Over the years, God rewrote Carrie’s dreams to include being a stay-at-home mom and a writer. She started by writing weekly devotions online before a mentor at the Christian Writer’s Guild encouraged her to try fiction.
After almost ten years in the military, Carrie’s husband medically retired and they now live in central North Carolina with their three children. Besides writing fiction novels, she stays busy with homeschooling, working part time, and volunteering within two military ministries.
More than anything, Carrie strives to write clean fiction, happily-ever-after romance stories that gently demonstrate practical Christianity. She says, “I didn’t want to be embarrassed for my young daughter to pick up any of my books. But I also wanted to do some exploration. Imagine what your life would look like if you stood up to your greatest fear. Or if you had a support system that strengthened your weak spots. Or someone close to you deeply believed you were made for more! That’s what I want to write about.”
Check out Carrie’s debut novel, Crossing Values! Available now via paperback and eBook. The sequel, Ryan’s Crossing, will be for sale summer 2012.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS by Carrie
I hate acknowledgement pages. I rarely read them and I don’t foresee myself writing one for any of my books. Although I am concerned that I will inadvertently forget someone who helped me in the writing process, I am more concerned about too much credit going to where it’s not fully due.
Lots of people help me in each and every book, from experts who help in the research to friends who read drafts and offer loving critiques, to the editor and publisher who finally see my hard work placed on the bookshelf. But there’s someone bigger, more important, in each step of the process.
To those who thrive on words of affirmation, know that I deeply appreciate all the help you’ve given me. What I write would be much more difficult without you and your guidance.
Ultimately, though, all glory goes to God the Father. The One who gave me a love for reading and a talent for writing, the One who led me to the right places and people to cultivate the gift He planted, and the One who continues to provide through those around me and new contacts He brings to me so His message can be proclaimed.
For every devotion, article and book, my acknowledgement is simple. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20-21)