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I'm a freelance writer and mother of four, based in Pennsylvania. I cover topics as diverse as parenting, Christianity and faith-based issues, the publishing industry, and bioethics. Here on my website you'll find information about my articles, books, and other writing. Thanks for stopping by!

Books

This Crowded Night

An unknown name, a faraway place, a forgotten voice. The stories of the women in the New Testament are barely fragments, yet once they were as rich and full as the lives of the women who lived them.

Although their voices have been stilled for millennia, their stories are still our stories, their hopes and dreams and fears our own. Love, lust, frustration, and anger, fear and shame and faith...all play out against the backdrop of a world where women’s voices, women’s lives, were constantly denigrated.

A cripple who fears her sins have brought about her paralysis. A teenage girl living on the streets. A mother who only has eyes for her son, a woman whose lover is not her husband. Their stories and others show us the world of these women through their own eyes, as each one ultimately has her life changed -- for better or worse -- through an encounter with Christ.

This Crowded Night
DreamSeeker Books, an imprint of Cascadia Publishing House
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Writing

My So-Called Home Office

If you have a bed in your office, which I do--a crib, actually-- then it's not an office. I also have blocks, toy cars, a tent to play camping, a castle with two dragons, and about 700 stuffed animals. My home office, like those of so many work-at-home parents, is the hub from which I run all my many lives: worker, mother, wife, self.


My So-Called Home Office
, appearing in Metropolis, April 2011.

The Hunger of India’s Orphans

"You see the importance of giving Bibles to these children," Simon Barnes affirms, recalling a young orphan he met who was dying as a result of HIV/AIDS. "What struck me with this little girl was her incredible Christian assurance. She wasn’t frightened...she knew where she was going. She knew that Jesus loved her, and that she was going to be in heaven with him."


The Hunger of India’s Orphans
, appearing in Record, March 2011.

Recommended Reading: Receiving David

When David Knol was born fourteen weeks premature in December 1982, he was wrapped in a blanket and handed to his parents. In accordance with hospital policy at that time, no further efforts were made. Hours later, however, as David continued to fight for breath, a doctor was asked to reassess his condition.


Recommended Reading: Receiving David
, appearing in Books & Culture, November/December 2010.