My favorite thing about spring: flowering trees. June will no doubt be filled with writing, gardening, and spending time with friends and family.

    As a non-fiction writer, I had no idea the Lord would catapult me into fiction. It’s a lot harder than it looks!

  • May 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    loved meeting Beth! great followup to the debutantes’ party 🙂
    ahhhh spring! life reborn… fresh air – SUNSHINE! – beauty returns..
    def LuV Spring .. no boots, heavy coats either 🙂
    faithhopecherrytea at*gmail.*com
    candy jar? choc chips and pretzels… warm in the microwave – oh yah!

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