Donna K. Stearns
Why I Started Writing:
Hunting through a stack of Christmas plays left my mom and me frustrated. We searched for something different to present the familiar Christmas message. My writing journey began years ago with Christmas and Easter plays designed for our small country church. Each one stressed believing in Jesus, the Son of God, to receive eternal life. My reason for writing remains the same.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
Working in a Christian bookstore introduced me to Christian fiction. Brock and Bodie Thoene, in the Zion Chronicles and Zion Covenant series, amazed me with their talent to weave characters, places, and intrigue into actual historic events. Francine Rivers did the same in The Mark of the Lion series, which took me to my favorite historical setting—the Bible.
Books I Have Written:
The Nazarene’s Price is my first novel and is set in the days of Jesus. After having several short stories for teens published in Sunday School curriculums, I dared to begin a novel—which consists of several short stories joined by a common thread until the end is reached.
What I'm Working On Now:
I have in mind a possible sequel to The Nazarene’s Price and an unrelated idea from a little-known character of the Old Testament. I am working on three nonfiction titles and regularly post an inspirational blog on my website, Meeting Jesus With Donna Stearns, https://believe4147.wordpress.com, and shared on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/donna.stearns.10.