1. tell me about yourself?
I was born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, and have lived most of my adult life in the
The United States of America. I’m a full-time wife and a mom to three precious boys. I live in
Roanoke, Virginia and serve in my community as a children’s supervisor in Bible Study
I enjoy writing in my journal about my unique yet seemingly ordinary encounters with God
and people. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Ghana
and my master’s degree in social work from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. I see it as
a great joy and honor to partner with other believers in leading children in the ways of Jesus.
Jesus commissioned believers to make disciples and I believe that begins in our homes.
2. what are your favorite books to read?
There are several books that have impacted my life a great deal. A few of them are: “Grace
Revolution” by Joseph Prince, “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer, “Raising Kingdom Kids” by
Tony Evans, “The Believer’s Authority” by Andrew Wommack, “If You Want to Walk on
Water, You’ve Got to Get Out of the Boat” by John Ortberg and others. My all-time favorite
book is Joyce Meyer’s “Do Yourself a Favor Forgive.” That book was a real eye-opener for
3. please tell us about your book and what it is about?
God’s Unblinkable Eyes is about an inquisitive seven-year-old boy who asks his mom if he
could have a staring contest with God. His mom could have easily brushed him off or said
the obvious answer, “No, you cannot do that because God is a spirit.” Instead of a simple
leave me alone kind of answer, mom sees it as a teachable moment for her to tell her son
about the different things God uses His eyes for.
4. what are you working on for 2022?
I’m working on my third children’s book. About 80% of the work is done but it’s not quite
5. what advice would you give to other Authors?
Be your authentic self. Write in your voice and it’s very important because that’s the one
the thing that’ll set you apart from others.
Also, run your own race with patience (Hebrews 12:1 KJV). The KJV has the word
“patience” in that scripture verse and I love it as it gives me a beautiful mental image of a
group of people in a race against an individual running by him or herself.
When you are running with a group of people, it’s called competition and there’s no room for
patience because your main aim is to run fast and win. But, if you are alone in a race, there’s
nobody to compare yourself with. You can do it at your own pace. No pressure.
It is you letting God guide you one step at a time. There’s no need to compare yourself with
other authors who have sold thousands of books while you may seem to be crawling.
You are in your own race and they are in theirs.
Taking advice and learning from them is different than wanting to be exactly at their level
within a short amount of time. That will cause you a lot of frustration. God sees differently so
be thankful for the people He sends your way who’ll purchase your book. Appreciate the
little things while you aim higher.
6. what is your favorite drink and snack when you are reading a book?
Water and crackers.
7 what is your favorite coffee drink?
I prefer tea to coffee.
8. what are your favorite book store and coffee shop?
Panera is one of my favorite writing spots.
9. did you go to college to be a writer?
No, I did not. Being a writer wasn’t even one of the things that crossed my mind as a kid
when I got asked what I wanted to be when I grow up. I actually went to college to be a
social worker. I do enjoy writing in my journal but I never dreamed of publishing a book. I
feel like it happened accidentally for me.
In March 2018, God asked me to be more intentional about teaching my three boys to know
Him so I started doing one on one Bible “sessions” with them. I thought I was going to be
doing all the teaching, but God has used them to teach me so much—and they are still
teaching me. I refer to them as both my students and teachers. GOD’S UNBREAKABLE
EYES came out of one of those Bible sessions and so did my first children’s book, MY
MOMMY’S NAME IS MOMMY.
10. where can people find you online?
You can find me on my website https://www.janeasamoah.com/ My books are also available
on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, Walmart, Target online.