I was raised in Southern California but am now living in West Michigan with my wonderful husband Marc, and our two kids - Andrew is this close to 10 and Annika is 7. I was raised in the Jewish faith, but have since become a follower of Christ.
I've been told by many that I'm a natural encourager. For you FaithWriters' folks, I'm the originator of the whole jewels/jewelers deal. It has been a complete and total blessing, and I'm absolutely thrilled that my dear partner in...um....confusion(?) Patty Wysong has helped us take it to this brand new level.
I love to write and have had assorted stories published in a handful of magazines and a few Christian writing anthologies. I've recently completed a non-fiction book about God's workings through my husband's health issues. Tentatively titled Ailing Body, Nourished Soul, the first chapter received honorable mention in Fathwriters.com's Page Turner First Chapter contest. At the moment, it is being considered by a literary agent.
My other work in progress is Handmaiden To A Princess, a Biblical fiction book set during the time of King Saul and centered around twins, one Princess Michal's handmaiden and the other a servant to Prince Jonathan. It's still in the writing stage.
My other writing projects include this blog, my own blog An Open Book, the Midwestern group blog The Barn Door, a monthly post at Internet Cafe' Devotions and, occasionally, the Faithwriters' Writing Challenge. I am also doing some editing on the side, which I truly enjoy (and have been told I am quite good at). My other passion is God's Word, which I find can meet my every need, if I'll just do more than read it. ;) God has sustained me and my family through so much, and it is my ministry (among others) to share that sustenance, and God's work, with all who will listen.
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