So Anna Sklar, when did you first notice you had a passion for writing?
I have been writing ever since I can remember – in childhood it began with silly poems and funny short stories. Over the years the writing has grown to include articles, newsletters, books, and presentations.
How did you choose the topic for your first book?
My first book was a long labour of love. Discovering Hope looks at a decade of healing after the stillbirth of our middle son, Caleb. I felt I needed to get that first book written before I could clear my heart enough to move on to other topics.
What is the next writing project for you?
I have many ideas in all sorts of stages of completion. It is hard to focus on which one to finish up next. I believe this year will see me publishing small books that focus on family devotionals I’ve written for the Lent and Advent seasons. The Lent devotional, The Jesus Tree, takes families through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. The Advent devotional,The Jesse Tree, takes families through the lineage of Jesus starting with Creation and Adam and Eve.
Where does your best inspiration for writing come from?
I have always felt called to share my own moments of life, faith, marriage, and motherhood. In being transparent, the hope is to relate to my audience and encourage them on their own journeys.
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What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, weaving, playing piano, walking and hiking, bicycling, watching my sons play all kinds of sports, camping, and cooking and baking.
Do you have a favourite scripture verse or passage?
Matthew 6:33 is my life verse – But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
What would you say are your top 3 favourite books to read, and why?
I don’t have any particular favourites – there are too many books to list that I’ve gleaned wisdom and encouragement from. And I love to read quite a wide variety of topics – I usually have 2 or 3 books on the go at once!
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