When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I learned how to read. Well, actually, I learned to read at age 4 and started writing when I was 5. My first story was about a family of mice.
Non-fiction is a newer venture for me. I published a newsletter of Catholic apologetics in the '90s. About 10 years later I started writing my spirituality column, "God Alone Suffices," in The Catholic Times of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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What's the story behind your latest book?
Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life was born when lesson #5 hit me in December 2012. I was blown away by St. Therese's trust in God. It was the perfect message for my spiritual life then and now. I started thinking about the other major turning points in my spiritual journey, and grew excited to share them with others.