“I was with book as a woman is with child.” ~ C.S. Lewis

 

A shot B&WContrary to what Google says, I’m not an international airport. I’m a writer. I write so that I can turn off the movies in my head at night and get some sleep, but then I wake up again and have to take  notes because I had a cool dream that might just make a good story some day. Seriously, it happens all the time.  I have pads of paper by my bed, in the car, in my gym bag, and in the shower (water proof!) because inspiration never strikes at convenient times. To date, I have ten titles available on Amazon, and the paperbacks are also on Barnes & Noble.

Perhaps the best thing to come out of writing all these books is the connection I’ve made to the independent author community.  There is a huge amount of talent, and an even huger amount of heart. I’ve been helped along the way, and now I want to turn around and help others learn the ropes of indie publishing. Of all the things I have accomplished, the creation of Clean Indie Reads is probably the thing that makes me most proud.

I’ve traveled three continents, stopping to live in Scotland as a child and Guatemala in my 20s. Now, I’m in Oregon with my adoring husband, my brilliant son, my vivacious daughter, my surly black cat, and my distractingly cute dog. When I’m not writing, I’m reading (see my annual Top 10 indie read lists), teaching, volunteering in the community with my kids, or attacking that mound of laundry that refuses to fold itself. With summer here, I’ll also be in the swimming pool and stepping back onto the Taekwondo mat after a two year hiatus.

2016 RELEASES

MM smallMiracles & Musings

The first time I consciously remember witnessing a miracle was when I didn’t die. I didn’t even burst into flames.

 

This little book contains several memories of miracles big and small that shaped my understanding of God’s love. It’s perfect for those moments when you need a pick-me-up or feel your faith fading. Each anecdote is just a few pages long and comes with a Bible quote. Use it for devotionals or to kill time in the waiting room.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00025]Ancients of Drandsil and the Circle of Law

Young Marki must help the supernaturally gifted but divided Ancients come together in order to lift their dying world from the literal ashes of tyranny. Best-selling author Mimi Barbour calls Ancients of Drandsil “a rare treat”. Fans of Narnia will love this inspiring adventure. With action and romance, tyranny and tremendous mystic powers, this novel is “more than an adventure–it inspires!”