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Jubilee, The Love Story is here!

Available on Amazon on September 1, 2018

"It feels a bit like I've been pregnant for 14 years and the baby has finally arrived. I am exhausted and exhilarated all at the same time."

The Story Behind Jubilee

In 2004, I got a story stuck in my head and heart. I complained to Jesus a little because the story was unlike anything I'd ever written ~ or read. I struggled to keep up with the movie-like images in my mind. I got the bones down on paper and started pitching it to editors and agents, mostly at writers' conferences. I got the same response, over and over. "You can't do that." Or,"you can't have that in a book."

I have still never read anything like it.

I kept tweaking and editing and researching. For years.

In 2011 I entered Jubilee in The Genesis Contest, sponsored by ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). I flew to St. Louis for the huge annual ACFW conference and announcement of the winners. 

And Jubilee won the Contemporary Fiction category.

I was over the moon and a very well known publisher requested the manuscript.

About a million funny "coincidences" occurred that prevented the publisher from receiving the manuscript. 

The whole process was confusing and discouraging but I kept hearing His sweet voice remind me that He has my back.

So, to be here, in this miraculous place, feels over the top.

It's been 7 years since Jubilee won. Hmm. I wonder if that's a coincidence?

There is much more to this story ~ I'll continue later.

Welcome to my corner of the Interweb! I am so glad you found me. I am a Jesus~lover first and foremost. I love to share His Words written and spoken. In my daily days I get to share His Life with hurting women and teens through my ministry called Beautiful Brokenness. 

Over the summer (2018) I hunkered down and finally finished editing Jubilee. This feels miraculous to me because I have hungered for this opportunity for years. 

Thank you, CC for making that dream a reality!

I have been a writer my whole life and still feel my heartbeat quicken when I think of a new story or word picture. I especially love it when the story or picture comes from Him. Jubilee, The Love Story is one of those stories. 

I am a retired home~school mom. Both of my little ones are much taller than I am and are well into their own lives. My daughter is married and living in Florida with her family. My son is an avid bicycle racer seeking work as a firefighter in Northern Virginia. Amazing!

If you'd like to know more about me, check out the About Page!

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