Kate Motaung

Why do you write?:  To encourage others in their spiritual walks and to remind readers to keep an eternal perspective. We’re just pilgrims here, passing by on our way to our eternal home.

Describe where you write.:  Depends on the time of the day. Sometimes the library, sometimes Panera. Sometimes at my dining room table, or in the love seat tucked in the corner of my lounge.

Who or what is your muse?:  Other writers whose voices I love, such as Lisa-Jo Baker, Emily Wierenga and Susan Meissner inspire me to be a better writer.

Three wishes . . .:  For my three kids to grow and mature in their relationship with Christ and to trust in Him alone for salvation; that my writing would glorify God, even if only one person is blessed by it; to set my heart on things above, not on earthly things.

Favorite childhood book, and why?:  I remember really loving The Polar Express when my mom read it to my sister and me every year at Christmas time.

Explain when is your ideal time to write.:  Usually after my kids go to bed, when silence permeates the house.

Name a book you would reread again and again, and why.:  Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss. It challenges me to grow in my spiritual journey every time I read it.

E-book or print? Why?:  I prefer reading print books. There’s just something about holding the words in my hands and turning the pages that makes the reading experience more enjoyable.

What would you like readers to take away from your writing?:  My prayer is that they would find hope through the message of the gospel, and be challenged to seek first His kingdom.


Read a review of her book Letters to Grief here.

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