Christian Living / Self-Help
Date Published: 05-15-2023
Publisher: 100X Publishing
A Faith-Building Anthology with True Stories of God's Faithfulness, Care, and Power!
Do you have a broken chapter for God to rewrite?
All of us have a broken chapter or two in life—some short in duration and some long—from deeply disappointing to tragic. In Broken Chapters, each chapter's author writes about the way they each personally experienced difficult situations and how they saw God show up in the midst of their pain. God is still in the business of restoring joy, restoring fortunes, restoring identity, and healing broken places today. Nothing is too difficult for Him.
He does care about you; He does care about what you've gone through. He does care about you finding hope, finding peace, finding resolution, finding healing, and most of all, finding Him. His eternal pen still writes and rewrites today, bringing beauty for ashes and working out all types of circumstances for good for those who love Him and are called to live according to His plans and purposes.
Now, it's time for you to be infused with faith and hope for your Broken Chapters to be rewritten.
Can you tell us a little about the process of getting this
book published? How did you come up with the idea and how did you start?
driving in my car one day, I heard someone randomly say the words “broken
chapters” during a short interview. The idea for the book hit me at that time,
and then it developed a lot more in the next couple of months. I put out the
idea to my author community once I had a clear vision for it, and then we began
What surprised you most about getting your book published?
The collaborative energy and
excitement surprised me with this project. Normally, books are written in
solitude—a project born of one person’s efforts—but this was much different!
Tell us a little about what you do when you aren’t writing
When I’m not writing my own books,
I help other authors write and publish their books. It’s pretty much the best
work ever! For the past 12 years, I’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of
authors in various ways get their books written and published. It’s quite
rewarding and fun! I also enjoy spending time with my family, traveling,
growing things in my garden, walking, singing, and doing remodeling projects.
As a published author, what would you say was the most
pivotal point of your writing life?
I think I had two pivotal points
along my author journey. The first one was getting my first book published.
This is a big step and accomplishment for an author. If you can write and
publish one, it makes subsequent books much easier, and it also cements
something into your identity and self-image. The second was when I decided to
start helping other authors. This shift proved to be very rewarding and has
blessed my life in so many ways.
Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that
I’m an idea person, so ideas are
plentiful. This can be a challenge though, as too many ideas can become a
distraction and derail our progress and goals. Over the years, I’ve had to
learn to discern which ideas are for me, which ones are for others, which to
toss out entirely, which to hold onto for a future season, and which have come
directly from God and need to become priorities. The God ideas are always the
What is the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
Criticism from readers is always
a tough pill to swallow for every author, but I think some criticism is to be
expected. What’s even tougher is when you have expectations of those closest to
you, hoping they’ll be uber supportive of your writing endeavors, career and
books, and then they seem indifferent at times. No one else is as excited about
your work or advocates for your books as much as you do as the author, but you
wish they would! I guess this wouldn’t be considered “criticism,” but sometimes
it feels like it.
What has been your best accomplishment as a writer?
Interestingly, I think my best
accomplishment (other than actually writing the books and getting them out) has
been learning more about marketing. It’s a whole different arena and skill set
for authors and writers, so it takes a different kind of work. I can’t say that
I enjoy it…yet…but I am getting more proficient at it, so it does feel like an
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
Right now, I have two more books
in the works. They are two books in the same fiction series. One is about 99%
complete, and the other is about 60% complete. I want to release them at the
same time, and now that the Broken Chapters book is out, I hope to have
more time to work on them!