When I was little, I was huge fan of Nancy Drew mysteries. I enjoyed looking for clues and imagined secret passageways hidden in our 1960s suburban home. Of course, our home held no surprises, so I turned instead to books for my source of adventure and enjoyment.
Age 4 - rockin' the pigtails and bangs.
Today - still haven't given up the bangs!
I grew up in the Baptist church where my dad played piano and my mom taught Sunday School. The faith I learned as a very young girl has been foundational in my life. I come from a family of teachers, and I served 16 years on the faculty at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
My husband and I have been married for 28 years. We love vintage clothes, architecture, cars, rockabilly music, and renovating our mid-century home. Our daughter is decidedly modern and introduces us to the 21st century on a regular basis. Today, I am the managing editor of Today in the Word and content strategy manager (aka storyteller) for Moody Bible Institute, working remotely from my Florida home.
My first book, When Others Shuddered: Eight Women Who Refused to Give Up, was published in February 2014 by Moody Publishers. In it, I tell the stories of eight turn-of-the-century women who changed their worlds by following God.
In 2011, I was awarded first prize for non-fiction in the Hal Grutzmacher's Literary Contest. You can read my winning essay at this link: "Naked As They Come." For more information on my book, speaking opportunities, or just to say "hello!", I can be contacted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.