Nancy Mehl is the author of Inescapable and Unbreakable, books one and two in her Road to Kingdom Series and of The Harmony Trilogy as well as a number of cozy mysteries. Altogether, she’s published fourteen books.
Nancy, welcome to Overcoming Through Time – With God’s Help. We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.
Would you tell us about the most difficult thing in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
I would have to say that overcoming my past was the most difficult. My parents divorced when I was nine and my brother and I lived with my mother who battled mental illness. After leaving home, other relationships in my life caused a lot of pain. My way of dealing with my feelings was to stuff them in a mental closet and pretend everything was all right in my life. Then in my forties, that closet burst open and all the hurt spilled out. It took about a year for me to work my way through it.
I learned that feelings buried alive never die, they just fester and affect other areas of your life. God walked me through the entire process and taught me that it isn’t a sin to have problems. But not dealing with them – or allowing them to rule your future - can stop your life in its tracks. If those hurts hadn’t come to the surface, I’m not sure what would have happened to me. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be an author today. I didn’t see myself as someone who could achieve anything special. But thanks to God, I now know He has a plan for me and that it’s a good one. All He asks is that I trust Him and believe.
Disability friendliness: Is this latest release available in audio format or do you have any other works available on audio? Do your e-books have audio capability? Do you have any in large print?
Inescapable is available in audio format. All of my books are available in large print. I believe Unbreakable will also be available in audio format but since it’s just been released, that hasn’t happened yet.
In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?
In my newest novel, Unbreakable, my main character, Hope Kaufmann, must step outside her comfort zone, confront her father and those in her community who want her to live according to their beliefs, and establish her own viewpoint. This can be a frightening experience.
I think many of us have never questioned why we believe what we do. It’s difficult for God to lead us on our own path when we’re busy following someone else on theirs.
Thank you Nancy for agreeing to answer these questions. Have a blessed day and keep on writing!!
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your wonderful site!
All of Nancy’s novels have an added touch – something for your spirit as well as your soul. “I welcome the opportunity to share my faith through my writing,” Nancy says. “God is number one in my life. I wouldn’t be writing at all if I didn’t believe that this is what He’s called me to do. I hope everyone who reads my books will walk away with the most important message I can give them: God is good, and He loves you more than you can imagine. He has a good plan for your life, and there is nothing you can’t overcome with His help.”
Readers can learn more about Nancy through her Web site: www.nancymehl.com or her blog ww.suspensesisters.blogspot.com. She is also active on Facebook.
Giveaways: Nancy has graciously offered to give away a copy of Inescapable and Unbreakable this week. OWG will give away an ebook copy of any of Nancy's books, also, this week.