A couple weeks ago, I asked author Abigail Prigge if she would like to do an author interview here on my blog. I was so thrilled when she said yes! :)
Abigail Prigge is a freelance writer and daydreamer. She is the founder of A Time 2 Write,where she blogs and coaches writing. She enjoys making cards, quoting Jane Austen, studying God’s Word, playing volleyball, skiing at Bogus Basin, and coffee dates.
1. When did you first become interested in writing?
It wasn’t long after I fell in love with reading that I became interested in writing. I was so entranced with stories that I wanted to create my own.
2. How did you become interested in writing?
I think it was when I was about 11 and started reading series (like the Boxcar Children and the Happy Hollisters and Misty). I just loved the characters and the adventures so much that writing was the obvious thing to do.
3. Is there any specific authors/books that have inspired you?
I was definitely inspired by the Millie Keith series and a lot of books published by Bob Jones were Christian stories set in modern times and I liked that style.
4. What was the first book that you had published?
The very first book I officially self-published was One Summer’s Desire.
5. How long did it take you to write it?
It took me about a year to write. I rewrote it in about two months last year and released the second edition.
6. What is the hardest part of writing for you? (character development, story line, etc.)
The hardest part for me is to come up with a plot line that keeps up the momentum of the story throughout the book.
7. What is the easiest part?
Definitely dialogue. I could write unbroken dialogue for pages and pages. However, I try to balance it out with narration and description. Otherwise, it would be more of a play or movie script. :)
8. Do you have a favorite time period that you like your stories to be set in?
I love to write about modern times. I enjoy drawing out the charm of the days we live in and showing what a fun adventure it can be to live for Christ in the 21st century. Plus, there's inspiration for it wherever you look!
9. Was it easier to write Charlotte's Hope since you had co-authors or was it a little more difficult?
Charlotte’s Hope was a difficult process since it required the cohesiveness and agreement of three people instead of one. However, it’s a blessing to have the accountability and collaborative effort of creativity and research (not to mention the companionship and inside jokes!)
10. Are you currently working on a book? If so when do you hope it will be done?
I am not currently working on a book but I would like nothing more than to start on a new one, and Lord willing, I will start soon! I thrive on deadlines, so if I could give myself a realistic but snappy deadline that would be great!
Charlotte is none too thrilled with her father when he sends her and her two sisters to spend Christmas with relatives in Argentina. Little does she know of the adventure, danger, and espionage that awaits her and her sisters, Clara and Constance. Neither does she expect to have her faith in the Lord tested like never before. Charlotte despairs that she will ever be able to mend her relationship with her father. Clara is convinced that she will never be able to marry the man of her dreams. Constance is determined to keep her beloved horse. Will Charlotte and her sisters escape the clutches of the outlaw gauchos trying to destroy them and their family? Will Charlotte be able to maintain her hope in the Lord in the midst of hopeless circumstances?
Sixteen-year-old Hadassah is a sweet, absentminded missionary kid and a camp counselor for two weeks. Her summer dreams are as big as the Montana sky. Hadassah's ambition is to share the truth about Jesus with her campers, but in another corner of her heart, she longs to make a true, lifelong friend. Her desires clash and bring her trouble she never planned on, friendships never imagined and a ministry not anticipated.
I really enjoyed both of these books. :) You can buy them on Abigail's website or on Amazon.