When I saw this book tour, I had to join it. I knew Jennifer back at Arizona State University forever ago. I don't know if she'd remember me or not, but I loved her then and I'm excited to read her book. Be sure to take a look at not only her book blurb, but the interview she did for us. :)
Author Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt Jennifer Brinkerhoff Platt is currently an assistant visiting faculty member at Brigham Young University and a recent addition to Deseret Book’s Time Out for Women events. A former seminary and institute instructor, she earned a PhD from Arizona State University in lifespan developmental psychology, focusing on women and social issues. She is married to Jed Platt, and the couple lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah.
What made you decide to become a writer?
From the time I was a little girl I loved to write. My mother really nurtured my creativity and encouraged me to write as it helped me to express myself. Overtime I had some really amazing teachers who didn't follow all the rules and just let us write. One high school creative writing teacher turned on his mixed tapes of music and let us write for the entire hour. I still think of him every time I hear Christopher Cross' "Sailing". (Did I just totally date myself!?!) Writing is cathartic for me.
Who inspires you?
David Bednar is one of the most skilled writers and speakers I've ever come across. His capacity to state truth clearly while inspiring and motivating application of what he is teaching is incredible. I've made a serious study of his approach for nearly 10 years now. Not only does he stir me to act on what he is teaching but he always leaves me curious as to how he organized his words to create such profound, individual experiences. His ability to communicate to all levels of learners truly ignites a passion in me.
What would you like your readers to get out of your writing?
My hope is that my writing is clear and easy to digest but thought provoking enough that it spurs application.
Where did this idea come from?
The pursuit of my doctoratal degree was a profound and life changing experience for me. Few days passed that I wasn't thoroughly intimidated and inadequate. Early on I was drawn to methods and theories that made sense to me so I practiced them in my daily routine. It made all the difference so I decided to write about it with the desire to help others as they face the challenges of life.
Any advice for aspiring authors?
Write a little bit everyday… make it a part of your daily life and be consistent at it. Ask others to read your work and be humble as you receive their feedback.
What can we expect next from you?
I'm playing with a couple of ideas about for similar books about obedience, gatherings, or the stewardship of time. I know those are broad topics but what appeals to you? Let me know on my Facebook page…https://www.facebook.com/JenniferBrinkerhoffPlatt?ref=hl
Where can we purchase your book? Deseret Book, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles
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