While I have been writing for what feels like my whole life, I began seriously studying the craft in 2000. Since then I have completed eight novels, had several pieces published in local periodicals, attended six writing conferences and managed to final in ACFW's Genesis contest in 2006, 2008, and 2009. I currently have four historical novels published: Wings of a Dream, At Every Turn (a 2013 Carol Award finalist), A Home for My Heart and Playing by Heart. I am also honored to have a contemporary short story included in 2014's A Cup of Christmas Cheer, Vol. 4. But writing is only a piece of my life.
I am mostly just a woman trying to live her life in a manner pleasing to the Lord. That involves being a wife to Jeff and a mother to my three 20-somethings--neither role coming easily but both roles stretching me, requiring me to press in closer to Jesus. And because of this, Jesus has taken an insecure, fearful, sometimes angry girl and is turning her into a more trusting, peaceful, grace-filled woman. At least some of the time. There is still such a long way to go!