I love old letters still folded neatly inside sixty-year-old envelopes. I love catchy quotes and words of affirmation left on sticky notes. I love to decorate with an oversized alphabet.
Because I love the written word.
Almost more than people.
Okay, I’m an introvert, so yes, if it’s a choice between lots of words and crowds of people ...
That can get to be a problem since I believe I am called to love people and use words. So rather than spend all my time hiding out with my characters inside a fictional world, I’m gonna poke my head into places where real people hang out.
Shout your name at me so I can get to know who’s out there. And since I have very little to say about coffee or hair products, maybe we’ll just bond over a mutual love of words . . . and people, ahem, don’t forget about people.
I'm married to this extroverted and passionate man, and we have three adult children on the brink of independence and forging their own families.
Together we've survived both everyday challenges and personal crises--ones that left us with scars and that we weren't sure we'd make it through.
God's grace has brought us this far, and we're counting on Him to finish the good work He started in us.
I am too familiar with the pains of this fallen world to create stories that shy away from those darker elements, but I am committed to write from a firm foundation of hope, available through God's promises to work all things together for my good and His glory.
God has filled me to overflowing with a work I never knew was waiting inside my brain. He’s wrought miracles inside my heart, freeing me from insecurities about self-expression and facing the unknown.
His Spirit has shown up repeatedly in songs I hear and scriptures I read that remind me of the struggles my characters face. And He's gifted me the opportunity to share that with readers facing the same challenges.
I have learned a new appreciation for the Father’s creative side, how He takes pleasure in the act of design regardless of His audience and how He delights in someone appreciating his handiwork. I am in awe that Jesus, the Word, the Master Story Teller, is bonding with me - over words!
I will try to respond in a timely manner, but a little grace is appreciated!