Your faith is important to you, and you want to feel hope for the future, but sometimes life and its constant changes make faith and hope hard to hold onto. I feel the same way. I want to help you grow in your faith in Jesus and experience greater hope for your future.
I was raised in the farming community of Greencastle, Indiana. I’ve spent most of my life in Indiana, except for the years I spent in Atlanta, Chicago, and Boston.
Other than believing in Jesus and loving my family and friends, bringing words to life is the only thing I have done consistently. My writing is deeply influenced by looking at the world from a Christian perspective, even when the topics may not always be of a “Christian” or “religious” nature.
I began writing poems and short stories as a young child and realized writing was a life’s calling at some point in high school. I attended Taylor University, majoring in Mass Communications, and initially pursued a career in journalism, spending just over a year as a reporter for my hometown newspaper, the Banner-Graphic.
Since that stint, my primary outlet for writing has been freelance and volunteer projects, including articles and essays published in Discipleship Journal, Today’s Christian Woman, Curator Magazine (where I am a staff writer), InTouch Magazine (where I am in the freelance pool), and Tweetspeak Poetry (where I am a contributing writer and editor). I previously served as a Content and Copy Editor at the High Calling. I also co-wrote On Being a Writer with Ann Kroeker and have contributed essays and devotions to three other books.
Now, I live in Frankfort, Ind., with my husband and three step-sons, where I work full-time as a writer, editor, and founder of Frankfort Writers Center, offering writing services for companies and organizations, along with services to writers like editing, coaching, and workshops. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, walking, and sewing.