Thursday, February 3, 2011

Question of the Day featuring Michael Phillips

Angel Harp: A Novel

I was recently given the chance to interview Michael Phillips, author of Angel Harp and about 40 other titles if you don't count the ones he has co-written or edited.  This large number also does not include his non-fiction titles!  I have been a long time fan of Michael's and was thrilled to be able to interview him.  I was amazed at the candid honesty he imparted during our interview.  He has answered my questions in far more detail than most authors, to date, and I found his answers insightful and interesting.  Due to the length of the interview I decided to post it a little differently than I have in the past.  Instead of one long post I will host a question a day for 25 days!  Each day will let us know a little more about Michael and his life as an author along with some fun facts!  I hope you look forward to the questions!  I promise there will be some great content to come!!  Here is today's question....

Please tell me a little about yourself. When did you know you wanted to become a writer?

Certainly not in my early years, or during high school English classes studying “great literature.” Even all the way through college, majoring in Physics and Math, I had no idea that writing was in my future. The only “F” I ever received in my life was on my first paper for a “Creative Writing” class during my senior year of college. That should give you some idea of my innate “talent.” I didn’t have much!

But the Lord was taking serious hold of my life during those years. One of the results became a passion to communicate his truths. I didn’t necessarily think of doing that through writing at first. But as I began to read more and as Christian books became part of my reading diet, and as C.S. Lewis’s influence in my life deepened, I began to see the power of the written word, both through fiction and non-fiction.

That’s when I began to think seriously about writing books. I also began to lament having majored in Physics rather than something that would have prepared me more adequately for a career in writing. So I basically had to learn the craft from the ground up.

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow and find out a little more about Micheal and his recent release "Angel Harp".


  1. I think your idea of hosting 1 question a day is a great one. I am more likely to read those posts than one looong one. Although I may be interested in an author, long interview posts are intimidating and I don't bother.

  2. Yeah, you never even know that you wanted to become a writer until you actually ARE one without even noticing. That's what happened to me. Great idea of hosting one question a day. I'll have to stay posted for the rest.


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