Friday, September 08, 2006
INTRODUCING, THE NEW KID
Once upon a time someone encouraged me to pursue my love of writing. In his eyes, it was a sin to neglect a gift. Next thing I knew, I sat in a workshop at my first writer’s conference, caught in a whirlwind of excitement and complete cluelessness. Now, over a decade later, here I am joining several of my author friends on Girls, God and the Good Life.
I am thrilled to be the newest writer to join Sarah Anne Sumpolec, Tricia Goyer, Suzie Eller, and the rest of this amazing blog team. I look forward to sharing with you the things that God teaches me through everyday-life moments.
Let me begin by sharing a bit about myself. My family and I make our home in Reno, Nevada, where we attend Sierra Bible Church. When I’m not writing I enjoy serving as a singer in our church’s worship ministry, reading whatever I can wrap my hands around, and spending time with my family and friends.
As far as writing goes, I have written three books for Focus on the Family, including two novels in the Brio Girls series and, most recently, Want More? Joy, Brio Devotional #3. I write regularly for Standard Publishing’s Encounter—the Magazine and have written for several other magazines, including Brio. My stories have also been included in the anthologies Encounters with God: True Stories of Teens on a Sacred Journey, and Encounters with God 2: True Stories of Teens with a Sacred Calling (Just released by Standard Publishing).
While I do some writing for adults too, I have a passion for stories aimed at teen girls. When you read my blog entries I pray that you will sense, you are hearing from one who has been there, knows what it feels like to struggle, doubt and question, and truly cares for you even if we haven’t met. I look forward to living out the truth in one of my “life verses,” Psalm 71:17, “Since my youth, O God, You have taught me, and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.”
Until next time,