Twenty years ago, a man said my writing was a sword and to keep wielding it. That comment galvanized why I write. Words can change the world—especially when applied for good.
I’ve seen that firsthand. As a master’s level counselor. As a clinician and educator. As a writer of newsletters and e-updates for inner-city ministry.
For the past fifteen years, I’ve been a freelance medical writer by day and a faith-based writer by night.
Writing is an adventure—much like hiking, my favorite hobby. Often humbling, always exciting. You’re never the same afterwards. In one way or another, you go beyond what you were before. I pray the same happens when you read my books.
Ever stop to think who shaped your approach to the world? My dad, a mechanical engineer, seemed to be able to do anything by just figuring it out. He ignited my inquisitive mind—often to my mom’s chagrin.
My grandmother was a master storyteller. My aunt wrote children’s books for Simon & Schuster. My seventh-grade science teacher opened my eyes to the wonders of the universe. But most of all, God showed me He is the Creator and sustainer of everything—and every person is infinitely valuable to Him. He loves us as we are, but He also loves us enough to not leave us where we are. He wants us to go beyond what we can imagine for ourselves. That theme underscores my writing.
My research skills, love for the Bible and everything surrounding it (science, history, archaeology) come together in my faith-based writing. Biblical fiction and historical fiction … it’s what I do. I pray you’ll step into the adventure, enjoy what you discover, and go beyond!
- American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW)—national and Midwest organizations, historical fiction group
- Your Novel Blueprint
- Jerry Jenkins’ Writers Guild
- Minnesota Christian Writers Guild
- Northwestern Christian Writers Conference (NWCWC)
- Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC)
- Christian Authors Network (CAN)
- American Medical Writers Association (AMWA)
- National Federation of Press Women (NFPW)