Brad, thank you for joining us at Writing to Distraction!
We were introduced at Friendly's Ice Cream. We've been married now for 6 years, this time.
(Note from Carla: This is our second marriage to one another. Praise God for second chances. )
Any children, grandchildren, or pets in the family? Who lives at home?
We have 2 boys, 25 & 24 (Justin & Brandon). 2 cats, 10 & 2. Our cats Rosie and Dasha live with us.
Did you know your wife was a writer before you were married?
She did write poetry, but she was interested in making silk flower arrangements and working with children then. After we had our own children she began writing children's stories.
Carpentry, for 20 years.
What are a few of your favorite books and authors? (Not including your wife's.)
Confessions of Augustine, The Left Behind Series (LaHaye/Jenkins), Max Lucado, Frank Perretti, C. S. Lewis, and many more.
I'm reading The Shadow Catcher's Daughter.
Where does Carla write?
What does she wear when writing?
Does she ever brainstorm with you about her plots and characters?
Is there anything unusual that she ever asks you to do relating to her writing?
Not really, it seems usual to me. Sometimes I help her walk through a scene or give her advice about technical things.
What activities do the two of you enjoy doing together as a couple?
Picnics, sightseeing, poking around antique stores.
Now, from Carla:
Does your husband write? If so, please tells us about it.
Before we were married he wrote me poetry, which I still have and cherish.
As an author, what is something exceptional that you appreciate about your husband relating to his support of your career.
In addition to being enthusiastic about my writing career, Brad is extremely supportive and helps in many practical ways. He works hard at his job so that I can stay home and write full time. He shops and cooks special meals for me. He puts my office furniture together for me, handles my computer needs and electronic things, and more. He graciously doesn't mind when I need to work long hours and travel. I'm truly blessed.
Carla Olson Gade is the author of The Shadow Catcher's Daughter and Carving a Future/Colonial Courtships. You may visit her website at carlagade.com.