Carrie Fancett Pagels (www.carriefancettpagels.com) writes “romantic” historical fiction. She is represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency. Carrie is the ACFW MidAtlantic Zone Director. She is owner/admin of two group blogs: “Colonial Quills” (http://colonialquills.blogspot.com) and “Overcoming With God” (www.overcomingwithGod.com).
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Where are you right now (LVR, DR, Bathroom) and what are you wearing? You have to tell the truth.
Am typing this in my bedroom because my inlaws and family are watching a movie in the living room and I have the dining room table set for our dinner. Wearing brown velour pants, LL Bean leather slipper moccasins, a pretty print blouse, and a fleece zip up jacket.
What piece of history fascinates you the most and why?
Colonial American because it was a time of tremendous change and upheaval in this country on SO many different levels! I can’t even wrap my mind around what the people during that time had to face. In making decisions, who would be your friends, the concept of possibly fighting against neighbors, of sending children to war to possibly fight against fellow countrymen, etc.
If you could be any character in any literary book who would you be and why?
Why Cinderella of course! I write historical romance and what is more romantic than Cinderella?
What is something that very few people know about you?
I am a graduate of the Michigan Training Officers school and served as a corrections officer (briefly) during the last bad recession over thirty years ago.
What is your favorite material item that you own (examples: ipod, Gone with the Wind book, grandmother’s rocking chair)
Yellow quilt that my mother made. My mom is gone to be with the Lord. It is currently on my bed but sometimes I just like to display it.
If the world was going to restart and you were given the choice of living in any PAST time period what time period would that be and why?
Wow, I wouldn’t go back very far if I didn’t have to, because I doubt I’d be alive had I lived in an earlier time frame! I am so grateful for the many conveniences we Americans have today and for the medical care we had! And I am so blessed because I can “visit” colonial America almost any time I want because I live in the historic triangle of Virginia. But I always get to go home to my comfy house, sleep on a nice mattress, and have heating and air conditioning and computers!!!
If you could meet any person alive or dead who would that be and why? (excluding the Lord)
I would want to meet my ancestor Susannah Sehler Rousch and find out more about her. I am disappointed that while her husband Johan was acknowledged by the Sons of the American Revolution and has books written about him, there seems to be little about Susannah. For a long time her surname was misread as Schlern and so I don’t know if people doing genealogy research just gave up or what. But I want to know how she felt with her nine sons going off to fight in the American Revolution.
What is the funniest, strangest, or most interesting thing you have learned when doing research? Recently I learned about an attack that occurred and while I would say it was interesting, I was also somewhat shocked.
I am writing a novella for an ebook submission right now (am in the editing phase) but the fact that people could be co-mingling with natives one day and attacked by them the next was very disturbing.
If you were writing a book about your life what would the title be?
The Overcomer—which is why I love that name for my group blog (Overcoming With God) and for my writing tagline—Overcoming Through Time.
What one thing on your writing journey influenced your work the most? Connectedness—getting together with others on the journey!
If you could have written any piece of literature in history, be it books, speech, poetry, what piece would you want to say Written By Carrie Fancett Pagels?
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery.
Carrie Fancett Pagels, Ph.D.
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