Face-Off with Myra Johnson!!

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This lady has authored a huge number of books, articles, devotions, and short stories. It’s absolutely amazing looking through the list of things she has written!

Here is a small sampling:

Myra has spent a lot of time working on YA literature and articles, but now spends her time writing grown up stuff! 🙂 Her current focus is on Women’s Fiction. Now that her kiddos are adults, she lives with her hubby and two rescue dogs ❤ So sweet!!

Let’s get to this, shall we?


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The rules are simple. I ask Myra some random questions. She replies and then I give my answers. Each winning answer is worth one point and I get to decide whose answer is better.

It’s my blog.

Here we go!

1. Did any of your relatives go West in a covered wagon?

Myra – If they did, they never told me. I think most of my ancestors stopped around St. Louis. A couple of my aunts moved to California, but I’m pretty sure they got there by car.

Charity – Oh oh!! I get this one!! My Grandma (not Great Grandma, but my Dad’s Mother) moved West on a covered wagon!!! It was part of a wagon train. Isn’t that unbelievable!!! (yes, I am a lot older than I look….). It blows my mind!

This is her with two of my uncles. She was absolutely amazing!! ❤ RIP Grandma!!!

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— I get that one!! woo hoo!!

Charity 1 / Myra 0

2. What’s the perfect day (OUT of the house) look like to you?

Myra – Spending time with either or both of my girls and their families. The beach, the zoo, a drive through the mountains—any outing with the Grandkids is always lots of fun! If it’s just hubby and me, we enjoy an afternoon at the movies followed by dinner at one of our favorite casual restaurants, like Chili’s or Pei Wei.

Charity – Oh, I adore you. When hubby and I have a night out, Chili’s is our go to restaurant!! Can’t beat… Now I am hungry! We always go see a movie too.

I cannot wait for Grandkids. My son is a senior this year and I keep asking him if he wants to get married and give me some Grandbabies. haha 🙂 He wants to be a pastor, so he doesn’t feel any need to “find himself”.

— tie…sounds like we have a lot in common!

Charity 2 / Myra 1

3. Are you good at fishing?

Myra – You mean with a rod and reel and . . . bait??? As a teenager, I did do some fishing in the canal near our rural home. I caught a mess of perch once and fed them to some stray cats. The last time I remember going fishing was probably in the early 1980s. We were vacationing at the Gulf Coast and caught some catfish. Our younger daughter was really excited about the catch until she realized we actually had to kill the fish before we could take them home to cook!

Oh, and once—ONLY ONCE!—hubby and I went on a deep-sea fishing trip. We both caught small sharks. And a bad case of “green around the gills.”

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Charity – Wow!! Now, that is IMPRESSIVE! I am too high maintenance to fish…*shudder*

— Definitely you and your sharks!!

Charity 2 / Myra 2

4. Are you crafty? Last thing you made? Pics?

Myra – Okay, that would involve art supplies, right? About a million years ago, I made macramé plant hangers. Then I was into folk art for a while and painted some cute wooden signs. I’ve done cross-stitch and tried crewel embroidery, also decades ago! Last really “crafty” thing I did was paint some pottery at one of those trendy shops. I think this heart-shaped candy dish turned out pretty cute, don’t you?

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Charity – haha. That is totally cute! I am not in love with crafts. Well, some kinds. I can’t even handle scrapbooking for a minute!!! I do enjoy some types though.

I made this super cute iPad case last year. Love it!

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— Tie!

Charity 3 / Myra 3

5. Where were you when you found out your first book was being picked up by a publisher?

Myra – At my desk in my upstairs office. That was in 2008, and the process began with a series of emails. First, my editor let me know she was taking the story to the publishing board. Then one day she emailed that she would be calling later with the official contract offer. I think I screamed. At least my husband says I did. He also thought the roof was caving in because of how I was jumping up and down and stomping on the floor.

Charity – So exciting!! I can imagine you would be out of your mind!!!!

— Myra!! woo hoo!

Charity 3 / Myra 4

6. Do you cook the big meal on Thanksgiving? What do you make?

Myra – Cook???? Wait, are you looking at ME???? My idea of the perfect Thanksgiving is to chill out and throw a pizza or frozen lasagna in the oven.Then have store-bought pumpkin pie for dessert. I love a good meal as much as the next person, but seriously, to spend hours and hours and hours in a hot kitchen, especially on a holiday??? What is wrong with this picture???

Charity – Oh, how I love thee.

Amen.

— Tie

Charity 4 / Myra 5

7. Who, from the Bible, are you most excited to meet in Heaven?

Myra – Number one, hands down, is Jesus. There is so much I want to ask Him when we meet face-to-face, and just to spend time in His presence . . . what more can I say?

Charity – Oh my stars. You pulled the Jesus card!! That was supposed to be a given. *sigh* I can’t wait either. I just want to sit in His lap for eternity!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

— Tie

Charity 5 / Myra 6

8. How do you strive to bring God the most glory in your life?

Myra – I try to write books that honor Him and bring a little hope, inspiration, and encouragement to my readers. I believe God gave me the desire and the talent to write. He expects me not to squander this gift and to trust Him fully for the results. I work extra-hard to remember this whenever discouragement strikes in the form of rejections or negative reviews and I start to think about giving up. He’s lifted me up more than once with exactly what I needed at that moment to continue on in faith.

Charity – Love it! That is really awesome. I know that author’s really struggle with that. Heck, we all struggle with discouragement and mean people!!!

— God wins!!!

Charity 5 / Myra 6

9. Mail order bride: worst case scenario?

Myra – You’ve stumped me on this one. Point goes to Charity!

Charity – That this is who would greet me at the train:

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–me, me!

Charity 6 / Myra 6

10. Could you live the lifestyle of the Amish for a month?

Myra – You mean give up my microwave, computer, and smartphone? I don’t think I’d last a week!

Charity – Again. I ❤ you.

— agreed!

Final:

Charity 7 / Myra 7

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And now a question for Charity:

Myra – Who’s the most famous person you’ve actually met? What were the circumstances?

Charity – Hmm. I have met a few fancy people…but, I think the most fun story is when I was a teenager.

This was almost 25 years ago. I was in the Yorktown Fife and Drum corp and we were asked to be in the movie production of Andersonville.

Thomas Wilson (you probably know him as Biff, from Back to the Future) was one of the main stars of the film. He was a nice guy and he did something fun…He knocked on my head and did the whole “McFly” routine. It was great…except that it hurt a bit! 😮

This is a picture I took of him and my friend.


It has been so much fun facing-off with you! I enjoy seeing how much we have in common 🙂 Thank you!!!

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21 thoughts on “Face-Off with Myra Johnson!!

  1. Thanks for inviting me to your blog, Charity! This is the most fun I’ve had as a blog guest in a long time!

    Wow–you met “Biff”? What a treat–and the whole “McFly” thing too! My most memorable celebrity encounter was Fess Parker from the old Daniel Boone TV series. I shook his hand and got an autographed photo. That’s about as exciting as it got. :-/

    Oh, and my daughter and I were “crowd scene” extras in the Steve Martin movie Leap of Faith. That was fun! You won’t see me anywhere, but my daughter’s arm makes it into one shot. We’re in the revival tent as part of the congregation.

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    1. I once met Kay Orr, shook her hand, had a nice visit. She was then running for Governor of Nebraska, the first woman governor. I know, as far as ‘brushes with greatness’ goes it really oughta be someone you’ve heard of. How about I met Tracie Peterson and have, on several occasions, spent a long time visiting with her. See if we get into our Christian fiction world, we’ve met quite a few people.

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      1. And I once stood close to the line of people greeting Marie Osmond at a similar event. Wow, sure she’s had work done but man, close up, she is still absolutely gorgeous.

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      2. You do understand these ‘meetings’ were more in the nature of me being a stalker. I went to a Pioneer Woman booksigning once and met Ree Drummond for about 90 seconds. She was amazingly friendly for those 90 seconds and gave me her full attention.
        I also met Beverly Lewis at a book signing, too. What a sweet lady!

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      3. So true, Mary! We are blessed to know so many wonderful authors (almost) personally. Well, VERY personally if you count Seekerville! Love you all!

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  2. I finally figured out how to comment! 🙂 What a fun way to do an interview, Charity! Thank you for doing this. Myra, I love that photo of you and hubby fishing. Oh my goodness, you look like kids! 🙂 🙂

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  3. LOVED the face-off, Myra and Charity, but seriously, Myra — frozen pizza for Thanksgiving??? While I slaved away with two turkeys, four pies, and tons of fixin’s for over 30 every year??? What’s wrong with THIS picture?? But I’m happy to say that since we downsized to the Lake of the Ozarks to a dining room that only seats six, for the first time in 35 years, the St. Louis relatives are now on the hook for Turkey Day!

    And, MISSY, BLESS YOU for saying you had trouble finding where to comment. Heck, I was on this blog last month or so and STILL had trouble remembering where to comment. 😦 Charity, too bad you can’t get them to put the word “comment” in the little balloon for us slow types … 😉

    Charity … I miss you!! 😐

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. LOL, Julie!!! I am just NOT the “kitchen diva” you are! Aren’t you the one who pipes her guests’ initials in the twice-baked potatoes????

      At least Charity and I are on the same page about enjoying the holidays without all the cooking fuss! 😉

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  4. I rarely have Thanksgiving at my house. I’ve got two adult daughters who take turns. I usually make pie. But one of my most gratifying moments as a mother was hearing one daughter say to her Mother in law, at Thanksgiving, “I don’t know how to make any of this stuff. We just wait for mom.”
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    Only then did I realize how I did short of get shoved forward when it was time to mash potatoes, make gravy, decide when the scalloped corn was done, etc. All that TRICKY stuff.

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    1. LOL, Mary! That’s one of the hardest things about being the “older generation” now. When I think back on all the stuff my mother and mother-in-law did for the holidays, I just cringe and hope my daughters will forgive me for not being “that” kind of grandmother!

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