Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meet Christine Thackeray

Today, I have the privilage to introduce Christine Thackeray!!! Welcome, Christine!
~ Thank You!!!!

Did I hear you have just moved?
~ Yes. We recently moved and I’m suddenly HOMESCHOOLING. And my husband is home full time. I thought toddlers were time consuming.

True. I get nothing done when my husband's home. Okay, books. You published two last year. Correct? Tell us a little about it.
~ Last year I had my first two books published. The first was fiction entitled “Crayon Messages: A Visiting Teacher Adventure.” It’s about a woman who is given the worst visiting teaching route ever and how it becomes her greatest blessing. You can still purchase it from the publisher, CFI, and it is still in some stores.

Tell us about the second.
~ The second was a collaborative non-fiction work that I did with my sister Dr. Marianna Richardson called, “C. S. Lewis: Latter Day Truths in Narnia.” We were fascinated to find out that C. S. Lewis had been quoted hundreds of times in church magazines and General Conferences so we worked to define C. S. Lewis’s themes in terms of what he intended versus what has been said of him. I thinks it’s an intriguing study and the end of the book contains a complete index of Lewis’s quotes by topic and who he has been quoted by. It’s a great resource for lesson preparation.

Now I would be very interested to read that! I enjoy C.S. Lewis and I too find his topics interesting. Don't you have another book coming out this year?
~ Yes. For Mother’s Day 2010 look out for a small gift book entitled, “Could You Be An Angel Today?” It’s a fun story about a typical Mom who has an angel come to her asking for a day off. The woman agrees to take on the angel’s responsibilities for one day and through that experience realizes that anyone can be an angel- even her.

You have an entire line-up here! And they all look so awesome! What are you working on now?
~ Lastly, my next visiting teaching adventure is on the way. It should be out by this summer and is called, “Lipstick Wars.” It’s the story of a young mother with an escaping toddler. Her son’s escapades take her to the door of a reclusive artist and together these women make miracles happen.

What fun!!! I look forward to reading all of these! Thanks Christine!
~ Thank you for the opportunity.

You can visit Christine at her website, http://www.christinethackeray.com/ , or on her blog, http://www.christinethackeray.blogspot.com/ .

6 comments:

Donna Hatch said...

How you are able to homeschool and write books I will never know. You go, girl!

Anna del C. Dye said...

Congratulations Christine. Rachel... this is an awesome interview. Thanks.

Krista Darrach said...

What a great interview. I think these books sound so interesting. Certainly something I would pick up!
Thanks!

Rachel Rager said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies! I can't wait to read Christine's books!

Tina Scott, the writing artist said...

Rachel, great interview. These books sound so interesting!

Sophia said...

I have a hard time focusing and I'm by myself. Surrounded by children and an at home husband I doubt I would be able to eek out time for so many books as Christine has.
Margaret