Don't you love these cover illustrations by Frank Endersby? I Prayed for You was the first book I did with this illustrator, and I was excited when the editors at Tommy Nelson asked me to do two more. Grandma Prays for You was published last year and You're My Dream Come True is new for 2020. (Click on the covers to read more on the Thomas Nelson web site.)
It's fun to write the rhyming text in these Precious Moments board books. When my editor friends at Tommy Nelson asked me to work on this series, I felt nostalgic for the years when I worked on Precious Moments products as an editor for Golden Books. I've written almost a dozen of these little gems for Thomas Nelson. The newest, You're My Little Answered Prayer is coming this June. Stay tuned for more in this series.
I really enjoy writing assignments that challenge me to dig into history. The Courageous Girls Series published by Barbour's Shiloh Kidz is one of my favorites. Each book features stories of Christian women who accomplished great things. 100 Extraordinary Stories for Courageous Girls is first in the series, published in 2018. 100 Extraordinary Stories of Prayer for Courageous Girls followed in 2019. Two more, She Believed— 12 Stories of Courageous Women of Faith Who Changed the World, and She Prayed—12 Stories of Extraordinary Women of Faith Who Changed the World are coming later this year. (Click on the covers to learn more.)
I'm most well known for my children's books, but I like writing for adults, too. Writing Joy on My Heart, published by Barbour, is the first in a series of themed 6-week Bible studies. Watch for it this April. Its companion, Writing Courage on My Heart, releases in July. More in this series and other devotional books are coming soon.