Welcome to my author website! Here you will discover a little about me and a little about my books.
I write in a variety of genres. 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. The reading specialist in me loves to write children’s books and I have several works in progress.
Raising Kids for Tomorrow’s World: 12 Keys to Preserving the Faith, co-authored with my husband, Stan Schuermann, released in 2022. We are honored and humbled by the recognition this book recently received, including a 2023 Selah Award for General Nonfiction and a Bronze Medal in the 2023 Illumination Awards.
Farmhouse Devotions: God’s Glory in the Ordinary is coming along and is on track to release April 2024 with Bold Vision Books.
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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.