Wanda MacAvoy at Common Sense for Uncommon People has asked me to participate in the #mywritingprocess blog tour.
#1 How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I write narrative nonfiction, the same kind of genre as memoirs, but I do it in writing true missionary stories for children. What makes my work stand out–I might carefully say that it’s unique–is that I know of no other series of missionary books based on location rater than on the lives of individual. I trace the work of God in various countries through selected missionary stories.
#2 How does my writing process work?
I start researching a country–say, Colombia, my most recent book–and get stacks of out-of-print or obscure books from the library and order them online and do many hours of research online to find my stories. After I write the stories, I find the missionaries I’ve written about (if they’re still alive) and ask them permission to include their story and ask them to read their chapter for accuracy. All of them have been unfailingly gracious.
#3 What am I working on now?
True Stories of God at Work in Iran! It’s very exciting. More Muslims have come to Christ in Iran in the last thirty years than in the last thirteen hundred years. I trace the missionary work, through individual stories, over the last two hundred years. Hopefully I’ll be posting some chapters soon.
#4 Why do I write what I do?
Ah, that’s a good question! I’ve already answered it, here, on the page Why I’m Writing the Hidden Heroes Series. I’m very passionate about what I write, because I believe it has eternal value.
Some more Christian writers you might enjoy?
My friend Danika Cooley, author and thinker and writer at the Thinking Kids Blog website.
And my friend and cousin Noel Piper, who writes and also blogs at Tell Me When to Pack.
If you write something similar to what I write, I want to connect with you!
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