Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a former high school teacher and now full-time writer and speaker. I taught in Christian schools for 22 years and just have a love for God and His Word. I have written three books so far, with the third one coming out in August 2018.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is a Bible study entitled Let’s Run! Running the Race with Faith and Perseverance. It’s a study of the heroes of faith in Hebrews and how their faith is an example and encouragement to us as we run our race in life. I was inspired by my students to write this study, and they were the first to go through it.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Coffee, early mornings, and lots of study and outlining beforehand!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been so encouraged and influenced by the Bible studies of Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Kelly Minter. I know first-hand how an in-depth study of God’s Word can change your life!
What are you working on now?
I have another Bible study releasing in August called Inside Out and Upside Down. It takes a look at the difference between religion and relationship and the difference between our culture and the Kingdom of God.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have my greatest following on Facebook, so ads there work well. I also use AMS ads on Amazon and my email list.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes! The greatest decision I made in writing was to join Self-publishing School. They taught me step-by-step how to publish on Amazon, and my first book, Seek Him First, became a best-seller in eleven days.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Pray. Obey. Repeat.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading a Christian fiction series by Christy Barritt called the Squeaky Clean Mysteries. I write non-fiction, but I read fiction at night to relax.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am currently working on a one-year devotional on the poetry books in the Bible. My plan is to have it ready to release in October.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
My Bible, The Narnia Chronicles, The Lord of the Rings series, and Beth Moore’s Bible study David.