Hello friend, and welcome!
I’m a math teacher, born and raised in California, but I have to admit that I spent many sunny days of my childhood holed up inside with my nose in a book (math was not my friend back then). Words spoke to me in a way that I couldn’t quite explain, and I still get that same childlike excitement for a good book now as I did then, so many years later.
I don’t remember a time when my mind wasn’t making up stories, trying desperately to mirror those books I so loved. First, it was sequels or continuations of books or even movies that I liked – but soon I couldn’t let go of the idea of creating stories of my own. I enjoyed uncovering the intricacies of characters that I loved so much; I knew I had to attempt it with characters of my own creation!
My first work was on a fantasy series, and later I began work on a science fiction series. These are in-progress works and I’m excited to someday share them with you!
My first complete work was Not by Sight: a novel of the patriarchs, a historically-accurate retelling of the story of Joseph, his brothers, and his coat, from the Old Testament of the Bible. It is the first in a series of historically-accurate Bible retellings – with an emphasis on both faith and humanity.
As a Christian, I can say with confidence that my faith is the most important part of my life. But I know that no one can say with any truthfulness that they always follow through with everything they believe to be right. That’s human failing at work, and that is the reason Jesus came, after all.
And so I looked at that story of Joseph in the Bible, and instead of the unshakable (and rather unrealistic) pillar of faith so often presented, saw a real human with failing there, waiting to be explored.
Not by Sight is available now, published by WordCrafts Press. I’ve also shared tidbits about the story and notes on my research on my Headdesk Blog, here on this site!
Last, but definitely not least, I host a column called The Writers’ Room, which features both interviews with Christian authors, and guest posts on writing advice. Be sure to check out all the awesome interviewees and guest-posters on their platforms!
I am so glad you have stopped by!
“Do you see what this means … It means we’d better get on with it … start running – and never quit! … Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God – he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!” – Hebrews 12: 1-3 (The Message)