I wish I could say I have some astoundingly interesting bio to share, but the truth is I am simply a quiet girl who dreams big and prays for the Inexplicably Large and Divine Strength to pursue those big dreams of mine which also align with God’s plan for my life. Sometimes they do. Sometimes He corrects me and we start over.
Always it has been a soul-marking adventure.
From the time I was in middle school (or junior high as we called it in them days), I have adored being around the written word and knew writing would be my path (exhibit A at right).
I graduated from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in English, a top prize in the Mattie Dykes Creative Writing-Fiction contest and a dream to somehow, someway make a few bones off this writing thing.
My path started as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, wound around a stint as a proofreader then progressed uphill through corporate communications, website creator, author, blogger, ministry worker and freelance copy editor.
My first book, a biography on Lou Gehrig, my favorite baseball player of all-time (and should be yours too), happened after a publisher caught wind of my then-thriving website on L.G. and offered me a contract to pen a full-fledged book.
Though I still love me some Gehrig, I have since moved on to a bigger G … God.
I am head-long into writing for Kingdom, both in the blogosphere and in fiction, all while balancing family priorities.
My second book, a novel, is currently under contract with a literary agent, and I very much look forward to what God has in mind for this next leg of our journey together.
If you’d like to stick around and watch it unfold with me, I’d be honored.
I’d love to get to know YOU. Please feel free to reach out to me via the Contact page or any of my social media channels.
You are a delight, and I appreciate you greatly.
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Prepared speaking topics:
- Finding the lovely in unlovely people
- The Advantage of Feeling Stuck
- What I Learned from Not Dating Biblically
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