In addition to this blog, I write women’s inspirational novels taken from my journals while I worked as a medical missionary in Africa for thirty years.
I base my novels on strong female heroines facing extreme adversities. These protagonists depend on the Lord for strength and courage while dealing with unscrupulous leaders, tribal warfare, and dangerous local customs. Join me on these writing safaris.
SHAKEN BLESSINGS will shake you up and shake you out of your comfort zone. Imagine your precious baby whom you love shaken out of your embrace.
RUN JANE RUN is about Megan Jane, an abused pastor’s wife, who runs away, but her husband pursues her from state to state. Can a Christian wife ever escape torture and death from her husband, who is a nationally recognized pastor?
NO TEMPTATION is a testimony of the ultimate temptation a single missionary faces. Christians will be tempted, but does God give all believers the strength to resist temptation?
NOT FORSAKEN is the story of female missionary who questions whether God has forsaken her and her colleagues when her driver is falsely arrested and thrown in jail for murder.
A LITTLE MERCY is the first book in the Living Sacrifices series. Liz and Andrew rescue a baby who is about to trampled and eaten by wild boars. Liz calls the baby Mercy. Later Andrew’s plane crashes in the bush and authorities believe he is dead. Is God’s mercy enough?
A TRAGIC GOOD After Liz loses her husband, she is left alone and pregnant in Africa. Will the Lord bring good out of this tragedy?
A WAVERING HOPE shows how God can give us hope after disaster.
SCARRED BEAUTY demonstrates the Lord’s physical and emotional healing for all wounds.
EXQUISITE ASHES is a story showing how God turns ashes into beauty after several girls are taken into the human trafficking ring.
BROKEN SPIRIT is the last book in the series of six that began with A Little Mercy. It is based on true incidents of African girls sold into human trafficking.
MARCH AND SALUTE is based on a true story of an innocent girl who goes against her parents’ wishes and joins the Navy in 1964. Do the worldly influences in the military service change her or does she change those around her?
THE QUIET SHOUT is the story of a newlywed missionary couple. The husband’s behavior turns hostile after he arrives in Africa, and the wife begins doubting everything her husband ever said and promised her.
CAFÉ CAROLYN is centered around the café I established and ran in Africa in which I trained young girls in English, business, and health. Carol overhears a conversation of a deadly plot in which thousands of people could be slaughtered. Should she do anything about it?
CRUEL PARADISE takes place during the time I lived and ministered in a West African region that was known for witches and mysterious cults.
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE is a study of 137 women with scripture references. There are individual questions to answer and others for group discussions.
I have been a member of several writing groups and attended writers’ workshops and conferences. In addition to devotions and books, I write and teach Bible studies. I have a BTH, BSN, and MSN from Indiana Wesleyan University.