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Publication Date: 2013
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Located in: Stafford, VA
Submitted: October 04, 2013
Tell us a little about yourself. Over the years, God rewrote my dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. I started by writing weekly devotions online before a mentor at the Christian Writers Guild encouraged me to try fiction. After almost ten years in the military, my husband medically retired and we now live in Virginia with our three children. Besides writing fiction novels, I stay busy homeschooling all three and volunteering with Military Ministry, a division of Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ).
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? More than anything, I want readers to walk away from my stories with great hope. Today doesn't always look good; circumstances can feel overwhelming. But a mighty God waits for each of us to look to Him for love and support. He is in control and loves us more than we can fathom.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? This book is a very fictionalized version of a friend's journey. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who was plagued with health issues from the beginning. He never spent one day of his short life out of the hospital. Watching her walk through this time was painful, yet now I see great things in her. God truly took her ashes and turned it to beauty.