Monday, August 27, 2018

A Visit from a Humor Writer

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Today, we have with us one of my favorite authors, Jeanette Levellie, who happens to be a friend. She comes to share with us about her book, The Heart of Humor which is going into a second edition. Let’s get started.

Quiet Spirit: Welcome Jen! Can you give us an overview of The Heart of Humor?

Jeanette Levellie: By all means! Here is the back cover copy, which took almost as much time and thought to write than the entire book:

Welcome to a vacation from stress, worry, and global whining. Learn the secrets of how laughter can help you:
©      live healthier & longer
©      deepen your relationships
©      trust a God with the sense of humor that gives a 90-year-old lady a baby.

 In her sassy yet down-to-earth style, award-winning author and speaker Jeanette takes readers on a fun trip through 45 short stories with titles like: An Outhouse to Celebrate, Confessions of a Jailbird, and Swimsuit Shopping Stress. Accompanying the stories are comical drawings by a professional animator, articles, and lists revealing the superpowers of humor such as Got Pain? Laugh it Away, Everybody Loves Dummies, and Ten Ways to Help Yourself Laugh.

QS: How did the idea for this book come about?

J L: I’d been writing humor columns for a Christian magazine for five years. I had so many on file, I decided to compile the best ones into a book. After writing articles about the benefits of humor and compiling lists of humorous quotes and the best funny movies, The Heart of Humor was born. In this second edition, we’ve added 8 cartoons and a new cover, which has a laughing redhead who looks suspiciously like me!

QS: What other books have you written? Can you share a bit about them?

Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top, my best seller, is a humorous devotional focusing on God’s bottomless heart of grace. Comical drawings from my son accompany nine of the chapters.

Shock the Clock is a fun time management system that focuses on different personality types. A great feature of this book is the list of time management tips by well-known Christian authors, agents, and editors.

Touchable God features 25 personal stories about how I developed a friendship with God through talking to him. The final 20 chapters are actual prayers for friends in crisis.

Here are links for all four of my books:

Scoops of Grace:
The Heart of Humor:
Shock the Clock:
Touchable God:

QS: Thank you, Jeanette, for stopping in and sharing the news about the re-release of your book The Heart of Humor. I might add that the re-release date for The Heart of Humor is tomorrow, August 28, 2018. May God continue to bless you and your writing.


  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today, Cecelia! I hope your readers will consider checking out this fun book.
    Grace and giggles, Jen

    1. Jen: It is always a pleasure to hear from you. Peace and Blessings.

  2. Jeanette sounds like a wonderful person to know and laugh with. I will have to see about getting these books. I love how God has such a sense of humor...all we have to do is look in the mirror and we can't help but know He was chuckling when He created us...and especially the men...LOL. Anyway, I enjoyed this interview and would love to learn more about the books, so I will have to "check them out". Thank you, QuietSpirit, for this great introduction!!

    1. She is a very gifted writer and a good friend. Check out her blog. We met by God's design and then a mutual Facebook friend recommended that I friend her. That was several years ago.

    2. Dear Pamela: thanks for the kind words. I agree that God is the originator of humor! I am honored you want to check out my books:
      Grace and giggles, Jen

    3. YOU are a blessing to me, Cecelia! I'll say it was God's design that we meet!
      Love you, Jen

  3. O, I wish I could read it in my own language: her books :-)


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