If you’ve ever wanted to be a novelist, if you have a book in your head but not in your computer, if you don’t know where to begin or are wondering if it will ever end…welcome to the club.

I took the San Diego Writers Ink year-long Novel Writing Certification Program in 2019 and finished with a completed first draft of my first novel. 2020 finds me attending small groups for critique (yep, online now), rewrites, and polishing it. Apparently, you can’t rush genius. Unless you participate in NaNoWriMo. When you do that, you take genius by the ear and hurl it through walls. Just for fun.

On the side, I’ve written two more novels and it turns out that if you challenge yourself, things are possible. I’m working on query letters, searching for beta readers, and wondering when we can all wander through the bookstores again. Join me on the journey with my monthly Newsletter where I share all things writerly.

That first novel finished at 100,000 words! What’s this story about? I’m glad you asked.

In Roman conquered Israel, two sisters break tradition to raise their baby brother and keep their home intact. Jesus’ rising ministry begins challenging the status quo, both personal and global. When their brother dies and Jesus resurrects him, the women must decide whether to risk violence, rejection, and losing everything they spent their lives fighting for, to protect Jesus.

Shepherding

 

Their famous date palms

 

Figs, pomegranates, dates, olives, grapes…

 

Food is medicine

 

And some things cannot be explained