Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?
I was born and lived in Chicago for about ten years until my family and I moved to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. We’ve been here almost ten years now, and I was homeschooled from the eighth grade through high school. I turned twenty back in September and I still live with my parents, along with our dog Bear. When I was a little girl, I had about a hundred different journals and diaries that I would write short stories in. As I grew older, this hobby grew into a passion and, after Lady White was birthed, the passion became a ministry.
How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?
I was blessed to be born into a Christian family. My grandmother is actually a minister, so I grew up in Church and always believed in God. It probably wasn’t until I was about fourteen that I had a working revelation of what Jesus did when He died on the cross and that He thought of me while He was there. I guess that’s when I really understood that He was my Lord and Savior.
Tell us about your latest book(s). What do want your readers to take away after the last page?
Well, my latest book, Lady White, is about a young woman in the medieval era and she is the leader of an assassin clan. She lived through a horrendous childhood, and while she’s in prison, she makes a diary of it and tells the tale of her life and how she became what she is. But, with a little aid from her friends, it all turns around, and she comes to find forgiveness as well as two loves she never knew before.
What I desire for my readers to take away when they turn that last page is God’s profound love for them. I want people to see and grasp how forgiving He is and that even if they messed up in their past, He’s right there, wanting with all of His heart to turn it all around for good for them because He loves them. He doesn’t hold anything against us.
How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog?
Honestly, I don’t blog very often anymore. A shame, I know. But with working on my fourth novel and after opening a shop, I’m trying to balance out my schedule and blogging kind of gets pushed back. I’m going to try to blog more often, fingers crossed, and what I usually find myself writing about the most is either things I’ve learned and studied from the Bible or cooking. My mom and I started a blog last year to share our favorite recipes on, so I will definitely be adding some new ones to that very shortly.
Can you share with us a favorite book you have read?
I LOVE to read, so choosing just one book is really hard. It would have to be a tie between two of my absolute favorites. A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin and A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman. Sarah has such a gift in writing and the way she weaves World War II history with fiction, with romance is brilliant. Walt and Allie’s story left me smiling at the end. And Julie’s knack for writing a passionate love story that holds just as much passion for God thrills me. I could relate with Faith’s character. I mean what girl doesn’t have a childhood crush on a handsome dark haired, dark eyed man, right? But, really, the book takes you on an emotional roller coaster that leaves you shedding tears of joy and I absolutely loved it!
Can you share with us a Genesis 5020 in your life?
One of my Genesis 5020 moments in life was when I was a young teenager, just about fifteen years old, and I found a lump in my breast. It was a very scary time and I definitely believe it was something the enemy intended for bad, especially in the depressed state that I was already in. I wasn’t very close to God at the time, but when this happened, I could only find peace while in the Word of God or in prayer with my mother. My relationship with the Lord really grew from that experience and the Lord healed me of the disease the doctors said I had. He took care of me and drew me close to Him in the process. I don’t think the enemy was counting on that to happen!
Praise God. So glad to hear you were healed.
Do you have a life and/or a ministry verse?
One of the verses I’ve taken a lot of comfort in through the years and that I read every day is Psalm 37:3-5- Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
I stood on this verse, and of course appropriated it in my life by doing the said command, for my novel to be published, which the Lord proved Himself faithful and a definite keeper of His Word, if I should have had any doubt whatsoever. And I’m standing on it again for a good man to come into my life. So for any of my single friends out there, this verse is a must for encouragement. J
Where can we find you on the web?
You can find me on Twitter @GinaBovyn, Facebook, ginabovyn.blogspot.com, and finally ginabovyn.tateauthor.com.
Gina, thank you for sharing with my readers. You are inspiration those young authors out there and to us older hopefuls as well 🙂
Readers, Gina is giving away a paperback copy of her book to one commentator. Leave a comment by October 16th at 5:00 pm to be entered.