April Yamasaki is hosting Mennonite Daughter: The Story of a Plain Girl this week. April, a Mennonite pastor and editor of Purpose magazine, is author of more than a dozen books, including Sacred Pauses and Four Gifts, a book I have reviewed.
We’ve been online friends for a while now, nodding to each other on Facebook and reading each other’s books. April, who lives with her husband in British Columbia, is also a blogger.
She has the talent for asking penetrating questions, ones others have not asked before. Read her exclusive interview with me on her blog.
April is waiting for you HERE!
What a wonderful interview, Marian. Stay safe and well. xo
Thank you, Darlene. Spain wakes up “earlier” than many of my Canadian and commenters in the USA.
Fantastic interview, Marian. Thanks for sharing it with us!
You are welcome, Jill!
Good morning, Marian! What a lovely interview!
I appreciate your comments here and on April’s blog, Merril. Thanks too for purchasing the finished product: print book black and white, eBook in color. I think you’ll like the illustrations and references at the end. By the way, there is a Seder live via Facebook this evening. I plan to watch. 🙂
She does ask penetrating questions! And you give insightful answers.
Thank you for reading here and there, Shirley. Happy writing!
Wonderful questions! So glad to meet April and to see you featured on her blog.
Thanks for commenting on April’s blog too. My reply mentioned your generous “Yoda” gift! 😀
Interesting, forthcoming interview, Marian. Happy you are getting lots more well-deserved exposure to your wonderful book.
Lorrie, it’s SO good to see you here. April’s interview was very in-depth as you probably noticed. I hope you and your loved ones are doing well these days. 🙂
After reading your book, I guessed what your answers would be. Happy Easter, Marian. ❤
You know me well, Fatima. Happy Easter to you and Peter!
Nicely done, Marian.
Thank you, Janet!
Marian, I’m always impressed at how many people read your blog and post comments. And now that April hosted you on her blog, they rallied for you over there as well! Congratulations once again!
Today was my day to showcase April. Pastors and magazine editors work hard without much adulation. So glad you showed up on her blog today, Elfrieda.
Thanks for reading and showing up here, Joan. I just saw a documentary by Martin Clunes on Acorn TV that including the ponies of Chincoteague. Remember? 🙂
What a lovely feature and interview Marian. I always enjoying learning more about writing friends. I especially liked your answer to why the Plain and Fancy – I discovered it’s okay to reveal my authentic self, externally, one that matches my idea of looking pretty. because you didn’t equate your love for pretty things with any lessening for your faith. And I’m glad you got both! <3
I like how you put it: I didn’t equate my love for pretty things with any lessening for my faith. And I’m glad you got both!
Thanks for sharing the interview on Literary Diva just a while ago!
Blessings to you and Gordon this season, Debby! 🙂
Thank you Marian. Happy Easter to you and yours 🙂
Such a lovely interview . As you know I am reading your book as we speak and your are right I am shocked and I admire you for challenging all that past and come through it via literature.
We have many things in common that I can not believe . You have a sister Janice ( so do I ) you had a father Ray ( so did I ) your father was strict ( so was mine but not abusive like yours bless !) and you were hot headed and probably still are ( and so am I ) gets me in all sorts of trouble. Loving the book .
So much in common: Both with fathers named Ray and sisters, Janice. Who knew? Your telling me this makes the world feel smaller and our connection closer.
I hope we can meet some time. Whether at my house or yours, we’d have “Whales” of fun. And, I’m so glad you are enjoying my memoir and relating to some of the stories. Happy Easter to you and your family! oxo