Since I was a little girl, I was aware of the presence of a greater Power in my life. During my childhood years I firmly believed in God, even though I didn’t understand much. When I was ten, I contracted rheumatic fever, which resulted in heart valve damage. This condition caused endless medical problems, including the death of my third child, a little girl called Erika, born at 28 weeks.
At 36, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy. I was healed miraculously, and now, after 30 years, I have been completely cleared of cancer.
In 1989 I went through a painful and traumatic divorce which resulted in serious periodical financial need. But God was faithful and every single time, He brought supernatural deliverance. In 1989, when cardiac failure threatened my life, the damaged heart valve had to be widened. Again the great Healer, was there with me, and the operation was successful.
In 2005, I married my current husband, Frank Maritz.
Even as a child, I loved making up rhymes, and when I was 12, two of my rhymes were published. Thereafter I didn’t really write anything worth mentioning, except for a few exceptionally good essays written during my school years. Only when I turned 36, an inexplicable desire to write stories was awakened. In 1982 my first youth story was published. This was the beginning of 24 books, including youth stories, children’s books and adult novels. I always had a feeling that somewhere there was a piece of the puzzle missing, and that the full picture was incomplete.
The picture is now being completed by the realization that this journey, this book of God, is the very reason why I had to go through the writer’s school of learning. Without any formal training in writing, I had to climb the ladder step by step until Father God was satisfied with my progress.
Now, at the age of 63, I am able to complete the special assignment for which he created me in the first place! It is only now that I can understand why He gave me this creative gift. At the very beginning of time, I was selected to complete this assignment.