A settled-down and newly-wed world-traveler, I mostly write about misadventures, theological/philosophical musings, and intercultural interactions. At any given time, my day jobs typically involve churches, children or coffee. Sometimes all three. I try to keep the coffee and the children from meeting, however.
I have a published book (Trees in the Pavement), a personal blog (see below) and am trying to discern the best publishing method/venue for a second: Favored One, a historical novel and psychological experiment regarding Miryam, the mother of Yeshua. Yes, that Yeshua.
Favored One is difficult to classify but probably best fits the "historical novel" and "women's fiction" genres. Sometimes I like to call it "fantasy," too, on account of the fact that not everyone finds the story it contains historical, and it does incorporate certain documented paranormal elements. You can read more waffling descriptions of its classifications here:
It is a completed manuscript of 98,000 words, with 18 chapters uploaded on this site so far.
Biblical quotations by the characters in this novel, as well as commands and proclamations by angels, are taken directly from the Complete Jewish Bible and conform to the copyright standards set by the publisher:
When the Complete Jewish Bible is quoted, the following notice must appear on the copyright page of the work [consider this the copyright page]:
Scripture quotations are taken from the Complete Jewish Bible, copyright 1998 by David H. Stern. Published by Jewish New Testament Publications, Inc. Distributed by Messianic Jewish Resources Int’l. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
All other text, including dialogue, is my own work.
Oh yeah--the cover's mine, too. I don't intend it to be the final one, but it makes a good placeholder. It was my attempt at painting a scene described in Revelation 12.
The Last Unicorn, Waiting for Snow in Havana, Til We Have Faces, That Hideous Strength, Persuasion, The Bible, Jane Eyre, The Chronicles of Narnia, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Long Way Down, Taran Wanderer, Blue Like Jazz, The Lord of the Rings, Ronia Robber's Daughter, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Brother's Karamazov, A Wind in the Door, Westmark, All About the Bullerby Children, What Is the What, Trees in the Pavement
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