Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Interview with Molly Noble Bull and giveaways! ends Friday Nov 8

Welcome Molly! We are so happy to have you here this week, and that you have agreed to share a bit about yourself.

Q: First of all, what is your pleasure: coffee and donuts, tea and crumpets, soda and chips, or are you more a fruit smoothie/health conscious gal? J 

Molly: I’ll take the coffee with Splenda. I’d love a donut, but I better not—too many calories.

Q: What causes are you passionate about, and do they find their way into your writing?

Molly: I am passionate about the Lord. I am a pro-life Christian activist, and I am passionate about saving the life of unborn children from conception to birth and beyond. I also love my former college sweetheart turned husband and our children and grandchildren with passion. All those passions find their way into all my books. 

Q: When did you first know you were a writer? 

Molly: I am dyslexic. School was hard for me, especially elementary school. I didn’t really learn to read until I was in about the fourth grade.
I learned that I was a writer when I could barely spell the word right much less write. It happened in the fourth grade. Since I couldn’t spell, I was unable to write the kind of stories I wanted to write. However, I was pretty good at telling stories that I made up as I went along. My English teacher and my public school music teacher must have noticed that I was kind of creative, and they told me I was talented. Those encouraging words got me going toward becoming a novelist—gave me a desire to never give up. 
To learn more about this period in my life, please read Christian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities by Molly Noble Bull and four other Christian authors.
All five of us had learning disabilities. All five of us became published Christian authors. You might have heard of at least one of them. Her name is Margaret Daley, and she is the former president of ACFW. Apparently, learning disabilities are common among artists, writers and musicians. 

Q: If you could sit down and interview any person, fictitious or real from any time, who would that be and what is the first question you would ask?

Molly: I would love to sit down and talk to the Lord face-to-face for all eternity. But I can’t say what my first question would be because I have so many.

Q: Who have been your mentors, and how did they help you most?

Molly: I would have to say that the two fourth grade teachers mentioned above plus my high school English teacher were my mentors. They believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. Because of their encouragement, I tried harder and harder to overcome by learning problems. Later, I became an elementary and early childhood teacher where I tried to encourage my students. As a published novelist, I also try to encourage new writers. Encouragement makes all the difference. 

Q:  What do you hope your readers will take away from your books? And can you hint at any works to come? 

Molly: I can’t go into all the world to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But my books can go places I cannot go and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All I had to do was learn how to write my stories without preaching. If you read Gatehaven, my Christian Gothic historical, you can decide if I achieved my goal. 
Currently, I am working on the sequel to Gatehaven.
Stay tuned.

Gatehaven by Molly Noble Bull is a Christian Gothic novel is set in Scotland and in a haunting mansion in the north of England in 1784 where Ian Colquhoun and Shannon Aimee battle a Frenchman with dark secrets. Will they learn enough about God’s Words to defend themselves or will evil overcome them? 
Molly entered Gatehaven in the 2013 Creation House Fiction Writing Contest as a manuscript, and it won the grand prize. Gatehaven is available to trade paperback and soon as an e-book. To find all Molly’s book, write Molly Noble Bull in the search slot at online and walking-in bookstores.
(Kathy here--look for my review here on Wednesday) 

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I also write articles for
.   Commandment Keepers, www.commandmentkeepers.com
.   Bustles and Spurs, www.bustlesandspurs.com

Q: Do you have a question you would like our blog readers to answer?

Molly: Again, I have a lot of questions. It’s hard to decide which one to use. So here is one.
We all buy books written by popular authors. But what would cause you to buy a book written by someone like me—someone you might never have heard of until today? 
I hope everybody will answer my question and leave a comment. However, I will give a free copy of Gatehaven in trade paperback to the first five readers who promise to write a review of Gatehaven and post it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Christian Book.com or someplace. If you don’t like Gatehaven after reading it, you don’t have to write a good review, but I do hope you will write a review. I learn even from my critics. 

Kathy: Thank you for being with us this week. I wish you every blessing as you write for His glory!

Molly: Thank you for inviting me. And may the Lord bless you and yours today and every day.

Gatehaven Update

MOLLY: If I learned anything during my years writing for publication, it is that unforeseen things happen in life as well as in the book publishing world. Such an event is happening right now, and here it is. The publication of Gatehaven, my upcoming Christian Gothic historical novel, was delayed.
Yep, it’s true.
Gatehaven will still be published in trade paperback and later as an e-book, but it won’t be available in stores until late December 2013 or early January 2014. People who promised to review Gatehaven can still get a free copy of the novel, but they won’t have the book in their hands as soon as I first thought.
Life is a series of highs and lows—joys and disappointments. Those that choose to buy and read The OvercomersChristian Authors Who Conquered Learning Disabilities will discover what I learned as a dyslexic, and it is this. Never, never, never, never, never, never give up.


  1. Ms Molly
    I would buy a book from you because of your learning Disabilities I have them also and I know that you had to work 4 times as hard to get through school And I absolutely love the fact you succeeded as a writer God bless you Chris Granville

    1. Nobody but those with learning disabilities can understand what we go though in life, facing bullies and others -- feeling like a dummy, etc. Most teachers are kind and understanding, but not all. I had both kinds in elementary school. But I came out okay. Others like me can too.

  2. My son is in 4th grade and also just starting to get the hang of reading - he is dyslexic too. I love your encouraging testimony regarding that! I pick up and buy books that sound like they are a different story than normal. I would have seen your cover and picked it up. Then I would have read the blurb on the back and it would have drawn me in for a good unique story. I am already on your list to read it - and I am so excited!! Many blessings to you, Molly! (and Kathleen for a wonderful interview again)

    1. Dear Susan,
      It's not too late by buy a copy of The Overcomers. It is available right now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other places in paperback and as an e-book. If you read it, I believe that you and your son will be encouraged.
      Remember, dyslexics are creative people. You just have to learn how to lift the lid.

  3. I would read Gatehaven because I love castles and mysteries! I would be willing to read it and post a review! a_stonecipher@yahoo.com

    1. I like castles and mysteries too. Writing Gatehaven was fun and sort of scary at times.

  4. Kathy and Molly, I enjoyed the interview. I'm so glad, Molly, that your teachers encouraged your creativity. My undergrad degree is in special education, so I am very interested in knowing people who have overcome/compensated for some type is learning disability. To answer your question, that is what would first draw me to your book. I love your cover, also, so that would prompt me to look into it further. If I won a copy of Gatehaven, I would be most happy to write a review and post it on Amazon and CBD.

    1. If you read The Overcomers. you will know exactly how I felt and what I thought as a child with a learning disability.

  5. My son also has a lot of disabilities. It has actually gotten worse over the years. I would love to read your book. I think it would be a wonderful lift for me!

    1. Read The Overcomers. As a mother, you will understand a lot of things you never really understood previously. You will also learn how to help your son.
      God is good.

  6. GATEHAVEN sounds like a very intriguing book. I would love to read it.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for writing, and I am so glad you are interested in reading Gatehaven.
      Molly Noble Bull

  7. I share your passion for the underprivileged and for those with learning disabilities. Not many people know this, but I have a son with autism. He is a delight, and I have learned so much from him, both about defending the underdog and changing my former cluelessness about peoples' struggles. God bless your fortitude and determination. The world is blessed to have your giftings.

    1. God is good. You are a blessing, and so is your son.