Welcome to Author Vickie Hall.
Vickie is a native of Utah, but grew up in Montana, Nebraska, Idaho and Colorado. She loves to go camping with her family, travel, and study history. She loves animals of all kinds, especially her cat Katie. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she enjoys her calling as a ward Gospel Doctrine teacher.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go back to the past – to the 1930s to 1950s era. I love that time period, the music, the fashion, the movie, and the history.
If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Adam, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Edison, Cary Grant, and Groucho Marx.
People who drive with their turn signal on, and people who write checks at the grocery store…hello, debit card…
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I’m working on a manuscript now about a Hawaiian family in 1880’s Hawaii who convert to the Church. They leave their lush Hawaiian home for Zion, but find Zion less than hospitable. The family moves to a community in the West desert known as Iosepa (Joseph in Hawaiian) where they struggle to fulfill their measure in the Gospel. The working title is Garden of The Gods. I’m also researching for another book about early missionary work in 1850s India.
I have a completed manuscript out to two agents now for the general market about a Japanese-American family interned during World War II. It’s called Rising Sun, Falling Star and I hope to get this published soon.
Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
My sister told a co-worker about my book and he decided to read it, but said that it would be a challenge for him. He is severely dyslexic and had never read anything after graduating from high school. When he started reading he didn’t stop until he’d finished every page and is anxiously awaiting Part 2 of All That Was Promised. He’s my hero.
What is your dream cast for your book?
Hugh Jackman as Richard Kenyon. Kate Beckinsale as Leah Kenyon, and Anthony Hopkins as Reverend Trahern.
What is your favorite Quote?
Because my writing success came a little later in life my favorite quote is from George Eliot:
“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”
What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had?
To write a book about a vampire who is afraid of blood, with his werewolf friend who’s afraid of dogs.
If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”. I love this story for its example of redemption and that change is possible for all of us.
What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching horror movies…I know, I know, but I can’t help myself. I love a good scare.
What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
When I get the chance, I watch Spongebob Squarepants, but let’s just keep that between you and me.
ALL THAT WAS PROMISED
In 1847 Wales Methodist Minister Richard Kenyon converts to Mormonism. Richard’s newfound faith is put to the test when he faces the anger of his former congregation, his wife’s indecisiveness, his brother’s betrayal, and the murderous intentions of misinformed villagers.
1 Paperback copy available to US & Canada
1 PDF ebook Open Internationally
Paperback Liza – Lankford
Ebook – Lisa M.