…officially launched March 11, 2015. I wrote my story ~ a series of blogposts ~ for all the world (rather anyone who was interested) to read. These words kickstarted something I had never done publicly before…
Write my story, under my own name, on my own website. My most personal, vulnerable work of nonfiction.
My passion is ~ always has been ~ nonfiction in all genres, whether memoir, devotionals, Bible studies, self-help, biography/autobiography, essay, narrative nonfiction, and a host of others.
I’ve written, ghostwritten, and edited multiple books, passages/stories included in books, all nonfiction. In fact, looking over my thirteen year writing journey, I’ve only dabbled in fiction one time. I learned quickly it was not my gifting.
After a five year writing sabbatical (with the exception of editing), I penned these words, debuting Truest Voice, an honest, raw nonfiction telling of my personal story.
“I was a writer…
until I lost my voice. No matter which rock I turned over, no matter which door I opened. I searched all the hidden places trying to sing with words on paper again, but the lyrics were lost to me.
I stopped reaching…
A near decade passed, and with the years came joys and sorrows, sickness and health, panic and peace.
And then, the whisper came soft. The brush of His creativity barely brushed my soul… and color moved through in waves of emotion.
It’s time… to tell my story.
speaking my truest voice in the most important of times, when it mattered.
… all of it matters always.
I spoke my voice, but was ignored, disbelieved, or chastised by other voices around me. Voices I should have been able to trust. Voices of those who could have
… should have
protected, nurtured. Voices that instead flippantly cast my words aside without regard. Voices that said, “Don’t speak of this again. Never, ever try to tell.”
My voice matters.
… and so does yours.”
Little did I know then that I would host a radio show of the same name two years later. And so the transition of this website begins.
My passion remains the same… books, essays, articles, true narratives, etc. In short, I believe in the power of truth… nonfiction to meet felt needs of interested audiences. And I’m interested in the “why” of authors who write them.
When Linda Kozar asked me to host a Blog Talk Radio show specific to interviewing authors of nonfiction, the seamless transition began. Truest Voice, my telling place, would unfold to reveal not only my own tender, healing story, but would include interviews with authors who’ve penned nonfiction works of all kinds.
My story will forever remain in the early blog entries of Truest Voice as my most current work of nonfiction. But beginning in January, 2017, you’ll see posts regarding my monthly radio show and the authors I’m interviewing. As I’m always a writer, you may even find some posts now and again with my own reflections. All nonfiction…