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How I Became a Writer

I have always been an avid reader and when I came to faith in my teens, I found a whole new world of reading material. After I was married we moved often and I have been involved in a variety of churches where I have played many different roles. We had three children in four years which certainly slowed down my reading!

It wasn’t until after my husband Ross was diagnosed with cancer in 1988, that I became serious about writing. At the time I need a distraction so I completed a couple of writing courses at my local community house. A few years later, after Ross recovered, he went into pastoral ministry. At our first church my husband was told that he was to write a devotional thought for the newsletter every fortnight. He told the church, that I was better at writing, and gave the job to me! That was 25 years ago and I have been writing devotional thoughts ever since.

My writing became a priority when in a two year period our three children all left home and suddenly I had time on my hands. In October 2006 I attended the Glorieta Christian’s Writers Conference in New Mexico, US and was motivated to work towards building a body of work and getting published. Then in April 2017 I attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference in California, US.

I have written two book length manuscipts and while I am investigating their publication, I’m working on a third.