I’m a Christian writer with a twist. My experiences have allowed me to see things a little differently, a little more “real”. I love to engage people in conversation that’s not so polite because I think that is the space where we can learn from each other. For me, freedom is the greatest gift that faith has to offer.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Oh yes. I was in fourth grade. I wrote a story about global warming. This was over 40 years ago, so I guess I was kind of a prodigy. My teacher thought I was a crackpot and called my parents.
What is your writing process?
It's always a surprise. Inspiration comes over me like a fever. Not a giddy, good fever-but one that makes you want to go to bed for a week. I feel pressed to write during times like this. But I love it. But I have to write when it hits me, no matter where I am, even if it's just to jot down an outline.
The Thorn in My Side: A Memoir of Healing is about Ms. Monro’s experience as a Christian woman who has experienced clergy abuse. She allows the reader to observe the journey she took from blaming herself for the abuse and almost losing confidence in her faith to accepting her spiritual scars and finding her voice again.