Today we get write to the point with Anita Higman. Read on to learn more about her and her writing journey.
Best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has forty books published. She’s been a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston and has a BA in the combined fields of speech communication, psychology, and art. Anita loves good movies, traveling to exotic places, and brunch with her friends.
Please check out Anita’s latest novel, Summer’s List, through Moody Publishers. Feel free to drop by her website at www.anitahigman.com or connect with her on her Facebook Reader Page at https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAnitaHigman. She would love to hear from you!
Tell us about yourself, family, where are you from, how long have you been writing?
I grew up in Western Oklahoma on a farm where we raised wheat, cattle, and hogs. Now I live near the city of Houston, Texas. I’ve been married for thirty-five years to Peter Higman, and we have two married children. I have been writing for thirty years, and I have forty books published. To be honest about my career, I have known a lot of failure before I ever knew any success, but that is a common tale among writers.
How did you come to know Jesus as your Savior?
I accepted Christ when I was a wee girl, and He has been my dearest friend all these years.
Tell us about your latest book(s). What do want your readers to take away after the last page?
Here’s a short blurb about my new novel entitled, Summer’s List. I am hoping readers will be entertained, challenged, and inspired.
Life and love keep going awry for Summer Snow, until her grandmother sends her on an unexpected adventure with one Martin Langtree—a kind and quirky young man from Summer’s past. With Laney the Chihuahua along for the ride, a childhood friendship is rekindled, a romance is sparked, and mysteries are solved in one magical Texas summer. Will Summer strike out on love again, or will things finally go her way?
How often do you blog and what do you cover in your blog?
I used to do a very short blog on my website, but I noticed it was taking time away from my other writing. So, eventually it got put aside just like I’ve had to lessen my time doing social media. Some things are good to do, but even the good things in life can keep us from doing what God has truly called us to do.
Can you share with us a favorite book you have read?
Recently I read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. It’s a masterwork—a true story about slavery in America—and a book that everyone should read.
Can you share with us a Genesis 5020 in your life?
Growing up on a farm in Oklahoma may sound idyllic, but I had kind of a rough ride. Not because of the hard work. That part was good. I guess you could say that I was emotionally injured because I grew up in a dysfunctional family. There was a lack of normalcy, affection, and positive influences. However, God saw fit to take these hurts from my youth and redeem them, using them for good as he promises in His Word. God knew that I could be healed from these emotional afflictions by transforming my childhood pain into art and then releasing it out into the world to help others. God gave me the ability to be a writer, and this gift from Him has made all the difference.
Thanks so much for sharing that with us, Anita. And I’m so glad you were able to find good from the pain and pour that into your writing.
Do you have a life and/or a ministry verse?
You could say that this scripture is my life-verse:
“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 (NIV)
Where can we find you on the web?
Is there anything I didn’t ask that you would like to add?
If you have taken the time to read one of my books, I thank you with all my heart. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Thanks so much for sharing with my readers. I pray God will continue to bless your journey.