Being profoundly misunderstood as a kid and showing those people they were wrong about me.

What inspired you to write?
I never set out to write a novel, let alone a Christian romance. After all, I was a small town journalist who morphed into a higher education and local government public relations professional. Romance fiction seemed “fluffy” and irrelevant. I had read very few Christian romances, but Catherine Marshall’s “Christy”

It was my desire to scare readers that prompted and inspired me to write. As well as my love for stories and wanting to write something that no one else had.
Coming to a fork in the road is what inspired me. At that time I basically became a walking dead man. Prison had hardened me. This ornery environment suffocates dreams and kills all hope. I sat in my cell one day wanting more, needing more. I just didn't know how. But the next question will
Writing has always come easily to me ever since I began studying journalism in college. I was a newspaper reporter, journalism professor, and editor of national newsletters before I turned to fiction.
The desire to share, to educate and shock and help make the world a better place.
My mom and teachers in youth. In later years, beautiful language and life-changing stories whether from movies, songs, articles, or books.
I grew up loving anti-heroes. To me, flawed characters who makes mistakes is so much more real than a shiny version of the same character. Because, let’s face it, we all make mistakes. We all struggle with our own demons.
My fiction heroes are my biggest inspiration. Ever since I was able to read, I have read everyday. I would visit the library every Saturday morning to get armloads of books, Judy Blume and Laura Ingalls Wilder were my favorites.