In school, I excelled in English and served as co-editor of my high school newspaper. As a college freshman, an English professor asked permission to print one of my pieces in the school newspaper. While taking a science fiction literature class during my junior year, I opted to write a lengthy story for my semester project.
You’d think I’d have gotten a clue as to what I truly enjoyed, but I graduated from the UW-Eau Claire in 1979 with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.
I grew up in the church and have always participated in activities and ministries. For the past seventeen years, I’ve served on the contemporary worship team at my church as a vocalist. In past years, I’ve played supportive roles in musical productions produced by the church’s drama ministry and have also been involved in youth ministry programs.
I began writing again while working with the teen drama group. I discovered putting words to paper fed a creative need that nothing else could.
A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) since 2004, I currently meet with three authors, members of ACFW, who gather weekly to discuss the craft of writing, our current projects, and the publishing business.
My writing has been published in the Christian Fiction Online Magazine, the Backyard Friends magazine, The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale), A Joyful Heart: Experiencing the Light of God’s Love (Guideposts) and featured on the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home.
After years of critiquing work written by fellow writers, I not only discovered that I loved the editing process, I believed I’d developed the skills necessary to also pursue a career as a freelance editor. That resulted in launching Faithfully Write Editing and providing critiquing, copyediting, substantive editing, and proofreading services for both fiction and nonfiction writers.