I wrote my first book when I was six years old (complete with hand-drawn illustrations and masking tape binding). The Snowy Day came to life as I took a break from playing in the snow one winter day. Hot chocolate, snow clothes drying by the fire, scrap paper and pencil in hand (I was still too young for pen).
I was hooked. Ever since, I have loved writing.
I got my first typewriter when I was eight years old, and the first article I typed on it was a story about the Mount St. Helens eruption. I have no idea what happened to that article, but it’s probably tucked away in a closet somewhere with that old blue typewriter.
Now I’m making a career of freelance writing. You won’t usually find me hunched over a laptop at a coffee shop. I still love pen and paper and prefer to write that way first and then turn to the computer when it’s time to start editing a draft. But for the sake of efficiency, I find myself writing more and more on my computer at home. At least I have a great view of trees from the window!
I began The Flourishing Tree blog in 2011 as a way to connect with readers about the ways we cultivate bountiful lives that please God. Thanks for reading … and please join the conversation with your own stories of how your life is a flourishing tree.
Thanks and blessings,