Heroine Interview from Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman with a Giveaway

» Posted on Oct 1, 2015 in Blog | 44 comments

This week I’m hosting DiAnn Mills with Deadlock (print US and Canada only or digital worldwide), Vannetta Chapman with Anna’s Healing (US only) and Shanna Hatfield with Sweet Christmas Kisses 2 (digital worldwide). If you want to enter the drawings for any of these books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (October 4th) evening.


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Interview with the heroine from Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman


1. Anna, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

Most people would say that the most interesting thing about me is that I once was a paraplegic, and now I’m not. But I don’t agree. I think the most interesting thing about me is my family—how they have supported me with their love and cared for me through a really crazy time in my life.

2. What do you do for fun?

I’m so glad you asked! I quilt for Project Linus. That might sound like an odd thing for an Amish woman to do, but I feel that God led me to serve others in this way. I just love quilting for children.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

Ack. The dishes! I’d much rather be working in the garden or sewing on a quilt.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I guess you expect me to say that my “healing” might not last. But I’ve always known that for whatever reason … my healing is forever. No, my fears are more that I might forget what a precious gift life is and how grateful I am for each day. There was a time when I took life for granted, and I don’t want to slip back into that habit again.

5. What do you want out of life?

I have it! My family, Jacob—the love of my life, and a strong faith community. What else could anyone want?

6. What is the most important thing to you?

To help others, whether it’s someone from my family or a stranger. It’s important for me to know that I’m using the time God has given me.

7. Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read?

Oh my, yes! Did you see the library book I was peeking at earlier? I read fiction and nonfiction. I especially like romance books, though Jacob teases me about that.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

I used to fret over my weight, but not anymore. That’s one thing you learn when you can’t walk—worrying about 10 extra pounds is silly. I might change my temper. It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally I do get angry … like when the barn cat got into my fabric stash and decided to make a bed to have her kittens. I think I scared the poor thing something terrible with my yelling.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

We have a hound dog, Jake. And then there’s the barn cats, the horses, and the donkeys. Lots of animals on an Amish farm.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

I would go back to the months just after my accident, when I spent most of my time in a wheelchair. I’d be more kind to people and more appreciate of how they were trying to help me.


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  1. Anna sounds like she has learned some important life lessons due to her illness and ultimate healing. Its wonderful she uses her quilting talent to help and give to others. I would love to read her story.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  2. I can’t wait to read Anna’s story!!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

  3. I am intrigued by Anna’s story and would love to know more!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  4. What a great interview with Anna. I can’t wait to read her story.
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

  5. lots of animals

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Would very much love to read Anna’s Healing.
    elmamc56 (at) yahoo(dot)com

  7. Nice interview with Anna. Hope to meet her through the pages of the book!


  8. Can’t wait to read this, great interview

  9. Can’t wait to read this, great interview. Fortony20@hotmail.com

  10. Love books and have read some of all the different writers books so I would be happy with any of them. Thanks.

  11. This was an interesting interview! Thank you for this chance, katie07edgar(at)gmail(dot)com

  12. i woiuld love to win this book thanks for the chance
    Shirley Blanchard jcisforme@aol.com

  13. Would love to read more about Anna!


  14. Thanks for the chance to win! Nancycooks4u(at)gmail(dot)com

  15. Sounds good. Love that Amish fiction and you are a good author!

  16. Enjoyed the interview with Anna. Would love to read/learn more about her. Please accept entry in this giveaway. Thank you.

  17. Sounds like a great book. I can’t wait to read it.

  18. I think the answer to #6 is great, if only more of us would take the time to help others this world would be a better place. You receive a blessing by serving and the person on the other end is blessed by your service.


  19. Great interview. Thanks for a chance to win. Have a blessed day.

  20. Anna sounds like someone I would like to know. Thanks for the chance to win and God Bless. My email address is: bride57no1@yahoo.com

  21. Can’t wait to read this!

  22. Always love the opportunity to win free books.


  23. I can not wait to read Venetta Chapmans new book. I am a huge fan!!

  24. Wonderful interview. Great books up for giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity. kayt18 at comcast dot net

  25. Thank you for the chance to win this wonderful book. I can hardly wait to read it! ruth.kyser@gmail.com

  26. Looking forward to reading Anna’s Healing . . . would love to win a copy!!

  27. I gave a place on my shelf for Annas Healing. Thank you for this chance

  28. I would love to win and have a chance to read.

  29. Enjoyed reading this heroine interview and would love to read the book. TY for the chance.

  30. i really enjoyed the interview with Anna. I didn’t realize she had been paralyzed at one time. Now I understand why her books are filled with grace and compassion. She is an exceptional woman.

  31. loved the interview and cannot wait to read the book! I rely on the library for books so really hoping I win so I don’t have to wait

  32. Would love to read this one!

  33. Would love to win your book for our church library!

  34. Thanks for the great interview. Anna’s Healing is on my list to read as soon I obtain a copy. I cannot wait to see the miraclous miracle Vannetta Chapman has created for Anna.

  35. I love a chance to win this book and to be able to read it would be a joy thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway

  36. I would love the opportunity to read one of your books. Thank you for an awesome giveaway! This sounds like an amazing book!
    sarahsmuthstorm at gmaildotcom

  37. I would like to read any of these books. All would be “good reads.”

  38. cant wait to read it Vannetta!

  39. Can’t wait to read Anna’s story…thanks for the opportunity to win Anna’s Healing!

  40. Enjoyed reading the interview. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance to enter

  41. Looking so forward to reading Anna’s story!

  42. I would love to read this! I love the name Anna!

  43. Anna’s Healing sounds so good, I would love to win this book and share a review afterwards.

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