Introducing . . . Suzanne Norquist

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The next author in our Bouquet of Brides line-up is debut author Suzanne Norquist, who wrote A Song for Rose.

(Actually the next story in the collection is At Home with Daffodils by yours truly, but I figure you already know me and Suzanne’s story is the next in the book.)

I’m Jumping up and down about this one! It’s always an incredible delight to see a friend get her first publishing contract. Congratulations, Suzanne! We’re so happy for you and so proud of your hard work and perseverance!

It’s such a joyful honor to be alongside Suzanne in this book, her very first release. As I’ve worked on these blogs I’ve had this sense of God’s special blessing. Many of us in the collection did a lot of WORK together with ACFW. It’s almost as if He is smiling upon us saying, “Ok, ladies, you worked together, now enjoy publishing together!”

Suzanne and I became fast friends when we served together in state leadership for ACFW Colorado. She was on the Colorado Springs board, and I was ACFW Colorado Coordinator. Suzanne and I met monthly with the state team to discuss and implement strategies for supporting Christian writers in our state. I loved the vision part of the job, the networking, teaching, leading, and encouraging. The paperwork and spreadsheets? Not so much. I sent out a cry for help from someone who understood spreadsheets, and Suzanne not only rescued me from the details the national folks expected of me, but she also created an amazing tool that helped us reach out to writers all across the state. Because of her spreadsheet design, work that was taking me hours was accomplished in minutes, and we were much better equipped to reach out to ACFW writers in Colorado. Suzanne served ACFW faithfully and diligently, with much skill and grace.

Dear Suzanne and I share another love besides writing. We love to walk–and we’ve done a lot of it together, shedding pounds as we went. When we took this picture, we’d just finished a 10.18 mile trek together. And we’re still smiling, if a little sunburned.


Congratulations, Suzanne! I’m privileged to call you friend!

Until tomorrow when we meet the next author,

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PS I’m a special guest today on Mary Davis’ blog. We’re talking about my handsome hero, Jace Gruber! Check it out! 


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12 thoughts on “Introducing . . . Suzanne Norquist

  1. lelandandbecky January 3, 2018 at 5:27 pm Reply

    Congratulations, Suzanne!!! So pleased to meet you and I look forward to reading your story.

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm Reply

      Welcome to my blog! It’s fun sharing it with you and being connected here too. I’ll put you in the drawing once for each comment, so yay!

  2. mimionlife January 3, 2018 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I can’t wait to read this book. Love the photo of you and Suzanne, even with the sunburn. Walking is great fun! 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 3, 2018 at 6:17 pm Reply

      I need to get back to walking. I’ve shut down the last few months and I don’t feel nearly as healthy.

      • mimionlife January 4, 2018 at 7:27 am

        We would love to be walking today, but the record 5 inches of snowfall has put everything at a stand still. haha

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 4, 2018 at 9:23 am Reply

      Good day to cozy up with a book! Where are you from?

      • mimionlife January 4, 2018 at 3:49 pm

        I was born in Virginia and have lived in various towns in Virginia. Hubby and I lived in NC for a few years. Now, moved to SC to be near son, daughter-in-love and first grand baby. 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 4, 2018 at 7:28 pm Reply

      I’m glad you get to be near your grand baby and children!

  3. Tina January 4, 2018 at 7:42 am Reply

    Love reading about the authors before reading the stories, it will add such a different level of depth to each story. You have an amazing circle of friends in your writing world! God truly has blessed each of you with wonderful talent!

    • Paula Moldenhauer January 4, 2018 at 9:21 am Reply

      Ah my friend! He has indeed blessed me with good friend in this writing. And support on the writing journey–and now with you. How fun to see you on my blog! Good luck on the drawing.

  4. Tammy Cordery January 4, 2018 at 8:22 pm Reply

    I loved the interveiw. The book sounds like a great book to read. Thank you for a chance to win a great book.

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