Do you like a good story–Christian Fiction? Me too! It’s funny how stories often unfold when the Lord authors them.
Somewhere in the early 2000’s, I set fiction on the shelf. And it stayed there for fifteen years.
The Holy Spirit had wooed me away from two of my favorite secular authors. I turned my focus toward nonfiction (NF), assured I’d never go back.
Never say never.
God’s ways are not our own.
In 2016 or 2017, a Karen Kingsbury novel hopped off the library shelf and followed me home. (Or something like that.) I devoured that story in two days. (NF books, although I love them, take two-three weeks to read.)
I looked at Tony and said, “I can do this. I can write fiction.” A whole new world opened up. And then I promptly got scared. Here’s a list of those pesky thoughts authored by fear.
- I wasn’t creative enough.
- Did I really hear God?
- Was I writing romance for selfish reasons?
- Is it really ministry?
- But I thought I’d write NF forever…
Oh, but the Lord…
Watch what He can do.
A Contemporary Christian Romance set in Hawaii
Winter Taylor’s a runner–not only on trails but also in life. To escape the crushing pain of her fiancé’s death and the lifelong dream that died with him, she enlists in the United States Navy. Holding close a vow to never date again, she sprints toward a future void of past torment.
On the flight to her new duty station in Hawaii, Winter meets Kamu Dixon, a surly, tattooed motorcycle mechanic who stiff-arms change. Kamu anticipates extra leg space and a quiet flight home. Winter affords him neither. When the plane lands, both assume it’s the last time they’ll see each other. But is it?
In this endearing love story, one painted with hues of everyday life and faith, a clash plays out between courage and fear. Will the right one link arms with love and claim the win before paradise is lost?
Let’s see what the Lord does, how He eases this story and His into the lives of readers.
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Lost Stilleto, one of the first clean romances I wrote and a flash fiction piece that brings smiles even now, won honorable mention in Women OnWriting’s Fall 2017 fiction contest.
My Million Dollar Client, an edited version of Lost Stilleto, won honorable mention in the NE Texas Writer’s Organization 2018 annual contest and is published in their Amazon compilation, NETWO Shorts.