Deborah H. Bateman – The Book of Ruth

What is your most recent book? Tell us a bit about it.

It is The Book of Ruth: A Story of Love and Redemption (Daily-Bible-Reading).

It is a Daily-Bible-Reading Study of The Book of Ruth from the Bible.

Tell us something about yourself.

I am from South Carolina. I have been writing for a little over a year. I am a wife, a mother of two daughters, and a grandmother to five grandchildren.

What inspired you to write this book?

I do a Daily-Bible-Reading blog where I do daily Bible Studies. I guess you can say that is where The Book of Ruth was born.

How did you choose the title?

Originally it was going to be called The Book of Ruth-Daily-Bible-Reading. My first editor suggested we change the title. With some help from her and my husband I finally decided on The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption.

What obstacles did you encounter in getting this book published? How did you overcome them?

The hardest part for me was the delays. You know we live in a world where we want everything yesterday and that just doesn’t happen. I just tried to keep moving forward one day at a time.

How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?

I got started by sharing Bible Verses on Facebook. Later, I took an Online Internet Business Course and started building my websites and blogs. Several months ago I took an E-book course and decided to publish The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption.

Do you have any writing rituals?

I usually write mid-morning. I like to write when the house is quiet and usually while I am drinking my coffee.

How do you come up with the names for your characters?

Since my book is based on The Book of Ruth from the Bible my characters names were already established.

Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? What?

I have learned a lot. The hardest part for me was when I first received my book back from the editor. I had no idea what to expect. I learned it’s a tough world, but people are willing to help you.

If you were doing it all over again, what would you do differently?

I would allow myself more time to get everything done.

What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?

I like to read Christian, Inspirational books. I like reading a lot of different people’s books. Some of my favorites are Joyce Meyer, Beth Moore, Stormie Omaritan, Max Lacado, to name a few.

Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?

I have started my next book, but I am not working on it right now, because I am trying to get ready for my book launch for The Book of Ruth-A Story of Love and Redemption.

My next book is going to be from The Book of Esther. It is also a Daily-Bible-Reading Study.

What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?

The best advice I have is try to learn all you can about writing.
Don’t over commit yourself. Which is something I think I have done sometimes.
Be prepared for the ups and downs of publishing.
Enjoy the experience.

Who is the perfect reader for your book?

People who want to learn more about the Bible and develop a close relationship with God.

Where can readers learn more about you and your book?

You can check out my websites and blogs.

My Author Website is http://www.deborahhbateman.com
Christian Daily Resources is the main site for my Christian Online Ministry at: http://www.christiandailyresources.com
Daily-Bible-Reading is the Bible Study blog at: http://www.daily-bible-reading.com
Bible Verse Tweet is the Daily Bible Verse blog at: http://www.bibleversetweet.com