Virginia Babcock, Author

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Virginia, welcome to the New Writing Hangout! Tell us all about yourself and what you do when you aren’t writing.

I work a real job. I am a die-hard quilter, painter, and reader. So that’s what I do when not writing.

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

I put some personal experiences in my books. Mostly it’s places and feelings I’ve experienced. I try to put my spin on things by having my characters look at or talk about their situations like I would. Some of my characters display some of my personality quirks. For instance, I cuss a lot when venting. Most of my heroines do this too.

Tell us about where you live!

I live in northern Utah. I was born here, but stay for my job and also my husband. We have a temperate climate and varied topography. I can be in the desert dune-buggying and in the mountains hiking on the same day. Sunny skies in the winter keep me here.

If you could travel anywhere in or out of this world, where would it be?

I would travel the entire US. I want to drive the length of the Gulf Coast, but also want to eat a lobster on the beach in Maine before I die. I’ve done the Redwoods and July 4th in DC. Hiking the Appalachian trail or getting to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are other bucket list trips.

Where did you come up with the idea for your story?

I wrote Bum Lambs and Red Tractors based on the thought, “What could have happened to me if Mom had married a rancher instead of my CPA dad.” The whole book is a treatise on where I grew up and how I would live a rural lifestyle in today’s modern world.

What can we expect from you in the future?

I write constantly. Currently, I’m working on another contemporary romance where I explore a hero that pines for the girl he’d spent a no-promises, steamy week with. I am exploring the idea that “hot sex with no strings” could turn into enduring love. I also have a good start on a book redeeming my mad bomber from my first book. It speaks to redemption and how far can someone come back from being “evil.”

Where did you come up with the idea for “Bum Lambs and Red Tractors?

I wrote Bum Lambs and Red Tractors based on the thought, “What could have happened to me if Mom had married a rancher instead of my CPA dad.” The whole book is a treatise on where I grew up and how I would live a rural lifestyle in today’s modern world.

“Maddy has always been different, but lately she’s been lonely. Even those who love her avoid her because of her “gift” and the strange things it makes her do. Then one night, a ghostly visitor warns her to go with the handsome stranger who shows up at her door before dawn. Jacob needed a change in his life, so he quit his job. Before he could head out on his next adventure, his brother reached out to him for help. Will he ever know why a haunting dream told him to leave to help his brother now? On his way, he meets the beautiful Maddy. Together Maddy and Jacob help those they are called to help. Through triumph and tragedy they find their own way and try to blend two varying paths into one.”

 

Virginia’s books on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Virginia-Babcock/e/B00K8P259G

Viginia Babcock on Facebookwww.facebook.com.VirginiaBabcockBooks

 

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