Tricia Mingerink is the author of the awesome Christian fantasy series the Blades of Acktar! She is a twenty-something, book-loving, horse-riding country girl. She lives in Michigan with her family and their pack of pets. When she isn’t writing, she can be found pursuing backwoods adventures across the country. With that, I’ll leave you to enjoy this interview!
What inspired you to write the Blades of Acktar?
It was a combination of experiences I had at a secular university and researching my own family history during WWII in the Netherlands. That, and I just one day woke up with this image of a dark room with black-clad men sitting around a table. I knew one of them was Third Blade Leith Torren and he didn’t want to be there. The rest of the story came from there.
Do you have a favorite character in your books?
I love all of them, and it is really hard to choose. I think Leith is my favorite by a tiny bit, probably because the whole series started with him.
What is the most important piece of advice you would give your fifteen-year-old self about faith?
It might not look like it now, but God does work all things for good. It might take years, even decades, for that good to be revealed, but it will come. As a fifteen-year-old, I was struggling through some difficult things. In the end, those things strengthened my faith, changing it from a child’s faith to young adult’s faith, and now those difficult things are what I look back on as a reminder that God can and does provide His grace when I need it.
Aside from writing, what are some of your other passions?
Reading, camping, hiking, and currently renovating my 100-year-old farmhouse.
What is your favorite Bible verse, and why?
As you could probably tell from my previous answer about faith, it is Romans 8:28.
Did you enjoy that interview? Then I’d suggest hopping over an enjoying her newest book, released April 25th! You can also find Tricia on Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, Twitter, Instagram, and her blog.