This Writer’s Journey

Writing is a journey, one I truly love and enjoy, but it can sometimes feel rather lonely. Hour after hour, alone, at the computer, pouring your heart and soul into each word. But I’ve learned I’m not alone, in fact, I’ve been blessed to be in contact with some amazing people, both writers and non-writers.

I want to share a bit of that with you. Each week I’ll be spotlighting someone I’ve come in contact with during my journey. Thanks for stepping along side of me—all of you—during this exciting time!


I met Christian Miles through a critique group that first year I started writing. What struck me about Christian was his dedication and commitment, not to mention his talent and positive attitude.

And this guy is still in high school.


He’s one of the most talented young people I’ve met on my journey as a writer. To have such discipline so early on—we can expect only great things from this guy.

In addition to everything I’ve mentioned about him thus far, he’s also very encouraging. He spends a lot of time helping other writers and encouraging them through the ups and downs of the whole journey.

He’s such an inspiration, and I’m glad our paths got to cross. Write on, Chris.


Previous weeks on This Writer’s Journey:  Nicole Baart, Coleen Coble, Diana Sharples, Michelle Sutton.

Hands Stained with Ink

My good writer friend, Christian Miles, tagged me with this award.

Thanks, buddy! It’s a fun one!


If you could write one word, what would it be?

Oh my gosh. I have NOOOO idea. I’d have to say Charlie—cuz it’s my hubby’s name? Corny, but true.

Use one word to describe yourself:


What is something random about you/your writing that you’d like to say right now?

I finished writing my 15th novel yesterday!

Think up an absurd title for a book:

Wow. I’m not really good that this. I couldn’t think of one…I’m so lame.

What is the strangest sentence you can think of?

Lame here again.

What do you write?

Paranormal romance. Yeah, a couple have vampires in them, but mostly angels and demons, and people who have unique abilities (such as the ability to freeze things. . .see auras or read minds )

If you had a weird disease and could only make one sound over and over, what would it be?

One sound? As in a sound? Not really a word? The one sound would be a hum, so I could hum my favorite songs.

And now I tag…

JA Souders

Brayden Hirsch

Kat Heckenbach

Here are the rules:

1) Post about the award.

2) Award 3 other people

3) Answer the tag

Thanks for tagging me, Christian!