Tuesday, November 14, 2023

"Be The Sunshine" by Sunshine Rodgers -- Author Interview


About the Book

Book: Be The Sunshine

Author: Sunshine Rodgers

Genre: Christian Nonfiction

Release Date: August 26, 2022

The one difficulty with having the name Sunshine is that people expect me to be…. well, sunshine all the time.

I have learned over time to embrace the Sunshine-ness that is my name. Yes, I may not always be joyful or exuberant all the time, but I have learned that if I rely on my friends, my family, and my faith, I can conquer each day head-on and live every moment with an expectation of goodness.

And that’s what I wanted to share in this book, Be The Sunshine. It’s not a book about how to be happy or seven ways to stay positive. These pages are about being yourself, showing the world your true colors, and being mindful of the moment. These chapters contain personal stories so that we all can experience love and joy for ourselves as well as shining that light on those around us!

So, just follow my voice. When it comes to being the sunshine, well, I know the way!


Click here to get your copy!

Author Interview 

Who would you say inspired you the most in your life?
Sunshine: My husband, Travis is my rock, my right hand, and my world. I learn so
much from this Man of God! I am greatly influenced by Travis’ inner strength and
passion for life. Travis is my unofficial Editor, my Photographer, my assistant at
Book Signings, my Illustrator, my Business Consultant and so much more! I love
being married to my best friend!
Do you have a special writing area?
Sunshine: I am able to write my novels in any location. I have been known to
finish chapters at odd hours of the night or  write ideas during my lunch break at
the office or read and edit pages with tons of noisy chatter around me. I can “get
in the zone” pretty quickly.
But my all-time favorite location is my personal workspace  at home. I close the
door, turn on the ceiling fan and sit in my comfy chair.  It’s just me and my
I listen to movie soundtracks (music without lyrics) to keep my mind entertained
and my spirit active. I allow myself an hour to write and then take a 10 minute
break and then write for another hour. And the work continues. I am someone
who needs to take a break by getting up and walking around but I am also
someone who is disciplined enough to continue writing through the day and well
into the evening.
What kind of research do you do?
Sunshine: I had such a great time researching scripture to use for the
Nonfiction Christian book, Be The Sunshine! 87 Bible verses representing 9
different translations (NLT, MSG, NIV, NKJ, AMP, ESV, CSB, NRSV, and GW)
were used for clarity, easy-to-understand passages, and relatable terminology.
Do you read much? 
Sunshine: I read about 2- 3 books at a time.
Currently, I am reading:
Take the Day Off: Receiving God's Gift of Rest by Robert Morris
Unshakeable Trust: Find the Joy of Trusting God at All Times, in All Things by
Joyce Meyer
8 Steps to Create the Life You Want: The Anatomy of a Successful Life by
Creflo A. Dollar
Follow me on Goodreads:
I love to update, review books, and add to my TBR list!
Anything else you'd like to share?
Sunshine: Connect with me:
Twitter: @Writer_Sunshine
Facebook: @SunshineRodgersBooks
Instagram: @authorsunshinerodgers
Be sure to follow me on Goodreads and Amazon!

About the Author

Sunshine Rodgers has written 13 books that have landed on Amazon’s International Best Seller lists in 26 different categories, including #1 in the United Kingdom, #2 in the United States, and #25 in Canada. Her books have been translated into several languages (Spanish, English, and Portuguese). She has participated in 6 book tours and dozens of book signings. Her Creative Team of 33 Professionals include Artists, Narrators, and Photographers. When she is not writing, Sunshine is a guest and featured author on a total of 55 Media Interviews on radio, podcasts, and online magazines. Sunshine is a Brand Ambassador to 25 Fashion, Health, Food, and Skincare Companies. She is a Blogger and an Entrepreneur with 53,000 social media followers. Sunshine is married to the love of her life, Travis, and they reside in sunny Florida.


More from Sunshine

Be The Sunshine is a 5-Part message about spreading love and kindness out into the world.

Part 1 is about Acting in Kindness (how to serve, share peace and offer forgiveness).

Part 2 is about Shouting Goodness (building up the body of Christ and emphasizing Church Unity).

Part 3 is about holding A Fresh Perspective (standing on God’s Promises and focusing on blessing others).

Part 4 is about The Power of Love (loving God, loving your neighbor, loving yourself)

Part 5 answers the question “Why do we not help?” (the excuses we make and the fears we create)

87 Bible verses were used representing 9 different Translations for clarity, easy to understand passages and relatable terminology. I interviewed 6 Christian leaders and mentors who add their personal testimonies to this piece.

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To celebrate her tour, Sunshine is giving away the grand prize of a $40 Visa card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.



Sunshine Rodgers said...

Thank you for featuring me on your site! SUCH a fun interview!!

Bea LaRocca said...

Be The Sunshine sounds like an inspirational and motivational read, thank you for sharing the author's interview, bio and the book details

Michael Law said...

This should be a fantastic read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

marisela zuniga said...

this would be a good book for me to read!