Q & A with Cara Putman

                         Please welcome author Cara Putman to New Horizon Reviews.

                         Cara, welcome and I really appreciate your time today.

(1) Do you write full-time or part-time?
Writing is one of my jobs :-) I teach full time at Purdue University and also homeschool my kids. Each of those brings me a different kind of joy.

(2) Just for fun, horses or donkeys?
Horses. I adore horses, they are such amazing creatures!

(3) A favorite first line of a book?
Oh! From the next book on my TBR pile, A Daring Escape by Tricia Goyer: Condensation dripped from stone-hewn walls as Charles lowered himself down into the dry well, seeing the treasure his grandfather had tucked away just days before the Allies sacrificed the Sudetenland to Hitler’s death squad like a  lamb to the slaughter. 

(4) What inspired you to write Beyond Justice?
A headline. I ran across an article about the flood of unescorted juveniles slipping across the border, and it got me thinking. Before long my mind was spinning with what-ifs.

(5) Just for fun, coffee or tea?
It depends on the day. I love both!

(6) Do you have another writing project in the works? If so, can you tell us about it?
I am finishing up edits on Delayed Justice, the third book in the Hidden Justice series. This one will be Jaime’s story, and I love how it’s developing. 

(7) What book has impacted your life? Given you hope?
The Bible…such wisdom in it. I’ve also really been blessed by Fiercehearted by Holley Gerth and Mark Batterson’s books. Right now I’m also doing a Beth Moore study, Entrusted. Wow! She always makes me think!

(8) Who did you write Beyond Justice for? What type of reader?
I wrote Beyond Justice for people who love suspense but want it laced with hope. I want a book that keeps me guessing but at the end of the day I know God is still in control.

(9) Tell us a little about a typical day in your life.
There isn’t really a typical day. Most include homeschooling, teaching a couple classes at Purdue, writing, running kids to activities, keeping my family fed and the house clean, and a little exercise. 

(10)Just for fun, the most recent funniest movie you have seen?

Great question….I haven’t had time to watch many movies lately because of my writing schedule, but I really enjoyed Wonder Woman. It’s not funny, but I keep coming back to it. The Proposal with Sandra Bullock was hilarious!

Cara, Once again thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit New Horizon Reviews. You're right, the Bible is full of wisdom. I also like the authors you mentioned: Holley Gerth, Mark Batterson, and Beth Moore. I like all their books and studies. I missed Wonder Woman but I can only imagine that scene with Sandra Bullock.

Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently working on book 30 and 31.

Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW, and currently serves on its Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.

Cara is also an attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!) and George Mason Law School, and Krannert School of Management. You can learn more about Cara at www.caraputman.com <http://www.caraputman.com/>. 


Sandee said…
What a lovely and fun interview. It's good to get a look at the life of authors.

Have a blessed day, Michelle. ♥

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