Living with four growing boys keeps me busy! Between keeping the mud out of the house and keeping up with their music, sports, computer geek stuff, and adolescence, I never find a dull moment.
I use breaks in the schedule to unwind. Sometimes that means time in prayer, coffee with a friend, and (not often enough) exercise. When I'm really relaxed, I write. Lord knows I've got enough experiences to write about— engineering school, consulting in the corporate world, divorce and remarriage, step-parenting, babies, homeschooling, widowhood, and single-parenting. Between all the joyful and difficult events, I've lived many of the difficult choices women have to make. Writing- especially through fiction, is a great way to unearth unique truths that make experiences worth living.
I teach story writing to teens. In each one of them lies a possibility of a blooming writer who will change the world and create meaningful works. I teach the teens to care about how they write.
When you touch a reader’s heart, you turn her eyes towards the Lord.