Today’s Writers’ Tip: Meet the Author Beth Westcott
Beth, her silly hubby Frank, and one of our “duckie” friends at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference
One of the sweetest gals I’ve ever had the privilege to know is Beth Westcott, a pastor’s wife, whom I met years ago at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference in Montrose, PA. Beth has been writing for quite a few years. Let’s get to know a little bit about her:
Beth Says Hi
“I trust you had a blessed Christmas and will have a joyous New Year,” she says. “May you hold the true meaning of Christmas in your hearts all year long.”
“I grew up on a farm,” Beth tells us. “Like many pre-teen girls, I loved horses. While the other group of girls ran screaming around the playground at school with a bunch of boys chasing them, the group I belonged to galloped and whinnied around as wild horses. Sometimes in real life, I had the opportunity to ride with friends, and my oldest sister owned a horse. I must confess I was never completely comfortable around horses. The idea for ‘Sadie and the Princess’ grew from my oldest granddaughter’s interest in horses.”
Beth’s Life Besides Writing:
The mother of three and grandmother of five (and one on the way), she has been in ministry with her pastor husband for more than thirty years. She enjoys teaching the Bible to children and women and enjoys music, sewing, and, of course, reading.
What Sparked Her Interest in Writing?
“My passion for writing began in second grade with a little poem about a lamb and a puppet play in third grade. I began writing seriously when I decided I needed to prepare for the empty nest after my children left home. It has been a journey of challenge and reward.”
Thanks, Beth for a glimpse into your busy and fulfilling life!
Watch for Beth’s story to be posted soon on
Amazon and B & N
in MARSHA HUBLER’S HEART-WARMING HORSE STORIES:
“Sadie and the Princess”
More than anything in the world, Sadie Rose Collins wishes for a horse of her own. She thinks and dreams about horses all the time. Her parents say no, they can’t afford a horse, and Sadie figures God is too busy to listen to her prayer for a horse.
Then one day, Sadie sees a shaggy gray horse grazing in a neighbor’s pasture. “If you were my horse,” Sadie whispers, “I would brush you until you shine, and I’d ride you every day.” Assuming the worst about the horse’s owner, Sadie decides she must rescue this horse.
But how? Will her parents help her in her mission? Or maybe her best friend, Sasha, has an idea?
When Sadie learns that Sasha’s Aunt Amiya rescues neglected and abused horses, she decides this may be her best chance to have a horse of her own.