Remember those “Calgon, take me away…” commercials? Like 1970s soap bubbles, I’ve always thought the hallmark of a good book is one which takes you away, one that makes you identify with the characters in a novel, or learn from the author, in the case of non-fiction. Have you ever read a book where you feel like you know the author you turn more and more pages?
I have. And it’s my hope that you’ll feel the same as you read here on my blog and as you read my books. I have historically written humorous inspirational fiction–I call them my sassy chick stories. But right now, I’m knee-deep in my first work of non-fiction (all that non-fiction I did for a paycheck doesn’t seem to count in quite the same way, though I am proud of much of it).
Called Ike 101: Life Lessons I Learned From a Hurricane, I am telling the story of weathering Hurricane Ike and the year we spent rebuilding from it. I learned so many lessons about life and God, and although I know very few people will ever experience a real hurricane, so many of us are in emotional and economic hurricanes today. I hope these lessons I’ve learned as I’ve rebuilt can help friends and neighbors as they rebuild from their own storms.
We are called by God to be in community, and I hope that’s what this blog can become. A community where we start the conversation about God, life, love, laughter and what’s truly important. I’m glad to have you to talk with. Thanks for joining me.