For years, I wrote little, having had most of the joy of writing wrung painfully from me by a line-up of high school English teachers. Then I wrote for business, and people would tell me mine were among the most clear and concise memos they'd ever read. Faint praise, indeed.
Then in 1997, I lost my job and spent six months searching. During that time, I wrote a novel, "Peculiar People," which is anything but concise, born out of a long-time fascination with Aquila and Priscilla, the only married couple mentioned prominently in the New Testament.
Then I read that a newsletter was one of the best marketing tactics for writers, and I started "Ekklesia Then & Now". Beyond anything I could have planned or imagined, ET&N has taken on a life of its own and, while I wrote a second novel, "Aspen Leaves on New-Fallen Snow" (unpublished) last year, ET&N has become my passion.
I'm 55, married for 31 years, and have a daughter. We've lived in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Georgia, Colorado, and now Delaware. Since my daughter and her husband recently moved to Seattle, Washington may be in the offing!