Here at Splickety, we are thrilled to work with bestselling authors right alongside writers getting their first publication credit. Splickety Love’s Love in Chaos issue features award-winning author Beth Vogt. Get to know Beth and then swing over and pick up your copy of Love in Chaos.
Do you have any projects in the works?
I’m plotting a new story, one that revisits the topic of twins, a subject close to my heart since I have a fraternal twin sister. Family relationships are complicated in both beautiful and painful ways and adding the dynamic of twins, whether identical or not, adds a whole other level of “how do we relate to one another?” into the mix.
What are your must-have theater snacks?
There are just some must-see-at-the-theater movies, right? Like the new Star Wars movie orGuardians of the Galaxy. And I always tell myself I’m not going to pay the outrageous price for snacks … but for me, the whole experience requires popcorn and a soda. So I always try to go to a matinee and ignore that I just paid as much for my munchies as I paid for my movie ticket.
If your life were a movie, which actress would play your role?
The movie would have to be a comedy, so I’d need an actress who could do humor well. Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond) is too short — she’s 5’2 and I’m almost 5’8”. Tina Fey is only 5’5” — I guess she could wear heels, right? And Jennifer Lawrence is just too young — but she’s got the height. I guess they could have her age, right?
Describe your ideal date.
Oh, whenever I see this question, I think of the scene from Miss Congeniality, when Cheryl, Miss Rhode Island, says, “Oh, that’s a tough one. I’d have to say it’s April 25. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket.” But really, my ideal date is one where I’m not watching the clock, thinking I’ve got all these other things that need my attention. I can focus on my husband, talk or not talk, enjoy a nice dinner at our favorite restaurant, and end with a walk where we hold hands and share a few dreams of years to come.
What is the worst way to break someone’s heart?
One of my main values is honesty. So one of the worst ways to break someone’s heart is to lie to them — either to promise them something and not come through on what you promised, or to present yourself as one person and to be someone else entirely.
Beth K. Vogt believes God’s best often waits behind the doors marked “Never.” A 2015 RITA® Finalist and two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist, Beth continues her destination wedding series in 2016 with You Can’t Hurry Love (May) and Almost Like Being in Love (June). Visit Beth at bethvogt.com.