Why I Started Writing:
As a kindergarten and first grade teacher for most of twenty-seven years, I regularly found myself writing songs, chants, and books to enhance lessons and make learning memorable and fun. Soon after retirement, I felt inspired and awakened, sometimes in the middle of the night, to write rhyming Christian children’s books.
I now celebrate blending my education in education with my passion for biblical studies to author books that point children to Jesus and retell Bible stories.
Authors Who Have Influenced Me:
I like to say, “Dr. Seuss lives in my head, but Jesus lives in my heart.” I love to spend time in God’s Word, being inspired by both the Old and New Testaments and seeking life changing application from all Scripture.
Other life influencers include Andrew Murray in The Ministry of Intercession, Rick Warren in The Purpose Driven Life, and many daily devotional books by Sarah Young and Joyce Meyer.
What I'm Working On Now:
With two picture books published, Before Your Birth Day and Adam Plus One, I am ready for my next writing adventures. The Greatest Book Ever (A Little Book about the Greatest Book Ever Written), is similar to a highlight reel of the Bible. This rhyming picture book spotlights incredible characters, dramatic events, and amazing miracles, all to spike curiosity and motivate kiddos to check out God’s Word. All Scripture references are included.
I am also working on a board book that warmly introduces one-to-four-year-olds to the wonders of God's creation. The simple rhyming text can be sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle."
My weekly devotional/word of encouragement can be found at http://pointingtheway.live.