The idea for my most recent book came out of a dark time in my life. I was struggling with a lot of questions and uncertainty. Without giving too much away, I'll just say that I sat down one morning and started writing about a character who would end up being Julie in my book, Where There is Love. If you've read it then you understand that Julie has a lot of dark spots in her life and struggles with her understanding of love and acceptance. I kept expanding this early writing about Julie and at one point thought the whole thing was silly and almost deleted it. I decided that it would be better to hold onto it and just not look at it for a while. Before long other ideas were popping into my head that could help me create the entire story. I couldn't fight it. In fact, I became so involved with the story and the characters I almost felt obsessed. After the book was published it took me a while to get where I didn't think about them every moment of every day like they were my closest friends. The characters seem very real to me still and there are days when I miss them! Ha!
Where there is love there is God.
Out of the depths I cry to you Lord...Psalm 130:1