Why I Started Writing:
I write because I must. I can’t not write.
As far back as I can remember, I made-up stories. Before I could read, I drew pictures to tell stories. As soon as I could read and form letters, I wrote a little book.
I write because I want to be heard. I also feel I am sending messages into the future.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
C.S. Lewis was and remains an influence on me.
I can almost recite verbatim books by James Herriot and Betty Macdonald.
I’ve received a lot of good Bible teaching from William Barclay’s Daily Bible Study Series although I disagree with his theology on miracles. Barclay tends to discount the supernatural.
Books I Have Written:
Ordinary Miracles (Promise Press)
A Harvest of Love (Promise Press)
A Harvest of Peace (Promise Press)
A Harvest of Faithfulness (Promise Press)
Mystery Women of the Bible (Jubilant Press)
Secrets of a Woman’s Heart (Jubilant Press)
Faithprints: Touching Your World for Jesus (Leafwood)
Home Remedies (House of White Birches)
What I'm Working On Now:
- I am rewriting a memoir about growing up in the parsonage fishbowl with seven siblings, an indomitable mother, and a father with a penchant for choosing to pastor troubled churches no other preacher would consider taking. Working title: No Angels in the Parsonage
- I am also writing a novel which has a similar cheerful-in-times-of-trouble vibe as the memoir but with a dark substructure showing the damage wreaked in lives when popular philosophies are substituted for the wisdom of the Bible.
- I have an outline of a novella about a young woman caught in the build-up to World War 1.
- I’m writing 10 Christmas meditations for our local church.
- I am preplanning the next Bible study. I don’t have a title for it but the theme is: If you can’t be a good example, you can be a horrible warning.