I grew up in France and now live in rural Illinois with my awesome husband Paul, where we host free weekend spiritual retreats for people coming out of homelessness and poverty. We live in an intentional community (think commune minus free love) started by radical Mennonites in the early seventies. (That's Menno, not Amish. I have a computer as you can see.)
I'm going to come out of the closet right now and get it over with: I'm a Christian writer. As in, I am a Christian, the novel has references to Christianity that are important to character development and probably plot, and it's for a CBA (the Christian-bookstore market) publisher. Also, I am co-writing it with my mom. And I'm a NaNo rebel this year, because I'm in the revision stage, and using NaNoWriMo to do a big push on revision.
Some of us feel like it's time for Christian fiction to get cool, fun, realistic and when appropriate literary. If you are one of those people, let's keep doin' it sisters! We will overcome!
- Tiskilwa, Illinois
- Farming, wandering around in the woods, climbing trees with kids, learning to tan deer hides
- Favorite noveling music:
- Instrumental only! Words are too distracting. (My husband's metal bands pass, though. I have no idea what those people are saying.)
- Favorite books or authors:
- Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin, Children of God by Mary Doria Russel, Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver,The Curse of Chalion by Lois McMaster Bujold, and of course The Lord of the Rings, See above! Also C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, and poets Richard Wilbur, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and e e cummings