Mystery, Discovery, and Truth
I write mystery novels filled with interesting discoveries and life-changing truths. Working toward publication.
Novel Number Two
The second novel in my Quest Series is called THE PAINTER ~ Their lives were all but destroyed. Her paintings are about to change everything.
The Painter is set in Wyoming with cowboys, beautiful scenery, and Claire—a horse-training cowgirl who loves to paint. This story was fun to write because Claire reminds me of myself when I was younger. I grew up on a farm, love the great outdoors, and have done several paintings over the years. Watercolor is my favorite. I've also set up a booth at arts and crafts fairs to sell my artwork, giving me firsthand experience for this novel. The mystery, on the other hand, is bigger than me so, though most of it is made up, some of the characters have been developed from the life experiences of others that I've known. It adds a depth to the unlikely characters that I’ve weaved into this story. Yes, for those of you who enjoy romance, this is a love story, though it’s about so much more. I hope to find an agent soon, so you can join Claire on this mystery-filled quest for answers and redeeming love.
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Some stories will be about creativity and others will be my thoughts about life. Our success driven culture dictates a good deal of our behaviors and this stretches most of us to our physical and emotional limits, leaving little or no time for creative pursuits. Consequently, time, or should I say, the lack thereof, is one of the biggest hindrances people have in becoming creative. This can change.
Creativity should be inspired, not forced; something we look forward to, not another obligation added to an already demanding schedule.
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Novel Number One
I've changed my focus from part-time blogger to full-time Mystery Writer. The process of taking a thought and turning it into a story is both compelling and captivating. One of my favorite parts of writing is that it can be changed and fixed, which isn't always the case when it comes to my watercolor paintings.
The first novel in my Quest Series is called THE PHOTOGRAPHER ~ Hidden identities and a search for answers lead freelance photographer Parker Jackson on an adventure of self-discovery as the information he receives about a cold case become dangerous.
This building in its abandon condition, seen above and to the left, below, was my original muse for The Photographer.
When I visited Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA, last summer, I found the building completely renovated.
Though I love this story, first novels seldom sell, so I've turned my attention to finding an agent for Novel Number Two. I'll keep you posted.
It’s of utmost importance that we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those around us. This is not always easy, but Pro 11:30 tells us, "The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise." My desire, with this blog, is to give you tools that will help you live out your salvation and encourage you to find ways to share your faith. Using creative outlets is a great way to open doors of communication, often presenting opportunities to witness.
Arleen Jennings was our guest speaker for our Fall Weekend Retreat. Friday evening she laid a foundation with truths from God’s Word and how these truths had worked into and through her life’s experiences, especially in the hard times. Her delivery was very similar to that of Beth Moore’s if you’re familiar with her Bible Studies.
Saturday morning she encouraged us to use our God-given, creative talents as part of God’s design to give us an outlet for the stresses of life as well as our own need to create because we are, after all, children of ‘The Creator.’ There are many reasons God created us to be creative.
Arleen is a gifted speaker with a special anointing of the Lord on her.
Katie ~ Wellsville Full Gospel Women’s Retreat