Author Spotlight: LaTan Murphy and Cynthia Howerter
You’re not seeing double. There are two authors spotlighted this week. LaTan Roland Murphy and Cynthia Howerter collaborated to write the book God’s Provision in Tough Times. Here’s a bit of info about them:
[box]LA-TAN MURPHY is a Georgia girl, who currently resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband Joey. La-Tan is an event speaker, freelance writer and vocalist with a heart for encouraging others. She draws from a wealth of life experiences as a wife, mother and grandmother—using real life experiences as her greatest sources for speaking and writing inspiration.[/box]
[box]CYNTHIA HOWERTER is a Pennsylvania girl who now lives in Virginia. Her love for history, especially the American Revolutionary War period, along with being a member of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and Colonial American Christian Writers, gives Cynthia a wealth of knowledge to use in her writing. She is currently working on an historical fiction novel, writes for her website Soar With Eagles, and is a contributing writer to the Colonial Quills website.[/box]
ADG: Why did you become a writer?
LM: For me, I don’t think I became one as much as I have it in my DNA to be a writer. I have so much to learn. But writing turns on every light in my being on. I want to grow and develop so I can give God the excellence He deserves through the words He whispers in my heart.
CH: After both of our children entered medical programs (my daughter practices orthopedic medicine), God told me to write, and I understood that it was my turn to have a career in the field that God knew was best for me.
I’ve loved to write since I was a child, and although I enjoy writing humorous and contemporary stories, my heart is held captive in the American colonial period, mostly because of my ancestors’ involvement in the Revolutionary War and the genealogical and historical research I did for 20 years.
ADG: What is the one piece of writing advice you wish you’d had at the beginning of your career?
LM: Write from your heart. It will never lead you wrong. God will give wisdom as to the genre and style He intended for you.
CH: I wish I’d known about the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference when I first began writing. I’ve attended it every year since a friend told me about it. The knowledge that I’ve gained from its classes and the writers, agents, publishers, and attendees has been invaluable to my writing career.
ADG: How can my readers find out more about your work?
LM: By visiting my website: http://latanmurphy.com and subscribing to my blog.
CH: Readers can go to my website Soar with Eagles to read articles that I write. I try to write brief articles that will help people view everyday occurrences from a Godly perspective. Recently, I began contributing a monthly article about the colonial period at the Colonial Quills website.