Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mary DeMuth: One Word/One Line Interview

Mary's in the kitchen cooking up spaghetti sauce today in the midst of a hectic schedule. While she attends to her writing and various family needs, bloggers battle for interviews. Thin Places officially released this week to rave reviews, one of which can be found here.

At any rate, I elbowed my way through the crowd and begged for just five minutes to do a quick, light-hearted (almost) interview. And just a taste from the crockpot. Yum.

Mary DeMuth in One Word (sometimes two)

1.  When you are hanging around the house, what is most likely to be on your feet?

     Fuzzy socks.

2.  Your pastor friend says you have an "overactive conscience." What would he say is underactive?

     My positivity.

3.  What is your favorite kitchen item?


4.  When you are at the beach, do you prefer to splash, walk, or bake?


5.  Would you prefer a country, folk, or hip-hop tune.


6.  Are you usually early, late, or on time?

     On time.

7.  Who is your favorite comedian (living or dead)?

     Brian Regan.

8.  Would you rather play first string on a losing team or second string on a winning team?


9.  Would you prefer a sporty convertible, an SUV, or a pick-up truck?


10. What one-word message do you want people to take away from Thin Places?


Mary DeMuth in One Line

1.  If you were not a writer, what would you be and why?

     I'd own a bakery because I love to bake and make people feel at home.

2.  What is the best advice you ever received?

      Find gifts in others.

3.  What kind of horse did you have, and what was its name?

      Thoroughbred-Morgan; her name was Epic.

4.  Which historical person would you like to meet and why?

      Jesus, just to touch Him.

5.  What is the hardest part about writing a memoir?

      Being afraid of what people will think.

6.  Besides the lack of advertising, what was your favorite thing about France?

      The food and lifestyle.

7.  What is your favorite quote?

      "Suffering keeps swelling our feet so earth's shoes don't fit." ~Joni Earekson Tada

8.  Which of your five senses would be worst to lose and why?

     Sight, because I'm already clumsy.

9.  What is your favorite children's book and why?

      The Little Engine That Could because it typifies my life; I keep going.

10. What is something you like to do to treat yourself?

      Lunch with a friend.

Mary DeMuth on One Thing

What one thing would you like to say to your readers or future readers?

That Jesus is capable and willing to heal you from the darkest secrets.

What one thing would you like to say to your fellow writers or aspiring writers?

Tenacity is what differentiates between the published and unpublished.

Here are some places where you can catch up with Mary

Mary's Website

Mary's Writing Blog

Mary's Cooking Blog

You can also follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

Copyright © 2010 by Sandra Heska King


  1. Great interview! Epic is an awesome name for a horse.

  2. I thought that, too, Katie! And I knew you'd like it. ;)

  3. Thanks, Sandy and Mary. Loved this!

  4. I think your answer to question #5 is so true whether it's speaking, blogging, writing, or witnessing to others. Thanks Sandra. Thanks Mary.

  5. You are right, Melinda. It's what God thinks that counts in all things!