Monday, July 26, 2010

Stalking Love Inspired author, Carla Capshaw

My first stalking victim, author Carla Capshaw, popped up on my radar a couple of weeks ago when I received a tip her book, The Gladiator, might be edgier than most Love Inspired novels. I tracked her down online, and she graciously agreed to come share things we'd discover if we picked through her garbage or interviewed her friends.

(Thanks Carla, for considering this new blog feature more funny than creepy).

The last thing you threw away? A cat food can, a Coke can and a M&Ms wrapper. In other words, I fed the furry people and sat down to write. :-)

Your brand of toothpaste? Colgate or whatever's in a green container.

Three things in your purse: Wallet, keys and gum.

Favorite lawn ornament? My frog with the daisy parasol.

A sentence from your rough draft that didn't make the novel: I don't think I have any that I kept. I usually write, delete and
rewrite as I go.

The name of every book you've ever published (so we can track 'em all down): Well, since you twisted my arm... ;-) The Gladiator, The Duke's Redemption, The Protector
Stalker's note: The Protector is in stores now!

Your favorite not-quite-a-curse word: Bloody.

What sounds might I hear outside your kitchen window?
Cats meowing, crickets chirping and dogs barking in the next yard.

One lousy job from your past: My first job was the worst. I was a hostess at a southern-themed restaurant. I had to greet each customer with a "Howdy folks! Welcome to Po Folks."

What would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates? "Well done, my good and faithful servant!"

Florida native Carla Capshaw always dreamed of being a writer and world traveler. She followed her wanderlust around the globe before beginning work on her first novel. A two-time Rita nominee, she's found inspirational historical romance is the perfect vehicle to combine lush settings, vivid characters and a Christian worldview. Currently at work on her next novel, she still lives in Florida, but is always planning her next trip…and plotting her next story. Carla loves to hear from readers. Learn more at: Contact her:


  1. Fun interview! Just wanted to say that I read Carla's book "The Gladiator" and loved it.

    I love the way Carla portrayed how the first Christians might have been (probably were) treated. Fed to the lions! Eek.

    Continued success!


  2. Hi Carla! I bet you'll have more in your purse when you head to Orlando for RWA...Looking forward to saying hi in person!

  3. I just got the Gladiator in the mail this week, and I can't wait to read it. Thanks Carla for agreeing to the interview, and thank you Susan and Vicki for stopping by to comment. :)

    Have fun at RWA.

  4. Hi Joy,

    Thanks for letting me visit today! You can stalk me anytime. lol


  5. Hi Sue!

    Thanks so much for letting me know you enjoyed The Gladiator. I did my best to portray the time period accurately and to show Christians as people who faced danger and lived cautiously, but who also lived vibrant lives.


  6. Thanks Carla, please make sure to come by again so I can stalk you some more. :)


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