I am pleased to be a part of the Carnival Girl tour. Released on June 12, 2012 by Cedar Fort. I have also had the pleasure to interview author Sonja Herbet.
Sonja Herbert and her five siblings were raised in a caravan, traveling the carnival circuit from town to town in post-WWII Germany.
Sonja converted to the LDS Church, served a mission, married an American soldier, and immigrated to the USA. She received a BA at SUU in Cedar City, and an MA in Language Acquisition from Brigham Young University, taught high school, German, and ESL for many years, and is now a full time writer. A mother of six and grandmother of thirteen, she resides in Provo, Utah. Contact her at germancarnivalgirl.com, germanwriter.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1.) If you could teach someone only one thing today, what would it be? Forgive. Forgive others if they slighted you and remember everybody’s background is different. You might just make a new friend!
2.) Do you have any hobbies or special interests? Besides writing I love to knit and crochet. In the early winters I go on a knitting frenzy, making small presents for my kids and grandkids.
3.) What are you currently reading? I always have a Chicken Soup for the Soul book I’m reading. The one now is New Year’s Resolutions. I have a story in it, too. The other book I’m presently reading is Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich. It’s way funny. Wish I could write like that!
5.) Do you have any advice for struggling youth? Yes. Never give up. Good things will come your way if you just follow your dream and don’t get discouraged.
6.) What is something that people don't know about you? I don’t talk about it much, but my third child died at birth. It did something to me, and after that I made some decisions I shouldn’t have made.
7.) Do you, or have you had anyone that you've looked up to, now or in the past? When I was young, it was the missionaries. I wanted to be like them, and I did. When I was twenty-one, I also went on a mission. Later, it was my mother-in-law. She showed me that others can be loving and supportive of you, even if they don’t agree with you.
8.) Favorite author? My favorite author ever is Jane Austen!