I spend an average of 300 hours researching for my historical novels.
I began writing at age ten, and was “published” that same year in our local newspaper. Poetry. I remember writing a poem about every chapter in Revelation. I think I was 12 then, and have no idea what happened to my scribblings.
Being cold natured, I moved from the north to Arizona where I do not have to shovel sunshine. I bask in 100-degree weather along with my palm trees, cacti, and a computer with most of the letters worn off.
With a bachelor’s degree in English, Bible and social science from Harding University and part of a master’s degree in Bible, including Greek, from the Harding Graduate School of Theology, I also have a master’s degree in management and human relations from Abilene University.
My newspaper column appeared for several years in newspapers in Texas and North Carolina ~ Little Known Facts About the Bible ~ and I have written for numerous Christian publications.
I spend half my day writing, and the other half teaching English over the internet worldwide using the Bible as textbook. I have taught over 6000 Muslims through World English Institute. Students I have converted to Christianity are in hiding in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Uzbekistan, Somalia, Jordan, and Palestine. They are my heroes.
I am a member of Christian Writers of the West, Historical Novel Society, American Christian Fiction Writers, and am also an energetic public speaker.
For the past ten years, I have been sending out an inspirational scripture thought every morning to around 30,000 people. If you are interested in any of my books, I have both US and worldwide “buy now” buttons for your convenience. If there is something you would like a book written about, let me know.