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 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.
As I was completing graduate school, God nudged my heart that it was time to get serious about my dream. Since then, I have devoted my time to learning as much as I can about my craft and about the publishing world. I have attended writer's conferences and subjected my work to various opportunities for criticism and feedback.
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.
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). My latest manuscript, Knowing You, is currently under review.
I am a member of ACFW and am represented by Jim Hart at Hartline Literary Agency
As a writer:
Last fiction book I read:
Stay With Me
by Becky Wade
Last nonfiction book I read:
When God Doesn't Fix It
by Laura Story
What I'm listening to right now:
by Kari Jobe