Finding joy

and contentment

in the everyday.

Welcome to my website! Here you will discover a little about me and a little about my books. 

I write in a variety of genres because I write what inspires me at the time. From the story of my mother’s childhood in northern Alaska to a children’s book about a medical research scientist, my interests are diverse. A Bible study resource co-authored with Stan Schuermann, Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith, released April 2022. Our next project is a book for teen and preteen boys–a trail guide for their journey to manhood.

The reading specialist in me loves to write children’s picture books and I have several works in progress. 

Oh, and did I mention devotionals? Farmhouse Devotions: Discovering Truth in the Ordinary is coming along and bringing me much joy in the process. 

I believe in writing what God puts on my heart. It may be just what someone needs to read. 

Make time for the things you love most. 

 

In 2021, I took a risk and entered a short story in a Christian Writers for Life contest. This was a first for me and I did not anticipate winning a spot in the Triumph from Tragedy anthology. The anthology published in December 2021 and my short story, “I Hear Him,” became Chapter 15.

With this validation, I took another step and entered the story in the Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Awards contest. Not only did my story win a finalist spot, it was declared the winner of the Cascade Award in its category on June 25, 2022.

Writing is hard but, as with anything hard, pushing oneself to continue can be the greatest source of satisfaction and reward. Thanking God for the opportunity to write in this “chapter” of my life.