As I work to build my platform, I’m reaching out in different ways by guest posting, speaking, entering contests, and attending conferences.  Here is a list of happenings in my writing life:



Guest post on Experiencing His Freedom by Angel Penn, Hope for the Spiritually Mismatched Marriage, 2.11.18

Guest post on Courage, Hope, and Love by Nicole Kauffman, 6 Helpful Scriptures to Inspire Love in the Unequally Yoked Marriage, 2.8.18

Guest post on Messy Marriage by Beth Steffaniak, 12 Tested Verses to Give Hope to the Unequally Yoked Spouse, 2.4.18

Guest post on Flatirons Church blog, How to Beat the Winter Blues, 1.31.18

Mentioned in Sarah Koontz’s post, Yearly Bible Reading Plan, 1.31.18



Guest post on (in)courage blog, Handing Christmas Over to the Prince of Peace, 12.23.17

Guest post for Brenda Bradford Ottinger, But God, 11.2017

Registrar, Heartland Book Festival on the Mississippi, October 2017

Published: Two Devotions in October 2017 issue of Hope-Full Living

Attended Come With Me Retreat, September 2017

Guest post for Meghan Weyerbacher, Why You Don’t Need to Be a Perfect Leader, 9.2017

Guest post for Debbie Kitterman, Seeking Peace in Busy August, 8.2017

Guest post for Young Wives Club, Pursuing Your God-Given Dream, 7.28.17

Attended She Speaks Conference in Concord, North Carolina, July 2017

First-Place Winner, Poetry Division, All Write Now! Conference Contest, July 2017: Dream, Planted

Second-Place Winner, Illustrator Portfolio, All Write Now! Conference Contest, July 2017

Attended All Write Now! Conference in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, July 2017

Guest post for Micah Maddox, Hope in Hard Times, 7.2.2017

Guest post for The Barefoot Blog, How to Celebrate Differences in Marriage, 6.25.17

Guest post for Nicole Kauffman, Hope for the One Who Feels Abandoned, 6.22.17

Guest post for Leslie Newman, Waiting in Prayer, 6.12.17

Graphic Design Intern for Grit N’ Grace with Amy Carroll and Cheri Gregory

Began working as a full-time freelance writer and artist, 5.15.17

Guest post for Meghan Weyerbacher, 4 Ways Consistent Writing Stretches You, 5.30.17

Reviewed on Sonya Rottman’s post 5 Reasons That Free You From Being Perfect, 4.24.17

Listed in Lauren Gaskill’s directory post 20+ Resources to Develop a Stronger Faith

Published: Two Poems in Well-Versed 2017

Guest post for Carolina Cisneros: Begin Again: New Life in a Broken Marriage, 4.16.17

Guest post for Lauren Moye: 7 Ways to Find Balance as a Work-From-Home Mom, 4.15.17

Guest post for Shannon Geurin: Fiercely Fighting for my Marriage 3.31.17

Guest post for Rachel Britton: Learning to Pray Boldly 3.28.17

Collaborator on Bethany McIlrath’s Idolizing Knowledge series, 3.27.17

Guest post for Jill Hoven: Fasting for Spiritual Wellness 3.15.17

Guest post for Lauren Moye: Finding Freedom in Forgiveness 3.11.17

Published: The Fruitful Life: Addressing Common Sins and Growing in Faith, March 2017

First-Place Winner in Kelly Balarie’s Fear Fighting Writers Contest, March 2017

Speaker at Heartland Writers Guild meeting: “My First Self-Publishing Adventure, Part 2,” 2.19.2017

Collaborator on Reclaim The Roar, 2.11.2017

Guest post for Sylvia Ronnau:  A Joyful Recovery from Perfection 1.26.2017

Speaker at Heartland Writers Guild meeting: “My First Self-Publishing Adventure, Part 1,” 1.15.2017

Published: Newness of Life: Trusting God in Times of Transition, January 2017



Guest post for Sandy Kreps:  5 Ways to Gain Last Minute Christmas Peace, December 2016

Interview in Winter 2016 Flourish Magazine

Published: Christmas Peace for Busy Moms: 25 Days of Bible Study, October 2016

Finished manuscript for Heart in a Drawer: My Story as a Child of Divorce, August 2016

Third Place in Poetry Contest for Sunday Dinner, July 1985, All Write Now! Conference, July 2016

Attended All Write Now! Conference, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, July 2016



Second Place in Nonfiction Contest for “Scar Tissue” essay, All Write Now! Conference, July 2015

Attended All Write Now! Conference, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, July 2015



Attended All Write Now! Conference, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, July 2014



Published in Heartland Heritage Anthology 4, “Ode to West Park Mall: A Poem in Free Verse,” November 2013

Speaker at Saxony Lutheran High School chapel service, “Dealing with your Parents’ Divorce,” October 2013

Attended Faith and Writing Workshop, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, July 2013