AUTHOR INTERVIEW: TINA YEAGER
Introverts have a way of secluding their thoughts and emotions until even they can't find them. Author, Tina Yeager helps us, and others, find practical solutions to finding victory over the lies formed against you.
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome friend and fellow Warrior, Tina Yeager, to this edition of AUTHOR INTERVIEW. Tina is an award winning author, certified Christian Counselor spiritual leader, volunteer, and leads tribes of women away from self-doubt and defeatist patterns and toward healthy self-esteem and Christ-centered identities in her new book: Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory Over the Lies Formed Against You.
Tina is also a co-leader on the Introverted Believer Conference (IBCON2020) Leadership Team! She is a treasure and I am glad to call her friend.
You'll find out how to win a copy of your very own BEAUTIFUL WARRIOR at the end of this interview. Don't forget to enter! Please welcome, Tina Yeager:
What is the name of your book? What is it about?
Beautiful Warrior: Finding Victory over the Lies Formed Against You helps women identify and fulfill their potential. Readers discover secret barriers which derail living with joy and purpose. In addition to clinically proven action steps and Biblical encouragement, I share insights from my personal journey of overcoming low self-esteem.
What surprised you when writing this book?
Though I’ve written various genres during the course of my career, this personal and emotionally transparent manuscript challenged me more than any other work. Writing from the inkwell of your heart is painful and difficult. The hope of sharing freedom with other captives inspired me to press through the struggle.
How will introverted readers relate to your book? The concept of suffering in secret will resonate with all personality types, but particularly with introverts.
Do you have any interesting writing quirks or habits while you write? In contrast to my tidy habits regarding the rest of my home, irregular paper stacks quilt the surface of my desk. Piles nestle along the corners and at my feet.
Tell us something interesting about yourself unrelated to writing. I’m a latte junkie and enjoy dabbling in crafts if I get time between projects.
Do you have a word count goal each day or do you write for hours when you feel inspired? I am an organic writer, so I don’t work toward a daily word count. My schedule shifts according to the projects at hand.
Do you have an “author verse” – a truth that you cling to while writing? I have several favorite Psalms. Psalm 99:6 comforts me, because it reveals how the effectiveness of those called as the Lord’s messengers depends on God’s faithfulness, not upon ours. We simply need to call upon the Lord, and he will answer us. I also love Psalm 102:18, since I might not see the impact of my writing in the near future and must remember why and for whose purposes I work.
Can you share with readers how they can help you as an author? Reviews and recommendations offer critical support to authors and allow us to survive.
Have you thought about writing in a different genre? Which one? I enjoy trying new genres. I have supernatural, horror, and contemporary fantasy manuscripts which are currently under review with publishers. I also won awards for middle grade and young adult novels, as well as devotionals.
Who is your favorite character and why?
Choosing a favorite character is exceptionally difficult for a writer! I’ve always loved Galadriel from Lord of the Rings, since I aspire to lead with wisdom and power while resisting pride and battling darkness. I also love Alara from Kristen Stieffel’s novels. Without suggesting we become masculine, Alara demonstrates the strength and spiritual leadership potential of women.
What else would you like to share with us?
Each Monday, Inkspirations Online publishes a free devotional targeting writer encouragement. If you’d like to center your writing on Biblical inspiration at the start of your week, check out www.inkspirationsonline.com. We accept submissions under the guidelines listed on the site.
I also host the Flourish-Meant podcast, featuring interviews to encourage and inspire listeners to live as they were meant to and flourish. Flourish-Meant is now available on iTunes.
You can order BEAUTIFUL WARRIOR by clicking one of the links below:
About Tina Yeager
An award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and life coach, Tina also hosts the Flourish-Meant podcast and publishes Inkspirations Online, a weekly devotional for writers. She has won thirty writing awards, including 2013 FCWC Writer of the Year, and mentors five chapters of Word Weavers International. Her fiction and nonfiction strive to clarify how we might relate better to others, to ourselves, and to God.
Licensed as a counselor since 2005, she has over twenty years of experience teaching adults, teens, and children in academic, clinical, and faith-based settings. Come visit her for a virtual cup of java online. For life coaching tips or to book her as an event speaker, check out tinayeager.com.
Tina adores embracing new friends, so feel free to offer hugs to her avatars at:
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