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, Sieara Leone, Tajikistan, Jordan, Pakistan, and Palestine. They are my heroes.
I am a member of Christian Writers of the West, Historical Novel Society, American Christian Fiction Writers, Phoenix Screen Writers Asan, the Phoenix Film Foundation, 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.
(but I’m not a pro)