I have been writing creatively for as long as I can remeber. My mom, God bless her, has a framed copy of a poem I wrote about Jesus at the ripe ole age of 6. I wrote a weekly feature's piece for my university newspaper about my adventure's abroad in London, and when the beautiful world of blogging boomed in the early 2000s, I started transferring my scratches of notes and God-given revelations on the World Wide Web.
I grew up reading all.the.time, and as early as high school, I knew I wanted to be a Christian fiction author. For some reason, I thought I had to wait until I had "arrived" at a certain stage of life to start publishing, so I kept my work, most of which was unpolished and unfinished, buried in a gorgeous black trunk that decorates my living room. I was blessed to publish two shorter pieces of my work, but in my mind, I needed to be older to write serious fiction.
And then about ten years ago, God nudged my heart that it was time to get serious about my dream. With a story that I can only say is God-inspired, I spent the next few years writing and editing my first full-length novel, Restless Heart.
I aspire to write contemporary Christian fiction, to write about life events that are real and relatable. Life is not always pretty, but God is always good. I have experienced the the pain of loss and the heartache of unexpected outcomes. I know what anger and bitterness and unforgiveness look like. But I have found freedom in Christ, and I hope, through the power of story, my readers can encounter the grace and the power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
Sometimes I feel very unequipped to step into the publishing realm, but I hold fast to what I know: "He who has called you will be faithful to complete it" (Phil 1:6).
My first novel, Restless Heart, won first place in the 2016 Ignite the Flame contest for the Inspirational Genre, and semi-finaled in the 2017 ACFW Genesis contest. My second novel, Harvesting Love, was a finalist in the ACFW First Impressions contest (2017) and a winner in the short novel category for ACFW Genesis (2018).
I am a member of ACFW and am represented by Jim Hart at Hartline Literary Agency
As a writer:
Last fiction book I read:
Where the Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens
Last nonfiction book I read:
When God Doesn't Fix It
by Laura Story
What I'm listening to right now:
by Bethel Music