“As the Ink Flows” Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Glenda Dekkema

Posted November 28, 2016 by meezcarrie in Christian, giveaway, Glenda Dekkema, nonfiction / 10 Comments

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Up next in our As the Ink Flows giveaway series is Glenda Dekkema! Make sure you’re following along with all the authors’ interviews to take advantage of all the possible chances to win this great book!

glenda-dekkema-closeupGlenda Dekkema is a full-time writer for Christian Blind Mission. In the past she wrote the chaplaincy column for Senior Care magazine. Her non-fiction articles–focused on health, the environment, family life and humour–are published in magazines and newspapers in Canada and Europe. One of her articles won best short feature article of the year with the Word Guild. Glenda loves to tell stories, but she especially enjoys listening to her friends telling them while she laughs or cries over a few cups of coffee.

Connect with Glenda at her website: http://www.glendadekkema.com/


As the Ink Flows is a devotional by writers for writers, integrating the craft of working with words with the faith of people of the Word to deepen, sustain, and expand ministry in the world. This collection of 90 devotions features a focus Scripture, a brief meditation on the text and the writing experience, and a prompt for personal reflection and creative response. Written by five members of a Christian writers’ group, As the Ink Flows offers inspiration and encouragement for writers and speakers who want to connect their convictions and their craft for the glory of God and the equipping of God’s people.

“As the Ink Flows is a truly inspirational read that will lift your spirits and feed your soul on a daily basis. A wonderful resource for Christian writers and speakers, it is a book that will be a welcome addition to any personal library.” —Jen Turano, bestselling and acclaimed author of The Ladies of Distinction and A Class of Their Own series.

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Hi Glenda! Welcome to the blog!! 🙂 I start all of my guests out with a fast four

apples or oranges

Glenda: It depends. If I have peanut butter handy, then I prefer to eat apples. If I have chocolate, then oranges.

Carrie: Mmmmm, pb and apples is the best snack! But … what about chocolate and apples? That sounds equally delicious!

winter or summer

Glenda: I love the early parts of winter, and the entire summer.

Carrie: I’m the exact opposite haha!

dogs or cats

Glenda: I can’t take the rejection that inevitably comes with cats.

Carrie: Dogs for the win!! (I would like to take this opportunity to point out that dogs are the clear winner amongst the As the Ink Flows authors. Sorry, Mel & Marguerite 🙂 )

coffee or tea

Glenda: I prefer coffee for the kick, but tea is healthier.

Carrie: lol i love it – I *should* say tea but … coffee. 😉

Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?

Glenda: My superpower is love in all its forms.

Carrie: oh we need more of that these days…

Books are kind-of a big deal around here. When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?

Glenda: I like to hang out for a long time at bookstores and wander from section to section.  I feel like I’m in a trance.

Carrie: Bookstore stupor is a real thing. I think. If not, it should be.

photo courtesy of Melony Teague
photo courtesy of Melony Teague

What makes As the Ink Flows unique?

Glenda: I think it’s unique because we worked collaboratively with 5 authors. And we’re still friends. We even still like each other.

Carrie: LOL! That friendship between all of you really is something special to have, especially in that it survived writing a book together 😉

Which devotional from the book is your personal favorite?

Glenda: It really depends on my mood and whatever issue I am dealing with at the time.  Some of my favorites are: “God’s Time” because it’s so beautifully poetic; “My View from the Couch” because it reminds me to make the most of every moment; “Coming before God in Prayer” because I believe in the power of prayer; and “Chipping Away” because that is what I need to do every day.

Carrie: ooo your answer makes me want to grab my copy and look up each one of these devotionals to read again! I think I shall…

What do you most want authors (or readers or bloggers) to take away from As the Ink Flows?

Glenda: I hope writers feel inspired to keep on writing and share their insights and talents with others.

Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you!

Glenda: I would like to write another devotional.

Carrie: That would be fantastic! Please do!

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One of my readers (living in either the US or Canada only) will win a copy of As the Ink Flows! Give it to your favorite author or keep it for yourself! I have it myself and really enjoy it!

Giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies.


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Come back tomorrow to hear from Marguerite Cummings & one last chance to win!

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10 responses to ““As the Ink Flows” Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Glenda Dekkema

  1. Connie Saunders

    I used to experience bookstore stupor weekly. To clarify, I was the cataloger at our public library and we usually received our weekly order from our book jobber on Tuesday or Wednesday. I could.not. wait to see what Santa in the brown suit had brought this good little girl!

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