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.
For more of this story, continue to the bottom of this page. 🙂
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Christian Short Stories
Clean Flash Fiction
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.
In The Works
A contemporary Christian romance is in the works. Stay tuned for more. If you’d like to be part of the team that helps this work reach readers, keep reading.
Fiction Prayer Team
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Christian Fiction Reading Suggestions
Favorite Christian Fiction Authors
Below you’ll find a list of some of my favorite Christian fiction authors and books. Most write in the Christian Romance (Contemporary’s my gig) or Women’s Lit genres. Perhaps you’ll enjoy their work as well.
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- Karen Kingsbury ~ Take Three (The whole series is WONDERFUL!)
- Francine Rivers ~ The Masterpiece
- Charles Martin ~ Long Way Gone (Although A Life Intercepted spoke to me as a football mama.)
- Becky Wade ~ Stay with Me
- Rachel Hauck ~ The Writing Desk
- Denise Hunter ~ Riverbend Gap
- Beth K. Vogt ~ Somebody Like You
- Lisa Wingate ~ Before We Were Yours
- Susan May Warren ~ Take A Chance on Me
- Ted Dekker & daughter, Rachelle Dekker (Suspense/Thriller) ~ The Girl Behind the Red Rope
- Tammy L. Gray ~ Love & The Silver Lining
- Nicole Deese ~ All That Really Matters
- Katie Ganshert ~ Wildflowers from Winter
- T.I. Lowe ~ Under the Magnolias
The Rest of the Christian Fiction Story…
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–both prolific and award-winners, not to mention both had movies made from their stories as well. I thought I was finished, like forever finished, with fiction. Instead, 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, I watched a movie based on Janette Oke’s Love Comes Softly. That led me to consider that I might like the book, so I hurried on down to our small library in town. There, 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, easily take two-three weeks to read.)
I looked at my husband and proclaimed, “I can do this. I can write fiction.” A whole new world had opened up.
And then I promptly got scared as thoughts swirled. Maybe you’ve faced a few of these too?
- I’m not creative enough.
- Is that really You, God?
- Is this obedience or selfishishness?
- Is it really ministry?
- But this isn’t how I envisioned the plan, God.
Oh, but the Lord…
Watch what He can do–in me AND YOU, my friend, as we toss the fear aside and courageously walk in obedience to the Almighty. Praise God.
Stay tuned. There’s more coming in this fiction journey. And I can’t wait to hear from you, to celebrate all He’s doing in Your life, too!
For nonfiction stories and faith encouragement, check out the NONFICTION page.