I am a published author of technical bulletins and journals. The bulk of my writing is fairly straightforward reporting of research that requires some analysis but very little deviation in style, and certainly nothing that could be considered compelling. While it's exciting to see one's name in print, it is not my ultimate goal.
I didn't write much as a child, but I'm told I was a voracious reader. I still love to read today, and my interests are eclectic. I just never gave writing fiction much thought. Instead, I fell into a life, raised my children, worked in the field I loved and was trained for, and yet ... something was missing. I always had these thoughts running around inside my head. Sometimes they would keep me up late at night thinking about them. Just stories, or pieces of stories, about other people and other lives. They weren't particularly stirring or thought-provoking stories, nothing that could change the world. Just stories that I couldn't get out of my head.
I began to wonder if I could write well enough to get those stories out of my head, onto paper, and published. So one day I sat down and began to write. I was encouraged enough to consider getting them published. But then, in January of 2009, I was diagnosed with End Stage Liver Disease and given approximately 18 months to live. I crawled to God begging for my very life. He tore me down with trial after trial, then built me back up--I grew stronger spiritually each time. I rededicated my life to God, and then in March 2010, He and a gracious donor gifted me with a new liver..
Today, I stand amazed at God's power to transform lives with perfect timing and have now dedicated my life to grasping scriptural truth and writing Christian, faith-based literature.
Poetry (Haiku and Senryu)