I have a passion for God’s word and for sharing my faith with others through writing. My lifelong love of writing began at age six, when I wrote and illustrated my first book about a snow day. My parents bought me my first (nonstandard) typewriter when I was in elementary school and was obsessed with a volcanic eruption all the way across the country. Since that time, I have written for many purposes: as a teacher, as a marketing and PR specialist, and as a volunteer communications coordinator for my church. I write a weekly blog about all things related to life as a flourishing tree, lead small group Christian studies and help lead monthly devotions at a local homeless shelter.
The Flourishing Tree is my first published book. After drifting away from my faith and drifting through life in my twenties, I felt called to come back to a life of faith. But I had little knowledge of how to enter into a true relationship with God and so turned to the Bible and other books to point the way. As I studied the Bible, I felt drawn to passages about trees, a lifelong love of mine, and could see these trees revealing how to deepen my faith and dependence on God. My hope is that the book will help other drifters and seekers learn how to walk in faith with God.
When I am not writing, you will find me spending time in the mountains, running, reading, gardening or listening to music – but never all at the same time. I’m a North Carolina girl at heart and divide my time between there and a new home in Northern California with my husband and extremely energetic dog.