Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Christian Women Online

Have you discovered this delightful online magazine? If not, you've got to go check it out. Now would be a good time, because they have this really beautiful woman on the cover. Someone you'll all love to read about. Take a look...

Okay, Okay, I'm being funny. But that fits because this was a fun interview to do. And they put in fun pix, too. So go ahead and click on the cover. That will take you to the magazine. In addition to the interview with yours truly, there's a lovely interview with my buddy, Robin Jones Gunn. There are also columns on beauty, cooking, faith, and all kinds of things for women. So have at it, and have fun!

Speaking of Robin, the CWO interviewer opens with this comment: "Talking with Robin makes you feel like you are sitting in a coffee shop sharing a latte with a friend." She's right on target. From the first time I met Robin, I knew I'd found a kindred spirit and a lifelong friend.

Robin and I were together this year at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers' Conference (if you're interested in writing, get thee to this conference! It's fabulous!), and I was practicing taking promo shots with my handy-dandy Sony Cybershot camera. I told Robin, "Let's take a shot making funny faces." Yuh-huh. Here's what she did.

Oh great! There's dumb ol' Karen with a goofy face and dear Robin, as beautiful as ever. Brat! So I told her one more time, and this time behave! I took the shot and...

Vengeance! Ain't it sweet? Finally, I told her okay, once more, and this time just be pretty. It took a few minutes of laughing and teasing before we settled down, but here's the final shot of me and one of the nicest, most gracious, most impish women you'll ever meet, the wonderful Robin Jones Gunn:

Don't you love having fun with friends you've known a long time? Me, too. So here's to a day for each of you filled with friendship and laughter--and good friends who can tease you with impunity.



Julie Ackerman Link said...

You make me smile!

Bonnie Leon said...

Looks like fun. I'm smiling.

Love ya,


Catherine West said...

Hi, Karen,
I just loved the interview! Darlene is great and I'm so thrilled the magazine is such a success.
Happy 4th!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

When I was in second grade, (I still remember this vividly) I forgot how to spell "if". I sat there and thought about it really confused, and finally extremely embarrassed, I asked someone. I ended up asking many people, but they all thought I was kidding, and of course the teacher being teacher said "sound it out". Sound it out? "Ehhh-ffffff" It was quite the day, but I'll tell you, I have never forgotten it again! Oh, to the strange English words!!!

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

Fantastic interview at CWO with Darlene -- I was thrilled when she dropped a line mentioning she asked if you'd be a cover girl. ~smile~ After we met you at the Seattle Conference, it was clear: you were met to be a cover girl! ~smile~

Just slipping in for a moment to say that I am thinking of you tonight at the Christy's.

God uses you.
Be encouraged and press on!

Karen B. said...

Great comments, all. And thanks, Ann, for remembering me at Christy time. In case you all don't know, my book WHAT LIES WITHIN is a finalist in a Christy category this year...along with Jan Karon! But the ceremony/banquet is Saturday night, not tonight. So be prayin' for me. I just want to relax and have fun. Especially since I'm also one of the speakers for the event.

Have a great day!


Terra Hangen said...

Hi Karen,
You look like a hoot to be around, and to call friend. I found your blog when reading the CWO cover story about you.
Now I will have to explore it.
My first book is being published this September, which is so fun.

Karen B. said...

Thanks, Terra. Hope you enjoy the blog. And congrats on your book being published!