When I showed a couple of my book manuscripts to a friend and fellow author a while back, he said that they set up a more compassionate and kind-hearted future. That comment quickly became both my all-time favorite writing compliment and my goal for all the books I write. Sometimes it seems like the world gets harder and meaner and more humorless every day, and I try to see my writing as my sparks in the dark, tiny flames that I light and send out to light up what they can.
I’m an author, editor, wife, mother, pet parent, five-time NaNoWriMo winner, and the only female living in a house with six male creatures of various species. If the Enneagram is your jam, I’m a 4 with a 5 wing.
I’m passionate about children’s literature, and I really like the Bible (lots of good literature in there, plus four-headed winged leopards!). I’m a Third Culture Kid, one half of a bicultural marriage, and the fiercely doting mom of two insanely adorable half-Colombian little boys.
My first little spark, the picture book Far from Home: A Story of Loss, Refuge, and Hope, is releasing from Tyndale House Publishers in October 2019.