I have a photo on the window sill of my office. It’s a photo sent to me by a reader. She’s a young, farmer’s wife who lives in Iowa. With her in the photo is her husband and young daughter. I often look at that photo when I write. I think, “What does Jessica want?” She wants to be swept away. After all, she’s had a busy day on the farm, with the kids and her husband. She also wants to be encouraged. Times are tough and she wants to remember that God is there … even in the big stuff. Even in the small stuff, too.
I write historical novels centered around World War II, and I know weaving in true stories within the fiction is important, but I also remember there are real people who will pick up the books and their true stories can be changed, for the better, with my words. This is my hope.
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