Lucinda Kinsinger

Why I Started Writing:

Lucinda J Kinsinger has always viewed herself as a shy little Mennonite girl, but refuses to let that stop her from pursuing what she loves—whether that’s writing with honesty and vulnerability or traveling to a remote village in China. She started writing because she loved words and because she had things to say that no one else was saying.

Authors Who Have Influenced Me:

Authors who influenced her include John Steinbeck and contemporary Christian author Jamie Langston Turner. 

Books I Have Written:

Her first book, Anything But Simple: My Life as a Mennonite (Herald Press, 2017), tells of her experiences growing up in a rural Mennonite community and explores the complexities that come with being Mennonite or just with being human. Her second book, The Arrowhead (Christian Light Publications, 2017), reimagines the history of a little boy's answered prayer in a colorful and captivating way that children love. Lucinda is a columnist for Anabaptist World and blogs at lucindajkinsinger.com.  

What I'm Working On Now:

Some years ago, Lucinda met a fiesty, dark-eyed old woman who became her best friend and changed her perspective of life and of God. She is writing the story of that friendship in a book called Turtle Heart: The Story of a Lonely Old Ojibwa Woman and a Shy Little Mennonite Girl, which will be published by Elk Lake in 2021.

Lucinda Kinsinger

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