I love hope.
And grace. Especially grace.
I love stories of trial to triumph, of captivity to freedom, of good conquering evil. I love the beauty of redemption and self-sacrificial love, and the mind-blowing power of grace. I love stories that entertain and give me all the feels, but also engage my mind, and that's what I aim to write.
I also write because there's no such thing as too much hope. There are many ways you and I can encourage and uplift one another, and I love doing that with words. In fact, I think offering hope and encouragement brings me more joy than any other aspect of being a writer.
But my greatest aim as a word-nerd is to consider the relentless power of grace and unconditional Love. These are the things that God allows us to practice in this laboratory of life, the things that propel our own 'hero' stories forward. They are what heal, inspire, create, forgive, motivate, protect, extend mercy, conquer hate. They create a powerful driving force that gives us the hope we desperately need to see us through to the finish line. What better way to be reminded of the power of love than through story.
"Now faith, hope and love abide, but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
All New Edition is Here!
This 10th Anniversary Edition (Revised & Updated) of SAVANNA'S GIFT, a romantic Christmas tale of 2nd chances, is now available in ebook/Kindle and paperback. Get signed copies in time to gift your Christmas Romance-loving friends. (Hallmark Christmas movie, anyone?)
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How far can love bend before it breaks?
The Secret Place (April 2021) is a family drama/love story about a young mom with a dire secret and a confidante suddenly unable to keep it. Set along Oregon's stunning McKenzie River, it's a poignant tale of mothers, daughters, and sisters, and the impossible gulfs that only Love can bridge.
"The Secret Place might seem like the typical family drama, but it is much more than that. It’s a journey full of unexpected twists, but unexpected hope as well. While there are several heavy themes found in this story, I never felt bogged down or hopeless while reading. However, it does realistically portray the consequences of life choices and the impact those choices can have on others. Ultimately, though, it’s a story of profound reconciliation and healing. I think the best stories are the ones that cause me to do a heart check – the ones that entertain me, but also give me something deep to ponder." -Beth, Goodreads Review
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