About the author


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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,
Hope Squires
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6 thoughts on “About the author

    • Thanks for stopping by! It’s always great to find another tree-obsessed person. Aside from being lovely in their own right, trees do provide a great metaphor for life, don’t they?

  1. I see I am not the only one who still prefers to write with paper and pen in hand before typing it on the computer! There is nothing like free flow feeling or the pen or pencil.

  2. I am sure that the fact you are always listening to wonderful music makes your literary journey all the more enjoyable!

    • Thanks, Mardi. Music is an integral part of my journey and it often shapes the way my life flourishes, even when I don’t notice its effect on me. I’m glad you share my love of music, too, especially since you have supplied so much of it to the collection my husband and I have. 🙂

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