About me: I’m a Christian, mother, wife, aspiring author, and lover of books. I grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest–Washington State to be exact; however, after living in my husband’s home state of Texas for five years, our family relocated to Oregon. Since becoming a mother, I have had to make some sacrifices, one of which is my dream to be an author. A few years back I began writing historical romance, just for fun, and I haven’t been able to stop typing since. I entered the First Impressions Contest, through American Christian Fiction Writers, last year and received some great critiques. After that experience, I joined ACFW, a couple critique groups, my local ACFW chapter, and I began reading books on writing. Turns out, learning how to write well is almost as fun as writing. Almost. I want to write to bring joy and hope to the lives of others.
So, why am I pursuing publishing and not just writing as a hobby? Well, I’ll tell you why. Life is a lot of work. It is beautiful, dangerous, tragic, exhausting, and sometimes just plain hard to deal with. That is why we need good books, so we can hide away from the worries of this world for a moment, step into the pages of our favorite book and just live. I hope to write something that is like stepping into another world, someday, and I want that world to change my reader’s life for the better.
About the blog: When I decided to begin a blog one concept was the deciding factor, the focus would be on readers. As an aspiring author, I positively love author sites; however, not everyone interested in books is writing one. You can bet your life every book-lover is reading though, provided they are still breathing. This blog is for you, the reader, to offer encouragement with the occasional inspirational article, news on upcoming book releases, book reviews, and prizes and deals. Overall, positivity is essential; after all, you cannot reach happily ever after without optimism.