I'm a West Virginia-born gal who married the sweetest Yankee in the world. I'm a Christian, and I write stories of authentic love after marriage. I homeschool my children. And I love big dogs, MacGyver, coffee, tulips, and wasting time on video games.
I'm also the ACFW West Virginia area coordinator. We're kinda spread out in this wild, wonderful state, but we have a FB group page if you want to keep up with conferences in the area. Contact me at email@example.com if you're interested in joining.
I recently joined with two author friends, Becky Doughty and Jennifer Major, to launch Married...with Fiction (Married...with Fiction). Married…With Fiction is a hub where authors reach out to connect with other authors, where agents and editors share their insight in the industry, where marriage and other family matters are supported and encouraged in fiction, as well as in a real live community.
I started this blog to share some of my first completed novel, Otherworld, with readers. The first thirteen chapters are up on this blogspot. It was paranormal fiction and I loved it, but it was too short. I'd completed it in a month for a NaNo challenge. Someday that book will find its way to print (even if I have to self-pub!), or I have people who are going to hunt me down and beat the ending out of me!
My second novel, God's Daughter, is indeed the proper length at 80,000 words. It's historical fiction, based on the Icelandic sagas, and it's about one of my favorite Viking heroines, Gudrid. She should be in every history book!
I've also completed my third novel--Miranda Warning--a mystery set in West Virginia. I am represented by Ruth Samsel of William K Jensen Literary Agency (http://www.wkjagency.com/news.php).
For more on my auspicious (or perhaps inauspicious) writing start, go to this post: http://heatherdaygilbert.blogspot.com/2012/02/origins-blogfestin-which-poet-morphs.html
Glad to have you visit my blog!