My real claim to fame is that I flunked second grade. I couldn’t read or wouldn’t read…so every time I can share about my writing it’s a victory…yes!
I think my parents were just as surprised as I was when my first book, Maya Hope, was published. In fact, I ran into an old friend the other day that knew how I struggled in English, especially spelling, and he said, “You must use spellcheck a LOT.” As I currently work on my fourth novel, Larimer Street—isn’t that God’s restoration!
I was inspired right before writing Maya Hope by Joel Rosenberg’s writing. Not only was it great fiction with superb characters, but it inspired me to move closer to God…that’s what I want to be said about my writing. I want my fiction to reflect real life, the struggles that many face and how the Lord comes to set us free.
The things that I have seen and experienced in my lifetime are remarkable. The people I have met unforgettable, the children I have operated on treasured, the devastation and difficulties haunting. But the one thing that I have experienced most of all is God’s great love for us all.
First and foremost, I write for Him and to Him–telling His story. Second, I write for myself. I would have never thought that this journey would be filled with so much emotion. Thirdly, I write for my children and the generations to follow. These books truly are “My Letter’s to My Son’s”—so they may know where they came from, these stories are their stories as well. Lastly, I hope my writing will inspire others to lean into the One who made them, to search for Him
THEREFORE, STRENGTHEN YOUR FEEBLE ARMS AND WEAK KNEES, MAKE LEVEL PATHS FOR YOUR FEET SO THE LAME MAY NOT BE DISABLED BUT RATHER HEALED.